Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Smoothie

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A loaded pecan smoothie.

I am from Georgia and have many pecan trees on my farm. Pecans are high in fiber and antioxidants.  The addition of pumpkin and banana make this an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.  

In my home town, you can smell the pralines as they cook year-round. It is intoxicating. I love pecans. Although this smoothie is not a replacement for pralines, you will love it. It is a delicious smoothie that will remind you of chocolate pecan pie.  

AuthorChuckH
DifficultyBeginner

Each serving has over 5 grams of fiber.

Chocolate Pecan Pumpkin Smoothie

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time2 minsTotal Time2 mins

Ingredients:

 5 oz pumpkin puree
 1 medium banana Sliced and frozen
 3 tbsp pecans
 1 tsp honey
 2 tbsp cacao powder
 1 cup Fairlife non-fat milk
 1 cup ice

Directions:

1

Place in blender and blend until smooth.

2

Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12 ounces

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 229Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.2g8%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 335mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 35.7g12%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 23.6g
Protein 10.6g22%

Calcium 25%
Vitamin D 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Notes:
  1. This recipe has less than 500 calories per serving. I usually have it with a serving of Beanitos Tortilla chips or in a high fiber taco shell. More to come on tortilla chips and wrap choices in a future article.
  2. Hatch chiles are also called Anaheim, green, or New Mexico chiles.

Ingredients

 5 oz pumpkin puree
 1 medium banana Sliced and frozen
 3 tbsp pecans
 1 tsp honey
 2 tbsp cacao powder
 1 cup Fairlife non-fat milk
 1 cup ice

Directions

1

Place in blender and blend until smooth.

2

Enjoy!

Chocolate Pecan Smoothie
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About the Author

ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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