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Green Pistachio Smoothie (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

I love a green smoothie, don’t you? This vegan Green Pistachio Smoothie owes its gorgeous green shade to pistachios, kale, and avocados, providing a good kick of protein, healthy fats, slow-digesting carbs, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant compounds. With only 5 ingredients, you can whip up this smoothie in no time. Plus, it’s free of added sugars—getting some natural sweetness from 100% orange juice and bananas. These ingredients tame the bite of kale, so that even the youngest and pickiest people in your family will love it.

This smoothie is simply packed with nutrition and flavor, making it the ideal option for snacks, light meals, and post workout fuel. Try swapping out the kale for another leafy green, such as spinach, mustard greens, or arugula. You can also use frozen spinach when fresh veggies are not available. And you can switch up the banana with another light-colored fruit, such as pineapple, mangoes, or peaches. Make a double batch to serve two. 

You can also use this smoothie as a base for a smoothie bowl—just pour it in a bowl and top it with your favorite additions, such as muesli, berries, coconut, cocoa nibs, almonds, and hemp seeds.

You can see how I make this smoothie step by step in my Pistachio Hacks  video.

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Green Pistachio Smoothie (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


  • 1 cup kale
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ¼ avocado


  1. Place all ingredients into the container of a blender and process.
  2. Enjoy your fresh and healthy smoothie!


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 398
  • Sugar: 25 g
  • Sodium: 37 mg
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 11 g

Keywords: pistachio, smoothie, green smoothie

For other plant-based smoothies, check out some of my favorites:

Turmeric Mango Carrot Smoothie
Red Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Pumpkin Spice Orange Smoothie


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