Green Apple Smoothie

4.99 from 54 votes

This green apple smoothie is packed full of apples, spinach, and bananas. It's the perfect, nutritious way to start your day.

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Green Apple Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are a great way to quickly whip up a nutritious breakfast you can eat on-the-go! This healthy green apple smoothie is one of my favorites. An apple a day, right?

I'm always thankful for a quick breakfast on busy mornings. Plus there's endless possibilities with smoothie flavors, so I never get burnt out!

Some of my favorite smoothies are chocolate banana smoothies, pineapple smoothies and of course this green apple smoothie.

This delicious drink is extra good in the fall when apples are in season. But I'll make it any time of year because it's almost like candy in smoothie form, and I never turn down candy!

metal spoons are added to green smoothies in glass cups.

Why I Love This Recipe

This easy smoothie recipe will quickly become one of your favorites. Apples are easy to keep on hand, and the rest of these healthy ingredients are probably already in your fridge and freezer.

Here's why I love this green apple smoothie:

  • It only has five ingredients, so it's easy to throw together when you're still half asleep in the mornings.
  • An apple spinach banana smoothie is kid-friendly and packed with vitamins and minerals. Apples are a great source of Vitamin C, so you can use this smoothie as an immune system booster for your family.
  • Green apple smoothies are perfect for a midday pick-me-up in place of that afternoon cup of coffee.
  • This green smoothie recipe is perfect to use as a detox smoothie!
ingredients for green apple smoothies on a marble countertop

Ingredients

This green apple smoothie only requires five simple ingredients:

  • almond milk: I recommend using unsweetened almond milk, but any almond milk or dairy-free milk (like coconut milk) will work great!
  • green apple: A Granny Smith apple is the most commonly used variation of green apple, but any type of green apple would taste delicious.
  • fresh spinach: Frozen spinach works fine, but you might not need a full 2 cups. You can also use fresh kale or any other leafy greens you'd prefer.
  • frozen pineapple: I like to buy frozen fruit in bulk! It's cheaper and will last for a while in my freezer.
  • frozen banana: You can either buy these in the freezer section at your local grocery store, or freeze your own bananas when you have extras that you'd like to keep from going bad.

Substitutions

Green apples add a tartness to this smoothie, but if you want to make this with red apples, feel free. You may not want to add an additional sweetener though because red apples are sweeter.

Feel free to use any kind of milk for this recipe. Coconut milk, oat milk or almond milk would all be delicious.

two green apple smoothies on a wooden board

Smoothie Mix-Ins

Feel free to customize this smoothie however you want! Here's a few great additions:

To add more natural sweetness to your smoothie, throw in a bit of maple syrup or honey. Even some medjool dates would taste great!

Add a scoop of collagen or your favorite protein powder to up the protein content of this healthy smoothie recipe. Chia seeds or flax seeds are another great addition.

If you'd like to make a thicker smoothie, you can add a scoop or two of greek yogurt to the mix. See more tips for making a smoothie thicker (or thinner).

I like adding a little bit of granola to mine for some crunch. This smoothie also works as a green smoothie bowl. Pair it with a slice of Air Fryer Egg Toast and you have a complete breakfast.

How to Make a Green Apple Smoothie

Making this smoothie is super easy! Let's take it step-by-step with pictures:

almond milk in a blender pitcher
green apples and almond milk in a blender.

First, pour your almond milk, or milk of choice to your blender.

Hot Tip: I recommend using a high-powered blender (affiliate) like a Vitamix blender for the best results.

Add in the cored and sliced green apple first. If you don't have an apple corer, here's a few ways you can core an apple without one.

bananas are added to the blender.
spinach is added to the blender.

Then add the frozen pineapple and frozen banana, and top with the fresh, washed spinach.

Blend everything together until smooth, about five minutes.

Pour your creamy smoothie into glasses, or a travel mug to take it on the go. Enjoy!

a blender pouring a green smoothie into a glass.

Madison's Pro Smoothie Tip:

To make sure you are maxing out your blender's capabilities to yield a smoothie with a great and delicious consistency, always load up your blender pitcher in the following order:

  1. liquids first
  2. then soft fruits or vegetables
  3. then greens
  4. then frozen fruits and ice
  5. any powders on top

This healthy green apple smoothie calls for frozen banana. You can stock up on those by freezing your fresh bananas before they go bad! Here's some tips and tricks on how to freeze bananas.

FAQ

Are green apple smoothies good?

When green apples are used in a smoothie, they bring a tart and sweet flavor to the smoothie. They are delicious when mixed with other fruits.

What fruits go with green apples?

Green apples go well with all kinds of fruits. They are great in a fruit salad with berries and oranges or in a smoothie with pineapple and banana.

Will a green smoothie keep overnight?

Smoothies can keep overnight if stored covered in the fridge. Settling and discoloration may occur. Shake it up in a mason jar or re-blend it in the blender.
You can also pour leftover smoothie into an ice cube tray and keep it in the freezer, then add the cubes to the blender with milk or juice to make it a smoothie again.

a green apple cut in half next to two smoothies

More Apple Recipes

If you've got an overabundance of apples, here's some great recipe to use them in:

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Did you make this recipe?

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granola on top of a green smoothie with a copper straw

Green Apple Smoothie

Packed full of apples, spinach, and bananas, this green apple smoothie is the perfect, nutritious way to start your day. This recipe can easily be halved for one or doubled for the whole family.
4.99 from 54 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 smoothies
Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 green apple cored and sliced
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 frozen banana about ½ cup if sliced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach

Instructions

  • Add almond milk, apple slices, spinach, frozen pineapple and frozen banana to your high speed blender.
  • Blend together until smooth, about five minutes.
  • Pour green apple smoothie into glasses.

Notes

Feel free to customize this smoothie however you want! Here's a few great additions:
To add more natural sweetness to your smoothie, throw in a bit of maple syrup or honey. Even 1-2 pitted medjool dates would taste great!
Add a scoop of collagen or your favorite protein powder to up the protein content of this healthy smoothie recipe. Chia seeds or flax seeds are another great addition.
If you'd like to make a thicker smoothie, you can add a scoop or two of greek yogurt to the mix. See more tips for making a smoothie thicker (or thinner).
A little bit of granola adds some crunch. This smoothie also works as a green smoothie bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 16ounces | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 34mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 35g
4.99 from 54 votes (54 ratings without comment)

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