Sweet Digest: pear and courgette juice recipe

Sweet Digest - pear and courgette juice recipe

The juice of the month is our popular Sweet Digest: a lovely pear and courgette juice. I called it Sweet Digest, due to the sweetness that the pears bring and the combined benefit of pears, courgette and broccoli on the digestive system.

Courgette, also known as zucchini, is abundant at this time of the year in many countries north of the equator. They are high in fibre, water, potassium and low in fat and calories, so are a great addition to any juice and to your diet in general. There are many health benefits to eating courgette, including supporting bowel and digestive health. Follow the link above to read more and find out how to pick a good one!

Eating pears supports your digestive health too, as they are also a great source of fibre. It has also been said that eating pears regularly can help to boost memory and maintain the health of your heart and circulatory system. Read more about the health benefits of pears here.

Juicing tip: if you want to make a low calorie yet creamy juice, add courgette to any juice!

Sweet Digest: pear and courgette juice recipe

Serves: 1
Calories: 208


2 pears, stalk removed
½ large courgette
2cm broccoli stem
2cm unwaxed lemon


Prepare your fruit and vegetables for your juicer: remove any labels off your fruit and veggies, then wash them beneath cold running water. (If you are using a waxed lemon, then trim off the outer layer, leaving the pith on).

Put all the ingredients through your juicer.

Wash your juicer and enjoy your juice!

Reduced fruit pear and courgette juice option

This juice can also be enjoyed with a lower fructose content, by reducing the fruit to half. Replace one of the pears with half a cucumber to make a lighter juice:

1 pear
½ courgette
½ pepino (Spanish cucumber) or small piece of normal salad cucumber
2cm broccoli stem
2cm unwaxed lemon

More pear juice recipes

If you enjoyed this recipe, then try one of our other pear juice recipes:
Pear-Smooth-Tastic juice recipe – with the addition of banana to make a smoothie type consistency
S-Pear-Mint juice recipe – mint makes a lovely refreshing addition to this pear juice
Memory Enhancer juice recipe – pear, with ginger and carrot, yum!

La Crisalida juice detox retreat

Each month we share one of our juices that we serve at the retreat, here on our health and wellbeing blog.

Here at La Crisalida Retreats, juicing is optional – you can choose whether to participate in a juice detox for one meal, three days or longer. Juicing is a great way to detox your body. It delivers fantastic nutrition to the body in an easily digestible form, giving your whole digestive system a rest. If you want to achieve good detox results, then juicing is the best way to do this. If you want to read more then follow this link to our detox retreat information page.

About the author

Lisa is one of the founders of La Crisalida Retreats. She is an Epidemiologist, therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied NLP and hypnosis, as well as nutrition (she designs the menus).