7.26.2020

Green Apple Smoothie

The perfect balance of tart + sweet is packed into this green apple smoothie. Feel free to swap in your fav type of apple and enjoy!

Green apple smoothie recipe

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. We love that this apple 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!

Ingredients for an apple smoothie recipe

Health benefits of this apple smoothie?

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.

Spinach

We 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!

Blending an apple smoothie

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 9 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 won’t cause your blood sugar to spike. You can use either fresh or frozen banana.

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.

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

How to make an apple smoothie

With a powerful blender, there’s no need to peel the apple. Simply core the apple and blend until smooth. With a smaller motor, core, peel and finely dice the apple for best results. If you’re ready for a high speed blender, check out our smoothie blender guide.

healthy apple smoothie recipe

Can you freeze apples for this smoothie?

Yes! Prepare the apples first by cutting and coring them. You can either leave the peel on or peel it. The peel contains pectin and fiber, so we leave the peel on. Make sure to discard the seeds. Place the cut apples on a parchment paper lined tray and freeze them for a few hours. Once frozen, transfer the apples to a resealable freezer bag. Add frozen apple slices or chunks straight to the blender for your green apple smoothie.

Healthy pineapple green smoothie with granny smith apples

More 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 gotta try:

Green apple smoothie recipe

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.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Blending Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Jen Hansard

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 green apple - cored
  • 1/2 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.

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
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  1. Renee says:

    Hi, been following for years, though I have not been very consistent I’m coming back.
    I just got the app, it would be nice though to have the Nutritional info on the App as well.
    Thanks and keep it up.

  2. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    Such a pretty, fun smoothie to drink!

  3. Sandra Webb says:

    5 stars
    Green Apple Smoothie was absolutely delicious! I love tart, it had the most creamiest texture, Home run!! will make it again. Btw doubled (2x) the recipe just for me!

  4. Pauline Williams says:

    5 stars
    First time for me, I used pineapple juice as I had no fresh ones, lime juice, no avocado and it was delicious, winner winner

  5. Rhonda says:

    5 stars
    Would give this a 10/10 if I could. Love this recipe. It was very light and refreshing. Definitely will be my go to from now on. I used coconut milk instead of water and frozen avocado, which made it thick and creamy.

  6. Lorelei says:

    5 stars
    Soooo good! Another winner I’ll add to my daily go to list!

  7. Eva Lemley says:

    5 stars
    Delicious and refreshing. I froze the apples as well.

  8. Diane V says:

    Can you develop smoothies that do not contain avocado or bananas? I can not eat these due to the natural latex that they contain. Almost all smoothie recipes have these two ingredients ☹️ Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Diane, some great banana/avocado substitutes are mango, papaya, pear, chia seeds, fresh dates, and nut butters. Some of these might be better suited for some recipes than others, depending on the other ingredients. 🙂

  9. Erin says:

    5 stars
    Such a vibrant green color. Can’t wait to try this. I’ve been making more smoothies with green apples lately so this is perfect.

  10. Erin Burd says:

    Love this. Cannot wait to try. Thank you for the great recipes and motivating emails. I would love a recipe that is chocolatey and helps with that need for a pint of ice cream before bed:)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      So glad you’re loving all the recipes, Erin. We have a bunch of tasty chocolate recipes, you’re sure to find one that satisfies your sweet tooth. Just type “chocolate” into the search bar on our Recipes page. My favorite is the Chocolate Covered Cherry Green Smoothie. 🙂

  11. Dani Mitchell says:

    5 stars
    I’m so glad you shared a lower sugar smoothie! This one looks so good and I might even swap out the banana to cut the sugar down more. Thanks Jen!

  12. Darlene Smith says:

    Does it matter what kind of apples I use? I don’t normally like green apples, so I was thinking of swapping them for gala but wasn’t sure if it would work.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Darlene, we love using green apples in this smoothie because they have a lower sugar content than other types of apples. If you prefer to use a different kind, you def can!

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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