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. Includes simple swaps to easily make this nut-free, paleo and vegan friendly!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword apple cider, green apple, smoothie, sour apple
1green applesuch as Granny Smith, cored and chopped
1cupchopped English cucumber
Juice of 1 lemon
1tablespoonground flax seed
2scoopsunflavored protein powder of choice
Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend on high until very smooth.
This sour apple smoothie was inspired by Kelly LeVeque’sFab Four Smoothie formula.For a thicker smoothie use frozen cucumber & apple, or add ice.To keep this recipe vegan friendly, be sure to use a plant-based.For a paleo smoothie, be sure to use a grain-free and dairy-free protein powder.Raw cashews add a creaminess to this smoothie, but to make this nut-free try full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk in place of the cashews and water.Nutrition & protein information will depend on the type of protein powder you use.For more ingredients & substitutions, see blog post above.