Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie

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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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Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie - a thick and chocolaty smoothie recipe. Everyone will love these delicious dairy free and vegan smoothies for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. So creamy because these #silksmoothies are made with @lovemysilk. #AD

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post I am writing on behalf of Silk. As always, all opinions and text are my own.

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Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie - a thick and chocolaty smoothie recipe. Everyone will love these delicious dairy free and vegan smoothies for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. So creamy because these #silksmoothies are made with @lovemysilk. #AD

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?

Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie - a thick and chocolaty smoothie recipe. Everyone will love these delicious dairy free and vegan smoothies for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. So creamy because these #silksmoothies are made with @lovemysilk. #AD

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!

Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie - a thick and chocolaty smoothie recipe. Everyone will love these delicious dairy free and vegan smoothies for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. So creamy because these #silksmoothies are made with @lovemysilk. #AD

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Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie - a thick and chocolaty smoothie recipe. Everyone will love these delicious dairy free and vegan smoothies for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. So creamy because these #silksmoothies are made with @lovemysilk. #AD

I hope you’ll be blending up this Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie soon!

Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie
5 from 1 vote

Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie

A thick and chocolaty smoothie recipe that's super creamy. Everyone will love these delicious dairy free and vegan smoothies for breakfast, snack, or even dessert.
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 351mg15%
Potassium 884mg25%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 2965IU59%
Vitamin C 21.1mg26%
Calcium 345mg35%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie - a thick and chocolaty smoothie recipe. Everyone will love these delicious dairy free and vegan smoothies for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. So creamy because these #silksmoothies are made with @lovemysilk. #AD

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

2 Comments
    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the smoothie recipes, Megan. Thank you for your comment and for rating the recipe, too!

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