Cashew Smoothie

Creamy and filling cashew smoothie that is ideal for breakfast or as a healthy snack.

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Cashew Smoothie

Cashew Smoothie

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Enjoy the creamy, nutty flavor of my Cashew Smoothie! It’s a wholesome, satisfying way to fuel your body any time of day.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 12 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (or 1 shot of brewed cooled coffee)
  • 1/2 red apple
  • 1 cup low-fat coconut milk

Instructions

  • To a high-speed blender, add all the ingredients.
  • Blend for 3-4 minutes or until completely smooth.
  • Pour into a cup and enjoy!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits and recipe notes, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 356
  • Sugar: 26.2g
  • Fat: 17.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.3g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Protein: 7.3g

Why You Will Love This Cashew Smoothie

Cashew Smoothie served in a round glass cup

If you love cashew nuts, then this cashew smoothie is definitely going to become your favorite.

But that’s not all – this smoothie has so many other benefits, such as: 

  1. Easy to Make: This smoothie requires minimal preparation and can be blended quickly, making it an ideal option for a fast and easy meal or snack.
  2. Nutrient-Dense: Loaded with nutrients from natural sources like cashew butter and banana, this smoothie provides a good mix of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.
  3. Energy Boosting: With the inclusion of coffee, this smoothie can serve as a great morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up, offering a source of caffeine to energize your day.
  4. Vegan-Friendly: This smoothie is made entirely from plant-based ingredients, making it suitable for vegans and those looking to reduce animal products in their diet.
  5. Rich and Creamy Texture: The combination of cashew butter and coconut milk gives this smoothie a luxuriously creamy texture that’s both satisfying and indulgent.
  6. Customizable: It’s easy to modify this smoothie recipe by adding protein powder, other fruits, or sweetening options to cater to your taste preferences and nutritional needs.
  7. Portable: Smoothies are a convenient option for on-the-go nutrition, perfect for busy mornings, post-workout refreshment, or as a portable meal option.

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my pina colada smoothie and my tahini smoothie recipe!

Recipe Variations and Smoothie Notes

Cashew Smoothie being poured into a round glass cup from a blender jug

Changing this recipe is incredibly easy should you need to.

You can experiment with your own variations, but I will leave some options for you that I have personally tried and loved:

  1. Protein Boost: Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for extra protein in this smoothie.
  2. Reduce The Calories: For a lower-calorie smoothie, use almond or oat milk instead of coconut milk.
  3. Natural Sweetening: Swap the maple syrup for 2-3 soft pitted dates.
  4. No Banana: Swap the bananas for mango or pineapple.
  5. Extra Nutrients: You can add spinach and chia seeds for extra nutrients.
  6. Cashew Butter Substitute: If you don’t have cashew butter, soak a handful of cashew nuts in water for 5 minutes the strain. Use them instead of the butter.

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

Out of the 8 blenders and models that I have made this recipe with, I do not recommend only 1 blender, and that is the BlendJet 4000mAh.

It simply didn’t blend the smoothie as well as the others, so I recommend that you avoid it if possible. 

Cashew Smoothie FAQs:

What Type of Cashew Butter Should I Use for This Smoothie?

You can use either raw or roasted cashew butter depending on your preference. Raw cashew butter tends to have a milder taste, while roasted will give a more pronounced, nutty flavor to the smoothie.

Can I Make This Smoothie Without Coffee?

Absolutely! If you prefer not to use coffee, you can omit it without replacement or substitute it with a small amount of cocoa powder for a chocolatey flavor or a teaspoon of vanilla extract for a milder, sweet flavor.

How Can I Store Leftover Smoothie?

Leftover smoothie can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. You may notice some separation, so give it a good stir or a quick blend before consuming.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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