This plant based green smoothie is light, sweet, and made with my favorite fruits and vegetables.
I don't know about you, but I absolutely love sipping on a cool green smoothie, knowing that every sip is filled with great ingredients that will power my day.
Green apples are so perfectly sweet and tart at the same time and add such a delicious crisp taste to any recipe.
I found this super cool article about different varieties of apples and their levels of sweetness, when they are in season, and what they are best used for. I wish there was a chart like this for all types of produce!
Green Apples: They are the star of the show in this green apple recipe! Using Granny Smith apples will give you all of those yummy sweet and tart flavors.
Bananas: The frozen banana is great for adding a little sweetness and a creamy texture.
Pineapple: This is another fruit that brings a bunch of natural sweetness, yum!
Cucumbers: I recently started adding cucumber into my smoothies and it gives the smoothie a super light and refreshing taste.
Kale: Even though this smoothie is packed with amazing fruits and veggies already, adding kale and creating a kale apple smoothie is a great way to add some sneaky leafy greens into the mix.
Coconut Water: I love the freshness that coconut water brings to this recipe. If you don't have any on hand, you and sub in a plant-based milk instead.
Ice: This just adds some delicious frozen consistency, don't skip the ice!
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How to Make a Thick Smoothie
If you are looking for tips about how to make a thick smoothie, or how to make a smoothie thicker, you're in the right place! The secret is all about making your ingredients work for you.
The best and easiest thing you can do is to freeze your fruit in advance.
I love using bananas and pineapple in my green smoothies and these fruits are so easy to prep. Just pop these fruits and any others in the freezer for a few hours before you're ready to make your smoothie.
I like to bulk freeze fruit every couple of weeks so I always have delicious frozen fruit on hand. I also buy a good amount of frozen fruit, especially berries, when they are on sale.
Another tip for perfect smoothie consistency, is to add some plant-based yogurt to your smoothie to get a creamier, thick consistency.
Why I Love Making Smoothies
Smoothies are some of the best plant based recipes for beginners! This recipe is so easy to make and has produce that is easily accessible all year long.
You can also prep and store most of these ingredients in your freezer ahead of time.
This is perfect if you're looking for easy vegan recipes for kids. This naturally sweet, frozen treat is delicious and the perfect way to get your kids to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables. The bright green color is fun and kid-approved!
Be sure to try some of my other breakfast recipes as well:
Green Apple Smoothie
- High speed blender
- 1 Banana Frozen
- 1 Granny Smith Apple
- 1 cup Pineapple Frozen
- 1 cup Coconut Water
- ½ cup Ice
- ½ cup Kale
- ¼ cup Cucumber
- Combine the kale and coconut water in your blender and blend until the kale is nice and chopped up.
- Add your remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until you have reached a smooth and creamy consistency.
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