Get ready to indulge in an explosion of fruit flavors with this incredible Apple Smoothie! Not only does it taste amazing, but it's also loaded with healthy ingredients. You won't be able to resist making this smoothie time and time again - it's simply irresistible!
Fall means cooler weather and beautiful fall-colored leaves on the trees. And with that - apple season! We love delicious local apples and all of the delicious recipes that can be made with them - apple pie, apple smoothies, apple pancakes, apple butter, apple fritters, oh... it's my favorite time of the year!
One of the great things about living in New York State is all the apple farms here. There are so many local apples to choose from at our local farmer's market.
Fresh, crisp apples from the farm taste sooo good. This healthy smoothie recipe is a great way to combine some of the local berries that we froze over the summer with our favorite fall treat.
Apple Smoothies are a great way to make a healthy snack, and they are also my favorite way to use up apple peels! I actually save my peels in the freezer when I make apple pie - this is a great way to use them up and get the nutritional value of the apple skins. Just throw in a handful whenever you make a batch of smoothies, and it's a great way to keep from wasting the peels!
- Fresh Apples - I love mixing 2-3 different varieties of apples when making this Apple Smoothie because it gives the best flavor! (When I make my favorite Dutch Apple Pie recipe, I do the same thing!) I usually do some sweeter red varieties and then add in a couple of granny smith apples. I really think it does add so much flavor!
- Frozen Blueberries
- Frozen Raspberries - You can also use strawberries if that is all you have. (Or if that is what you prefer.)
- Water, Coconut Water, Apple Juice, or Orange Juice
- Optional - Ground Flaxseed or Chia Seeds - Ground flaxseed is a great way to add protein and healthy fats to your smoothies. This is great, especially if you want to have a nutrient-dense smoothie for breakfast.
- Optional - Frozen Bananas - You can add a ripe banana to the smoothie to give it a creamy texture. Overripe bananas are an easy way to balance out some of the tartness of apples and make a sweet and creamy smoothie.
When making this Apple Smoothie, we add frozen berries. The frozen fruit helps to chill the smoothie and makes it a thicker smoothie. This way, you don't need to add ice to the smoothie. Too much frozen fruit will make the smoothie difficult to drink. If you want a thicker smoothie, you can use more frozen fruit.
When we make smoothies, we don't often use dairy milk. We are not fans of mixing fruit with milk, so we like to use water or coconut water. This article has a great list of liquid ingredients to add to your smoothies. You can use your favorite non-dairy milk in place of the water if desired - soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, or oat milk would be good.
And if you want to increase the protein, you could add a scoop of protein powder, just be sure to use a plain flavor or vanilla protein powder. You could also add a little bit of Greek yogurt.
- A High-Speed Blender or Food Processor
- Measuring Cups
- A Sharp Knife and Cutting Board
How to Make an Apple Smoothie
When making this delicious smoothie, rinse off the apples and dry them. Then slice up the apples into medium-sized pieces. Discard what is left of the core and the apple seeds.
Recipe Tip: Don't peel the apples! There is so much good nutrition in the apple skins. If you leave the skin on the apples, you will get more nutrients from the apples than if you peel them. Here is a good post on apple nutrition.
Add the sliced apples to your blender, then add the frozen blueberries and raspberries, ground flaxseed, and water.
When measuring the frozen berries, use a heaping cup of them. Let them go over the top a little bit...more flavor and nutrition for your simple smoothie!
Blend until it is smooth and serve it chilled. That's it...so quick and easy to make something so delicious and good for you!
- Use a couple of different varieties of apples for the best flavor. Mix red and green apples, or use a couple of your favorite red apple varieties. (I like to mix a gala apple, a pink lady apple, and a granny smith apple - it is a delicious way to get a mix of sweet apples and tart apples. The best part about this recipe is that you can use what you like!)
- Don't peel the apples. Leaving the skin on the apples gives you more nutritional benefits.
- Using frozen fruit along with fresh fruit in your smoothie helps to chill it and make it a little thicker. Want to make it even thicker? Add a cup of ice cubes to the smoothie mix.
How to Store Leftover Smoothie
This Apple Smoothie recipe makes about four cups. We usually divide it into four individual servings, so each of us has a smoothie.
If you have any leftover smoothie, store it in a mason jar in your refrigerator for 1-2 days. It may settle at the bottom a little, so give it a stir before drinking it.
- Make an Apple Banana Smoothie! Use those ripened bananas that are sitting in your kitchen for smoothies! Read this article about the health benefits of overripe bananas.
- Add a bit of a ripe avocado to add a nice creamy texture to the smoothie.
- We like to use ground flaxseed in our smoothies, but chia seeds or hemp seeds are also a great option.
- Make a sweeter smoothie by adding a little pure maple syrup.
Looking for More Easy Smoothie Recipes?
When is your favorite time of the day to have a smoothie? Breakfast or an afternoon snack? A couple of our other favorite smoothies to make are Cherry Pineapple Smoothies, Tropical Mango Smoothies, and Strawberry Pineapple Smoothies.
My kids love to have smoothies as a healthy afternoon snack. These smoothies are kid approved and are a great way to help your kids to eat more fresh fruit.
Did you make this recipe? If so, please leave a comment and rating below. I love hearing from you.
Apple Smoothie with Berries
- 2 apples medium to large sized, sliced
- 2 cups blueberries frozen
- 1 cup raspberries frozen
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 ½ cup water or coconut water
- Wash and slice apples into medium-sized pieces. Discard the apple seeds and core.2 apples
- Place into the blender and add in all other ingredients. Blend until smooth.2 cups blueberries, 1 cup raspberries, 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed, 1 ½ cup water
- Serve chilled.
Update Note: This recipe was originally posted earlier in 2017 but was published again in 2020 to include step-by-step directions and new photos and again in 2023 with more information.