This was originally going to be a green-smoothie post…but I was out of kale or any green vegetable so enter pistachio nuts! You wouldn’t think to put pistachios in a smoothie but they add a nutty and slightly sweet flavor that I love. This creamy vegan smoothie brings together the flavour of pistachio nuts with banana and mango; it’s actually kind of tropical tasting (which is always a good thing in the middle of January!).
This smoothie has 18g of protein if made with soy milk (11g with almond milk) which is a pretty awesome plant-powered way to start your day! The 1/4 cup of pistachios in this smoothie alone have just over 6g of protein and are high in healthy fats, copper, magnesium, and B vitamins.
I first put the fresh blueberries on top of the smoothie to pretty-up my photos, but turns out they are actually really good mixed into the smoothie (almost like a bubble tea texture)!
This week I started (attempted) training for the 10K I will be running in May this year and 5K has never hit my body so hard! I have no idea where that girl who was running at least 5k three times a week went to but I’m going to do my best to get her back. I’ve only recently started running and love the solitude and sense of accomplishment it brings. I ran my first 10k last year and was so proud of myself. I find running outside especially rejuvenating but with the winter weather I’ll be hitting the treadmill this winter (wish me luck!).
Pistachio Banana-Mango Smoothie
Prep Time: 5min
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (i.e. soy or almond)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/4 cup pistachios
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp maple syrup
1. Combine ingredients in high-powered blender (we recommend Blendtec)
2. Blend until smooth. Stir in fresh blueberries if desired.
Cheers to reaching whatever goal you have for the winter 🙂
Enjoy! xo Jessica