You might buy fresh pecans online for munching, cooking, and gifting – but what about drinking? Just like you could add peanut or almond butter to a smoothie recipe for a little extra protein, pecans make a great addition to smoothies, too. Pecans are packed full of protein and healthy fats, so they’re a favorite breakfast ingredient already, and now you can enjoy them throughout the day mixed up with additional favorites to create the ultimate summertime breakfast or lunch treat.
There’s no wrong way to buy fresh pecans online and add them to your smoothies, but if you’ve never done it before you might be wondering where to start. We have a few particularly tasty ideas:
- Banana pecan – A banana pecan smoothie really highlights the harmony between pecans and the sweet summertime tropical fruit. To create the smoothie, take a frozen banana and combine in a blender with vanilla yogurt, honey, finely chopped pecans, a pinch of ground cinnamon, a splash of milk, and as much ice as you’d like. Blend it up and top with whipped cream and a dusting of crushed pecans to make a big presentation!
- Pecans and toasted oats – The tastiest breakfast you’ll have all week is the pecans and toasted oats smoothie! In a blender, add pecans, old fashioned oats, vanilla yogurt, a splash of milk, a frozen banana, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, vanilla, and a small pinch of salt. Blend the mix up and you’re ready to enjoy a breakfast you can’t wait to wake up to. There’s no right or wrong way to balance the smoothie ingredients, and you can always adjust to suit your tastes.
- Pecan pie – You probably already love to eat it, so why not drink it? A pecan pie smoothie can be made by combining pecan pieces, pitted dates, vanilla yogurt, almond milk, instant espresso powder, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon in a blender along with some ice. If you have a favorite secret pecan pie ingredient, feel free to add that in, too! Now you have pecan pie on the go whenever the craving hits.