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A Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie will start your day the right way. Everyone will love this dairy free smoothie recipe for breakfast, snack, or even dessert because these vegan smoothies are thick, chocolaty, and so creamy.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post I am writing on behalf of Silk. As always, all opinions and text are my own.
I have an appliance problem. When it it comes to electric devices equipped with sharp blade to break down big pieces of food into smaller pieces or liquids, I have way too many. Well, let’s rephrase that. My husband says I have way too many. I think I have just the right amount, and can think of one or two more that would will in some gaps.
I have the stick blender for butternut squash soup and hot things that I don’t want to transfer out of the pot. But not everything can be blended in a pot, so…
I have the food processor for chopping and pureeing, except sometimes I have too small of a batch that it just get whizzed around the bowl like crazy without actually getting pureed, which means…
I also have the old school blender for blending up things like Strawyberry Lime Poppyseed Vinaigrette Salad Dressing, such as this that aren a very large batch. But it doesn’t really get my smoothies super smooth, so…
Of course I’ve got the high powered blender with big and small jars because I make cookie dough dip and tons of these…
This Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie is thick, creamy, and oh so naturally sweet and delicious.
Some people like their smoothies to have more of a fruit slushie consistency. I’m all about the milkshake texture, and this chocolate smoothie recipe totally has that. I dialed back the cocoa powder from how chocolaty I typically like my smoothies so that the pistachio flavor comes through. The pistachios also add a bit of richness, along with some additional protein and fiber to make this smoothie more satisfying. The creaminess first comes from the banana, because blending a frozen banana into a smoothie is almost like the ice cream in a milkshake in how it adds a thickness along with the creamy goodness. And what else do I always put in my smoothies?
Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk, of course. By using Silk Unsweetened Nutmilks, you get that creamy smoothie you love without adding any dairy or cholesterol, and with few calories. And of course Silk is always free of artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, gluten, casein, eggs, peanuts, and MSGs. Get more #SilkSmoothies ideas on the Silk website, and by following them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. And if you sign up for their email list, you’ll receive a coupon!
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Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie
- 1 cup spinach or kale optional
- 1 large banana, frozen and cut into chunks
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 Tablespoons pistachios
- 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk
- 1/2 cup ice cubes, or more or less based on desired consistency
- additional chopped pistachios or dairy free chocolate chips optional
- Add ingredients to the blender in the order listed (except the optional chopped pistachios and dairy free chocolate chips) and blend to desired consistency.
- Pour into a glass and serve, topping with chopped pistachios and dairy free chocolate chips if desired.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.