Toasted Pecan Pie Smoothie

Toasted Pecan Pie Smoothie

Serves 1 15 minute prep time

Pass on the pecan pie and create a good-for-you version of the same treat in a deliciously nutty smoothie! Toasted pecans and maple syrup add decadence to this smoothie whether you’re drinking it first thing in the morning or as an after-dinner snack.

This smoothie tastes best if you toast the pecans, but if you don’t have time they’re just fine raw.


  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 to 2 pitted dates (depending on how sweet you would like it)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (preferably toasted)
  • 1 1/2 cups Silk® Original Unsweetened Almondmilk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Vega® Essentials
  • or 1 scoop Vanilla Vega® Protein & Greens
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F and spread the pecans out onto a small sheet pan. Roast pecans for 10 minutes, until just fragrant. Once you can smell them, remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.

    Alternative option: Lightly toast pecans in a frying pan over medium heat (stirring occasionally) until fragrant, about 10 minutes.

  • Once pecans are cooled, place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

  • Pour smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy!