Apple And Banana Smoothie is creamy, nutritious and so easy to whip up using ingredients easily available all year round.
The most popular fruits – bananas and apples are perfect combination for a thick and hearty drink you can enjoy every day for breakfast or after workout.
Choose your favorite version from 4 recipes provided below, depending if you need a boost of energy, refreshment, comfort food or nutritional kick.
Why do we love Apple And Banana Smoothie?
- easily accessible ingredients
- super healthy
- perfect for a hearty breakfast on the go
- easy and quick to prepare
- supports our immune and digestive system
- only 4 simple base ingredients + delicious additions of your choice
- nut-free, dairy-free, may be gluten free with gf oats
Apple Banana Smoothie is versatile; it can be – a quick breakfast option, healthy snack, or even a healthier version of dessert. All 4 versions combine so many nutrients with fantastic rich taste.
Healthy Apple And Banana Smoothie – thick and hearty drink you can enjoy every day.
Table of Contents
Ingredients in Banana Date Smoothie
Everyone knows that eating apples is great for our health, but sometimes we just want something more of a treat than a simple fruit. In such a case this smoothie is super helpful.
Great apple varieties to add to smoothies are:
- Granny Smith (tart)
- Jonagold (sweet)
- Golden Delicious (sweet)
- Gala (sweet)
Banana provides creaminess and natural sweetness to the smoothie. It’s also quick source of sustained energy, being rich in both sugar and fiber.
I usually choose ripe bananas (with brown dots on the skin) because they are sweeter. If you prefer greener, less ripe bananas it’s ok too – they have more fiber.
PLANT BASED MILK
I choose almond or soy milk for banana and apple smoothie, because of its delicate nutty taste. I like natural, slightly nutty plant milks for most smoothies.
You can also use soy vanilla, coconut, oat or cashew milk.
It’s a great idea to try smoothie with this delicious Vegan Buttermilk, that you can whip up in just 5 minutes.
Adding oats to smoothies? Oh yes! I’m a big fan.
It’s not only a great way to introduce oats, to people who wouldn’t eat them otherwise (sneak them in). BTW that’s another way.
Thanks to them the smoothie becomes thick and creamy, and far more substantial. It’s best to choose fine oats or rolled oats, for smoother texture with less blending.
Try soaking the oats in milk even for a short time before blending (you can do it overnight too). It will improve texture and creaminess.
Choose your version from various additions proposed in recipe section:
Rich Choco – PEANUT BUTTER & COCOA
Refreshing Green – SPINACH, LEMON & MINT
Apple Pie – CINNAMON & MAPLE SYRUP
Nutrition Powerhouse – BLUEBERRIES & CHIA SEEDS
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Tips How to Make Apple And Banana Smoothie
SOAK & MEASURE INGREDIENTS
Soaking ingredients like oats, chia seeds or dates in milk is optional, but it helps with creamy texture (especially if your blender is not very strong).
Choose the smoothie version you would like to try and prepare the ingredients.
Blend everything until you get smooth texture.
DECORATE & DRINK UP
Banana And Apple Smoothies are best served immediately after blending. You can decorate with few banana slices, sprinkle with shredded coconut or chopped nuts.
NOTE – If you want your smoothie to be cold add 2-3 ice cubes before blending or use frozen banana.
Questions and Answers
Can I store Apple And Banana Smoothie?
As most smoothies, Apple Banana Smoothie is best when drunk right after blending, but you can store it in the fridge for few hours. If you want to drink it later add 1-2 table spoons of lemon juice to prevent oxidation in apples.
Because of pectin in apples, the smoothie will become thicker the longer you keep it.
What else can I add to this smoothie?
There are 4 versions of Apple Banana Smoothie below. To each one you can add following ingredients:
- teaspoon of chia seeds – for additional nutrition kick
- few soaked nuts (walnuts, pecan, cashews) – to add thickness and more protein
- maple syrup – if you like your smoothie very sweet
Should I Peel An Apple?
I strongly recommend not peeling apples, as there are many vitamins and loads of fiber in the skin. Blend the smoothie a little longer, if you mind tiny pieces of apple skin in the texture.
Can I Make A Smoothie Bowl?
Smoothie with Apple and Banana is perfect for a smoothie bowl as it’s naturally thick and sweet.
Add 1/4 – 1/3 cup more oats for a thicker texture. Decorate with various fruits, chopped nuts, granola or sprinkle with dark cocoa powder. Enjoy as a super hearty and healthy breakfast.