Green Pistachio Smoothie

ncGreenPistachSmthienm Because of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve been seeing lots of green when it comes to recipes the last few weeks! A lot of them have pistachios as an ingredient, and I love pistachios! So I thought I’d try them in a smoothie. A green smoothie, of course, with a healthy blend of milk, yogurt, honey, frozen banana, baby spinach leaves, and pistachios. It’s a lightly sweet, creamy smoothie that doesn’t taste super-spinachy. If you’re put off by green smoothies, you might want to give this one a try–it has less of a veggie taste than others I’ve had. You do have to do a wee bit of planning ahead to make this by putting a banana (or half of a banana) in the freezer the night before you make it, but otherwise this is super quick and easy to make!

GREEN PISTACHIO SMOOTHIE by NancyC Makes 1 (10-ounce)  serving

  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup low-fat milk (or use soy milk; use 1/3 cup if you want a thicker smoothie)
  • 1/3 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (or use soy yogurt)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 medium frozen banana, broken into chunks
  • 1/2 cup well-packed baby spinach leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons coarsely chopped pistachios (plus a little more for sprinkling on top)

In a high-speed blender or food processor, add all ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass, top with a light sprinkling of pistachios, and serve. Makes about 10 ounces.

Have you made any green smoothies? Do you have a favorite recipe for one? Hope you are having a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Linked to Let’s Get Real Friday, Inspire Me Monday, Sunday Showcase, Full Plate Thursday.

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24 thoughts on “Green Pistachio Smoothie

  1. apuginthekitchen

    I am getting used to green smoothies, I was resistant but am coming around. This one sounds delicious. Big fan of pistachio and banana so I like it a lot!!! Happy St Patricks Day.

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  2. Bam's Kitchen

    I am in luck because guess what I do with my bananas before they turn overly brown, you guessed it I put them in a bag in the freezer for my smoothies. I love pistachios too and that sounds delicious in a smoothie. What kind of blender do you have as mine is on its last leg? Sharing, of course!

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    1. nancyc Post author

      Glad you have some frozen bananas on hand for this! 🙂 I have a Kitchen Aid blender which does okay, but what I’d really like to have is a Vitamix–I’ve heard so many great things about that brand, so I’m saving for one of those!

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        1. nancyc Post author

          Yes, I can understand that! I’ve heard people say good things about the Ninja brand, too, so you might want to look into those!

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  3. Miz Helen

    I would really enjoy your Green Pistachio Smoothie! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic weekend!
    Miz Helen

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