This Apple Spinach Smoothie is creamy, perfectly sweet, and filling. It’s made with simple, healthy ingredients and its packed with healthy fats and protein.
APPLE SPINACH SMOOTHIE
Did you know that apples and spinach are considered super foods?
And they just happen to be two of my favorite ingredients for smoothies, so of course I had to mix them together to make a apple spinach smoothie.
This apple spinach smoothie is packed with healthy ingredients and you can’t taste the spinach.
It’s smooth, creamy, and delicious and it makes the perfect breakfast smoothie or post workout smoothie.
I usually blend this apple spinach smoothie recipe up for both – but not in the same day.
This spinach apple smoothie can be made thicker by reducing the milk (or dairy-free milk) or by adding additional banana and/or some yogurt.
You can increase the almond milk, or dairy-free milk, if you like your smoothies on the thinner side.
If you like an icier apple spinach smoothie you can reduce or omit the banana, and increase the ice and milk.
You can use your milk of choice in this spinach apple smoothie recipe.
The great thing about this smoothie recipe is that it’s pretty versatile, so you can adjust the ingredients if needed, to your liking.
INGREDIENTS IN APPLE SPINACH AVOCADO SMOOTHIE
- milk (or dairy-free milk, we like almond milk)
- ice cubes
- apple (cored, but you don’t need to peel it)
- protein powder (optional)
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
Apple SPINACH BANANA SMOOTHIE
We like to add banana to this smoothie to make it a apple spinach banana smoothie, but you can leave out the banana if you want.
To keep the smooth, creamy texture you’ll want to replace the banana with something else like yogurt.
HOW TO TELL IF A BANANA IS RIPE
A banana is ripe if the stem no longer is green, it’s easy to peel, and it snaps off the stem easily.
I like bananas that have some brown spots, because they tend to be a little sweeter.
APPLE SPINACH SMOOTHIE ADD-INS:
-1 scoop of plain or vanilla protein powder
-½ teaspoon cinnamon
-1 tablespoon nut butter (almond, peanut, etc.)
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
Feel free to add in your favorite smoothie add-in ingredients.
TIPS FOR MAKING SMOOTHIES:
Always put the liquid into the blender first. This will help keep the blender from jamming up.
Omit the ice if you are using frozen ingredients, like a frozen chopped banana. Then add ice until you get your desired consistency.
If your smoothie calls for two or more types of fruit, don’t use all frozen fruit otherwise the liquid will freeze the fruit and the blender will jam up.
If you like a thinner smoothie, add more water, milk, or dairy-free milk.
If you like a thicker smoothie, add more fresh or frozen fruit or yogurt. Don’t add more ice.
For a sweeter smoothie, add additional sweet fruits or add a tablespoon of honey, agave, or maple syrup.
For this healthy smoothie recipe, you can use fresh or frozen banana in this apple spinach smoothie, or leave it out.
Just make sure to add in enough milk or dairy-free milk to get the smoothie consistency.
If you love simple smoothie recipes you'll want to make this Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie next.
Did you make this apple spinach smoothie? Please leave me a comment below letting me know what add-ins you included and what you thought.
- 1 cup milk (or dairy-free milk)
- 1 cup ice
- 2 cups spinach, packed
- 1 small apple cored and cut into chunks
- 1 small banana, cut into slices
- 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder (optional)
- Place all ingredients into the blender jar, in the order in which they are listed.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
- Always put the liquid into the blender first. This will help keep the blender from jamming up.
- Omit the ice if you are using frozen ingredients, like a frozen chopped banana. Then add ice until you get your desired consistency.
- If you like a thinner smoothie, add more water, milk, or dairy-free milk.
- If you like a thicker smoothie, add more fresh or frozen fruit or yogurt. Don’t add more ice.
- For a sweeter smoothie, add additional sweet fruits or add a tablespoon of honey, agave, or maple syrup.
Serving Size:16 0
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 8gSugar: 16gProtein: 23g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.