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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!

green apple smoothie in glass jar with apples, avocados and spinach surrounding it.
Table of Contents
  1. Apple Smoothie Ingredients
  2. Tips for Blending Apples
  3. Green Apple Smoothie FAQs
  4. More Apple Recipes
  5. Green Apple Smoothie Recipe

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.

ingredients for an apple smoothie including spinach, pineapple, banana, green apple and 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.


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 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 is the natural sweetener this apple smoothie. Bananas contain pectin and low-glycemic sugars, so they won’t 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. They’re 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. It’s a tasty way to enjoy a nutrition-packed snack.

blender full of green smoothie surrounded by fresh produce on a kitchen counter.

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.

green apple smoothie in a jar with a metal straw and some floral garnish.

Green Apple Smoothie FAQs

What fruits go well with green apples?

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!

2 jars of green smoothie surrounded by fresh produce.

More 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:

Don’t forget to leave a rating + review to let me know how this smoothie turned out for you!

4.52 from 100 votes

Green Apple Smoothie

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.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 1


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 apple green, cored
  • ½ banana peeled
  • ¼ avocado
  • ¼ cup pineapple frozen
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional
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  • Place water, spinach and apple in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add banana, avocado and pineapple. Blend until creamy.



  • 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 1/4 cup frozen cauliflower.
  • Turn this into a meal replacement by adding in my protein powder recipe.


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
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  1. This is my favorite so far! The thickness makes you feel full longer. It also tastes great!

  2. Thank you for another green smoothie recipe! This one is a very soft in taste because of the apple I think. But I liked it!! Go go greens!!!

  3. 5 stars
    I was a little dubious of this recipe with a whole green apple in it, but was surprised by how much I loved it. Perhaps my favorite so far. That said, I think I would take half the peel off the apple as I did have a bit of apple peel grittiness. I also liked how thick it turned out – it felt very substantial.

  4. Honestly, even though this was my least favorite green smoothie so far, I am having a great time experimenting with different ingredients – it opens up lots of opportunities for times when you might not have your “go-to” smoothie ingredients available.

    1. I love to hear that, Miki! Playing around with ingredients can really help you decide what you like/don’t like.

  5. Had a migraine all day yesterday, so I didn’t do much of anything, but I wasn’t going to skip my drink, and I’m glad I didn’t, because I know it helped me a lot. I wasn’t sure about the apple and avocado, because I’ve never used them in a drink, and I wasn’t sure if the apple would blend well, but like all the other drinks so far, it was great! I freeze my greens and fruit so that they last longer, and my drinks are slushy and yummy, and the only thing that wasn’t frozen was the apple and avocado, and this drink turned out sooo good. I even held it to my forehead to help my migraine when I wasn’t sipping, so double bonus!

    1. I hope your migraine didn’t last too long, Dan! Glad you didn’t let it stop you!

  6. 5 stars
    Very filling! Tasty, not too sweet, but still good! Added one serving of homemade protein powder and 1-tsp pHresh greens. Possibly, why I felt energized throughout the day and didn’t feel hungry until dinner.

  7. 2 stars
    I’m so happy to read all the positive comments about this smoothie. I didn’t hate it, but I don’t think that I will add this particular one to my rotation. I’m thankful for the health benefits behind such powerhouse ingredients, but for me – I’m not a fan of that gritty, apple-saucy texture from the apple. I even swapped the water with a cup of cashew milk for a mere 25 extra calories, but the gritty texture from the apple – though creamier – was still there for me. It’s okay – We’re not going to love them all as much as others! Rawk on!!

  8. What a great idea to put a green apple in a smoothie! Sweet, creamy and delicious again A winning recipe!