Pistachio Smoothie Recipe

This nutty and slightly sweet Pistachio Smoothie recipe is so tasty and perfect for a cool sweet treat.

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!

easy pistachio smoothie recipe

Today I’m sharing a Pistachio Smoothie recipe. It’s a no fuss, tasty treat. And makes the perfect party beverage when made in mini portions, or try a full size smoothie for a meal or a snack. I’ve enjoyed it for breakfast. Pistachio and banana is a great breakfast combo, don’t ya know?

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.

pistachio smoothie

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.

Pistachio Smoothie Recipe
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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.
Serves: Makes 2 servings (approximately 24 fluid ounces).
  • ⅓ cup pistachios
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cups ice
  • 8 oz. vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana (optional)
  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.

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    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!

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    Rosie @ Sweetapolita says

    These look positively delish, Amy, and I love pistachio anything! Really lovely photos as well.

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    SMITH BITES says

    seriously, would never have thought to make a drink with pistachios but i’m betting these are quite delicious!

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    Aggie says

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

    Congrats Maria & Josh!

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    Marian (Sweetopia) says

    Oh Amy, these look positively refreshing and delicious. I’m a big fan of pistachios, but have never tried it in a smoothie. Thanks for the idea!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes says

    Great idea! I’ve seen lots of smoothie recipes that add peanut butter but never pistachios. I might be tempted to add chocolate too. A perfect new mom recipe for Maria.

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says

    I have honestly never had anything like this before- and it sounds soooo good!

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    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

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    Lisa {With Style and Grace} 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}!

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    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!

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    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

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    Georgia Pellegrini says

    Love this combination. And so happy to be part of this fun day with you!

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    Ashley@BakerbyNature says

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

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    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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