Transform simple ingredients into a creamy (and super yummy!) Apple Smoothie for a healthy breakfast or snack to share with the kids. Plus, you can easily adjust based on what you have on hand—or for allergies!

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Apple Smoothie

Apples are the one fruit I always have on hand and they are the fruit that seems to be left after all the “good” fruit is eaten. (I say that in jest, but berries and melon often seem more fun than apples!) I’ve started using them in smoothies and with great results.

They are easy to blend up, are perfect in fall when you might have more fresh apples on hand, and are a nutritious base in a smoothie for kids.

TIP: You can use fresh or frozen apples in this recipe. I stash any leftover slices from my kids meals into a freezer bag in the freezer for future smoothies.

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Ingredients You Need

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

TIP: Using Greek yogurt will add more protein and creaminess to the smoothie, though it’s good with milk too!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the steps involved in this recipe. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full information.

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  • Add the ingredients to the blender.
  • Blend, starting on low and working up to high until the smoothie is super creamy.
  • Serve in a small open cup, in a reusable pouch, or in a straw cup.

TIP: You may need to thin the smoothie a little to work with your straw cup if the straw is thinner.

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How should I serve smoothies for kids?

I most often serve smoothies to my one year old and four year old in a Squeasy Gear pouch. We’ve had two for years—the younger one uses the 3.5 ounce size and the older kiddo uses the 6 ounce size—and they are incredibly durable and easy to clean.

Plus, they are nearly impossible for the kids to squeeze the smoothie out intentionally, which makes them lower mess than other reusable pouches.

You can also serve in a small open cup or a straw cup. 

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Best Tips for Success

  • You can use fresh or frozen apples in this apple recipe.
  • I stash any leftover slices from my kids meals into a freezer bag in the freezer for future smoothies.
  • Using Greek yogurt will add more protein and creaminess to the smoothie, though it’s good with milk too!
  • I prefer using plain unsweetened nondairy milk in smoothies (like soy or plant milk).
  • You may need to thin the smoothie a little to work with your straw cup if the straw is thinner.
  • Try in one of our favorite Smoothie Cups.

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I’d love to hear what your family thinks of this recipe if you try it, so please comment below to share—I love hearing from you guys!

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Easy Apple Smoothie

You can use any kind of apple in this recipe. It will taste best if your apples taste sweet. There’s a big range of flavors in apples, so just know the final flavor it connected to the flavor of the apples. Honeycrisp and Pink Lady are good options.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Smoothie
Calories 212kcal
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt or milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 /2 cup sliced apple (about 1 small, fresh or frozen; if using fresh apple, add a few ice cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter (optional)
  • pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients to a blender.
  • Start on low and work up to high, blending very smooth. If the mixture seems too thick, add a little milk.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon and maple syrup if using.
  • Serve or store for later and serve within 24 hours.

Notes

  • You can use fresh or frozen apples in this recipe.
  • If you use fresh apples, add a few ice cubes to make it smoothie consistency.
  • I stash any leftover apple slices from my kids meals into a freezer bag in the freezer for future smoothies.
  • Using Greek yogurt will add more protein and creaminess to the smoothie, though it’s good with milk too!
  • I prefer using plain unsweetened nondairy milk in smoothies (like soy or plant milk).
  • You may need to thin the smoothie a little with milk to work with your straw cup if the straw is thinner.

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 75mg, Potassium: 393mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 81IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 139mg, Iron: 1mg
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