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This Raspberry Pistachio Smoothie is full of vitamin C thanks to the strawberries and orange and has a hint of saltiness thanks to the pistachios.
Hello hello raspberry pistachio smoothie! Insert: a strange but delicious smoothie combo, because I’m basically ALWAYS craving salty and sweet, even in smoothie form.
Ok, ok but wait. Before you start thinking this is a SALTY smoothie, it’s not. It’s barely salty—it has a hint of saltiness thanks to the pistachios, but it’s mostly sweet thanks to the raspberries and strawberries and orange and honey. See? Mostly sweet.
Just had to clear that up.
I drank this smoothie Saturday morning before going to brunch because I can’t ever go to brunch without having a pre-brunch snack. Isn’t brunch such a peculiar thing? You wake up at 8 am (ok, 7:30) but then you wait around until 11 to go to brunch, so what are you supposed to do…. not eat until 11?! THAT’S CRAZY. So I decided to whip up this smoothie for the second time and it hit the spot and held me over until it was time to feast.
- full of anti-oxidants
- high in protein
- promote gut health
- may help lower blood sugar
- …and the list goes on
PISTACHIO SMOOTHIE RECIPE
This smoothie recipe couldn’t be simpler, assuming you have all of the ingredients. You’ll simply add everything to a blender then blend for about 1 minute to make sure the pistachios are fully broken down. While this pistachios smoothie is on the sweeter side, it’s full of vitamin C, so I think that counts for something (helloooo strawberries and orange!). And if you’re wondering what to do with that other half of the orange, you can A) make a double batch of the smoothie and force your significant other to drink it, or B) put the orange in the refrigerator and save it for the next time you want to make this (or any other) smoothie. Problem solved!
Note: if you want to keep this vegan, replace the honey with maple syrup instead.
OTHER HEALTHY SMOOTHIE RECIPES
Raspberry Pistachio Smoothie
- 3/4 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup strawberries
- 1/2 orange
- 2 tbsp pistachios
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup milk of choice
- Place ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.