5-Minute Apple Banana Smoothie
Giving all the apple pie vibes, this simple apple smoothie is full of all the good-for-you ingredients and is ready in just 5 minutes!
About This Apple Banana Smoothie
One of my favorite ways to start the day is by blending up an easy smoothie recipe.
They’re such a quick & easy way to kick off my mornings with a sippable serving of fruits and veggies, protein, healthy fats and fiber.
So I’m always searching for new fruit smoothie flavor combinations to add to my rotation (like this berry protein smoothie and this peach banana smoothie), and this easy banana apple smoothie is SO good – I knew I had to share it with you asap!
I love using simple ingredients like frozen bananas, apples, oats and milk to create a milkshake-style smoothie that tastes like a total treat.
I honestly love having this smoothie as-is, but it’s so versatile that it lends itself to almost endless variations.
I’ve added lots of customizations & ideas for you so you can use this everyday recipe and make anything from a berry oat milk smoothie to a chocolate oat milk smoothie or a no-banana version!
Tip: No apples on hand? Use ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce in place of the fresh apple.
Process & Tips
Really all you need to do is add all your ingredients to a blender and let it go to work for you.
Before you know it you’ll be sipping on a delicious, nutrient dense smoothie!
The powerhouse combination of fiber and protein in this smoothie makes it more filling and satiating than your typical smoothie.
Plant-powered fiber comes in the form of the frozen banana and apple.
And the protein can be found in the Greek yogurt.
Fun Apple Smoothie Variations to Try
Apple banana smoothie without yogurt: Just skip the yogurt altogether, the smoothie will still be wonderfully creamy and delicious.
Apple banana smoothie with milk: Use any kind of milk for this smoothie that you like and have on hand.
Apple banana smoothie with water: Use water in place of milk for this smoothie.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
Apple: I used a Honeycrisp apple for this recipe since it’s a good balance of sweet and a tiny bit tart. You can also use a Gala or Fuji, or any apple you have on hand. If you want a green apple smoothie, I recommend this Sour Apple Smoothie.
Frozen banana: You can also use fresh banana in place of frozen banana in this recipe. It adds some natural sweetness and banana flavor to the smoothie.
Unsweetened Greek yogurt: A plant-based Greek yogurt can be used in place of traditional Greek yogurt for a dairy-free option, however it will decrease the total amount of protein in this recipe. Or use a flavored Greek yogurt for extra sweetness.
Old-fashioned rolled oats: Rolled oats work best for this recipe. Be sure to use gluten-free rolled oats if you want to keep this gluten-free. Note that steel cut oats will not work for this recipe.
Milk: Any milk will work great in this recipe, like almond milk or cashew milk. For a nut-free option, try hemp milk or oat milk instead. For an apple banana smoothie with water, just replace the milk with water.
Pure vanilla extract: Together with the maple syrup the vanilla extract helps give that extra dessert type of feeling to this sweet breakfast recipe.
Ground cinnamon: Adds a lovely pie-inspired warmth to this smoothie. You could also use pumpkin pie spice instead.
Maple syrup: I used pure maple syrup to make this recipe refined sugar free, but you could also use another liquid sweetener like honey, agave, coconut nectar or date syrup in its place.
5-Minute Apple Banana Smoothie
- 1 medium apple, cored and cut into small pieces
- 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
- 1/4 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
- 1 cup old fashioned whole rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened milk of choice, such as cashew milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, or honey