“The perfect balance of sweetness and creamy vanilla … I actually added a few extra drops of vanilla extract and it was perfect!”~ Daisy
Blackberry Cherry Cashew, a popular NutriBullet smoothie recipe, is a creamy refreshing smoothie that is absolutely loaded with cancer fighting antioxidants. Sweet blackberries and cherries in a creamy vanilla almond milk base livened up with a whisper of cinnamon. So flavorful and delicious, and your kids will absolutely love it!
Everything You Need
The NutriBullet Blackberry Cherry Cashew smoothie ingredients are:
- vanilla almond milk
- cashew butter
Kale – Kale, a very popular cruciferous vegetable, is one of the most nutrient-packed foods you can eat. A single cup contains 200% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, 135% of the recommended vitamin C, and 685% of the recommended vitamin K, among many others. Kale also provides very high levels of the powerful antioxidants quercetin and kaempferol, known to lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.
Blackberries – Blackberries are sweet and tart summer staples that also offer excellent health benefits. They are loaded with vitamin C and are also high in vitamin K and manganese. Blackberries are known to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory qualities, including the reduction of brain inflammation which can lead to various neurodegenerative diseases.
Cherries – Cherries are a kid favorite fruit that boast some terrific health benefits for adults as well. They are rich in vitamin C, potassium, copper, and manganese. Cherries also have exceptional anti-inflammatory qualities and are often used to improve symptoms of arthritis and gout.
Almond Milk – Almond milk is a popular nut-based milk replacement that is naturally lactose-free, dairy-free, and completely vegan. It has a surprisingly diverse set of nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, and calcium. Almond milk is also a heart-healthy beverage for those interested in lowering their cholesterol.
Cashews – Cashews are the nutrient-rich processed seeds of a native Brazilian tropical tree. They offer high levels of copper and significant levels of magnesium, manganese, zinc, and phosphorous. Cashews are known to reduce inflammation and benefit heart health by lowering both overall cholesterol levels and triglycerides.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon is an ancient spice that has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It is high in powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols, and is loaded with cinnamaldehyde, which also provides significant health benefits. Cinnamon is a known anti-inflammatory, helps reduce cholesterol, improves sensitivity to insulin, and aids in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Honey – Honey is a thick, sticky liquid made from plant nectar by honeybees. It is rich in antioxidants, including phenolic acids and flavonoids that are excellent at reducing oxidative stress. Honey has been used to facilitate burn and wound healing for thousands of years and has shown great success in healing diabetes-related foot ulcers.
A standard blender is all that is required to make these NutriBullet smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the truly amazing personal NutriBullet Ultra as it is super-quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend the higher-end full-sized NutriBullet Smart Touch that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make The Blackberry Cherry Cashew Smoothie
The NutriBullet Blackberry Cherry Cashew smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place kale, blackberries, cherries, vanilla almond milk, cashew butter, cinnamon, and honey into a blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Coconut milk or soy milk can be substituted for the almond milk and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
- Place kale, blackberries, cherries, vanilla almond milk, cashew butter, cinnamon, and honey into a NutriBullet blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- Coconut milk or soy milk can be substituted for the almond milk and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 454mgCarbohydrates: 116gFiber: 14gSugar: 76gProtein: 24g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Nutribullet blenders are designed for ease of use. With a compact design and simple mechanism, users typically just need to fill the blending cup with ingredients, twist on the blade attachment, and press or twist the cup onto the base to blend. Cleaning is also straightforward, as many parts are dishwasher safe.
Yes, cinnamon is beneficial due to its rich antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been linked to various health benefits, including improved blood sugar control, reduced heart disease risk factors, and potential neuroprotective effects. Additionally, cinnamon has antimicrobial properties and can aid in digestion. However, it’s essential to differentiate between Ceylon cinnamon (often referred to as “true” cinnamon) and Cassia cinnamon, as the latter contains higher amounts of coumarin, which can be harmful in large doses.
More NutriBullet Smoothie Recipes
→ If you liked this delicious Blackberry Cherry Cashew smoothie, try more of our popular favorites on our NutriBullet Smoothie Recipes page.