I find that a Pistachio Coconut Matcha Shake satisfies my dessert craving as well as any midday sweet tooth urges. It’s ready in minutes and contains several healthy nutrients. Most importantly, this amazing shake can be made low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free. As a result, no one needs to miss out on the delightful goodness.
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Shakes & Smoothies
It seems to me that most people love a frosty cold treat. Especially one that tastes delicious and is on the healthy side.
It appears that both Anna and I enjoy frosty cold beverages.
For example, some of our favorites are:
- Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie Smoothie
- Healthy Chocolate Mint Smoothie
- Strawberry Smoothies
- Refreshing Orange Smoothies
- Pineapple Mint Cilantro Smoothie
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Java Chip Smoothie
- Godiva Mocha Liqueur Black Cherry Float
- All-Natural Colon Cleanse Slushy
Now I need to add Pistachio Coconut Matcha Shake to this list!
Okay. So, first of all, I think it’s rather obvious that a key ingredient in a Pistachio Coconut Matcha Shake is culinary matcha powder.
You probably already know that Matcha has some pretty amazing health benefits. For that reason, it is often found in lattes, smoothies, and baked goods.
Did you also know that culinary Matcha is different from regular green tea? Yep! Matcha is made from the entire green tea leaves. The stems and veins are removed from the tea leaves, which are then ground into a fine powder. This process helps preserve the rich nutrients and antioxidants found in the leaves.
Secondly, I love pistachios and enjoy eating them straight from the shell. Because pistachios are a good source of plant-based protein a small handful is filling and satisfying.
You might also enjoy Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies.
Pistachios also are also high in fiber, rich in nutrients and minerals, and are wonderful for overall health. Pistachio flavor pairs perfectly with coconut and matcha.
Pistachio ice cream (or gelato) is yet another key ingredient in this shake.
Gluten-Free Option: to make this recipe gluten-free use a brand such as Haagen-Dazs gluten-free pistachio ice cream (which is shown in the picture above).
Low-Carb Option: if you need a low-carb option use a brand of ice cream such as Halo Top.
Need a dairy-free option? Use almond, cashew, oat, or other dairy-free alternative kinds of milk.
A couple of dairy-free ice cream brands are NadaMoo or SoDelicious Coconut Ice Cream. (TIP: you can always use a vanilla dairy-free ice cream and add your own chopped pistachios.)
Disclaimer: Manufacturers’ formulations and policies may change at any time. Therefore it’s important to always read product labels yourself. Please contact the manufacturer with concerns. We have found that most companies are eager to help answer your questions.
Rich, Creamy & Frosty
Just look at the combination of rich pistachios + coconut + matcha in the photo above.
NOTE: Feel free to modify the amounts of the ingredients to suit your individual tastes. To make the shake thicker add more ice cream. If the matcha flavor is too strong simply use half the amount.
I think a Pistachio Coconut Matcha Shake is great any day of the week, however, the lovely green color lends itself beautifully for a St. Patrick’s Day treat.
Pistachio Coconut Matcha Shake
If you love frozen treats, you'll love this delicious and creamy green shake that's on the healthy side.
- 1 cup pistachio ice cream or gelato (*Low-Carb option: use a brand such as Halo Top brand. *Gluten-Free option - use a gluten-free brand such as Haagen Dazs. *Dairy-Free Option: use a brand such as NadaMoo)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons culinary matcha powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 Tablespoons thawed coconut whipped topping
- 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios for garnish
Place ice cream, coconut milk, honey, matcha powder and cardamom in a blender. Cover and blend on high until smooth. Top with whipped coconut topping and chopped pistachios. Serve immediately.
Disclaimer: Manufacturers formulations and policies may change at any time, therefore it’s important to always read product labels yourself. Please contact the manufacturer with concerns. We have found that most companies are eager to answer your questions.
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