This simple Green Apple Smoothie with Spinach is the perfect blender drink. It is creamy, satisfying, and so delicious! This recipe is vegetarian, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free.

green apple smoothie served in glass and topped with chia seeds

The best combination of sweet and tart – this smoothie is the morning energy boost you’ve been searching for! Apple, banana, pineapple, chia seeds, and baby spinach are blended together for a refreshing smoothie packed full of feel-good nutrients.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This healthy green smoothie packs in nutrients without all the added sugars of a premade or store-bought smoothie. The only additional sugar is from the vanilla yogurt while premade smoothies are oftentimes made with sugar-laden smoothie bases and juices.
  • It’s just as delicious dairy-free. Simply substitute your favorite plant based yogurt in place of the vanilla yogurt in the recipe.
  • Smoothies make an easy on-the-go breakfast. If I know I will need to dash out the door first thing in the morning I like to make this smoothie for breakfast. It’s done in 7 minutes – if that!

Key Ingredients

Unsweetened almond milk has a mild flavor and creamy consistency which makes it a perfect liquid base for a healthy smoothie. You can sub in your favorite plant milk or whole milk if you prefer. Either work great.

Vanilla yogurt makes an excellent addition to smoothies when you’re looking for a creamy texture. The yogurt also includes natural probiotics and a nice amount of protein. Use dairy-free yogurt to make this recipe vegan.

Green apples have a tart and refreshing flavor that pair perfectly with the sweetness of pineapple and banana.

Frozen banana works twofold – it sweetens the smoothie and thickens it up nicely.

Frozen pineapple is one of my favorite additions to smoothies. It’s tropical flavor and natural sweetness make this smoothie very refreshing. Pineapple is also high in Vitamin C.

Chia seeds pack a nutritional punch with fiber, protein, heart-healthy fat, manganese, and magnesium.

Baby spinach have delicate leaves and a mild flavor which makes them perfect for green smoothies. Spinach and other leafy greens may help prevent cancer and improve your eye health among many other benefits.

Ice cubes thicken up the smoothie just a bit more for the perfect thickness.

ingredients for a green apple smoothie

Recipe Steps

Step One

In the base of a high speed blender, combine all the ingredients starting with the milk.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

how to make a green apple smoothie

Step Two

Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is thick and creamy.

Step Three

Serve immediately.

Pouring a smoothie into a cup

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can find frozen pineapple niblets or frozen chunks in the freezer section of your grocery store.
  • To make this recipe a meal replacement, consider adding 1-2 scoops of your favorite unsweetened protein powder. See my list of the best healthy protein powders.
  • Use a good blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix to ensure that it gets really creamy.
  • Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • If you don’t like or have almond milk on hand, you can also use dairy milk, cashew milk, coconut water, coconut milk, soy milk, or oat milk.
  • If you prefer this smoothie to be sweeter, you can add a small amount of honey or maple syrup to add a bit of sweetness.
two servings of smoothie on a table

FAQs

Do I have to use a frozen banana?

Yes, for this recipe it is best to use a frozen banana as it thickens up the smoothie. Simply peel the banana, cut it into chunks, and place it into a small freezer bag (see my full guide on how to freeze bananas). Freeze it overnight or up to three months.

Can I use red apples in this smoothie?

Yes but green apples are more acidic with a tarter flavor and red apples have a sweet flavor so the overall taste of the smoothie will be slightly different.

picture of the smoothie up close

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green apple smoothie in two glasses

Green Apple Smoothie


Description

This simple Green Apple Smoothie with Spinach is the perfect blender drink. It is creamy, satisfying, and so delicious! This recipe is vegetarian, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (use plant-based yogurt for dairy-free diets)
  • 1 green apple, cored and cut into quarters
  • 1 frozen ripe banana, broken in half
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple niblets or frozen chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or flax seeds
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the milk, yogurt, apple, banana, pineapple, chia seeds, spinach, and ice cubes.
  2. Blend on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is fully blended and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. You can find frozen pineapple niblets or frozen chunks in the freezer section of your grocery store.
  2. To make this recipe a meal replacement, consider adding 1-2 scoops of your favorite unsweetened protein powder.
  3. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: apple smoothie, vegan apple smoothie, apple and greens smoothie

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