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Nut smoothie recipes are one of my favorite power blender recipes and a great source of energy. In fact just a hand full of nuts eaten daily will provide you with some invaluable minerals, vitamins and protein.

Pear And Pecan Smoothie
Pear And Pecan Smoothie

With so many varieties of nut to choose from the key is to experiment with your own tastes to create a formula that suits yourself and your own needs.

Below are some of the more successful concoctions that I made recently, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Almond Nut Smoothie Recipes

This smoothie recipe is packed full of natural goodness and has been created mainly for its high protein and fibre quality’s which can result in it tasting a bit bland depending on the berries you use. This is easily overcome by adding a little honey or ground cinnamon to the finished smoothie.

What you will need:

  • 1 cup almonds (peel and soak them over night in water)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds or flax seed meal
  • 1 banana or 1/2 a mango
  • 2 handfuls of berries (frozen mixed berries taste really good) but any berries that need using up will do
  • 4 ice cubes (optional, if you are using frozen berries you may not need them)
Ingredients for an almond nut smoothie
Ingredients for an almond nut smoothie

 

Method:

After soaking, drain and rinse the almonds. Place the almonds in to the blender with a small amount of fresh water and then blend until you have a smooth paste.

Continue to add more water a little at a time until you have a rich creamy milk. The texture you are looking for should be similar to thin cream.

Add all the remaining ingredients to the almond milk and blend until smooth.

 

Making an Almond Nut Smoothie
Making an Almond Nut Smoothie

 

Almond Nut Smoothie
Almond Nut Smoothie

Spiced Pistachio Smoothie

This pistachio nut smoothie is packed with Middle Eastern flair. Pistachios are full of monounsaturated fats, as well as being a great source of dietary fibre, vitamin B6, thiamine, magnesium and potassium.

What you will need:

  • 1/4 cup (1 oz/30 g) unsalted, shelled pistachios
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/125 g) vanilla yogurt
  • Pinch ground cardamom
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon superfine (caster) sugar or to taste
  • Few drops rose water to taste, optional
  • 6 ice cubes
Ingredients for a spiced pistachio smoothie
Ingredients for a spiced pistachio smoothie

 

Method:

Throw all the ingredients together in a blender, and blend until smooth and frothy. This recipe makes approximately 2 cups (16 fl oz/500 ml), which will make around 2 servings.

 

Making a spiced pistachio smoothie
Making a spiced pistachio smoothie

 

Spiced pistachio smoothie
Spiced pistachio smoothie

Fruit and Butternut Smoothie

For this smoothie, it’s best to go for a yogurt that has natural fruit flavorings; it’s wonderfully sweet so there’s no need to add sugar.

You could also use a natural yogurt, and add your own fresh fruit. Golden raisins are also rich in vitamins and minerals, they are a great source of energy and packed with healthy anti-oxidants nutrients and fiber.

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup (3 oz/90 g) golden raisins (sultanas)
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/125 g) apricot yogurt or other fruit yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
Ingredients for a fruit and butternut smoothie
Ingredients for a fruit and butternut smoothie

 

Method:

Place the raisins into a heatproof bowl or jug, pour over boiling water (just enough to cover them). Let them stand for around 5 minutes or until they look plump and soft before draining.

Then simply throw the rest of the ingredients together with the softened raisins, and blend until frothy and smooth. This recipe makes around 2 cups (16 fl oz/500 ml) which makes roughly 2 servings.

 

Fruit and Butternut Smoothie
Fruit and Butternut Smoothie

Thick And Creamy Pear And Pecan Smoothie

Pecan nut smoothies are a great source of energy in fact just a hand full of pecan nuts eaten daily will provide you with the right amount of minerals, vitamins and protein needed.

And if consumed on a regular basics can lower so called bad cholesterol (LDL) whilst increasing good cholesterol (HDL)

A couple of ripe pears are needed here, just soft enough to process well in a blender. You could also use canned, unsweetened pears when they aren’t in season. Use roughly 1 cup (5 oz/150 g). If you toast the nuts first, it’ll help to envelop the flavor. However, fresh nuts can be used as well.

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup (1 oz/30 g) pecans
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, quartered and cored
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/125 g) vanilla yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, or to taste
Ingredients for a pear and pecan smoothie
Ingredients for a pear and pecan smoothie

 

Method:

Spread the pecans onto a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven (350°F/180°C/ gas mark 4) until fragrant and toasted lightly. This usually takes around 5 minutes. Allow to cool, and then chop coarsely. Place all the ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. This recipe makes around 2 cups, which is enough for around 2 serving.

 

Pear And Pecan Smoothie
Pear And Pecan Smoothie
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Brian Wills
As professional Baristas, Angela & Brian are always making great efforts to adopt a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. They love to make smoothies and shakes using a high performance blender, and this blog is where they post the latest blender recipe creations. Enjoy your stay here, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

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