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.
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. Check out our Kale Apple Smoothie Recipe for more details.
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
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.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.
look pretty and delicious, i love the pineapple in it.