Maple Pecan Pie Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies book
August 21, 2010

This maple pecan pie smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book tastes like pie a la mode. Blend it up in 5 minutes!

Maple Pecan Pie Smoothie

This maple pecan pie smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book tastes just like a melted piece of pecan pie a la mode, and you can blend it up in 5 minutes!

Rob and I were in Ojai, California this week and we were baking! Unfortunately not the put-a-pie-in-the-oven kind of baking, rather the it’s-too-hot-for-humans kind where you’re sweating in embarrassing places you didn’t know could weep for themselves.

OK, so perhaps I’m overstating the heat just a tad, and I shouldn’t be complaining after escaping the slap-you-in-the-face oppressive heat of Arizona. But when you’ve been standing under the hot sun in a field knee-deep in bushes for two hours waiting for the light to change, it brings out the where-is-my-assistant-with-the-umbrella princess side of any girl!

We came back to our hotel and were in desperate need of refreshments. Or more accurately, treats! Rob was craving a piece of mum’s pecan pie. Flashback to Rob’s infamous homage to “George Costanza with the chocolate éclair” when under the guise of doing the dishes after one of our dinner parties was sprung surreptitiously shoveling leftover pecan pie from the plates of our dinner guests!

Today, as we couldn’t zap ourselves back into our kitchen; (and quite frankly, had no inclination to bake any further) we decided to do the next best thing, and turn on our blender and make a pecan pie smoothie.

Much like my apple pie, this pecan pie smoothie does even the most coveted slice of pecan pie justice. In the spirit of replicating our perfect mouthful of pie (or more accurately, pie worthy of stealing off other people’s plates) we used maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla make the pecans sing.

This pecan pie smoothie is a decadent dessert in a glass, and will rock your world.

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Vegan Maple Pecan Pie Smoothie

This maple pecan pie smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book tastes like pecan pie a la mode, and you can blend it up in 5 minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

optional boosters

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies book
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 13

  1. What do you mean by “soaked pecans”? I’m a 19 college student and I’m thinking my level of culinary knowledge isn’t up to par to know what that means =)

  2. Hey Aditee! Sorry for any confusion caused. I meant to add a link to my “Why soak nuts” page. You don’t need to soak the pecans in order to enjoy this smoothie. I just recommend soaking them in some filtered water to remove the enzyme inhibitors and make them more digestible.

  3. Hi there,
    I’m the editorial manager for Made Just Right (.com), Earth Balance’s website about plant-based eating. I’d love to feature this recipe or some of your others. Can you please contact me as soon as you can so we can go over details?
    Thanks,
    Amber
    afonzen@eqal.com

  4. Hey Amber
    I just sent you an email.
    I would love you to share my recipes with your readers.
    It is lovely to be connected =)
    We will talk more. Oink Oink!

  5. OMG! tried this for breakfast and it was amazing! Just one question…how do you freeze your bananas? Don’t they turn black?

    1. Hey Piggy Jolly.
      Glad you liked this smoothie recipe.
      I think it is piggilicious…..
      I always freeze my bananas whole with the skin on. When I am ready to use them for vegan smoothies I simply run the whole frozen banana under warm water to slightly soften the skin and then use a sharp knife to remove the skin and cut up the banana in chunks to throw into the blender. Welcome to the piggy world!

  6. LOL! No worries. I am sure there are spelling mistakes ALL over this website 🙂
    I am so pleased you enjoyed this smoothie.
    It is one of my favourites!

  7. I just made this with a couple of modifications (added 1 cup romaine lettuce and subbed a squirt of liquid stevia for one of the tablespoons of maple syrup), and both my spouse and I agree that it tastes like coffee-flavored liqueur (like Kahlua). How that combination tastes like Kahlua, I have no idea, but we like it. I just thought I’d let you know about that odd but tasty result. I might end up blogging about it.

    1. Thankyou so much for letting me know about your blend. It sounds delicious. It might be the combination of the bitterness of the romaine, the stevia, and the maple syrup with the nuts? I had a similar thing happen when I made the pina colada green smoothie with dandelion greens. The bitterness of the greens made it taste like their was a nip of rum in it. i think we are onto something. LOL! Happy New Year.

    1. Lesley, I am sorry, I don’t do nutritional profiling for the recipes on this site. However, this recipe is featured in The Blender Girl Smoothies app that launches next month, and there are nutritional breakdowns for all of those recipes. Until then, you can plug it into third party software like cronometer.

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