Smoothies are a great way to start your day. They are healthy, easy-to-make, and can be taken on the go. Louisiana pecans are a healthy superfood, so they make a great addition to any smoothie. They are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, and protein. Pecans also contain essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin E, B vitamins, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and calcium, among others. To jumpstart your day with a nutritional boost, here are some pecan smoothie recipes to try:
When we think of butter pecans, we tend to think of a candy treat and not a healthy smoothie. However, this recipe uses caramel flavored protein powder to get that candy sweet taste, but with healthy pecans, bananas, and almond milk, it’s still a very healthy option. Perfect for when you want a milkshake, but need a healthy smoothie.
When we first saw that this recipe uses homemade pecan milk, we were definitely intrigued. This tangy, but sweet smoothie turned out delicious. A mix of apples, pecans, and spinach, make it an incredibly healthy treat. Plus, we are now inspired to add pecan milk to some of our other favorite smoothie recipes!
This recipe can be made ahead and stored in the freezer until use, making it even easier for a quick meal. Using a blend of pecan meal, oatmeal, and strawberries, this smoothie is so thick it could be eaten with a spoon. It’s hearty, buttery, and sweet, and loaded with protein and fiber.
Those of you following the paleo diet, this smoothie is a great option. Pairing the superfoods of blueberry and pecan, this smoothie would be perfect before a workout. The recipe calls for almond or coconut milk, but we think using homemade pecan milk would be even better!
Spirulina is an incredibly healthy superfood, but it doesn’t taste that great. Paired with pecans and bananas, you won’t even notice it’s in this smoothie. This smoothie is loaded with potassium and magnesium, so it’s perfect for after a workout for recovery.
These are just some of the great smoothie recipes using pecans out there. If you have a favorite smoothie using our Natchitoches pecans, we’d love to hear from you. We are always interested in how our customers are enjoying our Louisiana pecans.