This refreshing green spinach apple smoothie is among my favorites — and you'll love it too if you prefer smoothies that are juicy and not too thick.
The cucumber adds a deliciously refreshing flavor and definitely adds to the juiciness of this Spinach Apple Smoothie!
Tips, Tricks, & Variations
This recipe will make two 12-ounce or three 8-oz servings.
I used fresh spinach in this green smoothie. But you could also substitute kale if you prefer. I have also had readers report success with frozen spinach, but I would suggest defrosting and writing out the extra moisture before using it.
Any type of nondairy milk will work fine in this smoothie. I prefer almond milk but soy or cashew milk are also great choices. For a thicker smoothie, try substituting a dairy free yogurt instead.
The hemp or chia seeds are totally optional, but highly recommended. They add a nice punch of protein, and also help thicken up the smoothie.
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Spinach and Apple Smoothie
- 2 big handfuls baby spinach
- 1 medium apple cored and cut into large chunks
- 3- to 4- inch piece cucumber preferably peeled, cut into chunks
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla nondairy milk or water or half of each
- 1 to 2 tablespoons hemp seeds or chia seeds optional
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar or other liquid sweetener optional
- 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice to taste
- A few ice cubes optional
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Process until completely smooth. Divide between 2 or 3 glasses and serve at once.