This easy to make Apple Smoothie recipe tastes like apple pie in a glass! Made with almond milk, apples and walnuts this apple smoothie makes a delicious healthy snack.
My kids and I enjoy making smoothies for a quick snack or healthy light lunch. Apples are not necessarily the first fruit most people think of adding to a smoothie, but they shouldn’t be overlooked.
Why You Will Love this Apple Smoothie
- Apples are easy to find all year round and are usually one of the least expensive fruits you can buy, making this smoothie both inexpensive and delicious.
- Including an apple in a smoothie is a delicious way to enjoy one of autumn’s best flavors.
- This smoothie recipe is simple to make.
- It has lots of variations and is tasty and filling.
- It is perfect for a whipping up a quick and healthy treat for a snack or a light breakfast.
What are the Best Apples for Smoothies?
The best variety of apples to use in a smoothie varies, depending on the flavor of smoothie you are going for. Basically you are choosing between a sweet apple and a tart apple.
When I am making an apple smoothie I’d rather go with a somewhat tart apple to get that distinctive taste. But kids might prefer a sweeter apple variety in their apple smoothie. Here is a quick selection of varieties to consider.
- Very Tart – Northern Spy, Granny Smith, Ida Red
- Somewhat Tart – Paula Red, Red Delicious, Rome
- Mild – Cortland, Empire, Gala
- Sweet – Fuji, Honeycrisp
The way I look at it there are many, many fruits I can use to make a sweet fruit smoothie. For an apple smoothie tart apples are my preference.
If I want to make a sweet smoothie I will use strawberries and make a Strawberry Avocado Smoothie or use blackberries for a Berry Smoothie with Oatmeal.
But the bottom line is you can use any type of apple and it can be fun to try different ones and see which one works best for you.
Make a green apple smoothie using Granny Smith apples or a sweet smoothie with Honeycrisp apples! For this smoothie recipe I used Paula Red apples, which are tart but not super tart.
I live in an area that produces a lot of apples, so even in the middle of winter the grocery stories around me will have 8-12 varieties of apples to choose from.
Other areas of the country might find their selection of apple varieties much more limited. So go with whatever flavor of apples works best for you!
Can you Blend an Apple Without Peeling It?
Yes, you can put the apple right in the blender without peeling it. For this smoothie I simply cored the apple and plopped it in the blender, peel and all.
I have a high powered Vitamix blender, which has no problem blending up the skin. The skin has quite a few nutrients and it also looks prettier when you include the skin because of the little flecks of red throughout.
But if you have a less powerful blender you can peel the apple first. Chunks of peel that get caught in the straw are not appealing.
Step by Step Instructions
This smoothie has only a few ingredients, which makes it quick and easy to make. It is made by combining two cored apples with walnuts, almond milk, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Put all the ingredients the blender and combine them all at once. It is as simple as that!
The spices give it the taste of apple pie without all the calories. I make this with almond milk, which makes the smoothie rich, creamy and yet also dairy free and vegan. Other types of milk work just as well, so use your favorite.
Variations and Tips
Here are some fun ways you can change up the smoothie for variety and flavor.
- Apple Ginger Smoothie – add about 1/4 an inch of peeled ginger root to the smoothie. Be careful because a little ginger goes a long way!
- Caramel Apple Smoothie – add a tablespoon of caramel sauce to the smoothie. This would taste best with a tart apple like Granny Smith.
- Apple Banana Smoothie – add half a banana to the smoothie. This will make the smoothie thicker and creamier. Be sure you don’t use an overripe banana, because if you do the banana taste will overwhelm the apples.
So this fall get your favorite type of apple and see how delicious it is to include apple in a smoothie!
Find More Dairy Free Smoothie Recipes
- Mango Avocado Smoothie
- Berry Smoothie with Oatmeal
- Pineapple Kiwi Smoothie Bowl
- Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
Apple Smoothie Recipe
This creamy apple smoothie tastes like apple pie.
- 2 tart apples
- 2 Tablespoon walnuts
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or apple pie spice)
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 6 ice cubes
- Core the apples.
- Add the apples, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond milk and ice to a blender and blend.
Check out my recipe for homemade apple pie spice.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Sodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 5gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g
22 thoughts on “Simple Apple Smoothie Recipe”
So simple and natural, but packed with flavor and goodness!
The perfect fall drink if you don’t care for all the pumpkin treats – they’re everywhere! #TeamApple
Yum! I cannot wait to try this smoothie out. It seems like it is perfect for fall.
What a great idea! My name is Katie and I host Inspired Weekends. This week’s round is still open. I’d love to have you stop by and link up!
Drinks look and sounds amazing
i love pretty much everything apple. I’ll have to give it a try!
We are hitting the apple orchard up next week — this looks delish! I always run out of apple ideas too
I’ll be putting this on my smoothie list! I love finding new smoothie recipes. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I will definitely be giving this a try! Have you ever tried it with frozen apples instead of the ice? I’m wondering if that would make it creamier….
Oh wow! I love apples but rarely add them to smoothies. This looks like a recipe I HAVE to try!! 🙂
I never think to add apples to a smoothie- great idea! I love the idea of an apple pie smoothie 🙂
This is such a great recipe! So natural yet the flavors can really shine. I featured this on my fb page and hope you’ll link up at Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop again next week. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow
That looks like pure deliciousness. I think I’d make it with Fuji Apples because I like the sweet, sweet taste of those 🙂
I never like apple juice, but this sounds good because it’s cold and creamy. Thanks for sharing!
This sounds super refreshing! Pinning it for this week! Thanks again for linking up to The Wednesday Roundup!
Oh my goodness, I wish I could Pin this right now (darn outages)…. definitely coming back to grab it. This looks yummy. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.
This is a great smoothie! This is a fantastic recipe and thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope to see you again real soon at Full Plate Thursday!
I love smoothies & this apple smoothie looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at #tastytuesdays two weeks ago; we’re back after a week break & would love to have you come share your pins with us tomorrow!
Awesome recipe! I add an apple or two with the peel to all our smoothies and have tried about every combination but this is genius and the variations are great, especially the caramel apple, We have a bowl of Granny Smiths and will be making this afternoon. Yum! Thanks
I have got to make this apple smoothie! And all of your other drinks look amazing!
This is one of the simplest smoothie recipes, but I liked the fact that it has a pleasant taste and aroma due to the addition of cinnamon, but it is also very healthy.