Many of your may already have known about this but for those of you who don’t : crushed nuts are the best kept smoothie ingredient secret on the web! Here is the unassuming banana smoothie recipe I found at FoodRepublic that tipped me off. In short, place some chopped nuts (I used pecans) into the blender and pulse until it becomes a fine powder. Then blend in your other smoothie ingredients. The final drink will be just as smooth and tastes like ice cream with nuts on top.