How to Make Apple Smoothies

Overview

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.

Step 1

Peel, core and dice the apple into small 1-inch chunks.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Add the frozen yogurt to the blender. Secure the lid in place, and blend on high speed again until smooth and well combined.

Step 4

Add the granola to the blender if using. Pulse the blender on and off to incorporate the granola, but do not puree.

Step 5

Pour the apple smoothies into tall, chilled drinking glasses, and serve immediately. Garnish with a pinch of ground cinnamon if desired.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1/2 cup chilled apple juice
  • 1/2 cup chilled applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • Blender
  • 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1/4 cup granola (optional)
  • 2 chilled drinking glasses
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)

References

  • University of Illinois Extension: Apple Nutrition
  • “The Complete Idiot's Guide to Smoothies”; Ellen Brown; 2005
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