This nutritious Apple Smoothie is flavorful and refreshing. Packed with fruit and a serving of greens, this is the perfect way to start your day!
Apple Smoothie Recipe
September is one of my favorite months of the year. I spend it making Apple Dumplings, Apple Crisp and Pumpkin Muffins on repeat. I have waited a long summer for this season and I always ring in autumn in full force. In an effort to balance out all of the desserts and baked goods, I also like to use fall produce to make something healthy, like this refreshing Apple Smoothie!
Why we love this recipe!
- Lots of fruit and veggies make this apple smoothie a healthy snack or breakfast.
- It uses simple, fresh ingredients.
- Kids absolutely love it – grown-ups, too!
How To Make An Apple Smoothie
- Liquid: The liquid for this Apple Smoothie is a combination of apple juice and water. The apple juice imparts a sweet apple flavor throughout the smoothie.
- Fruit: This smoothie contains a combination of apples, frozen pineapple and frozen banana. You can use sweet or tart apples. I’ve made it both ways and they’re equally delicious.
- Greens: My favorite leafy green to add to smoothies is fresh baby spinach. The flavor is mild and does not come through at all. Spinach adds a beautiful shade of green and an extra boost of nutrients to this smoothie. You can also swap the spinach for another leafy green of your choice (like kale), just be aware that some greens have a strong flavor.
- To make this smoothie, layer the ingredients in your blender, liquids first, then solids and process until smooth. If it appears too thick, add a splash of water or apple juice and blend it again.
Do You Have to Peel Apples for a Smoothie?
As long as you’re using a high powered blender, you do not need to peel your apples first. Simply core and cut the apple into large chunks and your blender will do the rest of the work.
If you do not have a high powered blender, you can peel your apples before adding them to the blender.
Can You Freeze Apples?
Yes! If you want to plan ahead, you can store cored and roughly chopped apples in the freezer. Pop them into the blender straight from the freezer. You most likely will not need to add ice if your apples are frozen, as the smoothie should be plenty thick.
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- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1 cup water
- 1 heaping cup fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup chopped apple (sweet or tart) about 1 medium-sized apple
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 small frozen banana
- Handful of ice optional
- Chia seeds to garnish, optional
- Place the ingredients in a blender, liquid first, then solids. Process until smooth and combined. Sprinkle with chia seeds, if desired. Enjoy immediately.