Spiced Apple Green Smoothie

spiced apple green smoothie

Happy Monday! This spiced apple green smoothie is a great way to start off your week. It took me a while to warm up to green smoothies, mostly because the thought of kale or spinach in a smoothie just sounded plain disgusting. After trying out a few (some were pretty disgusting!), I found some easy green smoothie recipes I actually like because they taste good. You can’t taste the spinach at all! The natural sugar from the apples and banana, as well as some from the coconut milk, leave this smoothie tasting sweet without the need for additional sweeteners. The spices in this smoothie remind me of my apple pie smoothie – yum! I like to chop up my banana into slices when I first wake up in the morning, and let it freeze while I get ready for work – then you will have a nice consistency after blending. You can also add more ice for a colder drink.

I hope you had a nice weekend! On Saturday we went for a run on the beach, and yesterday we meant to go outside and enjoy the nice weather, but instead ended up cleaning out our closet (which took hours). I guess that Spring cleaning fever is going around… Afterwards we went swimming/working out at the gym and enjoyed the sauna. It was a relaxing AND productive weekend =)

Have a great week!

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Spiced Apple Green Smoothie
 
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Type: Drink
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 handful raw organic spinach, rinsed (~1 cup)
  • 1 cup organic coconut water
  • 1 small organic banana, peeled, chopped and frozen
  • 1 small organic apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup crushed ice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until the spinach is blended well.
Makes 1 large smoothie, or 2 small smoothies

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    15 comments

    1. Tara says:

      Reminds me to bring my blender out and making a delicious smoothie. I love getting raw veggies in my drink but the color is kind of off putting for me sometimes. Especially when you add carrot + kale, it looks really unappetizing.

    2. Christine (The Raw Project) says:

      The smoothie looks great, I had a lot of the same ingredients in my smoothie this morning. šŸ™‚ I got used to kale or spinach in my smoothies fast, they’re especially great with frozen banana. Does peeling the apple really help the flavor? I’ve always just left the skin on since it should be safe with organic apples and I read the skin has most of the nutrients.

    3. John@Kitchen Riffs says:

      I try to resist that Spring Cleaning thing that goes around at this time of the year. šŸ˜‰ But always break down. I couldn’t resist this smoothie, however! Great flavor! Thanks for this.

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