Got some apples and bananas? Make this wonderful apple banana smoothie to start your day right. Gluten-free and vegetarian.
This super-boosted smoothie will keep you full and energized for the day! It’s gluten-free and can be made dairy-free, too if you wish.
Take your healthy breakfast to a whole new level with this naturally sweet gluten-free smoothie recipe. This healthy smoothie is loaded with antioxidants and nutrient-rich fruits for a more nutritious start to your morning!
You can enjoy this Apple and Banana Smoothie any time of the day, but it’s great for breakfast and keeps you full all morning and ready to work!
Creamy banana and fresh apple have been combined to create a delicious smoothie, full of good stuff and ready in seconds!
Do Apple and Banana Go Well Together?
Apples can be sharp or sweet and you can choose your favorite for this recipe – and when added to banana, you get a subtly fresh but creamy result that will wake up the taste buds!
Ingredients You’ll Need
Red apple – There are so many to choose from! You could also use a green-skinned variety if you like the sharpness.
Ripe banana – The riper the banana, the sweeter this smoothie will be. Choose a medium size for the perfect amount.
Unsweetened almond milk – This nutty addition also adds some subtle sweetness to your smoothie. If you wish, you could use different nut milk but choose an unsweetened one.
Greek yogurt – Full-fat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt can be used, but if you want the ultimate creaminess for your smoothie, make sure it’s the Greek yogurt variety and not the regular plain yogurts.
Peanut butter – A smooth peanut butter would give you the best result, but if you have a super-fast blender, a crunchy one will also work.
Flaxseeds – these super milled seeds will give your smoothie a boost of protein and help keep you full.
Cinnamon – A good quality ground cinnamon will balance the flavor of this smoothie well, but you could use ground ginger if you like or even an apple pie spice mix.
Vanilla extract – Use an extract and not just a flavoring, as this will give you the best-tasting smoothie.
Ice cubes – An ice-cold smoothie is always the best, and these ice cubes will also make up a little more of the liquid for extra hydration.
How to Make Apple Banana Smoothie
You’re going to need a blender to whizz this smoothie up, so it’s as creamy and dreamy as it can be. This is a great high-speed one that will do the job.
You could also use a food processor if you have one.
Just add all your ingredients into the bowl or cup, and whizz, whizz, whizz! A snack or breakfast can be made in seconds.
What Are the Health Benefits of Apple Banana Smoothie?
Apples and bananas have lots of health benefits and provide your body with vitamins and minerals and welcome fiber!
Apples contain vitamin C to help boost your immune system, and bananas contain potassium and B vitamins to help with your body functions.
But it doesn’t stop there! With the added peanut butter and flaxseed, this smoothie is packed with protein, too, to help with recovery and energy.
The Greek yogurt also provides calcium and extra fiber, so this is a super-boosted, tasty smoothie to enjoy!
Is It OK to Drink Banana Shake Every Day?
This smoothie gives you a great balance of macros – your carbohydrate, fat, and protein have all been taken care of, so you can enjoy this every day.
You can of course, vary the fruit if you like a little more variety; you could add 2 x kiwis, 1 ripe peach, a handful of grapes, or even a ripe pear.
Can I Make This Dairy-Free?
There are lots of options to create a dairy-free/vegan smoothie. Omit the Greek yogurt and add a coconut yogurt instead – not the coconut-flavored one, the one made from coconut!
You could also switch the Greek yogurt with almond yogurt. Again just make sure it’s the sugar-free variety made from an almond base.
Can I make this Peanut or Nut-Free?
If you can tolerate nuts but not peanuts, you could always just replace the peanut butter with almond butter. Again, try to use a smooth one if you can find one.
If you need to avoid nuts altogether, you could use seed butter instead, and there is a growing choice out there. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seed, and tahini (sesame seed butter) are all great in this recipe, so choose a favorite!
You could also just add a little more Greek yogurt.
What is Flaxseed and Can I Leave it Out?
It’s great to have a flexible recipe, isn’t it? YES!
Flaxseed is the name given to milled linseed, a tiny, shiny seed. You can get white and brown versions, and either would be fine to use.
Note: You can of course make your own flaxseed by blending linseed in a super-fast blender, which can sometimes be more cost-effective.
If you can’t get hold of linseed or flaxseed, you could replace it with 1 tbsp of other seeds, like sesame, chia, sunflower, or pumpkin. Your blender should whizz them well into your smooth smoothie.
Seeds are a great source of protein and Omega 3 and 6 fats, so a super addition to your smoothie. Flaxseed and chia seeds are particularly good at providing Omega-3 fatty acids, so if you can add these to your smoothie, your body will thank you!
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- 1/2 medium red apple (peeled and sliced)
- 1 small ripe banana
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp flaxseeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- a few ice cubes
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Feel free to top up your smoothie with any seed of your choice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 glass of smoothie Serving Size: 1 glass of smoothie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9.5gCholesterol: 2.1mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 45gNet Carbohydrates: 35.9gFiber: 9.1gSugar: 25gProtein: 11g
Nutritional values were obtained with automatic software using the amounts of products used. To get the most accurate representation of the nutritional values, you should calculate them with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for the nutritional information obtained to be accurate.