- 1/2 cup pistachio
- 2 cups packed spinach
- 1 medium sized ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup cucumber, unpeeled
- 1 large banana (I used frozen)
- 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp or so honey
Makes about 4 cups of creamy green smoothie mixture
Because this green smoothie ice “cream” does not actually contain cream (nor commercial stabilizers/emulsifiers), if you freeze it for more than 1 or 2 hours (depending on the temperature of your freezer), it will freeze like ice and become hard and crystallized and you will be disappointed. To avoid this situation, you can either enjoy it as a soft serve ice cream directly from the blender or freeze the mixture for a shorter duration, until desired consistency is achieved.
Place pistachio in a coffee grinder or small blender and grind until well broken down. (I have to do this because my blender is not effective at this task. If you have a powerful blender/food processor, you can skip this step).
Place ground pistachio in a blender or food processor along with all other ingredients and blend/process until smooth.
Enjoy directly from the blender/food processor as a soft serve ice cream (my favourite) or transfer mixture to a container and freeze for approximate 1 hour or so – testing for desired texture.