Pistachio Smoothie [v.]


The weeks are flying by at a terrifying pace. As a senior in college, right now is when I’m supposed to be figuring out my future by applying to graduate school or finding a job. Lately, every conversation I have seems to comes back around to, “so what are you planning to do after graduation?”

Meanwhile, I’m trying to remain calm, and continue on with my schoolwork and extracurriculars. Calmness is vibrant pistachio smoothies and warm bowls of oatmeal with blueberries and granola. It’s listening to my Discover Weekly playlist in the morning as I sip hot coffee. I hope that you try out this recipe, and it brings you the boost it brings me.

pistachio3The latest non-dairy milk I’ve been enjoying is pistachio milk. Oddly, rather than tasting like pistachios, it’s super almond-y, way more than any almond milk I’ve tried. For this reason, I’m willing to bet any nut milk plus a tiny dash of almond extract would produce the same overall taste.

This smoothie is perfectly sweet and creamy, has an extra nutritional punch thanks to leafy greens, and can be made in literally any blender (I use a 14 dollar blender from amazon). Feel free to add a little extra nut milk if the smoothie seems too thick, and if you’re a granola fiend like me, definitely sprinkle some on top and eat with a spoon.

Pistachio Smoothie

  • 1 cup pistachio milk or any nut milk + 1/8 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup packed spinach leaves (be generous, you won’t taste spinach I promise)
  • 1 sliced and frozen banana
  • 1 tbs coconut flour
  • optional: 2 tbs soy protein powder or 2 tbs cashew butter

Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Enjoy! Oolala.





Strawberry Banana Protein Milkshake

Adulthood is:

Deciding to have a strawberry milkshake for dinner.

Make that two milkshakes.


Adulthood is:

Deciding to make the milkshake with frozen bananas and protein powder instead of ice cream (although I admit a few bites of ice cream were consumed during the process).


Adulthood is:

Dousing the milkshakes in homemade chocolate fudge sauce…sugar free, fat free hot fudge.


Adulthood is:

Taking rushed photos as the fudge melts the milkshake.

Trying to eat the milkshake out of the cup.

Giving up and throwing the milkshake in a bowl (and topping with more hot fudge, of course).


Ahh, much better.

Adulthood is:

Realizing you forgot to add whipped cream on top, deciding to do so next time, and deciding next time will be tomorrow.

Strawberry Banana Protein Milkshake

Makes so, so much milkshake. I couldn’t finish it and had to freeze the rest.

  • 1 scoop Jay Robb egg white protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 ½ cups milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • handful of ice (I added about ¾ of a cup)
  1. Blend all the ingredients in a high powered blender. If you’re using a weaker blender, thin out with more milk as needed.
  2. Top with hot fudge. I was experimenting and tried making a sugar free hot fudge not expecting much, but it was so good that I’m going to perfect its recipe tomorrow, and post about it soon.

Other notes:

  • If you’re feeling extra fancy, add ½ cup of vanilla ice cream. I instead ate a couple spoonful while I was blending the smoothie.
  • Optional: Wanna feel even healthier? add 1 tsp psyllium husk or ground flax seeds.