Apple Smoothie Recipes Healthy Benefits & Nutrition



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Apples are crunchy and delicious, one of the most popular fruits around. And they have been around for centuries! Many of us know about Adam and Eve and that forbidden apple in the Garden of Eden. Apples have also appeared in Greek mythology, Heracles traveled to pick the golden apples off the Tree of Life in the Garden of the Hesperides, for part of his Twelve Labors. But there are no worries about apples being forbidden or only part of a hero’s journey. Today all of us can enjoy the fresh taste of an apple, year-round.

Apple Nutrients

Apples are high in fiber, and you’ll find many varieties of apples available to satisfy your taste for this fruit. They are also known as an excellent source for phytochemicals, which help keep people healthy. This may be one of the sources of the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples also have lots of antioxidants. Don’t neglect the apple skin, because a great deal of this antioxidant goodness exists in the peel. (So if you decide not to put that peel in your smoothie, it is well worth your while to consider is a healthy snack and eat it with the smoothie you are enjoying!). Wondering what variety of apples have the most antioxidants? According to LIVESTRONG.com, try the Red Delicious, Ida Red or the Northern Spy if antioxidants are a priority.

Adding Apple to Your Smoothie

It is easy to add apples to your smoothie. Most prefer to slice up their apples, removing the core and the seeds. The seeds actually have a very small amount of cyanide, and while you can eat them, they are considered mildly poisonous. If you’re going to add apples to your smoothie, consider getting organic apples. Apples are one of the “dirty dozen” that experts suggest you buy organic, because the residue of pesticide is much higher on this fruit. You can still buy apples at your local grocer, but try to wash them thoroughly before use and consider using fruit & vegetable wash to do so. Remember that different apples offer a different taste: the Golden Delicious apple is going to have a true sweetness to it, and the Granny Smith apple will also be sweet but have that wonderful tart taste that has made it so popular. Try one variety of apple in your favorite smoothie recipe and then try another variety to see if you like the difference, or consider blending two different types of apples. Yum!

Some of our favorite Apple Smoothie Recipes

Apples blends well with most fruits and have a subtle flavor so they play well with just about anything you want to add to your smoothie. Bananas make a great base for a apple smoothie. Add a good mix of fruits and veggies with your apple. Here is a recipe in particular to try.

Apple Kale Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces apple juice
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3/4 cup kale, leaves only
  • 1 small stalk celery
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 139
  • Fat 1g
  • Sat Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 36mg
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 35g
  • Sugar 21g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Calcium 79mg

Serving Size: One

Quick Nutrition Information about the Apple

An average size apple contains about 65 calories, 17g of carbohydrates, 13g of sugar, 0g of fat and 3g of dietary fiber. The apple has no saturated fasts, cholesterol and practically no sodium. It has lots of fiber and contains vitamin C.

Apple Smoothie Recipe Ideas

Below you can find all our smoothies in the Apple Smoothie category. Or you can click this link for all the smoothies tagged with apple.

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Green Machine Smoothie with Spinach, Grapes & Apple

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Thank you to Carolyn from Cookin’ for my Captain for graciously allowing us to post this green smoothie recipe. She provides much more than just smoothies, so take a minute and visit her site. (adsbygoogle

Apple ‘N’ Oats Smoothie for Health

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What a wonderful breakfast smoothie combination. Apple, oats and cinnamon are a delicious flavor combo and are good for your health and energy. And just how good is cinnamon for you? A study of

Ginger Jolt Smoothie

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Adding to our newest category, Healing Smoothies, this smoothie helps relieve pain due to stomach ache, nausea or queasy feelings in your tummy. The ginger is the key ingredient so don’t skip it and drink it

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Apple Nutmeg Smoothie

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I’m not so sure about an apple a day keeping the doctor away but the health benefits of apples can’t be argued. This fruit is good for you and plentiful year round so keeping

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Sweet Veggie Smoothie

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Winter is here and the cold season comes along for the ride. Help your immune system with this veggie smoothie. Fruits and vegetables help you stay healthy and this smoothie has both. An apple

Cranberry-Apple Limeade Smoothie

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Feel free to add more lime sherbert if you want your smoothie sweeter or thicker. Can you ever have too much lime sherbert? Ingredients: 2 cups cran-apple juice 1 1/2 cups of limeade 1/4 cup lime juice 2 scoops

Danielle G Smoothie Recipe

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The key is putting slightly more pineapples than strawberries, and because the fruit is frozen you dont need ice. Tastes great and very healthy!! Ingredients: 2 1/2 to 3 cups of Welch’s Strawberry Breeze Juice (or

Peach Apple Smoothie Recipe

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Peach Apple Smoothie 1 fresh peach 1/3 cup non-fat milk 1/4 cup of frozen apple juice concentrate Peel 1 fresh peach. Cut it into thin slices. Put into a plastic bag with a zipper bag, laying flat. Put

Frostie Fruit Smoothie

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Simple and elegant, for a smoothie. The pineapple juice really give it a taste kick. Frostie Fruit Smoothie Recipe 3/4 cup chilled pineapple juice 1 cup fresh strawberries 1 ripe banana ice cubes Place all ingredients in blender. Process until

Oh, Lawd! in a Glass Smoothie

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Whether or not you like this smoothie recipe, and how could you not, look at the ingredients, you have to love the name. Oh, Lawd! in a Glass Smoothie Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup of sliced strawberries 2 apples

Life Saver Smoothie

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Smoothies are really a life saver. I drink them when ever I do not want to eat, but need the energy to go. Smoothies are dinner in my house. I break my Juice fasting

Rain Forest Fusion Smoothie

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Try this recipe with coconut milk and taste the unique difference it offers. So many flavors and none of the dominant. A very nice mix of fruits to give you a smoothie taste you

Gala Apple Smoothie

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Ingredients 1 Gala apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1 frozen banana, peeled and chopped 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup nonfat milk In a blender combine frozen banana, orange juice, apple and milk. Blend until smooth. pour into glasses and

Apple Pie A-La-Mode Smoothie

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Ingredients 2 cup frozen vanilla yogurt, nonfat 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup apple juice, chilled 1 cup apple, peeled and diced 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Combine the frozen yogurt, applesauce, and apple juice in a blender. Add the

Apple Banana Soy Smoothie

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Ingredients 2 ripe bananas, peeled and halved 2 apples, peeled, cored and quartered 300ml (10fl oz) nonfat yogurt 2 tbsp sugar 400ml (15fl oz) organic soya milk Put all the ingredients in a blender and purée for 1

Apple Coconut Ginger Smoothie

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Ingredients 1/4 c Apple juice 1 pn Coconut — grated OR_ -1 Tbsp coconut milk 1/2 ea Banana 1/4 ts Ginger root — fresh,peeled -grated 1/2 c -Crushed ice — or 2 small ice -Cubes Blend all until

Apple Apricot Smoothie

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Ingredients 1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1 c apple juice 4 apricots, fresh, pitted -skin optional 1 banana; peeled 3/4 c plain or vanilla nonfat yogurt 10 ice cubes, up to 12 cubes 1 Tbsp. honey Place all ingredients

Berry Brainstorm Smoothie

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Ingredients 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 1/2 cup apple juice 1/2 tsp. lemon juice 1/2 cup nonfat frozen yogurt 1/2 cup ice Combine ingredients in blender; mix until smooth and frothy. Serves

Apple Berry Smoothie Recipe

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Ingredients 1⁄2 cup O.J. 1 Cup fresh Apple Cider 4-6 Strawberries with stem left on 1 Frozen Banana 1 cup Yogurt (Sugar & Fat Free flavored) 1⁄4 cup Almonds 2 Tbs. Wheat Germ Blend until a nice smooth consistency. This makes

Apple Cinnamon Smoothie with Vege Fuel

Apple Cinnamon Smoothie with Vege Fuel

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Ingredients 3/4 cup Apple Sugarfree Syrup 1/4 cup Cinnamon Sugarfree Syrup 2 scoops Vege Fuel 1 1/2 cups crushed ice 1/4 cup Heavy Cream (optional) Blend until