Bender’s Blenders: BB + SS = I

by Jenn (eating bender) on November 2, 2008

I’m down to the wire on this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient, but it’s a yummy one so hopefully my lack of time management skills can be overlooked πŸ˜‰ I tried to get creative with the title of the smoothie, if you couldn’t tell!

Bender’s Blenders: Banana Blueberry + Strawberry Sorbet = Incom”pear”able

Yes, it’s a lengthy one – but it all translates into BSI!!

Ingredients (serves two):

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 Island Way Orange Mango Sorbet
  • 1/2 green D’Anjou pear, sliced


Note: I found the sorbet at Costco in a big bulk pack that came with all the flavors you see in the link above. It’s a great find – the sorbet comes in the actual fruit peel as a container, how cool is that?! – and makes for a very nice dessert on its own, too!

But back to the real deal at hand – the smoothie! I blended the ingredients together and then added the remaining 1/2 pear to the top of each smoothie for garnish.

The verdict? Bobby and I were both BIG fans of this fruity delight. It combines so many delicious fruits into one big glass, and you can definitely taste each unique flavor. I’ve never tried pear in a smoothie before, and I think it must have added to the delicious factor. When combined with the sorbet to give it that extra kick of sweetness and chill, this smoothie becomes one that I will definitely be having again!!

Nutrition Information (1/2 recipe):

  • 200 calories
  • 1g fat
  • 48g carbohydrates
  • 5g fiber
  • 2g protein


I would like to thank Erica of Itzy’s Kitchen for choosing such a timely and tasty BSI ingredient this week! In conclusion, I love pears.

P.S. Looking around at several other blogs helped me decide on a mapping site that I could use to track the locations of all my readers! How cool is that?! Go to ClustrMaps to build your own!

1 Sharon November 2, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Really pretty! Looks great!

2 Lindsay November 2, 2008 at 7:30 pm

totally never thought to add pear to smoothies! what a yummy and refreshing smoothie :)

3 VeggieGirl November 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm

I’m awestruck. Period.

4 Melissa S. November 2, 2008 at 7:33 pm

interesting combo of flavors in that smoothie!!! i bet it was super thick from all the frozen stuff! the best way to have them!

5 Hangry Pants November 2, 2008 at 7:34 pm

This looks very refreshing. I think I will try Cluster Maps.

6 marafaye November 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm

That looks great!
Those sorbets in the fruit peel are delicious…I get an orange one sometimes!

7 Danielle November 2, 2008 at 7:40 pm

MmMmMm good :)

8 Kristie November 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

A “Blender” that includes sorbet?? Sounds amaaazing! And I can’t believe how cool that is that they come in the actual fruit peel. SO so cool.

9 Erica November 2, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Very nice :) Thanks for the submission! I bet this is sooooo good!

10 Fit Bottomed Girls November 2, 2008 at 8:19 pm

That smoothie looks awesome!!! I’ve tried apples in my mine but never pear. What a good idea!

11 Melissa November 2, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Cool tip about reader mapping! And I never would have thought to put a hard fruit into a smoothie!

12 Megan November 2, 2008 at 8:23 pm

LOVE your BSI entry!

13 Maggie November 2, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Oo good idea! I bet pears are great in smoothies – they have that smoothie texture. Yummy :)

14 jenngirl November 2, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Awesome idea for the BSI Jenn! I LOVE pears too, d’anjou are definitely AMAZING!

15 Erin November 2, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Aren’t those maps the best? Who knew we have so many ppl stopping by from Australia and S. America!
This sounds great Jenn!

16 eatingbender November 3, 2008 at 12:28 am

Everyone ~ Thank you for your sweet comments :) I didn’t know what to think about putting a hard fruit in a smoothie, but it turned out great!

17 wholefoodswholeme November 3, 2008 at 6:16 am

another great recipe!!! such a gorgeous, rich colour too. and i love the new look of the blog πŸ˜€

18 eatingbirdfood November 3, 2008 at 7:34 am

Your smoothie looks delicious. I really want to try the sorbet from Costco – that seems like the perfect solution for making smoothies or for a snack and the fruit container is too cute.

19 strongandhealthy November 3, 2008 at 7:46 am

What a great idea! That smoothie looks yummy!

20 lauren November 3, 2008 at 8:08 am

that sorbet in the fruit peel looks SO cool! and your smoothie recipes sound extremely refreshing!

21 Meghann November 3, 2008 at 8:41 am

haha I have ClustrMap on my page too! Isn’t it an awesome tool?!?!

22 peanutbutterboy November 3, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Excellent recipe, can never go wrong with a smoothie. I have one almost every day now, but I make them so thick and creamy that I actually call it ice cream.

23 Grounded Fitness November 3, 2008 at 7:33 pm

oooo yum! I havent had a smoothie in ages. I think i prefer to eat each ingredient seperately- makes it seem like more, and keeps me fuller. This one counds amazing though!

Kelly Turner

24 Juliet November 3, 2008 at 9:53 pm

Looks like a delicious and refreshing smoothie! Thanks!

25 jenngirl November 4, 2008 at 7:25 am

Great reviews Jenn!! Yay for Chobani!!!

26 runjess November 4, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Ask your Chobani fairy why I can’t find it ANYWHERE.

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