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Paleo Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie

Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie – an indulgent and super easy paleo treat.

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Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie. Paleo, dairy free recipe from WhittyPaleo.com

Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie

I really am in love with pistachios. I don’t eat them much because I don’t eat a lot of nuts but when I do, pistachios are my favourites. I was always so in love Pistachio ice cream and Mint ice cream – thinking that these two are somewhat synonymous, I decided to make this Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie.

I’m so into ice cream smoothies, I call them “Ice Cream” because they’re a frozen treat and “Smoothies” because of the way they’re actually prepared lol.

Let me tell you, this recipe crosses the breakfast and treat borders. You could totally make this into a *greener* smoothie by adding some spinach or kale. Or, if you follow my advice in my Paleo Neapolitan Ice Cream Smoothie, this could be an indulgent dessert.

Don’t forget the chocolate shavings (unless you’re going dairy-free): they are everything! Make sure you source organic chocolate with at least 70% cacao and no soya!

Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie. Paleo, dairy free recipe from WhittyPaleo.com

Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie

So, I’m in dire need of a whole 30. You know when life happens and you let yourself go to try to deal? Well, life happened lol. In an effort to pull myself together, I’m going straight into April with a whole 30.

Now, I know it’s the 3rd of April but am I the only one that doesn’t like starting projects like this on the first day of the month?

What are your favourite ice cream smoothie flavours?

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Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie. Paleo, dairy free recipe from WhittyPaleo.com

Delicious topped with chocolate shavings (if not dairy free)

Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie - a blend of pistachio nuts, mint leaves, bananas and milk topped with chocolate shavings and chopped pistachios.
Course: Dessert, Treat
Cuisine: Paleo
Keyword: paleo
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 222 kcal
Author: WhittyPaleo
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup pistachio nuts
  • leaves Handful of mint
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/4 cup of coconut or unsweetened almond milk
To top:
  • Organic dark chocolate shavings
  • Chopped pistachio nuts
Instructions
  1. Using a high powered blender or food processor, process all your ingredients until creamy and smooth.
  2. Serve topped with the chocolate shavings and chopped nuts.
Recipe Notes

For more of an ice cream texture: add your milk in a tablespoon at a time, just enough to allow your machine to process effectively. This depends on the machine you use.

Paleo and dairy free pistachio Mint Ice Cream Smoothie from WhittyPaleo.com

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    Elaina Newton (@TheRisingSpoon)
    May at 5:06 PM

    This sounds really yummy and refreshing, especially with the fresh mint! I’ve been snacking on organic habanero and onion & garlic pistachios the past few months, but I don’t think those would work here, LOL. Or maybe the sweet & spicy would taste great. Hmmm…

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      WhittyPaleo
      May at 7:06 PM

      Aha! Well, I think it would give quite a distinctive taste lol! But that flavour sounds amazing, wish I could find me some!

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    vegetarianmamma
    May at 3:09 PM

    I am really looking to UP my smoothie game and I am pretty sure that this ice cream smoothie is it! YUM

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      WhittyPaleo
      May at 7:04 PM

      Oooh definitely add this one to the roster!

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    Hanady
    May at 2:57 PM

    Yummy!! Loving pistachios these days and love the idea of pairing it with mint. Will definitely try this!

    • Reply
      WhittyPaleo
      May at 7:04 PM

      It’s a divine pairing I tell ya! I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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    Andrea @ Cooking with Mamma C
    May at 2:45 PM

    I make smoothies for breakfast every day, but would you believe I’ve never added in pistachios? I use walnuts, pecans, or peanuts, but now I have to get hold of some pistachios! What a gorgeous color, and the nuts must lend such great flavor.

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      WhittyPaleo
      May at 7:03 PM

      Oooh pistachios are sooo good in smoothies! I actually need to start using walnuts in mine now ha

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    Sue/theviewfromgreatisland
    May at 1:45 PM

    This is just gorgeous, I’m not ready to start a whole 30 program just yet, but I will definitely be making this <3

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      WhittyPaleo
      May at 7:01 PM

      Ooh I started but quit 20 days in lol! I blame this blog though haha

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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    May at 1:23 PM

    I love pistachios! They’re so flavorful and salty.. Yum. And this looks amazing- I love making ‘ice cream smoothies’ with coconut milk because it already kind of tastes sweet!

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      WhittyPaleo
      May at 7:00 PM

      Ooh yes I rarely use almond milk, they tend to always come out more creamy as well! Thanks for stopping by Sarah 🙂

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    Charla @ That Girl Cooks Healthy
    April at 1:43 PM

    Whit, your pictures are over here giving me LIFE…It feels like they have improved immensely overnight. You are stepping it up and I’m so proud of you. Anyway, I love pistachio nuts, I normally just nibble on them throughout the day. I’ve never thought about making a smoothie with them, just need some mint leaves to try this one.

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      WhittyPaleo
      April at 3:12 PM

      Aw thank you Charla! So appreciated – I still feel like I’ve got a mile to go haha. Yeah they’re so good in smoothies! I was reminiscing about pistachio ice cream so I had to make this 😀

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