Strawberry Apple Smoothie Recipes

Apple Smoothie

I have been living in Japan for the last year, and one thing I love about Japan is that the fruit here is so good. Especially the apples.

My favorite apples have always been Fuji apples. Back in Canada, there were usually only two kinds of apples that I would buy: organic Braeburn apples, and organic Fuji apples. They are both so crisp and sweet. They cost a little more than other apples, but they are still cheaper than most other fruits or berries.

A slice of apple, with a little almond butter or peanut butter on top, is one of my favorite snacks. Apples have a lot more sugar than berries, but I figure it is still way better than reaching for a chocolate bar.

Apple Smoothies

Sometimes I will add an apple to my smoothie. Especially if I am out of bananas. An apple, even half an apple, can give a lot of sweetness to a drink and easily replace a banana. Apples go well with a lot of berries. Strawberries, raspberries, bluberries and blackberries are all a good combination with apples. Apples tend to grow in cooler climates, and most of the popular berries are also non-tropical crops.

One of my favorite pies is apple-blackberry pie. Even a smoothie version is this dessert is good. All you need is two or three frozen bananas, half a cup of blackberries (ideally fresh blackberries), and a sweet apple, plus a cup of your favorite non-dairy milk. Super good.

There are a lot of good apple pie smoothie recipes out there. They main key is to use enough banana to make it thick, and to use enough cinnamon to give it that pie taste. And of course, the better the better the apples, the better the smoothie.

Some people use apple juice as a base for some of their smoothies. I prefer to always stick with nut milk. Fresh apples are great, but apple juice is usually from concentrate, or at least pasteurized. Something about the way they process the juice takes out a lot of the natural health benefits, and it also changes the flavor.

So I avoid apple juice, orange juice, and most other kinds of juice, unless it is fresh-squeezed. Fresh squeezed orange juice is not too difficult to find, or to make, but other kinds of juice, including fresh apple juice, are not as easy to get. So, stick with a nut-milk base. Or, if you don’t want to mix apples and nuts, you can just use a cup of filtered water as a base, or ice. But I myself prefer smoothies that are not too watery or icy. I like my smoothies almost room temperature. They say it is better for digestion that way. The only time I make super cold smoothies is in the middle of the summer.

Recipes

Here are some apple strawberry smoothie recipes for you to check out. I have also included an apple pie smoothie here, just in case you haven’t seen my dessert smoothies article yet.

Apple Pie Smoothie

  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • half cup organic strawberries
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 fresh organic apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • quarter teaspoon nutmeg

Apple Hemp Smoothie

  • 1.5 cups hemp milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 organic apple
  • 5 organic strawberries
  • a handful of spinach
  • 1 scoop hemp protein powder (or hemp hearts)

Easy Apple Strawberry

  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 organic apple
  • 1 cup organic strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • half a frozen banana (optional)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)

Chocolate Apple Smoothie

  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1 organic apple
  • half cup organic strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder

Apple Mango Oatmeal Smoothie

  • 1.5 cups almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 organic apple
  • 5 organic strawberries
  • half a fresh mango
  • quarter cup rolled oats
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)

I like to recommend buying organic, when it comes to apples. With some fruit and vegetables, it matters less, because less pesticides are used. But in the case of apples and strawberries, a lot is used. The top 3 most pesticided fruits are peaches, strawberries and apples. Some of the residue can be washed off, or peeled off, but not all of it. With many fruits it is not essential to buy organic. But with those 3, plus blueberries, nectarines and cherries, try to go organic.

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