Raw Vegan Creamy “Pistachio Ice Cream” Thickie Shake

Raw Vegan Creamy “Pistachio Ice Cream” Thickie Shake

This Raw Vegan Creamy “Pistachio Ice Cream” Thickie Shake can also be easily turned into a complete meal replacement if you include the optional extra healthy fillers such as oats.  

You can also easily convert this smoothie into a protein shake by including the optional natural plant based protein such as nuts or seeds.  

You can turn this recipe into a green smoothie by including the optional leafy greens in this recipe.

This has got to be one of the one dessert thickies I think most people will love due to it’s creamy nature and neutral sweet taste.

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When I saw the buzz surrounding this Pistachio Ice Cream smoothie on Healthy Blender Recipes, I had to include my version of it as part of my Dessert Thickie series. 

Of course I have added my signature oats to it which makes it even creamier.My Baby and I enjoying a Raw Vegan Creamy “Pistachio Ice Cream” Thickie Shake Ice Lolly

The original recipe, Sweet Kale Shake was created by Sun Café in LA which I haven’t had the pleasure of trying but I hear it has won awards!

Green Smoothie Mustache: Green Thickies, My Baby and I enjoying a Raw Vegan Creamy “Pistachio Ice Cream” Thickie Shake Ice LollyI also took this one step further and poured some of it into my ice cream moulds and actually turned it into ice cream. 

My baby and I enjoyed these Creamy Pistachio Ice Cream Lollies on a rare sunny (but still cold) day in Inverness, Scotland. 

I made some with kale added and some without and they were both delicious.

Suitable for Special Diets

Gluten free*, raw*, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, sugar free, wheat free*, soya free*, salt free, nut free*


Raw Vegan Creamy “Pistachio Ice Cream” Thickie Shake

Raw Vegan Creamy “Pistachio Ice Cream” Thickie Shake

Award winning ice cream green smoothie.

  • Author: Katherine Kyle
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Smoothie Ingredients
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Drink


  • 2 ½ Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Kale, (optional for this dessert thickie)
  • 2 Bananas
  • ½ Cup Cashew nuts
  • 1 Cup Oats (use raw oat groats if following a raw food diet or oatmeal if you don’t have a powerful blender)
  • 3 Tablespoons Agave Nectar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ Teaspoon fresh or ground ginger
  • Optional: If you want to make it more of an ice cream consistency, substitute 2 of the Cups of Water for Ice.

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  1. Blend the ingredients in the order listed.
  2. Blend the ingredients a few at a time so that your blender can cope with the work, unless you’ve got a high powered blender, then you might be able to add them all in at once.
  3. If it gets too thick, add more water as necessary.
  4. If your blender has made the smoothie too warm, you can either cool it down in the fridge or freezer, or add some ice cubes or frozen fruit to it (You may need to add more water as this will thicken it further).


  • The quantity produced varies slightly from recipe to recipe depending on the consistency of the ingredients used and may be a different colour to the photo.
  • Half of this recipe should serve one person for breakfast and keep you going until lunch (or any other meal). You can always save the other smoothie for your next meal or the next day, or share it and give someone else an energy boost.


  • If you want to ensure this recipe is gluten free or wheat free, either use gluten free oats or substitute the oats for another healthy gluten free grain such as brown rice or quinoa.
  • If you want to ensure this recipe is raw, ensure all your ingredients are raw. Include raw oat groats or raw buckwheat. Include raw nut or seed milk or water instead of the oat milk.
  • All the Green Thickie recipes on this website are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and are dairy free. They do not include any animal products at all.
  • If you are avoiding soya, use a soya free milk.
  • Feel free to add a healthy sweetener that fits in with your diet or avoid extra sweeteners altogether. Feel free to substitute sweeteners with whole fruits such as date to increase the sweetness.
  • All the recipes are sugar free.
  • No green thickie recipes contain salt.
  • All recipes are suitable for babies as they contain no salt or sugar.
  • Substitute seeds for nuts to make these recipes nut free if you are avoiding potential allergens.
  • If you want to check if you can drink green thickies on your special diet, please read this first.


  • Serving Size: 500 ml/16 oz/ 1 pint
  • Calories: 466
  • Sugar: 27
  • Fat: 18
  • Saturated Fat: 3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15
  • Carbohydrates: 67
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 13

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Raw Vegan Creamy “Pistachio Ice Cream” Thickie Shake

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  1. Jenny$1983 says

    I am really enjoying your recipes! I’ve had one every day for nearly a week now, I’ve just had this one this morning and I loved it! I found I didn’t need any sweetener at all, I think the banana was enough for me :) I’d like to try it again with pistachios instead of cashews just to see how it affects the flavour, and I just bought some ice lolly moulds last week so I can’t wait to try it that way :)

    My favourites are the apple pie smoothie and the gingerbread, so good! Thank you :)

    • Aww, many thanks for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you liked so many of my recipes. It means a lot to me that you are enjoying them so much. I’m glad you didn’t need any extra sweetener as it’s healthier without it. I think I just have a sweet tooth which is why most of my recipes contain dates unless I’m trying out someone else’s recipe. Yes it’s a great way to get really easy ice cream by just pouring it into a mould. I’ve got many more delicious recipes to share coming soon.

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