Apple Smoothie with Spinach Recipe

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Apple Smoothie Recipe

This creamy and nutritious Apple Smoothie with Spinach is the perfect way to start the day.

It’s made with just a few simple ingredients, including apples, bananas (or yogurt), baby spinach leaves (you can’t even taste them), lemon juice, and water. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and it’s a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables.

Plus, it comes together in just a few minutes, so it’s perfect for anyone who needs something healthy and quick.

Apple smoothie with spinach, lemon and banana by elizabeth rider

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Red Apple: You’ll need 1 medium red apple, cored and seeds removed, peel left on, and cut into 2-inch chunks to make it easier on your blender. Apples are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. They also contain antioxidants that can help protect your cells from damage.
  • 1 Small Banana: You’ll need 1 peeled banana to make your Apple Spinach Smoothie extra creamy. If you’re not a fan of bananas, you can replace them with your preferred yogurt. Also, if you like a creamier smoothie, use a frozen banana! Bananas are a good source of potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. They also contain fiber, which can help you feel full.
  • Baby Spinach Leaves: Put in about 2 handfuls (2 loose cups) of fresh baby spinach leaves. Baby spinach is tender and a little sweeter than mature spinach leaves. The apple, banana and lemon mask the taste of the spinach, so it’s a great way to get your greens if you don’t love the taste of raw greens. Spinach is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K. It also contains folate, magnesium, and iron. Spinach is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your cells from damage.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: For this Apple Spinach Smoothie recipe, you’ll need the juice of 1/2 a lemon. That’s about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, but you can add more if you like your smoothie to be on the sour side. Fresh lemon juice is a good source of enzymes, vitamin C, and antioxidants. It can also help boost your immune system and improve digestion. I don’t recommend using bottled lemon juice in smoothies as it’s usually just citric acid mixed with water and lemon flavor and doesn’t have the same health benefits of fresh lemon juice.
  • Water: You’ll need 1.5 cups of filtered water, but you can add more during the blending process if needed. If your banana isn’t frozen, I like to add 5-6 ice cubes to this smoothie, too. Use almond milk (or your preferred milk) if you want to make this apple smoothie extra creamy.
  • (Optional) Honey: If your apple isn’t sweet, add 1-2 teaspoons of raw honey to sweeten your smoothie. Raw honey is full of enzymes and beneficial nutrients.

This recipe is flexible, so feel free to add your preferred smoothie ingredients, like protein powder, or you can use your preferred milk instead of water to make it extra creamy.

If you like your smoothie to be thick, add more banana or yogurt, but if you like it thinner, add more ice, milk, or water.

Check out the printable recipe card below for the recipe and detailed instructions.

Apple smoothie recipe with spinach, lemon and banana by elizabeth rider

How To Make an Apple Smoothie with Spinach

  1. Pour all the liquid ingredients into the blender first. This keeps the ingredients from jamming in the bottom of your blender.
  2. Add the apples, banana, spinach, and lemon juice.
  3. Blend all the ingredients on high in a high-speed blender until smooth.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Tips:

  • You can add other ingredients to your smoothie, such as protein powder, yogurt, or honey.
  • You can use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit to make your smoothie thicker.
  • You can adjust the amount of water to your liking.

If you want to try more smoothie recipes, you should definitely check these out:

Prep Time

5 minutes.

All you need to do to make this Apple Smoothie is prepare the ingredients and blend them.

Storing

You can store your Apple Smoothie in the fridge for up to 24 hours in an airtight container. Learn more about how to save a smoothie for later here.

Yield

This Apple Smoothie recipe makes 1 serving, but double the amount if needed.

If you want something tasty without compromising nutrition or spending too much time in the kitchen, here’s how to whip up this awesome Apple Smoothie with Spinach.

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Apple Smoothie Recipe

Apple Smoothie with Spinach Recipe

  • Author: Elizabeth Rider
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Apple Smoothie with Spinach is made with just a few simple ingredients, including apples, bananas, spinach, lemon juice, and water. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and it’s a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 medium red apple, cored and seeds removed, peel left on, and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 peeled banana (preferably frozen)
  • 2 handfuls (2 loose cups) of fresh baby spinach leaves
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1.5 cups of filtered water
  • Optional: 1-2 teaspoons of honey, if needed for sweetness

Instructions

  1. Pour all the liquid ingredients into the blender first. This keeps the ingredients from jamming in the bottom of your blender.
  2. Add the apples, banana, spinach, and lemon juice.
  3. Blend all the ingredients on high in a high-speed blender until smooth.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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