Pineapple Green Apple Smoothie: The Perfect Summer Refreshment!

I love a good smoothie, especially in the summertime. They’re delicious year round as well, but something about the cool liquid and fresh fruit just screams summer to me. This pineapple green apple smoothie is the perfect blend of sweet, tart, and totally refreshing!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This smoothie is just the right blend of delicious but still good for you! Green apples offer a little tartness, but give gut health benefits and fiber to keep you full. Pineapple, meanwhile, is full of Vitamin C and good digestive aids.

I also snuck in some spinach to make sure you get your greens, but don’t worry – you won’t even know it’s there! Some banana helps add sweetness as well as thickening things up, but you can leave it out if you prefer.

two glasses of fresh green apple smoothie drinks with striped straws

Best of all? Smoothies don’t take long to make. You can throw everything together in only about 5 minutes, making them perfect for breakfast in a hurry, an afternoon pick me up, and more.

Ingredients List

ingredients to make pineapple green apple smoothie
  • 1 green apple, peeled and coarsely chopped (such as Granny Smith)
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple (chunks)
  • ¼ cup frozen banana (slices)
  • ½ cup spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup apple juice (or more for a thinner smoothie)

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • You can substitute half a fresh banana instead of the frozen, but you may need to add a couple ice cubes. Feel free to make it with no banana as well (but I think the flavor and sweetness is the perfect combo)!
  • Spinach may be swapped for an equivalent amount of kale or avocado, or you can go with no spinach if preferred
  • The vanilla yogurt can be substituted by plain or Greek yogurt
  • Apple juice can be swapped for water or coconut water
  • For a thicker smoothie, add more banana, and for a thinner smoothie add more liquid (juice, water)
  • You may also add one scoop of protein powder or other supplements as desired

How to Make a Green Apple Smoothie

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender (or food processor in a pinch)
place smoothie ingredients in blender
  1. Blend on high, smoothie, or the puree setting (depending what your blender has). If you are using ice, pulse it first to break up the cubes
  2. Adjust with additional juice or fruit to make it thinner or thicker if desired
  3. (Optional) stir in protein powder or blend on the low setting
  4. Enjoy!
overhead view of pineapple green apple smoothie drinks in a glass with fresh fruit

What to Eat With Green Apple Smoothies

  • Oatmeal
  • Waffles
  • French toast
  • Pancakes
  • Toast
  • Avocado toast
  • Muffins
  • Quiche
  • Frittata 
  • Omelettes
  • Granola bars
  • Fresh fruit
  • Quinoa
  • Rice bowls
  • Panini
  • Grilled cheese
  • Macaroni and cheese

While a smoothie is filling and nutritious on its own, there are many other things you can eat with a smoothie, whether you’re enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Pair your pineapple green apple smoothie with my Air Fryer Crustless Spinach Mini Quiche, easy Air Fryer Granola Bars, soft and chewy Air Fryer Baked Oatmeal, creamy Air Fryer Avocado Toast, Air Fryer French Toast Casserole, or some Microwave Oatmeal Muffins.

Recipe FAQs

Does Pineapple and Green Apple Go Together?

Yes, pineapple and green apple go well together. They create a balanced taste of sweet and sour together that compliment each other perfectly.

Additionally, both offer good fiber and antioxidant properties that are healthy for you.

What Fruits Blend Well With Pineapple?

Fruits that blend well with pineapple include apple, orange, banana, mango, passionfruit, pear, peach, coconut, and lime so long as the acidity is balanced.

These blends are commonly found in juices, smoothies, ice creams, cocktails, and more.

What Are The Benefits of Green Apple Smoothies?

Green apple smoothies are high in fiber, promote gut health, and have good levels of Vitamin A, C, and K for immune and body health.

Green apples are also low in fat and high in water content, so they nourish your body without weighing you down.

What Are The Benefits of Pineapple Smoothies?

Pineapple smoothies are high in Vitamin C and fiber, so they help with digestion and immune health. Plus, they help keep you feeling full and are low in fat.

However, pineapple is somewhat high in natural sugar and carbs, so it’s often balanced with other fruits in a smoothie as well.

Is It Better to Drink a Green Smoothie in the Morning or at Night?

Typically, you drink a green smoothie in the morning because it absorbs well and gives you good nutrition to start the day. It’s also a fast alternative to a less healthy breakfast option when you’re busy.

However, there is no reason to not enjoy a green smoothie later in the day as well. You’ll still get the benefits and are less likely to reach for less healthy snacks.

Can You Drink a Smoothie on an Empty Stomach?

Yes, it’s completely fine to drink a smoothie on an empty stomach. So, it is perfectly acceptable for your first meal of the day.

In fact, it will help give you an energy boost to get you up and moving.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • This recipe works well in full sized blenders, or portable blenders – I love my BlendJet 2 (though I forgot to charge it last night so I used my big one today). You can also use an immersion blender or food processor in a pinch, but they won’t get your smoothie, well, smooth. There will be some chunks of fruit left in there!
closeup of green apple smoothie in a glass with a pineapple chunk on the rim

Storage Tips

  • If you have any leftover smoothie, store it in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days
  • For a time-saving hack, portion out all the smoothie ingredients into freezer bags and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can freeze the juice in an ice cube tray (or add it when blending). Then, just grab and blend when you want a smoothie and it’s ready in 2 minutes or less!

More Smoothie Recipes to Try

  • Immune Boosting Smoothie
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Spinach Smoothie
  • Seaweed Smoothie

Final Thoughts

This pineapple green apple smoothie is sweet, tart, delicious, and even good for you! It’s everything I love about summer in a cool, bright, sippable drink.

You can change up the proportions or swap some ingredients around to tweak it just to your liking – that’s what’s so great about smoothies! It also gives you a quick and easy way to get a good start to your day, even on those busy mornings.

Of course, smoothies aren’t just great in the morning. I also love mine paired with a panini at lunchtime or for a snack in the afternoon instead of reaching for junk food.

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Pineapple Green Apple Smoothie (With Spinach, Banana, and Yogurt)

This pineapple green apple smoothie takes just minutes to throw together and is full of fruit flavor. It’s perfect for busy mornings to ensure a bright start to your day!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Cuisine American, Beverage, Vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 264 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Medium green apple, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped (such as Granny Smith)
  • ¼ Cup frozen pineapple (chunks)
  • ¼ Cup frozen banana (slices)
  • ½ Cup spinach (fresh)
  • 3 Ounces lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • ½ Cup apple juice (or more for a thinner smoothie)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender (or food processor in a pinch)
    1 Medium green apple, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped, ¼ Cup frozen pineapple, ¼ Cup frozen banana, ½ Cup spinach, 3 Ounces lowfat vanilla yogurt, ½ Cup apple juice
  • Blend on high, smoothie, or the puree setting (depending what your blender has). If you are using ice, pulse it first to break up the cubes
  • Adjust with additional juice or fruit to make it thinner or thicker if desired
  • (Optional) stir in protein powder or blend on the low setting
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can substitute half a fresh banana instead of the frozen, but you may need to add a couple ice cubes. Feel free to make it with no banana as well (but I think the flavor and sweetness is the perfect combo)!
  • Spinach may be swapped for an equivalent amount of kale or avocado, or you can go with no spinach if preferred
  • The vanilla yogurt can be substituted by plain or Greek yogurt
  • Apple juice can be swapped for water or coconut water
  • For a thicker smoothie, add more banana, and for a thinner smoothie add more liquid (juice, water)
  • You may also add one scoop of protein powder or other supplements as desired
  • This recipe works well in full sized blenders or portable blenders. You can also use an immersion blender or food processor in a pinch, but they won’t get your smoothie, well, smooth. There will be some chunks of fruit left in there!
  • If you have any leftover smoothie, store it in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days
  • For a time-saving hack, portion out all the smoothie ingredients into freezer bags and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can freeze the juice in an ice cube tray (or add it when blending). Then, just grab and blend when you want a smoothie and it’s ready in 2 minutes or less!
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand of ingredients, and any swaps, additions, or adjustments, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 451gCalories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 5.9gFat: 1.4gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 4.3mgSodium: 73mgPotassium: 737mgFiber: 7gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 272IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 186mgIron: 1mg
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Katie Vine