refreshing sour apple smoothie recipe

reader review

“Yum! A perfect smoothie! Love the sourness and freshness 😋” - Stephanie


green apple (like Granny Smith) baby spinach cucumber lemon juice ground flax seed raw cashews unflavored protein powder water optional: ice

about this recipe

gluten-free dairy-free refined sugar free

This healthy sour apple smoothie is easy to make with plenty of plants, green apple, and spinach for a refreshing, tart way to start the day.  Makes the perfect quick & healthy on-the-go breakfast or snack!



Combine all the ingredients in a blender.



Blend on high until very smooth and creamy.



Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking!

If you like a thicker smoothie, add ice for better texture. For a thinner consistency, add more water. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add 1/2 a banana or 2 pitted Medjool dates.

simple ways to customize this recipe:

For nut-free, try full-fat unsweetened coconut milk in place of the cashews and water. For vegan, be sure to use a plant-based protein powder. For paleo, be sure to use a paleo-friendly protein powder.

simple ingredient modifications:

more easy ingredient swaps:

Substitute baby kale in place of baby spinach. If you don’t have flax seeds you can use chia seeds in their place (or skip altogether). English or Persian cucumber works well in this recipe. If using a regular cucumber, you can peel and remove the seeds to avoid bitterness.

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