Our green apple smoothie recipe creates a sweet, tart drink with a distinct green apple flavor. This smoothie is chock-full of taste and nutrition, perfect for anyone trying to start a healthy diet or simply add extra nutrients to their daily intake.
Benefits of Green Apple Smoothie
The combination of ingredients in this green apple smoothie is not only delicious but also nutrient-rich. Each fruit and veggie provides its own health advantages.
Green apples are rich in fiber, aiding digestion and helping you to stay satiated. In addition, they are a rich source of vitamins A and C.
Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple, helps combat inflammation in the gut and body. In a research conducted in 2014, children who consumed pineapple for nine weeks had nearly four times as many disease-fighting white blood cells as children who did not consume pineapple.
In this recipe, green apples, pineapple, spinach, lemon juice, and honey are blended to create a lip-smacking and vitamin-rich smoothie. Plus, it’s simple to prepare.
Our smoothie begins with green apples for a hint of tartness. You will need about two medium-size apples of your favorite variety. The addition of ripe pineapple and honey provides sweetness, balancing out the tartness of the green apple.
Spinach is our green of choice for most apple smoothies. This leafy green is delicate and light in flavor. Plus, the spinach imparts a beautiful shade of green.
You can try alternative greens like kale and chard. However, they should be combined with sweet fruits and other flavor enhancers to hide their bitterness.
This green apple smoothie requires a liquid such as orange juice or pineapple juice to combine the fruits and greens. This is the secret to thinning out a green smoothie and ensuring a silky texture.
Finally, we add chia seeds for a unique crunch and mint leaves for a refreshing finale.
Should Apples Be Peeled for Smoothies?
Apple peels are typically extremely thin, making them easy to combine. Additionally, apple peels contain certain beneficial nutrients. If you leave the apple skin on, you will receive more of the apple’s nutrients than if you remove it.
However, if you include entire apples with their skins in a smoothie, you will likely detect flecks of peel floating around. As you drink, you might also taste something slightly sour and waxy coming from the apple peel.
So, whether or not you should peel your apple depends on how sensitive you are to the flavor and texture.
Storing and freezing Green Apple Smoothie
We suggest dividing any leftovers into separate Ziploc bags and storing them in the refrigerator or freezer. The smoothie can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 – 3 days and in the freezer for 3 months.
When thirsty for a refreshing drink, simply blend the frozen smoothie to the desired consistency.
Green Apple Smoothie Recipe
This green apple smoothie recipe makes a delicious drink packed with nutritious fruits and veggies. It is a healthy and satisfying breakfast or snack.
prep TIME 10 mins
total TIME 10 mins
COURSE Drinks, Smoothie
CALORIES 119 kcal
8 ozgreen apples cubed
4 ozpineapple sliced
1 cuporange juice
2 ozspinach leaves
0.5 tbspchia seeds
8 mint leaves
Peel the apples and cut into cubes.
Peel the pineapple, remove the core and cut into slices.
Cut the spinach leaves, stems removed.
Blend the smoothie: Put 2 cups ice, 8 oz green apples, 4 oz pineapple, 1 cup orange juice, 2 oz spinach leaves, and 2 tbsp honey into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Serve the smoothie: Pour the drink into serving glasses. Sprinkle 1/2 tbsp chia seeds and garnish with mint leaves. Serve the drink immediately.
Green Apple Smoothie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 119Calories from FDA
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Vitamin A 1555IU
Vitamin C 49mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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