Ready for something tasty and healthy? Start your day off right with this antioxidant and vitamin-rich apple grape super green smoothie. It makes a great after school snack too. This super smoothie is high in vitamins A, B, C as well as many minerals. This apple grape super green smoothie tastes sweet, yet tart and is bright and refreshing. My kids love it too. But don’t tell them about the secret ingredient ~ spinach!
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An apple a day will keep the doctor away. We all know it. But did you know green apples (also known as granny smith apples) in particular are truly packed full of fiber and vitamins? Some studies suggest even more so than red apples. I’ve always loved their sweet-tart taste as well. They are crisp, flavorful and especially good for baking. The green apple takes center stage in this smoothie and the sweet-tart flavor is balanced out with the natural sweetness of green grapes and organic apple juice.
In addition to plain Greek yogurt, I usually pop a frozen banana into my smoothies. This is primarily for texture, but they’re good for you too. Bananas are high in minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin and B6 (phew…that’s allot a power for one little fruit).
I’ve always thought of spinach as a super food. I’d like to say its because of science and facts, but it probably has more to do with childhood memories watching the cartoon character Popeye chase away the bad guy with his mighty bulging muscles after eating a can of spinach. Regardless, spinach is definitely high in iron as well as many other vitamins and minerals which is why it’s a secret ingredient in this smoothie. My kids would definitely not eat spinach raw. But, blended in with all these other tasty ingredients, you can’t really taste it. Spinach also gives this smoothie a pretty light green color.
Do you own a blender or a food processor? I actually don’t own a blender. I do just about all my blending in my food processor. Between my food processor and my vintage handheld Braun immersion blender, I find I really don’t need a blender too. (One less appliance on my kitchen counter is a good thing.) This is the food processor I own and I love it. It slices, dices, chops and blends.
So, if you like sweet-tart flavors and want to give your immunity a boost, give this delicious apple grape super green smoothie a try today. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Start your day off right with this antioxidant and vitamin-rich green smoothie. It tastes sweet, yet tart and is bright and refreshing.
- 1 green apple peeled and cut into pieces
- 1 cup green grapes frozen
- 1 handful fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup organic apple juice
- 2 tbsp lime juice
Use a blender or food processor. Blend all ingredients up to the lime juice until it is a smooth consistency. Stir in the lime juice just before serving for added freshness.
We love Honest Kids Organic Apple Juice in this smoothie.
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