Toasted Pecan Pie Smoothie

Serves 1

15 Minute Prep Time

By Colby Spencer on September 29, 2016 , categorized in Dessert, Smoothies

pecan pie smoothie

Pass on the pecan pie and create a good-for-you version of the same treat in a deliciously nutty smoothie! Toasted pecans and maple syrup add decadence to this smoothie whether you’re drinking it first thing in the morning or as an after-dinner snack.

This smoothie tastes best if you toast the pecans, but if you don’t have time they’re just fine raw.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 to 2 pitted dates (depending on how sweet you would like it)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (preferably toasted)
  • 1 1/2 cups Silk® Original Unsweetened Almondmilk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Vega® Essentials
  • or 1 scoop Vanilla Vega® Protein & Greens
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F and spread the pecans out onto a small sheet pan. Roast pecans for 10 minutes, until just fragrant. Once you can smell them, remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.

    Alternative option: Lightly toast pecans in a frying pan over medium heat (stirring occasionally) until fragrant, about 10 minutes.

  2. Once pecans are cooled, place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy!

Colby Spencer

Colby Spencer works at Vega as the Creative Services Specialist. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, she’s passionate about mindful eating, and enjoys making new, interesting plant-based recipes, using local ingredients. When not working you can find her sailing, hiking, swimming and enjoying life on the West Coast with her husband and toddler.

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