Chocolate Pecan Pie Smoothie!! This smoothie is a decadent, creamy, sweet treat without any of the bad stuff. In fact, it’s packed with nutrition and you can even add some mild greens to it, like spinach, if you like! This is a great way to enjoy the winter season where we might crave something more sweet and rich.
I love making smoothies, they are such a quick and easy way to get in fruits & greens. This one I made when I had a little leftover pecans in the freezer and it turned out so good that it quickly became a favorite. 😋
I always make to keep nuts in the freezer so that they don’t go rancid, a common problem that will affect the nutrition and flavor of nuts. I try to buy nuts in the bulk section of the grocery store so I can check that they are not rancid and take just the amount I need, then I store them in glass jars in the freezer.
In this recipe I’m using oat milk which is perfect for the flavor of this smoothie, but you can use any kind of plant milk that you like. I would also recommend using my Homemade Cashew Milk if you have that handy.
As a southern, I loooove pecan pie, and chocolate pecan pie is event better. 😁 But it’s not something I want to eat anymore with all that processed sugar, dairy, etc. This chocolate pecan pie smoothie is a healthy replacement that your non-vegan friends and family will definitely want a taste of.
Of course if you don’t have pecans available you can substitute walnuts or hickory nuts. On my family’s farm in Kentucky they have both hickory nuts and walnuts growing and we go and harvest some every year so I will definitely be using those in this smoothie recipe soon too.
Chocolate Pecan Pie Smoothie
- 6 ripe bananas
- 6 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 2 tsp barley grass juice powder
- 2 cups plant milk
- ice cubes
- Add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve & enjoy! This makes two meal-sized servings.
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