Green Apple Walnut Smoothie

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Summer is officially here and the mornings are beginning to be a lot warmer. This is the perfect time for a cold delicious smoothie.

It is no secret that I love smoothies. If I count correctly, there are at least 15 different variations here on Pick Fresh Foods.  I could almost create a book!

Apple Walnut Smoothie | Pick Fresh Foods

Smoothies are a super easy way to blend healthy ingredients for breakfast, a snack, or post workout drink.

When I know I’ve got to get going right after I wake up, a smoothie is my first choice for breakfast.  I can easily pour it into a cup and take it with me. I drink it as I’m dropping off my son to his soccer practice and run some quick errands.

Just like all the others, this one is my favorite. Of course, I wouldn’t share with you anything that isn’t my favorite :D

 

Apple Walnut Smoothie | Pick Fresh Foods

 

I love using apples in smoothies. They add great texture, thickness, and fiber.

This Granny Smith Apple Smoothie is delicious!  Just look at these beautiful specks of green in there!

I use apples, walnuts, and old-fashioned oats to create a flavorful and filling smoothie.

 

Apple Walnut Smoothie | Pick Fresh Foods

Apples are a great! They are heart healthy food and because they have a high water content they help you feel full :D

To get the most benefits out of an apple, don’t peel them. That skin has lots of fiber and vitamins. It also has quercetin, an antioxidant, that may help protect against oxidative damage in the brain that can lead to memory loss.

My dad has high cholesterol, so I’m always telling him to eat apples.  They are loaded with pectin, which is a great cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber.

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Apple Walnut Smoothie | Pick Fresh Foods

The wonderful thing about this delicious smoothie is it full of great nutrients. Plus, just like my Red Delicious Apple Pie Smoothie you will love how thick and creamy it is.

 

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Apple Walnut Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup reduced sugar almond milk
  • 1 small granny smith apple, diced
  • 1 small banana
  • 4 oz fat free, plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients into a blender in the order listed.
  2. Blend until smooth.
Notes
Makes 24oz

 

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Comments

  1. Cindy! The smoothie looks delicious.. I like to eat fruit salad in the morning but it gets boring by the end of the week.. this is a fabulous alternative.. :D

  2. Oooh, yum! This smoothie looks filling and just perfect for keeping cool in the summer, especially when I’m not craving a hot breakfast like standard oatmeal. Love that there are walnuts in the mix, too!

  3. I’m obsessed! I’ve been more and more into smoothies recently and green apple is a new one :) love the tart flavor.

    • Thanks Medha! The green apple is so great. I love Granny Smith apples because they are both sweet and tart. But, it doesn’t come across as being tart in the smoothie at all. You just the sweetness blended with the cinnamon. It’s really delicious!

  4. I love all of the flavours in here! Apples, cinnamon, and walnuts are soooo good together! I might just try this tmrw morning and throw in some spinach to make it extra green :)

    • Great idea Allison! I love spinach in smoothies. Great nutrients and you barely notice the spinach flavor and get great color. I need to try it with that next time :D

  5. Smoothies are my absolutely favorite breakfast treat! I love them, and there are endless ways to make them – so I’m right there with you!

    • Thanks Kristi! I love smoothies whether it is hot or cold outside, but they are pretty awesome when it is hot so early in the day.

  6. realfoodbydad says:

    I love the flavors in this Cindy, so different and perfect for summer!

    • Thanks Matt. The first time I combined these ingredients I was sure how it would turn out, but it was incredible. It’s not give you a cavity kind of sweet, but full of delicious flavor and texture. :D

  7. Love this smoothie Cindy! Sounds so refreshing with the granny smith apple in here and love that you added walnuts, oats and cinnamon. What a great way to start off the morning :)

    • It really is a great way to start the day. I had one and it kept me full through lunch time. I think that is pretty awesome! Thanks Kelly

  8. I really need to start drinking more smoothies because I am always so tired in the morning and I think this would really help to get me going!! I’ve never thought to put apples in a smoothie, but this sounds amazing! I bet the tartness of the green apples and walnuts are so good! Will you please come over and make this for me for breakfast tomorrow? Thanks! :)

    • I’m on my way! Haha You have to try an apple smoothie. My husband wasn’t sure about an apple in a smoothie and now he asks for the them all the time. This one is a great combination and it has some great staying power.

  9. This is for sure great tasting as well as healthy :)

    • Thanks Tandy. I think smoothies can be a great way to get good nutrients. Plus, they taste so great you feel like you are having a treat :D

  10. Whoa! Now this is brain food if ever I saw it. It looks so healthy that it made me stop eating the chips I was eating while reading (naughty girl!) I’ve just sort of ‘rediscovered’ apples, especially those lovely green juicy Granny Smiths, so this is great timing for me. Pinning onto my Pinterest drinks board, Cindy. :-)
    P.S. Yes, you should write a smoothie book ;-)

    • I’ll take all the brain food I can get. Haha I love apples. I eat one just about every single day. Thanks for pinning, friend :D

  11. I love adding apples to smoothies too! They just improve them so much I feel like! Therefore, I am most definitely making this for myself soon :)

  12. I love this apple smoothie, Cindy! I’ve actually never had an apple flavored one before, but your pictures are enticing me to try this! And I’m sure the addition of cinnamon makes it even tastier. Pinned!

  13. Hi Cindy! I was going to say how much I enjoyed the green flecks in your smoothie. You through me for a loop with the apple/walnut/oats combo and the cinnamon is such a great addition. Never made an apple smoothie before. And I didn’t know about the pectin in apples, my husband was just told his cholesterol was a bit high and I will be getting him to eat them more….or just make him this smoothie….until your smoothie book comes out and I can try a few others =)

    • Thanks Laura, you are so sweet :D I love how those little specks float around all that thick and creamy goodness. I make this apple smoothie and one with red delicious apples. They are awesome and so filling.
      This smoothie has both apples and oats which are great for helping those cholesterol levels.

  14. spicedblog says:

    Woah…I love smoothies and I love apples, but I’ve never thought of putting the two together. Amazing recipe! :-)

  15. This smoothie looks amazing!

  16. I am on vacation right now and my lunch just consisted of a handful of cheese balls. I need to make this Apple walnut smoothie as soon as I get home to detox my poor body! It looks so fresh and healthy!

    • When I’m feeling off I’ll have a smoothie and all that goodness just makes me feel better. Hope you are enjoying your vacation!!

  17. I am loving all of your fabulous smoothies, Cindy! They’re always so mouthwatering and super nutritious – there’s no better breakfast than a good smoothie and you’re totally rocking it with this one :)

  18. As much as I’ve made smoothies, I’ve never made one with apple! I love those green flecks — they make this smoothie so bright and cheery! I definitely need to try this, Cindy. Pinning!

  19. I’m on a smoothie kick at the moment – with it being so hot it’s all i want for breakfast! I’ve never used apples before though in my smoothies – must try that! Love the apple / walnut combo!

    • Thanks Ashley! I love apple walnut and apple almond combos in smoothies. Let me know if you try an apple smoothie :D

  20. I actually don’t think I’ve ever had apples in a smoothie! But I’m betting their sweet tart flavor is super refreshing!

  21. I totally love the flavors in this Cindy. It is perfect for summer!

  22. I often have a apple left over and have no idea what to do… now I gotta give your smoothie a taste.

  23. This looks delicious!! Perfect for a summertime brekkie!! YUM :) So nice!

  24. I am a complete smoothie-novice. For some reason, I’m really intrigued by the walnuts. Sounds unusual to me and I’m thinking it’s got to lend such a good flavor. Anyway, now I know where to go when I need some good smoothie recipes.

  25. It’s so funny as I was starving and withing nothing edible in sight, I ate a green apple and then I come here and you made a smoothie out of it! I wish I came here earlier! Looks yummy!

  26. YUM! The flavours in this smoothie remind me of an apple pie with nuts. Sounds and looks delicious Cindy!

  27. I love smoothies too. This is definitely one I’ve never had before. Yum.

  28. Gahhh! This smoothie looks so so good, Cindy! I’d totally love a big glass right about now. Gorgeous photos too! Pinned.

  29. I don’t know why I never use apples in smoothies! This sounds amazing! I also have an absurd amount of green apples in my fridge right now – smoothie time!

  30. Hi Cindy,
    Granny Smith are my favourite apples and I always have them in the fridge and one in my backpack. I never thought about using them in a smoothie – great idea. I’m no expert but from everything I read it’s super beneficial to stick to that old adage ‘ an apple a day’….
    Thanks for the great idea!

  31. This green apple smoothie is completely for me Cindy!! I am SO into green apples right now! Pinned! :)

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