Pistachio Smoothie - 3 Guiding Stars
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You don’t need anything else to make this a balanced meal. With a boost of kale for greens, banana and coconut for fruity sweetness, quinoa as a whole grain and pistachios for protein, this is a breakfast option you and your kids can both agree on.


  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup kale, packed
  • 1 cup unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. unshelled pistachios
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 packet stevia (optional)


  1. Cook and refrigerate quinoa beforehand.
  2. Combine the kale and milk in a high powered blender and blend until completely smooth.
  3. Add the pistachios and coconut and blend thoroughly.
  4. Add in the quinoa and blend until smooth. Blend in remaining ingredients (taste before adding stevia). Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 405; Total Fat 15.5g (21% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 4g (20% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 185mg (8% DV); Total Carbohydrate 56g (20% DV); Dietary Fiber 10g (36% DV); Total Sugars 18g; Includes 1g Added Sugars (2% DV); Protein 11g; Vitamin D 25% DV; Calcium 50% DV; Iron 20% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Vitamin K 100% DV; Copper 90% DV; Manganese 70% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/pistachio-smoothie/
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