Caramelized Pear, Chocolate and Goat Cheese Smoothie

Caramelized Pear, Chocolate and Goat Cheese Smoothie

I am not really all that big on smoothies but when I came across the idea of using a creamy and tangy goat cheese in one, I was definitely intrigued! The recipe that I came across was one for a caramelized pear, chocolate and goat cheese smoothie on The healthy Foodie and the combination of flavours in the smoothie sounded out of this world! You start out by roasting some pears in the oven to caramelize them which concentrates their flavour. The roasted pears are then pureed into the base of the smoothie, some milk and Greek yogurt along with the goat cheese, some cocoa powder and cardamom. I also wanted to sweeten things up a bit so I added a touch of honey to the mix. I have to say that the goat cheese worked really well in the smoothie and the flavours played well with the sweet roasted pears and the chocolate. As I was enjoying the smoothie I could not help but think about how much I like the pear and blue cheese combo and I think I might try the blue cheese the next time that I make this smoothie just to see how it works.

Caramelized Pear, Chocolate and Goat Cheese Smoothie

Caramelized Pear, Chocolate and Goat Cheese Smoothie

Caramelized Pear, Chocolate and Goat Cheese Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 1

Sweet caramelized pear, chocolate and tangy goat cheese are a magical when combined in this smoothie that is not to be missed!

  • 1 bosc or bartlett pear, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa nibs
  • 1 pinch cardamom
  1. Drizzle the pear slices with oil, place on a baking pan in a single layer and broil until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side. Keep an eye on them!
  2. Puree everything in a blender or food processor until smooth, serve garnished with crumbled cheese and cocoa nibs and enjoy!

Option: Use a mild blue cheese instead of goat cheese.


electricdaisy said...

Yum! I love goat cheese in a Bloody Mary, I bet there is a way to make a goat cheese tomato smoothie type creation.

mireia badia said...

That looks like a weird but REALLY good combination!!

Let's Ride said...

Looks exotic.

We Are Not Martha said...

I NEVER would have thought to add goat cheese to a smoothie, but it actually sounds quite wonderful! So creative!


Migle said...

I'll be looking forward to hear about the combination with blue cheese. It goes so incredibly well with pear, but somehow I cannot imagine a smooothie like that :)

Joanne said...

This is almost like a gourmet version of a smoothie...something I would expect to see in a high-end restaurant. Sounds delicious!

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

Yes!!! this is so cool. I could see this being made on top chef or something for a breakfast challenge

Arch said...

This sounds delicious !

Kathleen Richardson said...

This smoothie sounds really good, Kevin. I'm seeing more and more smoothies with Greek yogurt in them. Goats Cheese? I'm really intrigued by that idea. Keep these great recipes coming!

Taylor said...

i'm super intrigued by this! have to try it.

Anonymous said...

This sounds awesome! Will have to try.

Christie {Pepper Lynn} said...

Intriguing recipe. The pear/chocolate/goat cheese combo sounds amazing! It looks like you don't add ice to this smoothie - does it wind up being more of a room temperature drink?

Jeff @ Cheeseburger said...

Thanks for the recipe. I'm gonna try this with blue cheese.

Lauren said...

I love goat cheese and pear together on a salad. I bet it tastes fantastic in the smoothie!!

Sonia! The Healthy Foodie said...

Kevin, what an honor, seriously. I never even dreamed that one day, I would see one of my recipes on your blog. This is just so great, I am beyond flattered!

So glad you liked my smoothie. And what a gorgeous rendition of it you've made.

Thank you so very much! =D

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