Perfect Apple Smoothie

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This Apple Smoothie is unbelievably good. Paired with cinnamon and peanut butter, it has a creamy texture and tastes like Fall in a cup!

apple smoothie with sliced apples on top

Can You Put a Whole Apple in a Smoothie?

There’s no need to peel the apple for this recipe, but I do recommend cutting away the core and seeds. Apple seeds contain amygdalin, which can release cyanide (a poison) when it comes into contact with the digestive enzymes in our bodies.

It’s not likely that you’d get cyanide poisoning from eating only a few apple seeds, but I think it’s best to stay on the safe side and discard the seeds before making this smoothie.

apples in blender

Which Apples Are Best for Smoothies?

I think sweet apples work best for this smoothie, like Gala, Fuji, and Honeycrisp, but you can use practically any variety that you have on hand.

For a more tart flavor, try using green apples.

Can you freeze Apples for Smoothies?

Yes! Here’s how to freeze apples, and once you have them you can use frozen apples in this smoothie, instead of a fresh one. It’s a great way to use up apples you have on hand, before they go bad!

cut apples on pan to be frozen

When using frozen apples for this smoothie, you’ll need to use a full 1 cup of liquid (possibly even a little bit more) and you can omit the ice, since the frozen apple will add a thick, icy texture.

I prefer this smoothie when it’s made with fresh apples, as it’s a little less fibrous in texture, but either way works!

How to Make It

Here’s what you’ll need for this apple smoothie:

Just add the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. It might seem like this recipe doesn’t call for enough liquid, but the apple will liquefy in the blender, so just wait and see! You can always add more liquid, if you need to.

ice in blender to make slushy smoothie

For a slushy texture, I like to add a few ice cubes and then blend again.

The added ice helps to minimize the fibrous texture of the apples, so it tastes like you’re drinking an apple milkshake!

two glasses of apple smoothie with blue background

two glasses of apple smoothie with blue background
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Perfect Apple Smoothie

This Apple Smoothie is quick and easy to prepare, and tastes like Fall in a cup! It's lightly sweet and spicy, and is a delicious way to get your apple a day.
Course Drinks
Cuisine vegan
Keyword apple smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 281kcal



  • 1 medium apple , cut into chunks (7 oz.; I use Gala apples)
  • 1/2 frozen banana (3.5 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (5 grams)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 cup ice cubes (about 4-5 large cubes)


  • In a high-speed blender, combine the apple, banana, flax, peanut butter, cinnamon, and milk. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the blender as needed. The apple should become liquified, which will add more "liquid" to the mix, but if you need to add extra liquid, you can start by adding 2 tablespoons at a time.
  • Once the mixture is totally smooth, add in the ice and blend again until a slushy texture is achieved. Serve right away for the best texture and flavor.



Nutrition information is for the whole batch, and is just an estimate, not a guarantee.
If you don't care for bananas, keep in mind that I don't think you can taste it much in this smoothie, but you can swap it for 2 pitted Medjool dates instead. In that case, you might need to add a little extra ice, to add to the slushy texture.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

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Need more ideas for using up apples? Try these other delicious recipes!

If you try this apple smoothie recipe, please leave a comment below and let me know how you like it! And if you make any modifications, I’d love to hear about those, too. We can all benefit from your experience.

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Simon Beckett

Can I try it with soy milk? I’m not sure how will it taste.

    Megan Gilmore

    Sure, I don’t see why not! Since it’s such a small amount of liquid, it doesn’t impact the flavor too much.


Such a good smoothie!! I love the taste of fall in a smoothie. I added slightly more milk and no ice to make it more of smoothie texture, came out delicious!

Debra Zantman

Hi Megan,
Thank You for this recipe. Its sounds awesome. I am gathering the ingredients after I write this comment and will be making this. Its funny because one of my go to’s during quarantine has been organic fuji apples with almond butter. I eat it daily so this recipe is basically the same but in a smoothie method. I am also planning on making the vegan snicker bars today and for lunch I made your chickpea with avocado and I put in on cauliflower flats. (I don’t eat bread).
So my day of eating has been solely your recipes.. I appreciate you and love you..
All my best, Debra


I used oat milk and no ice and it was delicious. It really does taste like fall in a cup!

Kathleen Culligan

Made it for my son today and had some myself. We both loved it! Thanks for all the great recipes you share!


Oh em gee! This smoothie recipe is amazing. Just made it and wow—yum. It’s rich and creamy and dreamy.

Erin L

Very tasty! And easy for breakfast!!


Great for fall or something different! I’m normally a chocolate banana fan, but this was definitely a welcome change and a good way to get an apple in!


This one is absolutely delicious! Thank you, Megan, you are a genius.

Aurora Beltran

This is Apple Smoothie is actually perfect it’s the BEST!!!

Sarah PDX

What a perfect smoothie! I added spinach and zucchini without a noticeable difference in taste… this recipe is a gem.

Tomena Reed

What an amazing treat! Who needs icecream? This is delicious. I never knew how much I loved frozen apples! I don’t think I could ever put an un-frozen apple in a smoothie ever again.

    Megan Gilmore

    Thank you so much, Tomena! I’m glad you enjoyed this smoothie recipe!


Yummy! I made this with oat milk and instead of peanut butter I used Justin’s maple almond butter. So good!
I didn’t use ice but probably will next time for better texture.
Thank you!


This was delicious! I love apple recipes for Fall. I will definitely be having it again. Thank you!


New to the “healthy” world and this was DELICIOUS! Thank you!


Omg this was absolutely delicious. I’m obsessed


Added almond butter and a little more almond milk. Also I added 1/2 banana not frozen, no time for freezing…..loved this

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