Pistachio Smoothie Bowl

Pistachio Smoothie Bowl

Pistachio Smoothie Bowl

 

Pistachio Smoothie Bowl

Pistachio Smoothie Bowl

 

Pistachios, or “P-statues” as A use to call them, are a favorite in our house! They make a delicious healthy snack and well we are a little nutty sometimes so they seem to fit us. So nutty that at the end of October we decided to do some serious remodeling in the house which means our whole main level and upper level, including my kitchen are disassembled and not really usable. Even more nutty is the amount of work we are taking on while also already having plans to be out of town or busy all but one weekend in November, having S’s birthday in November, and the fact that we host Christmas at our house and need to have it all finished and put back together. Oh did I mention that since we live in Minnesota that means we really can’t just open the doors or move things outside and I will also need to crank up the heat while they are installing new windows? Crazy I know but since we decided we are going to try to stay put for now, unless the perfect house happens to pop up. So like I said no kitchen for awhile (actually no kitchen at all for a week and again next week!) which means I was thinking I need to get some holiday/seasonal recipes posted ahead of time. While I like to create a lot of content in advance for when things get crazy I also like to throw in things that just pop into my head, which happens a lot, and I won’t be able to. I did tell my husband that I need to have the kitchen back in time for Christmas cookies otherwise I would be packing up and heading to my parents to make some. Thinking about flavors and foods we like this time of year and cranberries, gingerbread, sugar cookies, hot cocoa, figs, most of the usual suspects filled my head but also pistachios! I made Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups last year that were a hit and since my family loves them I knew they would be great to play with in the kitchen and of course smoothies and smoothie bowls were one of the first things to pop into my head and this smoothie bowl does not disappoint!!

 

Pistachio Smoothie Bowl

Pistachio Smoothie Bowl

 

Pistachio Smoothie Bowl
Makes 1 serving
1/4c pistachios
1c maple water, or water (used Drink Maple Water, I also like Trader Joe’s brand)
1/2 frozen avocado
1 Medjool date, pitted
pinch of cinnamon
1/2-1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional (used 1/2 scoop Vega One Vanilla)
optional toppings: chopped pistachios, cacao nibs, chocolate (I like chopped Vega Maca Chocolate Bar)

 

In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend together pistachios, water, date, cinnamon, and optional protein powder until smooth. Add in frozen avocado and blend until the avocado is just blended, using the tamper tool if needed. Try not to over blend as you want it to stay thick. Spoon into a bowl and add toppings of choice. Enjoy!
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Pistachio Smoothie Bowl

Pistachio Smoothie Bowl

 

 

While I do receive some Vega products from time to time, which I listed as an option in this recipe, I do purchase much of it on my own. It has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging. Even though most Vega products used are purchased by myself I do add this disclaimer. I do not make any money off any Vega sales or posts. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.

10 Responses to Pistachio Smoothie Bowl

  1. You poor thing… without a kitchen at Christmas! Thinking of you and hoping things get better! I love the Vega One French Vanilla in this recipe; it is a classic! I will have to try adding pistachios to my next smoothie, which I have never done. I love this Grinch-like color of this smoothie bowl! 🙂
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      I know, I have wanted to breakdown a couple times but keep telling myself how truly lucky I am and need to think about what I do have and be grateful. Thank you. Can’t go wrong with Vega One! 😉 Yes you have to try pistachios, they are so good. I’m declaring these grinchy colored nuts the “it food” of our holiday season.

  2. More pistachio love! I still haven’t restocked after that mouse mishap 😛
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  3. Just means that you get to let other people take care of you for once! Even though that is always difficult for us. Love that you used maple water–I’ve been thinking about trying it for a while.
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      That is really hard for me. You need to try maple water, you can grab a carton the next time you are at Trader Joe’s! I would bring you some if you were closer. Let me know how you like it when you try it.

  4. Oh yum. I couldn’t wait to check this one out. Pistachios are my favorite!!! I wanna freeze this into “gelato” too!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you Laura! You should come over I have declared pistachios the “it” food of our holiday season this year! This is really thick, but the thicker the better if you ask me!

  5. Oh my goodness no kitchen for two weeks. I would be in crazy town! I’m sure it will all be worth it though. This pistachio smoothie bowl would certainly hit the spot right now. Sounds fantastic
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      No kitchen this time of year is crazy and I may even have a breakdown… we started the day after Halloween and I haven’t had a full kitchen since….. but SOON! By the end of the week the kitchen should hopefully be completely put back together! Thank you, you need to try it!

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