Pear and Kale Smoothie

On the last weekend in September, we decided to take a little trip up to Pembrokeshire in Wales. The days are quickly getting cooler and shorter, and we wanted to squeeze in one more trip before we give in to a winter. Succumbing to months snuggled on the sofa next to the fire. We packed up and set off up to Wales. After sitting in a horrendous traffic jam on the M4 for over an hour, we were starting to wonder whether it was such a good idea after all. We stuck it out, and arrived at our chosen camping spot just after dark. Quickly we set up the tent, and hurried off to a warm pub for some food. We awoke the next day to the gorgeous sunshine, and a crazy beautiful view of the ocean and Pembrokeshire coast line. Snuggled under the duvet, admiring that view, the long, tiring journey was soon forgotten.

Pear Kale Smoothie // roughmeasures.com

Caerfai bay

charlie

horses

After a lazy morning we went exploring. We walked the coast line, watched eager climbers trying to find that perfect line, explored a huge cathedral, saw seals swimming in the ocean and enjoyed a picnic on the edge of the cliffs. We braved the ice-cold sea, and ran into the waves. Charlie says it doesn’t count as ‘swimming’ unless you take at least one stroke. I managed 5 before we ran, giggling, back to our towels. The weather was gorgeous, the sky the bluest and the sea crystal clear. The days away from everything are our best days. I am already counting the days until next spring when we can get away again. For now, autumnal hikes and winter walks will take the lead. The coats have made their way out of the back of the wardrobe, hats are on standby, and our log store is full. Winter, we are ready for you.

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But first, a refreshing, green smoothie. The kind of thing you might need on a Monday morning after a weekend filled with one too many Mojito’s. You know the kind.

Pear and Kale Smoothie (v) (gf)

INGREDIENTS

2 large pears
1/2 avocado
1 large kale leaf – de-stemmed
250ml coconut water
1 teaspoon pumpkin seed powder (optional)

METHOD

First, remove the core of the pears, removing the seeds.

Scoop half the avocado flesh out of its skin.

Add all the ingredients into a blender, and blend for 30 seconds.

Pour into a glass, over ice if you wish, add get refreshed.

Pear Kale Smoothie // roughmeasures.com

Pear Kale Smoothie // roughmeasures.com

Pear Kale Smoothie

I’m adding this recipe to Credit Crunch Munch round up, hosted by Camilla and Helen.

27 thoughts on “Pear and Kale Smoothie

  1. Wow! The photos from Wales are gorgeous. I haven’t been in such a long time but you are definitely making me long to go back. I like kale in smoothies and I think I will be giving this one a go!

  2. What spectacular photographs and what a beautiful location. BTW – I found you through your post at thescratchartist.com. I will be a regular visitor. Thanks. Susan

  3. A lovely trip to Wales, I think that the UK can be so sadly underrated for holidays.

    Love the smoothie, pear and avo go so well. Thanks for sharing with #creditcrunchmunch

  4. Hey Sus, I missed this post and just saw it, WOW your photos are so beautiful. I literally can’t stop pinteresting them! Just stunning. Those blues have sent my head into a spin they’re just so wonderful 🙂

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