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Apple banana smoothie – Caroline’s Cooking

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    Trying to be healthier doesn’t have to mean lots of work or tasteless options. This apple banana smoothie is thick, fruity, and really easy to make using common ingredients. It’s almost like drinking apple pie!

    glass of apple banana smoothie with slices of apple and banana as garnish and to side

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    My kids are big fans of smoothies and view them as a bit of a treat. I’m all for keeping up that view! They go through phases when they want them all the time, then other times forget them completely.

    But if they see the blender going, even if it’s not a smoothie, it often plants the seed of the idea. Their heads pop up to have a look and a smoothie is often requested soon after.

    I’ve made a number of different smoothies before and most of them have become quick favorites like my easy dairy free green smoothie.

    glass of apple banana smoothie from overhead

    Apple is not particularly common in smoothies as it seems some people find it gritty, which I can understand happening.

    However I’ve had success before in my wild blueberry apple crumble smoothie bowl when I combined it with oats and yogurt. I think the added thickening of the oats helps avoid any gritty taste.

    The same is true here, and with the banana as well, it makes a deliciously naturally sweet smoothie. A pinch of cinnamon adds a slight warmth and helps give that hint of the flavor of apple pie.

    smoothie ingredients laid out on chopping board

    How to make an apple banana smoothie

    Making this apple banana smoothie couldn’t be easier. All you do is:

    • Peel and core an apple and peel a banana;
    • Put the apple juice, yogurt, apple, banana, oats and cinnamon in a blender;
    • Blend until smooth.
    ingredients in blender ready to mix

    Smoothies are a great quick and easy way to fuel you up for the day or to have a satisfying snack without the effort. They are great for getting those who might not be that in to fruit to eat some, too. For my kids, that’s far from a problem, but drinking them does encourage a bit more variety.

    You can also hide veggies in them, plus if you need to up your protein or fiber, adding some ingredients higher in those can be a great way to sneak a bit more in.

    apple banana smoothie as smoothie bowl with slices of fruit on top

    You can make smoothies as simple as you like, or add in a big old mix of ingredients. Have them ice cold with frozen fruit or ice in there, or simply gently chilled as with this one. True, not all combinations work out, but some most definitely do and are worth repeating, like this one.

    This apple banana smoothie is an easy and delicious combination your whole family will love. It’s the perfect way to start the day, or fuel you up for more. Serve in a bowl, or drink from a glass – either way, enjoy!

    glass of apple banana smoothie with an apple and banana behind the glass

    Looking for more smoothie recipes? Try these!

    glass of apple banana smoothie

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    apple banana smoothie

    This apple banana smoothie is easy to make and packed with goodness (as well as tasting great!).

    Prep Time5 mins

    Total Time5 mins

    Race: Breakfast, Drinks

    Kitchen: American

    Services: 1

    calories: 311calories

    Author: Caroline’s Cooking

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    Ingredients

    • 1 banana
    • 1 apple eg Gala
    • ¼ cup Apple juice 60ml
    • ¼ cup plain yogurt 60ml (I used Greek but any OK)
    • 2 tablespoon oats
    • 1 pinch cinnamon

    Instructions

    • Peel the banana and peel and core the apple.

    • Put the apple juice, yogurt, oats, banana, apple and cinnamon in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve chilled.

    Nutrition

    calories: 311calories | Carbohydrates: 70g | protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 818mg | fiber: 8g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 235UI | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg

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    Enjoy cooking with oatmeal? You’re in luck as we’re all about oatmeal for today’s Foodie Extravaganza:

    I first shared this recipe for Apple Banana Smoothie on Sunday Supper Movement where I am a contributor.

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    Trying to be healthier doesn't have to mean lots of work or tasteless options.  This apple banana smoothie is thick, fruity, and really easy to make using common ingredients.  It's almost like drinking apple pie!  #smoothie #applesmoothie
    This apple banana smoothie is thick, fruity, and really easy to make using common ingredients.  It's almost like drinking apple pie, but in a much healthier (and quicker) way!  #smoothie #applesmoothie

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