Cinnamon Pear Smoothie – Probiotic Series

Yogurt Based Smoothes Offer Probiotics

This smoothie recipe, featuring fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and natural sugars is a great way to nurture the good bacteria “guests” in your intestinal tract!


  • 1 ripe fresh pear
  • ½ cup milk (vanilla almond milk, or skim, low-fat, or whole cow’s milk)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ banana (optional)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 5 ice cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 1-½ tsp. maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar
  • Whipped cream topping (as optional garnish)
  • Cinnamon (for garnish)

Peel, core, and cube pear. Put in blender. Add remaining ingredients in order to the blender, finishing with the ice and sweetener. Blend until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and dash of cinnamon if desired. Makes one large or two smaller servings.


By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Beverages, Breakfast, Probiotics|Comments Off on Cinnamon Pear Smoothie – Probiotic Series

About the Author:

Julie Beyer MA, RDN is an internationally recognized expert on diet and interstitial cystitis. She is a dual graduate from Michigan State University with a Master’s degree in Health Communications and serves on the faculty of the University of Phoenix. Drawing on her personal experience with interstitial cystitis and her professional expertise as a registered dietitian, Julie is the author of three books about IC: Confident Choices: Customizing the IC Diet, Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB and Interstitial Cystitis: A Guide for Nutrition Educators. Learn more about Julie on her website: