Friday, June 17, 2011

Pecan Pie Smoothie Pecan Shake

There is one recipe for a "pecan pie smoothie" floating around the internet on a bevy of different sites that all claim the same- "it tastes exactly like pecan pie!" Obviously pecan pie in drink form sounds awesome, so I gave it a try. I don't know when the last time any of these people had pecan pie, but it tastes absolutely NOTHING like pecan pie. Disgruntled and shaking my fist at internet proclamations, I made my own version of the recipe.

My version claims not to be liquefied pie, but a nutty, creamy blend of raw pecans, sweet oat milk, frozen bananas for that milkshake texture and spiked with cinnamon, vanilla and almond extract.
Looking into the future, I can see this beverage being a hit during the holidays for those who turns their noses up to Holiday Nog.

Pecan Shake
2 cups raw pecans, soaked in water for 2 hours
2 cups unsweetened oat milk
3 tbl maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top
2 small frozen bananas, diced
pinch of fleur de sel or sea salt

Drain the pecans.
Pour the oat milk into the blender first, then the pecans, maple syrup, extracts, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, bananas and salt. Blend until creamy and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on top each cup.

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