Pecans offer the perfect flavor mixture of buttery and nutty. Classic pecan pie is decadent, but it contains more sugar than the body should consume in a week! With this recipe, I sought to capture the taste and essence of traditional pecan pie without all the toxic sugar.
This smoothie is a perfect way to enjoy the plethora of healthy nutrients in pecans such as monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as B-vitamins, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and copper.
If you prefer a roasted taste, it’s best to purchase raw pecans and lightly toast them at home, as opposed to the store-bought variety. Not only are nuts easily oxidized, but when they are also commercially roasted, they have likely been exposed to high heat and rancid oils.
Hearty pecans, slightly sweet Vanilla Creamer, creamy macadamia nut butter, and warm cinnamon make this simple smoothie recipe as delicious and comforting as pecan pie.
Low Day Recipe
Prep time: 10 minutes
3/4 cup unsweetened almond, hemp or coconut milk
1 tablespoon SGF Vanilla Creamer
2 tablespoons raw or lightly toasted pecans
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1 tablespoon cashew or macadamia butter
1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
dash sea salt
Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until silky smooth. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, cool in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes then serve.
Nutrition Facts: (serving size: 1 smoothie) Fat: 36 g Protein: 7 g Fiber: 8 g Carb: 13 g Net Carb: 5 g