Strawberry Pistachio Smoothie

I love the combination of pistachios with sweet fruits, especially cherries!  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any cherries but I did have some strawberries and that sounded just as great a combination!  This was a super sweet smoothie with the perfect nutty taste.

Strawberry Pistachio Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup pistachios (measured before shelling)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (I used Amande)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Optional: 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used Sunwarrior Blend Vanilla)

Directions:

  1. In a small blender, pulse pistachios to break them down. (If you have a Vitamix you can omit this step.)
  2. Combine all other ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.

Strawberry Pistachio Smoothie 2

One thing I love about smoothies is how once you have a base you can try different variations.  Here are a few variations for this smoothie:

 Chocolate Strawberry Pistachio Smoothie –  Use a chocolate flavored protein powder or 1 tbsp cocoa powder.
Green Strawberry Pistachio Smoothie – Add a handful of spinach or 1 tsp Spirulina.

I think next time I might try adding spinach!  With all these ingredients, this would be a perfect post-workout smoothie!

This smoothie, including the protein powder, yields approximately 300 calories and 13g protein.

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