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Today we are making an Apple Spinach Smoothie Recipe. Just like my other recipes, it is easy to make. Healthy, delicious and full of flavor.

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If you like Green Smoothies as much as I do, make our Spinach Pineapple Smoothie Recipe or Healthy Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe. These smoothies are delicious and made with simple ingredients.

These green smoothies are healthy as I prefer not to add any other sweeteners to my green smoothies. I want to keep them to be as natural and healthy as possible.

What are Green Smoothies?

Spinach Apple smoothie are healthy smoothies. They are packed full of vitamins plus they are easy to make, gluten free and dairy free.  Generally they are green because of spinach or kale that is mixed into the smoothie.

I like to blend spinach with varies of fruit that balances out the bitter flavor of spinach. This way it does not taste like I’m drinking spinach juice.  Green smoothies are a great way to get all the nutrients of veggies without having to eat a ton of them!

Ingredients:

Bowl of fresh spinach, flax seeds, green apple, banana, ice
  • Spinach – I use Baby Spinach
  • Cold Water
  • Ground Flax Seed (optional)
  • Green Apple
  • Banana – This can be a fresh banana or frozen banana.
  • Ice

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Variation Ideas:

  • If you would like this apple smoothie recipe to be creamier, add ½ cup of either milk, almond milk, soy milk or coconut milk. Greek Yogurt is also a great addition.
  • You can use Kale instead of Spinach if you prefer. I find that kale does not blend as easily but will give you tons of nutrients.
  • Sometimes, I add a little lemon juice as well to change things up on this recipe. We have even added in honey, maple syrup and orange juice for added flavor.
  • Add in any of your favorite frozen fruit. I love adding frozen pineapple and frozen mango to this smoothie as well.
  • You can use chia seeds instead of the flax seed to your smoothie if you prefer to still keep your fiber. Add in hemp hearts for even more added healthy benefits.
  • Protein powder is also a great addition if you are wanting more protein.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – First in a blender, place the water and spinach and blend until smooth. Add in flax seed for more fiber now if you choose. I usually run it twice to get it nice and smooth.
  • Step 2 – Then add in the banana, the cut up apple, and ice. Blend until smooth.
Adding the smoothie ingredients in a blender cup
  • Step 3 – If your smoothie is too thin, add more ice cubes and blend until the smoothie is the consistency that you prefer.
  • Step 4 – Then serve it immediately while it’s still cold.

Recipe Tips:

  • Blending Smoothie – Add in ingredients in the right amount. This ensures that the smoothie has the right texture.
  • Adding Ice – Add in ice to create a thicker texture. It may not mix well if to much ice is added. You may need to add water to thin it out.
Green Smoothie in a mason jar with a striped straw with slice bananas

How to Make Smoothie Packs:

Making smoothie packs makes morning time easier. These easy steps will save you time and money.

  • Pick your favorite fruit and place in quart size freezer bags.
  • When making the smoothie packs, you will not add in liquid.
  • Place packs in freezer.
  • When ready to make Smoothie Packs place the freezer bag contents and the liquid in the blender.
  • Blend fruit and liquid for a refreshing treat.
Green Smoothie in a mason jar with a striped straw

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Store leftover green apple smoothie in the freezer for up to 3 days.

Can you add Spinach to Smoothies?

Yes, you can easily add spinach to smoothies.  This is one of my favorite ways to make sure that I’m getting plenty of vegetables in my day. I can barely taste the spinach if it’s blended with the right fruit.

Should I Cook Spinach before putting it in a Sour Apple Smoothie?

I use raw spinach in my smoothies.  If you boil the spinach, you can cook out some of the nutrients. For this reason, I blend raw fruits and vegetables in my smoothies. This ensures that I’m getting as much nutrients as possible.

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Green Apple Smoothie recipe

5 from 9 votes
easy and healthy green smoothie recipe. This Apple Spinach Green Smoothie recipe is easy to make and packed with nutrients and flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Cuisine American
Course Beverage, Smoothie
Calories 125

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach (packed into the cups – smash as much as you can in there)
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed (optional)
  • 1 green apple peeled and cored and cut into chunks (this apple peeler is awesome!)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup ice optional
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Instructions

  • In a blender, place the water and spinach (add in flax seed for more fiber right now if you want) and blend until smooth. I usually run it twice to get it nice and smooth.
  • Add in the banana, cut up apple, and ice. Blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

This recipe delivers the sweetness of apples, and the banana is a must because it helps sweeten it and helps add a bit of creaminess to it.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 125kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 2g, Fat 1g, Sodium 26mg, Potassium 504mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 16g, Vitamin A 2900IU, Vitamin C 17.7mg, Calcium 44mg, Iron 1.3mg

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  1. Lisa says:

    Loving it! making veggies tasty to eat. Thank you

  2. Amanda says:

    Just wondering if frozen banana Wouk did be fine or does it have to be fresh? Thank you! Sounds delicious!