Green Apple Smoothie

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Get your glow on with this creamy, tropical Green Apple Smoothie. A blend of spinach, green apple, avocado, banana and pineapple is just what your body needs for an energizing boost. I love that this green smoothie is packed with nutritious fruits and veggies for a healthy and satisfying breakfast or snack.

You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Apple Smoothie Ingredients

I love the variety of ingredients in this green smoothie. Each one has a unique purpose whether is fiber, vitamins, minerals, sweetener or healthy fat. When swapping ingredients, I always try to find a swap that can help replace the right nutrients that I’m removing. For example, if you swap out avocado, add in two tablespoons of hemp hearts or chia seeds to also replace the healthy fats.

Avocado

Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids, which help keep your heart healthy and your skin hydrated. Avocados also contain potassium, fiber and B vitamins. Healthy fats help break down the natural sugars in this smoothie and will keep you from having a sugar crash.

Spinach

I added a cup of nutrient-rich spinach to this smoothie. Spinach is a great source of iron and folate and is naturally low in calories. It’s also high in immune-boosting vitamin C, and the potent antioxidants in spinach promote collagen production for healthy skin. Did you know it also contains calcium and vitamin K for strong bones? Boom!

Pineapple

Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which helps fight inflammation in the gut and body. In a 2014 study, children who ate pineapple for nine weeks had almost four times more disease-fighting white blood cells than children not fed pineapple.

Banana

Banana naturally sweetens this apple smoothie. Bananas contain pectin and low-glycemic sugars, so they wont cause your blood sugar to spike. You can use either fresh or frozen bananas.

If you are worried about the natural sugars in bananas, the greener they are the less sugar they contain!

Green Apple

Green apples have a high fiber content to fill you up and keep things moving. Theyre also a rich source of vitamins A and C. While green apples have slightly less sugar than red apples, you can easily swap in the apple of your choice.

Glow from the inside out with this healthy green apple spinach smoothie. Its a tasty way to enjoy a nutrition-packed snack.

Tips for Blending Apples

With a powerful blender, there’s no need to peel the apple. Simply core the apple and blend until smooth. If you’re using a non-high-powered blender then be sure to core then peel and finely dice the apple for best results.

You may also find an ‘applesauce’ texture with this smoothie if not using a high-powered blender. The avocado helps with a creamier result yet feel free to blend this apple smoothie a bit longer to achieve the smooth texture you want.

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Green Apple Smoothie FAQs

What fruits go well with green apples?

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I pair tart green apples with banana, avocado and pineapple in this smoothie recipe. The pineapple and banana are sweet to balance out the tart apple, and the banana helps make a creamy smoothie vs a gritty one that sometimes results in blending apples.

How do you make a green apple smoothie?

Depending on the power of your blender, you can either core an apple and toss it in, or core and peel it before blending. I like blending the leafy greens, liquid and apple first, then adding the remaining ingredients and blending a second time. This way everything is chopped up as much as possible for a silky smooth drink.

Are green apples detoxifying?

Green apples eaten with the peel on are loaded with fiber and therefore help kick the metabolism in high gear. I use green apples in my cleanse guides as they are lower in sugar and high in fiber. Also, they’re delicious!

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Green Apple Smoothie

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Tangy green apple, creamy avocado, sweet pineapple. This refreshing apple smoothie makes for great pre-workout fuel or a splendid mid-afternoon plant-based pick-me-up.
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Plant-Based, Vegan
Keyword gluten free recipe, green smoothie recipe, spring recipe, winter recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 255kcal
Author Jen Hansard

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 apple green, cored
  • ½ banana peeled
  • ¼ avocado
  • ¼ cup pineapple frozen

Instructions

  • Place water, spinach and apple in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add banana, avocado and pineapple. Blend until creamy.

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Notes

  • For added convenience, look for frozen avocado, banana and spinach in the freezer section of most grocery stores.
  • If green apples are hard to find, use yellow or light red.
  • To lower the natural sugar, swap banana for ¼ cup frozen cauliflower.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 3046IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg

Healthy Apple Recipes

Now that you’ve got apples in your kitchen, why not whip up more delicious plant-based treats? Aside from an apple smoothie, here are a few other recipes I think you’ve got to try:

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