Creamy Cashew Smoothie

Creamy Cashew SmoothieBesides being a great snack, cashews and cashew nut butter also blend will in smoothies and provide a rich creamy consistency. Like any healthy food, the more ways you find to integrate it into your diet the more you’ll consume, and the healthier you’ll be :)

Cashews are one of the healthier nuts you can consume. They are rich in copper, manganese,  tryptophan, magnesium, phosphorus, and healthy fats. The monounsaturated fats found in cashews promote good cardiovascular health in tandem with magnesium and antioxidants. Here are 6 other health benefits attributed to cashews:

  • Skin and hair health
  • Strong bones
  • Weight loss
  • Good for the nerves
  • Cancer prevention
  • Gallstone prevention

Note, you can substitute cashew nut butter for cashews and get the same creamy result. I recently purchased a pound of raw, organic cashews from the bulk section at Whole Foods for my homemade trail mix, but so far most of them have gone into my smoothies this week. They can be addictively good!

Creamy Cashew Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup cashews (preferably raw and organic)
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • A dash of high quality salt, i.e., Celtic sea salt

The Add-ons

  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds or ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend on high until the desired consistency is reached, usually around for 30-45 seconds.

If you try this creamy cashew smoothie please leave a comment below and tell me all about it. Happy Blending!

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34 Responses to Creamy Cashew Smoothie

  1. Traci #

    Thanks for the recipe. I tweaked the recipe a bit. Here’s what I did:
    6oz coconut milk (plain)
    Tbsp orange juice
    1/2 frozen banana
    1 frozen pineapple chunk
    Dash cinnamon
    Dash vanilla
    1/2 tbsp hemp seeds

    I blended it all together in my Blendtech. It tastes like a vanilla shake. Delicious! I wish I had some nutmeg to add but I will try that next time. Thanks again for your recipe

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Traci,

      Your version of this smoothie sounds absolutely delicious! I may have to borrow it for a future smoothie :)



  2. Smoothie Queen #

    Thank you for posting this recipe. I just made the smoothie. It was delicious.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      It must have been good if the Smoothie Queen enjoyed it :)

  3. Carol Williams #

    This was my first time using cashews in a smoothie and it worked really well in my vitamix. I wanted to add protein without using any protein powder. I didn’t use any milk – just juice and ice along with fresh strawberries and banana and it was delicious.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Awesome, Carol! That sounds delicious. Cashews and most nuts blend well in high end blenders like the Vitamix. Cheers!

  4. Nicole Pyles #

    Just tried this. It was quick, easy and delicious. Thanks!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Good deal, great to hear you enjoyed this smoothie!

  5. Kecia Garcia #

    LOVED IT! Tried it with coconut flakes, and it was AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      My pleasure, Kecia. Coconut flakes were a nice add-on. Cheers!

  6. Absolutely delicious! I used brown rice milk and added a teaspoon of smooth peanut butter and a teaspoon of desiccated coconut too. Nutty and fabulous!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Annie,

      Smooth peanut butter and desiccated coconut, nice add-ons! Great to hear you enjoyed this smoothie :)


  7. Carla #

    Added a bit of agave nectar and forgot the salt darn it! Some ice also. Very nice!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Nice to hear you liked it, Carla. Don’t forget the salt next time ;)

  8. Tamara Santiago #

    It was delicious. Thank you.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Tamara :)

  9. Wendy #

    This was sooo good I downed it in like 2 minutes! I changed it a tiny bit as well:

    *1 c. almond milk
    *1 frozen banana
    *1 tbsp. salted cashew butter
    *1/2 tsp. vanilla

    It came out absolutely amazing. I think I’ve found my new morning smoothie!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Wendy,

      Salted cashew butter, nice! You might want to add a little cayenne pepper to prevent downing in 2 minutes :) Great to hear how much you enjoyed this.


  10. D #

    This was awesome! I went with the coconut oil option and added a little bit of nutmeg and honey. Nice and filling!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Coconut oil, nutmeg, and honey…very nice, D :)

  11. Kay #

    Hello Ryan,
    I just made the smoothie. I used 1/4 cup soaked cashews. 1 teaspoon of vanilla and added about 6 ice cubes as I like my smoothies cold and my banana wasn’t frozen. Was Deeelicious!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Thanks for sharing, Kay. Nice hear you found this smoothie deeelicious :)

  12. Nonni #

    Without the banana and with a dash of vanilla it worked wonders!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Nice adjustments, Nonni!

  13. Nonni #

    Seven spices instead of cinnamon as well for me

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Seven spices, very good.

  14. Jess #

    Delicious with or without berries! Great way to get those healthy cashews :)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Agree on all counts, Jess :)

  15. Rosa Reyes #

    I used every ingredient except the salt & used unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Also added half cup of raw spinach & results were amazing!! Really good smoothie!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Nice tweaks to my recipe, Rosa. Great to hear you enjoyed it!

  16. Tara #

    We made this last night, regular recipe plus the shredded coconut and two ice cubes (since our banana wasn’t frozen). Great taste, I think next time we will try the berry add-on. Thanks!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Tara! You rarely go wrong with adding berries.

  17. Alain #

    Used frozen mixed berries. very creamy. loved it.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Awesome, Alain!

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