“Wow … so much awesomeness in this one! It takes a little longer to make, but it’s delicious and has so many unique nutrients that may not typically be on your menu.”~ Allie
Spring Into Spring, a popular NutriBullet smoothie recipe, is a heart-healthy cholesterol-crushing smoothie that is absolutely packed with essential nutrients and cell-replenishing antioxidants. Tangy and tart from the goji berries and pineapple, in a creamy cashew butter and coconut milk base, with just a hint of spicy arugula. Usher in the season with this good-for-you drink and watch your body bloom!
Everything You Need
The NutriBullet Spring Into Spring smoothie ingredients are:
- coconut milk
- cashew butter
- goji berries
- hemp seeds
Arugula – Arugula is a nutrient-dense peppery tasting cruciferous leafy green that originates from the Mediterranean. Its bitter taste comes from glucosinolates, beneficial plant compounds that have been show to protect against breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer.
Pineapples – Pineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.
Spinach – Spinach has long been a major staple of healthy eating. It is loaded with important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A producing carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K1, calcium, folic acid, and iron. Studies have shown that the regular addition of spinach to one’s diet can help improve eye health, promote heart health, boost immune function, and make bones stronger.
Coconut Milk – Coconut milk, produced by mixing coconut meat with water, has recently become a popular alternative to traditional cow’s milk. It is highly caloric, but offers significant levels of manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, and selenium. Coconut milk also contains medium-chain triglycerides that have been show to lower LDL cholesterol levels.
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.
Goji Berries – Goji berries have recently come into superfood fashion due to their abundant antioxidant profile and powerful medicinal qualities. Just one serving (5 tablespoons) provides a staggering 500% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A and significant amounts of vitamin C and iron. Goji berries are best known for their ability to promote immune function and support healthy vision.
Hemp Seeds – Hemp seeds are nutrient rich, loaded with healthy fats, and extremely high in plant-based protein. They contain significant amounts of the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, and high amounts of the amino acid arginine. Hemp seeds are known to reduce the risk of heart disease, fight inflammation, and provide relief from skin disorders such as eczema.
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 Spring Into Spring Smoothie
The Nutribullet Spring Into Spring smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place arugula, pineapple, spinach, coconut milk, cashew butter, goji berries, and hemp seeds 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.
Almond milk or soy milk can be substituted for the coconut milk and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
Kale can be substituted for the spinach without significantly changing the flavor profile.
- Place arugula, pineapple, spinach, unsweetened coconut milk, cashew butter, goji berries, and hemp seeds 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, 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.
- Almond milk or soy milk can be substituted for the coconut milk and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
- Kale can be substituted for the spinach without significantly changing the flavor profile.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 88gSaturated Fat: 66gUnsaturated Fat: 17gSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 4gSugar: 17gProtein: 17g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Arugula’s distinctive peppery taste is primarily due to the presence of compounds known as glucosinolates. When chewed or crushed, these glucosinolates are broken down into isothiocyanates, which are responsible for the sharp, spicy flavor characteristic of arugula. This flavor profile is a defense mechanism for the plant, deterring pests and herbivores. The intensity of the peppery taste can vary depending on the arugula’s maturity and growing conditions, with younger leaves generally being milder and older leaves more pungent.
More NutriBullet Smoothie Recipes
→ If you liked this delicious Spring Into Spring smoothie, try more of our popular favorites on our NutriBullet Smoothie Recipes page.