Green Apple Smoothie

This green apple smoothie is so refreshing and a great afternoon treat or quick breakfast to start the day. It takes just five minutes to make and is full of fresh apples, spinach, banana, and a pop of ginger.

close-up photo an apple smoothie with the ingredients in the background

And we interrupt the day to introduce this green apple smoothie. It’s fresh, bright, and the perfect glass of freshness to combat the day’s grogginess, hangriness, or other less-than-desirable mood states.

This is my smoothie of choice when life gets to be – how should we say – a lot. I’ve made it in the morning to start the day on the right foot, but I especially love it in the afternoon to combat the 3 o’clock slump.

So, if you’re like me and find yourself a little slumpy sometimes, I hope you’ll try this green apple smoothie. It’s fresh, bright, and loaded with good-for-you ingredients.

Green Apple Smoothie Ingredients

Five minutes, six ingredients, and a blender are all you need. Like all smoothie recipes, it’s customizable based on your tastes so feel free to adjust the amounts.

  • Frozen banana
  • Granny Smith apple cored and cut into chunks
  • Fresh baby spinach
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Ginger paste
  • Milk

Pop it all on the blender and give it a whirr until it’s smooth and creamy.

photo collage of the ingredients in the blender and after they are pureed

Apple Smoothie Tips and Tricks

  • If you’re wondering, you can’t taste the fresh spinach in this smoothie. It tastes like apples with a zing from the ginger. You can also swap the spinach for other leafy greens like kale.
  • This recipe makes enough for one smoothie, but you can easily scale it up to serve more.
  • I don’t recommend blending the ingredients ahead and storing the smoothie in the refrigerator. It tastes best straight out of the blender.
  • I’ve made this smoothie with chia seeds, and they work well. I usually add a couple of teaspoons. You could also add some flax seeds.
  • I use 2% milk for the milk, but you can use any kind of milk you like, including dairy-free milk like unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or oat milk.
  • I like thinner smoothies, but you can thicken it up with a spoonful of Greek yogurt.
  • I love to add ginger to my smoothies because it adds a pop of brightness and zing. I add a teaspoon, but you can adjust the amount to suit your tastes or leave it out.
  • This spinach apple smoothie is pretty tart, so if you want to mellow it a bit, feel free to add a sweetener like a little bit of honey, agave syrup, or a touch of maple syrup to balance it out.

This green smoothie recipe is a great start to the day. I hope you give it a try!

Happy blending!

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Green Apple Smoothie

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This simple green smoothie with banana, green apples, and spinach is refreshingly tart and a great way to start the day. 

  • Author: April @ Girl Gone Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup sliced frozen bananas
  • 1 small (5-oz) granny smith apple, cored and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk (see note)


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk to thin the smoothie, if needed.


I love ginger, so if you want it a little less zingy you might want to cut the amount of ginger in half. For the milk, you can use pretty much whatever you like – almond milk, soy milk, whole milk or even half & half (if you want it a little richer) will work great. The nutrition estimate includes 2% milk.


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 287
  • Sugar: 41.2g
  • Sodium: 119.7mg
  • Fat: 3.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 64g
  • Fiber: 8.1g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 9.8mg

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The nutrition is an estimate only. It was calculated using Nutrifox, an online nutrition calculator.

Post updated from the archives. First published December 2019.

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