Pistachio Smoothie

Pistachio Smoothie

Today is a day of celebration! My sweet friends, Josh and Maria, from Two Peas and Their Pod, are having their first baby next month, and a bunch of their friends have gotten together to throw a virtual surprise baby shower. Maria and Josh are a fun couple that share their love for cooking (especially cookies – check em out!) with all of us. They must be tickled in anticipation of the newest pea to their pod. I know we all are!

Below you’ll find links to an assortment of party fun foods, and even a few crafts. Be sure to stop by for a visit. You may find something handy to use for a future shower or other celebration.

Pistachio Smoothie

Today I’m sharing a Pistachio Smoothie. It’s a no fuss, tasty treat. Make mini portions for a party, or a full size smoothie for a meal or a snack.

Pistachios are packed with nutrition that Josh and Maria will definitely need once the baby arrives. A handful of pistachios contains much of the daily recommended vitamins and nutrients, like vitamin E, and those energy rich B vitamins. You’ll also find that pistachios are a good source of antioxidants, and monounsaturated fatty acids, such as oleic acid.

The recipe below is basic, certainly adjust the sugar amount to your liking, and if you’re a banana fan, toss one in to thicken things up. Smoothies are always fun to make because you can create endless combinations as you go.

Enjoy!

Big hugs and congratulations to Josh and Maria!

Pistachio Smoothie
 
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Today I'm sharing a Pistachio Smoothie. It's a no fuss, tasty treat. Make mini portions for a party, or a full size smoothie for a meal or a snack.
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Serves: Makes 2 servings (approximately 24 fluid ounces).
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup pistachios
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cups ice
  • 8 oz. vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add the pistachios, milk and sugar to a blender and blend until pistachios are finely chopped.
  2. Add ice and vanilla yogurt and blend on high until smooth.
  3. Without banana, makes approximately 24 fluid ounces.

 

Virtual Baby Shower for Two Peas & Their Pod

Drinks

Simple Bites – Lemon Balm infused Lemonade

Ingredients, Inc. – Healthy Fruit Punch

Food for My Family – Lemongrass Soda

Heather’s Dish – Mixed Fruit Punch

She Wears Many Hats – Mini Pistachio Smoothies

Georgia Pellegrini – Watermelon Agua Fresca & a New Pea

 

Appetizers/Savory Bites

With Style and Grace – Truffle Popcorn

Family Fresh Cooking – Baby Peas & Cheese Frittata

Barbara Bakes – Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and Fruit

Aggie’s Kitchen – Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

Reluctant Entertainer – Nutella Berry Bruschetta

 

Dessert

Dorie Greenspan – French Lemon Cream Tart

TidyMom – Blue and Chocolate Cake Balls

i am baker – Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake

Brown Eyed Baker – Pavlova

Picky Palate – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich

What’s Gaby Cooking – Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Cookin’ Canuck – Nutella & Cream Cheese Swirled Blondies

Kevin and Amanda – Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups

Sweetopia – Decorated Sugar Cookies

Mountain Mama Cooks – Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Sweetapolita – Little Pea Sugar Cookie Pops

Bake at 350 – Petit Fours with fondant pea pods

RecipeGirl – Baby Button Cookies

RecipeBoy – Mud Cups with Gummy Worms

Add a Pinch – Blackberry Tartlets

Dine and Dish – Oven Baked Cinnamon Apples

Vintage Mixer – Mint Chocolate Pudding Shots

Dorie Greenspan – French Lemon Cream Tart

 

Crafts

Wenderly – Handmade Sweet Pea Cards

Our Best Bites – How To: Make a Diaper Cake Centerpiece

Comments

  1. 2

    says

    My SIL would love this and I am seriously THANKING you for making something that will get me some brownie points! :) Oh, yeah, and *I* adore it too!

  2. 8

    says

    I’m loving these!! Pistachios are my absolute favorite…this looks so refreshing!

    Congrats Maria & Josh!

  3. 14

    says

    Love this smoothie. I wish I could really have a taste:) Thank you SO much for participating in my shower. You are all so kind. I am still in shock! THANK YOU!!!! xoxo

  4. 23

    says

    Oh, I *love* anything pistachio!! Definitely going to make these, but might try almond milk – no cow’s milk for me, unfortunately. Thank you so much for participating in the shower, I’m so impressed with everyone’s recipes and their love for miss Maria [& Josh}!

  5. 24

    says

    Oh wow. Gorgeous! I’m obsessed with pistachios and I’ve never seen a smoothie made with them. Totally need to add to my list of things to try!

  6. 25

    says

    Amy, I love this Pistachio Smoothie. I would be all over this at a real shower. So glad you joined in on the celebration :) xo

  7. 31

    Ashley@BakerbyNature says

    This looks amazing; I love pistachio anything, and I can’t wait to whirl this up soon.

  8. 33

    says

    Hi, Amy! I can’t believe I haven’t been by your blog more often. It really is beautiful and I love the way you have it set up. I know you hang out a lot with all the cool cooking girls, like Sandy (my friend). Looking forward to getting to know you better & really, if you get to ATL, let me know!!

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