Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to enjoy all your favorite fall flavors like pumpkin and apple. Apple smoothies make a delicious fall treat – but they’re also a healthy, refreshing snack you can enjoy all year long!
Apple smoothies make a great meal replacement option, thanks to their high fiber content. And, because they’re both fiber-rich and low in calories, they’re a good choice for those looking for weight-loss smoothies, as well. They’re also a great source of vitamin C and potassium. Choose a smoothie recipe with Greek yogurt or add a scoop of protein powder to your favorite apple smoothie recipe for a boost of extra protein. Apples make amazing smoothies when blended with ingredients like strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, almond butter, cinnamon, honey, and more.
Smoothies make a refreshing anytime treat, but you don’t always have the ingredients on hand or the time to chop and blend a smoothie at home. Stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store for a delicious, done-for-you smoothie anytime – whether you’re short on time on the morning commute or craving a delicious, easy-to-enjoy treat on your lunch break or a lazy Saturday afternoon. Our Edible® Treats menu includes oh-so-delicious smoothies like refreshing Pineapple & Orange, Strawberry, Pineapple & Banana, and so much more.
For more delicious apple smoothie recipes you should try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say.
Gigi Mitts developed an interest in fermented foods a couple of years ago when she recalled that her mum used to make it when she was a kid. Once Gigi rediscovered the world of fermenting, she started reading about and making the food herself. She blogs about her journey and shares her knowledge with all food lovers.
“My favorite apple smoothie is a creamy cinnamon-spiced apple smoothie. The flavor of apple pie, blended into a healthy Apple Smoothie can make you genuinely scream FALL! Since the peel of the apple contains vitamins, fiber, and nutrients, so I recommend you not to peel the apples. It’s made without Greek yogurt and vegan, and it is the most delicious way to treat yourself in the morning.
- 1 medium sweet apple that washed with the peel on
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 rolled oats for oatmeal
- 1/2 cup chopped frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of ground nutmeg and allspice
- A small handful of ice”
Jamie Bacharach is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Health Coach, as well as the Head of Practice at Acupuncture Jerusalem. Jamie’s travels have taken her across the world as she has learned to synthesize the best of Western and Eastern medicine to the benefit of her patients.
“My favorite apple smoothie recipe is the Feels Like Fall Apple Smoothie:
- 1 large or 2 medium sweet peeled apples (fuji, honeycrisp and red delicious work best)
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 cups of your favorite plant-based milk
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- nutmeg and cinnamon to taste
“Nothing will make this recipe standout more than making sure you use sweet – not tart – apples! Any kind of apple will result in a delicious smoothie, but for best results a sweet apple will work best. Fall flavors and additives make this a delicious, autumn-friendly smoothie packed with beneficial nutrients!”
Fern Green is a chef, food stylist, and writer with a passion for good food and eating well. She creates recipes for well-known food magazines and has written over a dozen books on healthy eating. She enjoys cooking for guests in her Italian kitchen garden at Fireflies and Figs in Central Italy.
“My favorite apple smoothie is the Sweet-Kea.
- 1/2 cup green tea, chilled
- 1 apple, cored
- 1/2 cup low-fat kefir milk
- 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
“Place all ingredients in a blender with 1/3 cup water and blend until smooth.”
Lisa Richards is a nutritionist and author of The Candida
Diet. She has been featured on Today, US News, Women’s Health magazine, Healthline, the San Francisco Chronicle, Reader’s Digest, Insider, and Well+Good, among others. Through her website, thecandidadiet.com, she explains the benefits of a low-sugar, anti-inflammatory diet.
“Smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get in essential nutrients we may be missing in our standard diet. However, there is a tendency to go too far with the sugar content of our favorite smoothies. Added sugar quickly sneaks into many food items, even those deemed healthy, and begin to wreak havoc on your health and goals and smoothies are no exception.
“When it comes to smoothies this is especially true as sugar-laden yogurts and powders are added to the recipe to provide flavor and bulk. Adding natural fruits like apples can increase the sweetness without adding empty calories and simultaneously boosting the nutrient content. Apple is a unique addition to any smoothie. The following recipe makes a nutrient dense smoothie full of fiber and antioxidants.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1½ tsp. alcohol free vanilla
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 tsp. alcohol free coconut extract
- 4 drops liquid stevia or ⅛ tsp. powdered stevia
- 1 whole apple pealed and sliced.
“This recipe, and more, will satisfy the sweet tooth that prefers sweet tooth without added refined sugars or carbohydrates that only slow down metabolism and weight loss.”
Jesse is an IT leader at AHS (18 years), CEO of Gotta Sleep and maker of the OMG Mattress.
“This Apple Smoothie recipe is one of my favorites. It’s a good one to get your taste buds going in the morning.
- 2 Apples
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/4 cup Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of seeds (Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds, Chia work well)
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- A dash of Cinnamon
- Cut the apples into eight pieces removing the cores and put them into the blender.
- Add remaining items.
- Blend until there are no chunks / until it’s smooth.
- Pour smoothie into a glass.
- Garnish the top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Service with a smile!”
Tracy Anderson is an editor and blogger for Top Reveal, a site dedicated to helping consumers make smart decisions. She loves tasting recipes, reviewing gadgets, and finding ways to improve our quality of life.
“The Apple-Banana Smoothie is a healthy, tasty, and fruity smoothie that I love the most. Apple is not the perfect fruit for making the smoothie; you need to add some extra things to make it thick and smooth.
“Besides apple, the ingredients you are going to use are full of protein, fiber, calcium, and potassium. So, let’s get started with the ingredients first.
“The ingredients you need:
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- ½ cup of Greek yogurt
- ½ cup of apple juice
- 1 ½ scoop of oats
- ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
“The process you need to follow:
“Peel the bananas and cut the apple in medium-sized pieces. Blend apple, banana, yogurt, and oats in the blender. Add apple juice and cinnamon. Blend it until it becomes super smooth. Served it chilled.”
“Another apple smoothie recipe to try is the Apple-Pie smoothie. It tastes just like an apple pie. This is the recipe to take on breakfast. It is a healthy smoothie that does not compromise with taste.
“This is one of those recipes that kids enjoy the most. So let’s get started with the recipe.
“The ingredients you need:
- 1 cup of frozen apple
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop of oats
- 2 tablespoon of almond butter
- 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
- A pinch of cinnamon
“The process you need to follow:
“Place all the ingredients in the blender. Blend it until it becomes smooth. Add a pinch of cinnamon on top. Serve it chilled.”
Beverly Friedmann is a Content Manager for the consumer website MyFoodSubscriptions, with a background in Marketing & Sales Management- and hold an undergraduate degree in psychology and nutrition science.
“If you’re a fan of fresh apple smoothies, this Apple Smoothie With Fresh Cinnamon recipe yields the perfect staple drink for fall that is equal parts creamy and sweet. Made with fresh nutmeg, yogurt, and cinnamon, it’s a delicious treat that’s perfect for something sweet on the go.
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 T. maple syrup
- 2 t. cinnamon
- 1/8 tablespoons nutmeg
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 apple, peeled and cored
- 1 large frozen banana
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/2-1 cup of ice
“Directions: Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.”
Marjorie Nass is a yoga and lifestyle coach based in La Jolla California. She specializes in helping clients relieve their pain, sleep better, lose weight, and have more energy, so they can get back to their lives.
“This delicious Apple Pie Smoothie recipe makes one serving.
- ½ cup cooked apples (Chop apples and sautée in coconut oil)
- Add 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice blend
- Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover to stew for 5 minutes until apples are soft
“Blend apples with remaining ingredients until smooth.
- 1 cup coconut or almond milk, (more or less depending on how thick you like your smoothie)
- One quarter to one half avocado (about 1 tablespoon)
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- Protein powder (optional)”
Laura Lawless is the creator behind The Recipe Well website. She uses her nutrition degree to create easy recipes and meal prep strategies that help busy families find their happy place in the kitchen.
“My favorite apple smoothie recipe is this Apple Cinnamon Smoothie. It’s the perfect seasonal breakfast for busy fall mornings. With ingredients like almond butter, hemp hearts, chia seeds and rolled oats, this smoothie is full of protein and healthy fats that will keep you feeling full until lunch!”
Kellie Blake is a registered, licensed dietitian specializing in functional nutrition. She partners with clients to determine root causes of symptoms and use nutrition and lifestyle strategies to reverse symptoms, prevent disease, and improve quality of life.
“This is my favorite Green Apple Smoothie:
- 10 ounces unsweetened nut milk
- 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder
- 1 celery rib
- 1 handful spinach
- ½ scoop collagen peptides
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 3 cucumber slices
- ¼ frozen avocado
- ½ frozen green apple
- ¼ frozen banana
“Blend the first 7 ingredients on high for 1 minute. Add the frozen ingredients and blend again for 1 minute.
“I love this refreshing smoothie for the light flavor, but it also packs an immune-boosting, gut-healing punch! Green smoothies are one way to pack in nutrients in a convenient, portable package. I drink one for breakfast almost every day. It helps me get a good start on my vegetable servings for the day and keeps my energy level up. Vegetables are our lifeline to longevity, so drink up!”
Rachel MacPherson is a certified personal trainer (ACE), weight loss health coach, currently studying for Precision Nutrition Certification, and writer at Radical Strength.
“One of my favorites is the Caramel Apple Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/8 tsp caramel extract
- 1 tart apple, cored and diced
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 2-3 ice cubes
“Another great apple smoothie recipe to try is the Apple Pie Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tart apple, cored and diced
- 2-3 ice cubes
Diana Gariglio-Clelland is a Registered Dietitian at Balance One Supplements. She has worked in the hospital, public health, and primary care settings, and has experience counseling people in all walks of life.
“Fall is a great time to utilize in-season produce such as apples. This recipe uses other in-season ingredients and doesn’t have any added sugars, instead relying on the natural flavor from spices perfect for fall.
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 large apple of any variety, diced into small pieces for easy blending
- 1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- 1/2 cup 100% orange juice
“Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Add more juice as needed if the mixture isn’t blending evenly. Serve in a mug with a cinnamon stick and additional ground cinnamon for garnish.”
Beth Jacques Chen
Beth is mama to a beautiful boy, self-taught cook, and photographer. Besides the kitchen, her favorite place is her backyard where she chases her kiddo and is attempting to turn her black thumb green. Finding joy in eating to heal and sharing her Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Paleo, and allergy friendly recipes and wellness tips with others is what fuels her. Bon Aippetit!
“My favorite apple smoothie has to be my Apple Pie Smoothie. It’s a healthy smoothie that has that cinnamony sweet taste that you love in apple pie. However, this smoothie is made of whole ingredients and has no added sugar. Much healthier than the real thing.”
Jana Mowrer, RD/RDN, MPH, CDE, LD is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian (Oregon), Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator. and Founder and Owner of HealthWins coaching and consulting.
“Here’s my favorite apple smoothie recipe:
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 small Fuji apple
- 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
- 2 tsp honey or agave syrup (optional)
- Top with dark chocolate shavings if you like!”
Cynthia Sass is a nationally known nutrition and health expert, based in New York City and Los Angeles. She’s one of the few registered dietitians who has consistently worked in nearly every aspect of nutrition communications – as an on staff magazine editor, writer, columnist, blogger, New York Times best selling author, speaker, spokesperson, contributor to a national news network, regular national TV guest, and practitioner.
“Let me introduce you to the Hot Apple Pie Smoothie, perfect for the upcoming fall weather.
“Hot Apple Pie Smoothie (makes 1)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Opal apple (cored but with skin), chopped
- 1 small zucchini, chopped, stem discarded
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, divided
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 inch cube fresh ginger root
- 1.5 teaspoons apple pie spice, divided
“Prep and measure all ingredients. Warm the almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it’s not, but not boiling. Transfer heated almond milk to a blender and add the apple, zucchini, almond flour, almond butter, ½ tablespoon maple syrup, vanilla, ginger, and one teaspoon apple pie spice. Blend until smooth and pour into serving glass.
“As an alternative, blend the smoothie using cold or room temperature almond milk, and then heat the blended smoothie in a saucepan over stovetop.
“Pour into serving glass. To garnish, drizzle the top of the smoothie with the remaining half tablespoon of maple syrup and dust with remaining half teaspoon of apple pie spice.”
Idara Hampton is an acne, health and wellness blogger. She helps women clear their skin naturally and restore their confidence.
“My favorite apple smoothie recipe is the Green Apple Avocado Berry Smoothie:
- 1/4 aloe vera juice
- 1/2 cup of coconut/pineapple juice
- 1 cup strawberries
- 4 slices of avocado
- 1 green apple
“Blend until smooth.
“This apple smoothie delights taste buds and satisfies a sweet tooth in the healthiest way possible.”
Joanna Wen is the Founder of Spices & Greens.
“I love adding apples to my green smoothies not just for sweetening the drink, but also because apple contains ursolic acid which studies have found to trigger our body to produce ‘good’ brown fat cells that help our body burn more calories and reduce white fat.
“Here is my fat burning apple smoothie recipe:
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 apple sliced and seeded
- 1 Tablespoon ginger, sliced
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup kefir
- 1 cup green tea
“Add all ingredients to a blender, starting with the leafy vegetable and blend until smooth. Add more liquid if too thick, or add ice to thicken. Makes 2 servings.”
Don Baiocchi creates tasty, healthful recipes at Paleo Gluten Free Guy. He’s been cooking and baking for almost 20 years and grain, dairy and refined sugar-free since 2011. He wants everyone to feel their best and share joy by eating fun, vibrant and indulgent meals.
“This smoothie is based on one of my favorite muffins, the Morning Glory muffin. I decided to take its combination of apples, carrots, coconut and nuts and blend them all up for a tasty snack or portable breakfast that really does taste like a muffin! It’s also dairy-free and refined-sugar free!
- 1/2 an apple of your choice (I like a sweeter variety like Fuji or Honeycrisp since this isn’t a very sweet smoothie)
- 1/2 lb. carrots (about 3-4 medium)
- 1 (14.5 oz) can full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tbsp. sunbutter or nut butter of your choice
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- honey or maple syrup (optional)
“1. Trim the carrots. Peel if you feel like it (you may not, especially if they’re organic) and chop into small pieces. Core the apple if you feel like it (you may not if you’re using a really powerful blender) and chop into small pieces. If you have a powerful blender, chopping should be fine. If you don’t, you might want to grate the carrots and apple on a box grater or with a food processor using the shredding blade; this will make smaller pieces that are easier to blend.
“2. Pour the coconut milk into the blender, then the carrots, apple, sunbutter, vanilla, sea salt and cinnamon and…guess what! Blend! Then add 2-3 ice cubes and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding honey or maple syrup if you’d like it sweeter. If you want it colder, add a few more ice cubes.
“Serves 2 (or 1 hungry person).”
Olivia Steinberg is a Senior Account Executive at Bread and Butter PR.
“Doubling as an amazing apple smoothie and boozy brunch favorite, the Green Tox at Honey Salt, one of the most charming farm-to-table restaurants in Las Vegas, features an irresistible blend of Granny Smith apples with a variety of other fruits and vegetables, including kale, cucumber, lemon, ginger and celery. Add agave and Tito’s vodka, and you have the perfect apple smoothie with a little extra kick.”
Michael is the Owner of Core Fresh. Core Fresh exists to help people eat healthy, but might not have the time at the store or in the kitchen. We offered healthy take out and custom menus delivered.
“My favorite apple smoothie recipe is the ‘All the Greens’ Smoothie:
- ½ cup Spinach leaves
- ½ Granny Smith green apple, sliced
- ½ Banana sliced
- ¼ Mango sliced
- ½ teaspoon Flax Seeds
- ½ teaspoon Spirulina Powder
- ¼ cup non-dairy Coconut Yogurt
- ½ cup freshly squeezed Orange Juice
- ½ cup Ice
“He said, This smoothie comes out of the blender deep forest green in color and has the flavor profile of an Apple, Banana, orange juice Ménage a Trois. It glides onto the taste buds and tickles the tongue with the orange juice and the banana flavor, finally giving you all the healthy feels with the apple and the spinach. The spirulina and the flax seeds are the bonus superfoods that prevent you from feeling guilty for cheating on your, um, diet.”
Beth is the founder of Recess & Results, wife, and #boymom of 3 learning to balance it all with the grace of God. Beth has a master’s degree in Exercise & Sport Psychology, is a certified personal trainer and youth movement instructor, and has over 15 years experience helping families live healthy, balanced lives.
“This recipe is great for all ages and helps make sure your family eats veggies too! Fruits and vegetables are important in reducing the risk of chronic disease, yet 90% of Americans don’t eat the recommended servings (Center for Disease Control). Drink up rest assured you are providing balanced health to your family!
- 1/2 cup organic yogurt (vanilla)
- 1 med apple (sliced)
- 1/4 frozen berries
- 1/4 cup frozen kale
- Coconut water (start with 1/3 cup and add to reach desired thickness)
“Add to blender, mix well and enjoy!”
“This is my favorite Yummy Apple Smoothie Recipe:
“Blend for 20 seconds:
- Several chunky pieces of any type of apple you choose
- Two peeled ripe (soft) bananas, cut into several pieces
- Around 20 almonds
- One cup of water
“Then add to the blended smoothie any of these you would like:
- Around 30 sunflower seeds
- A tablespoon of ground flax seeds
- A squeeze from a slice of lemon
- A sprinkle of cinnamon
- A sprinkle of Himalayan salt or sea salt
- A half cup or a cup of old-fashioned oats, depending on how thick you like your smoothies
“This smoothie keeps you full, energized, and happy all morning long.”
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