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Apple Smoothie Recipes Healthy Benefits & Nutrition
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.
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
- 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
- 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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