Our apple spinach smoothie recipe is a healthy, delicious blend of sweet fruits and veg. There are bananas, apples, spinach, and mint.
Is Apple Spinach Smoothie Healthy?
Yes! Our apple spinach smoothie blends together several nutritious ingredients: apple, banana, spinach, and milk. Vitamin C, E, K, B1, B6, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and many other nutrients can be found in various amounts.
The fruits are also naturally sweet and flavorful, so there’s no need for additional sweeteners. Drinks like this make it easy to control your added sugar intake.
Calorie-wise, each serving of this apple spinach smoothie recipe gives you about 136, which is within our calorie suggestion for beverages.
Our apple spinach smoothie recipe calls for spinach, banana, milk, mint, and two types of apples:
Using only red apples and bananas can make the smoothie too sweet, so we threw in some tart green apples as well. You can tweak the ratio so it fits you, but remember to maintain the overall weight, which is 22 ounces worth of fruits.
After the spinach is given a quick rinse, you need to slice off the stems. This fibrous part is best reserved for stir-fries or casseroles rather than smoothies.
We used whole milk, though if you prefer, you can substitute in any other type of milk (to include plant-based alternatives). Opting for skimmed milk or half-and-half is also a nice way to consume fewer calories.
What Greens Are Best for Smoothies?
We often blend kale, spinach, and celery with our fruits. We think other greens like lettuce, broccoli, and Swiss chard are best saved for salads, but don’t be afraid to experiment.
If you’re short on ideas, start your journey with these delicious green smoothies:
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Refreshing & nutritious smoothie made with apple, spinach and natural yogurt.