Apples are a good source of potassium, soluble and insoluble fiber, and vitamins A and C. Apple smoothies provide a tasty way to serve apples for breakfast, a light lunch or even a healthy dessert after dinner. This recipe yields approximately two 15-oz. apple smoothies. If serving more than two people, you can easily double or triple the ingredients to make a larger batch. Each serving contains only 242 calories and 8 grams of fat.
Peel, core and dice the apple into small 1-inch chunks.
Add the diced apple chunks, apple juice, applesauce, ground cinnamon and grated nutmeg to a blender. Secure the lid on the blender, and process on high speed until smooth.
Add the frozen yogurt to the blender. Secure the lid in place, and blend on high speed again until smooth and well combined.
Add the granola to the blender if using. Pulse the blender on and off to incorporate the granola, but do not puree.
Pour the apple smoothies into tall, chilled drinking glasses, and serve immediately. Garnish with a pinch of ground cinnamon if desired.