I’m feeling a festive Friday vibe today! If you know me well enough, you know my love for concocting nutritious smoothie blends. It’s such an easy way to pack a ton of nutrition into your day. Today’s recipe is loaded with plant based creaminess and warming festive ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans (did I basically just sum up fall in 3 ingredients?).
What makes this pecan smoothie so creamy? Avocado! It’s low in sugar, high in fiber, delivers a higher amount of potassium than banana, contains heart healthy fats, and has a mild flavour. Avocado isn’t the only star of today’s smoothie. Hello pecans! Am I the only one who feels like pecans are a festive fall food? If you’re with me, let me know! Maybe it’s because I love pecan pie and always get to appreciate it in the fall/winter months. My brother’s and I grew up enjoying homemade delicious pies made from scratch, and homemade pecan pie in particular is a Thanksgiving and Christmas food tradition in our family. Although pecans add a delicious savory taste to pie, they do serve more than just that purpose. Pecans contain a good source of antioxidants and protect our heart health.
Creamy Vanilla Pecan Smoothie
A creamy, nutrient dense, and vegan friendly festive smoothie that tastes like fall in a glass! Packed with an excellent source of filling fiber, plant protein, and heart healthy fats to help nourish digestion and leave you feeling fueled for hours.
- 1 + 1/2 cups unsweetened cashew milk, or any plant based milk of choice
- 1 tbsp raw pecans
- 1/3 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- Pinch of nutmeg powder
- 1 scoop vanilla plant protein powder
- 1 tsp unsweetened organic shredded coconut
- Add all ingredients to a blender (except the shredded coconut) and blend until creamy and smooth.
- Pour into your favourite glass then sprinkle with a few extra pecan bits, a pinch of extra cinnamon powder, unsweetened organic shredded coconut, and enjoy!
Smoothie Tip – always have your liquids at the base of the blender, this helps make sure all ingredients blend well, and prevents them from sticking to the sides of the blender.
Thank you for checking out today’s post, I hope you enjoyed! What are some of your favourite fall/winter ingredients? Comment below and share them with me! Be sure to snap a photo of this smoothie if you make it to share on instagram by tagging @thenourishedblonde so I can see yours!