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Fresh Apple Smoothie. Tastes Like Autumn in a Glass!

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This apple smoothie tastes like autumn in a glass! And, with only 5 ingredients plus ice, you can be happily slurping it down in 5 minutes or less!

fresh apple pie smoothie

Apple Smoothie Ingredients

With apple season upon us, I decided to create my own fall inspired apple smoothie with 5 simple ingredients. You probably have them in your kitchen right now. Go ahead-I’ll wait while you check πŸ™‚

  • Fresh apples
  • Oats. Certified gluten-free if needed.
  • Milk. Dairy or non-dairy like this easy 1-minute almond milk. For additional plant based protein, choose unsweetened organic soymilk.
  • Maple sugar. Maple syrup works well too. Or, choose a natural low cal sweetener like erythritol, stevia, or monk fruit.
  • Cinnamon. Ginger and cardamom would also be tasty in this apple smoothie!
  • Ice Cubes. To make it nice and cold!

apple pie smoothie ingredients

Do you peel apples for smoothies?

While you certainly could peel your apples for this smoothie, I prefer to leave the peel on for added fiber and nutrients. Did you know an apple with skin has considerably more vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium that a peeled apple?

What apples are best for smoothies?

This may be obvious, but use the freshest, sweetest, in-season apples possible. Β I made this apple smoothie with a “so-so” apple and a fresh, sweet honeycrisp apple, and the taste difference between both was amazing. Β The honeycrisp version won, hands down!

Other sweeter varieties of apples include gala, fuji, golden delicious, ambrosia, envy, kiku, koru, and several others. I’ve never tried it with green apples, but if you’re in the mood for a tart smoothie, give it a try! (Check out this great list of apple varieties from bestapples.com)

apple pie smoothie

Apple Smoothie Health Benefits

  • FIBER. At 8 grams of fiber/large serving, this smoothie will keep your tummy full and your blood sugar level stable until your next meal. It also helps promote a healthy gut microbiome.
  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY. Apples, especially with the skin on, are a good source of the flavonoid quercetin. This natural anti-inflammatory and immune booster, acts like an antihistamine and may provide protection against certain types of cancers, as well as heart disease.  Yes, it’s true…An apple a day, may indeed keep the doctor away!

(Check it out! Nutrition for Optimal Immunity Meal Plan & Guidebook)

Apple Smoothie topped with cinnamon in a glass. Apples and straws in the background.

Fresh Apple Pie Smoothie

This creamy smoothie tastes like fresh apple pie in a glass!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 medium to large apple core removed, chopped
  • 1 cup milk dairy or non-dairy
  • 1/3 cup gluten free oats use certified gluten-free oats if needed
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or other natural sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus more for garnish
  • ice cubes approximately 1 cup

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender such as a Vitamix, and blend until desired consistency is achieved. Serve in a glass with additional cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Notes

NUTRITION: Nutrition information for version with whole milk. This will change if you use a plant-based milk or low fat milk.
INGREDIENT SWAPS & ADDITIONS:Β 
  • Use dairy or non-dairy like this easy 1-minute almond milk. For a plant based version with additional protein, choose unsweetened organic soymilk.
  • Don’t have maple sugar? MapleΒ syrup works well too. Or, choose a natural low cal sweetener like erythritol, stevia, or monk fruit.
  • Ginger and cardamom would also be tasty in this apple smoothie!
  • For additional protein, fiber, and healthy fats you can add peanut butter, almond butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, or walnuts. Any others you would add?

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 494IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 1mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Beverages, Breakfast, Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine American, Dairy Free Option, Gluten Free, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Vegan Option, Vegetarian
Keyword easy healthy smoothie recipes
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Let’s chat! Have you made an apple smoothie before? What’s your favorite apple variety? Anything else you would add to this apple smoothie?

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36 thoughts on “Fresh Apple Smoothie. Tastes Like Autumn in a Glass!”

    1. Hi Casey. You can find maple sugar is specialty grocery store, such as Whole Foods. Here in San Diego, I found it at Jimbo’s {a local store} You can definitely add regular sugar too, or, even better, pure maple syrup. Enjoy πŸ™‚

  1. I have a friend who adores Honey Crisp apples. She would agree that they would be perfect in this smoothie. I’ll have to get out my Magic Bullet and get back into smoothie making and pick up some Honey Crisp.

  2. Ha, ha! They say the straws make the smoothie…or, do they? πŸ™‚ I’m curious to know how it turns out in a less powerful blender, and yes, I agree with you about fall vs autumn. Enjoy!

    1. Thanks Erin! One option would be to simply omit the oats. I added them for fiber/to make the smoothie more filling, but they don’t add much in the way of taste. If you do want to add some additional fiber,you could try ground flaxmeal, chia seeds, or even millet or quinoa, both of which I have added {cooked} to smoothies before. Enjoy!

  3. I love this!! Definitely getting the ingredients to put this together.
    I usually say fall, but it is hard to say either one since the weather here in Vegas doesn’t normally show signs of autumn/fall. That is one thing I don’t love about living here.

    1. I know what you mean! Unless I head up to Julian later in the fall/autumn, there’s not much “typical fall” weather here either, but I can’t complain too much about the weather πŸ™‚

  4. I am loving this! I drink so many smoothies in spring/summer but tend to drink less once the temperatures cool off, so I’d love to get in the habit of making more seasonal ones in the fall/winter that still keep my interest. this one looks amazing, EA!

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