5 APPLE SMOOTHIE IDEAS to Maximize Their Health Benefits


Apples are among the most popular fruits around the world. Not only delicious, but this fruit is also well-known for being nutritious. Apples have several benefits for the body and health, including: 

  • Rich in vitamin C
  • Good source of fiber
  • Has antioxidants 

There are even studies that say apples can help you combat Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis. But eating apples alone are kind of lame, so here are some healthy smoothie recipes featuring apples:


Healthy Cinnamon Apple Smoothie
Ingredients: 

  • 1 large sliced apple with the core removed
  • One cup of apple juice
  • One medium pear, sliced and the core removed
  • One cup of fresh spinach
  • Half cup of ice
  • One teaspoon of ground cinnamon 

Instructions: 

  1. Pour the apple juice to the blender.
  2. Add the fruits, then the spinach, and the cinnamon.
  3. Add ice and start blending.



Apple Pie Smoothie
Ingredients:

  • Half an apple
  • Half a banana, frozen
  • 1/3 of small zucchini
  • One cup of almond milk
  • One teaspoon of coconut sugar
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • One tablespoon of peanut butter
  • One tablespoon of chia seeds
  • A pinch of sea salt 

Instructions: 

  1. Add the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend until desired texture is achieved.



Apple Berry Smoothie
Ingredients:

  • One large apple with the core removed
  • One full cup of blueberries, which can either be fresh or frozen
  • Two cups of spinach
  • Eight ounces of almond milk, unsweetened
  • 10 strawberries, which can also be either fresh or frozen

Instructions:

  1. Add liquid to your blender, such as water.
  2. Add the fruits.
  3. You can add the greens last. If you don't like the spinach, you can use other leafy greens.
  4. Blend on high until smooth after you put the milk.


Spinach, Avocado, and Apple Smoothie
Ingredients:

  • One and a half cups of apple juice
  • Half of an avocado, chopped
  • One apple, cored and chopped, but still unpeeled
  • Two cups of chopped spinach with the stem removed 

Instructions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in the blender. You can substitute spinach with kale.
  2. Add water to easily achieve the desired consistency.



Apple Cardamom Smoothie
Ingredients:

  • One apple chopped and cored
  • One banana
  • One pitted date
  • One tablespoon of chia seeds
  • One and a half cup of almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom 

Instructions: 

  1. Place the ingredients above in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.


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