For the first in her series of guest blogs, food stylist extraordinaire The Little Plantation shows us how to whip up a mean green pistachio smoothie.
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Make sure to give this delicious all-day smoothie a whirl and why not complement with the exclusive Mervyn Gers ceramics sumptuously modelled here.
Pistachio Milk Green Smoothie
Pre-preparation Time: soaking the pistachio nuts overnight
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 large smoothie bowl or 2 regular sized smoothie bowls
Ingredients for the home-made pistachio milk:
1 cup of pistachio nuts, soaked for 2 hours
3 cups of water
1 date, pit removed
1 tiny pinch of salt
Ingredients for the smoothie:
2 cups of pistachio milk
1 date, pitted
1 cup/handful of seasonal greens such as baby spinach
1 teaspoon spirulia or wheatgrass powder (optional)
Soak the pistachio nuts in filtered water for at least 2 hours or overnight. When they are ready, strain them and place them in a high speed blender, together with the date, salt and water, then blitz until smoothie.
Strain the mixture through a cheese cloth or muslin cloth. Save the pulp in a container in your freezer for future baking.
Then measure out 2 cups of pistachio milk and place in a high speed blender together with the avocado, pitted date, banana, spinach and spirulina/wheatgrass powder if using. Blend until nice and smooth. Enjoy!
Top with seasonal fruit, cacao nibs or edible flowers.