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Pistachio Ice Cream Smoothie

Posted Jul 12 2012 6:51pm

Ok, so today was really… blah to say the least.
I have been dealing with some really crazy health issues recently; long story short my thyroid is out of whack and I have been in and out of doctor’s offices and getting pricked by way too many needles trying to figure out what is going on! So far they think I have hyperthyroid, but I am on a waiting list to see an endocrinologist. I am so exhausted from telling different doctor’s what is going on that I cannot even begin to tell you how I feel right now, so I will get to that in a different post when I have more energy! For now, I will just say that I have been feeling abnormally crappy and moody and have realized that the only thing that can actually make me feel better is by eating healthy. I’ve been trying all different variations of green smoothies to boost my energy and provide a quick dose of nutrients to my body and it has been making such a difference! When I eat clean ‘n’ green I feel sooo much better. I still don’t feel 100% fabu at the moment, but better! It’s amazing how the food we eat can have such a big impact on how we feel!

Since I have noticed how great I feel with the addition of green smoothies in my diet, I will be experimenting with some more super interesting (but tasty) green smoothies! This one is a little more “green” than my Thin Pint Protein Smoothie , but still delicious if you are looking to try something new! The ingredient list may look a little whacky, but quinoa was probably the best little addition. The quinoa gave my smoothie a super thick texture and a boost of complete protein! Win win.

Pistachio Ice Cream Smoothie
Serves 1

1 cup almond milk
1 cup kale -packed
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
2 Tbsp unshelled pistachios
1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1 + 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 packet stevia if desired

Cook and refrigerate quinoa beforehand. Start by combining the kale and milk in a high powered blender and blend until it is completely smooth (to avoid grainy texture). Next add the pistachios and coconut and blend thoroughly. Add in the quinoa and blend completely to ensure a smooth texture. Next add the rest of the ingredients and blend away. Serve chilled.


The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: kale & banana
Whole Grain: quinoa
Protein: milk
Plant Based Fat: pistachios & coconut

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