Apple Banana Smoothie

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Are you looking for something that will satiate your sweet cravings in the mornings and also fulfill your need for eating healthy? This delicious glass of apple banana smoothie is what you need!

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Healthy Banana Apple Smoothie

My mom would often blend apple and milk together to make us what we called at that time a milkshake (it was actually a smoothie). This was at a time when milkshakes were not very common in India so I was pretty impressed with my mom because this drink was so damn delicious. She used to add a bit of sugar but my recipe for apple smoothie does not. 

This apple banana smoothie is also inspired by mom’s recipe but with one change – the addition of bananas. Bananas are loaded with potassium and magnesium making it heart-healthy. Not to mention the fact that it also makes the smoothie creamier and even more delicious!

Learn more:  Smoothie vs Milkshake – what’s the difference?

How to make apple banana smoothie

With some fresh apples and bananas, you can make this fruit and milk-based smoothie in your kitchen in no time. This recipe calls for dates instead of sugar making it a healthy drink that you can have any time of the day. It is a great alternative to store-bought juices and makes for a filling snack/drink after school. 

Ingredients

  • Key Ingredients – apple, banana
  • Liquid – Whole milk or almond milk 
  • Sweetener – Dates or Honey or Maple Syrup
  • Optional add-ons – Nut butter such as cashew butter, almond butter, and peanut butter

Instructions

The recipe is quite simple – add all the ingredients to the blender and blend it until smooth.  Serve it as is or use less milk to make a smoothie bowl. I love to garnish my smoothie with chopped bananas and granola. 

Notes / variations

  1. Fuji and red delicious apples are the perfect choices for this smoothie because they break down easily and are also sweet. 
  2. The amount of liquid you add depends on the consistency you want. You can reduce the milk to 1/2 a cup and use this recipe to make a smoothie bowl. Serve it with chopped bananas and granola. 
  3. Add a couple of tablespoons of oats to make this smoothie even more filling. 
  4. For best results, use ripe bananas since they tend to be sweeter than the unripe ones. 
  5. I like to add a teaspoon of cacao nibs for flavor and color but you can totally skip that.  
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Ingredients for apple banana smoothie

Why you will love this recipe

  1. It is delicious without any added sugar.
  2. Makes for a filling breakfast or snack.
  3. Kids love them.
  4. It barely takes 5 minutes and it is perfect for when you are in a rush.

Looking for more smoothie ideas that your family will love? Here are my top picks –  

  1. Kesar Pista Smoothie (Saffron Pistachios smoothie) – This smoothie combines saffron (kesar), pistachios (pista), with banana, cardamom, and milk to create a delicious and nutrient-rich drink that’s perfect for kids and as a post-workout drink. 
  2. Apple smoothie is a delicious way to start your day with the goodness of milk and apples and with no added sugar. It is ready in less than 5 minutes – now you have no reason to skip breakfast.
  3. Chocolate almond smoothie – This smoothie combines the goodness of bananas with nutrient-rich almonds and dates with a hint of cocoa to make this delectable smoothie. 
  4. Dry fruit smoothie is a great way to combine nutritious milk and dry fruits to create a wholesome meal for any time of the day. Make one today!
  5. Banana Nutella Smoothie – Your kids will love this delicious Banana Nutella Smoothie Recipe – a healthy-ish drink made from bananas and milk with a hint of Nutella and hot cocoa. 
  6. Strawberry banana smoothie –  This delicious 4-ingredient gluten-free strawberry banana smoothie is perfect for busy families. Make it for breakfast or as an after-school snack – all you need is 5 minutes. 
  7. This coffee walnut smoothie is the perfect solution for when you are debating between having coffee in the morning or chugging down a healthy smoothie.
  8. Chickoo (sapota) smoothie –  This nutritious blended drink made from Date and Chikoo (Sapota) is a great treat for any time of the day – be it an after-school snack or a post-workout drink. 


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Apple Banana Smoothie Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes
Are you looking for something that will satiate your sweet cravings in the mornings and also fulfill your need for eating healthy? A glass of Apple Banana smoothie is what you need!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Diet : Vegetarian
Course : Breakfast
Method: Blender
Cuisine : American

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 6-7 dates, chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons cacao nibs, optional

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately for the best tasting smoothie.

Notes

  1. Fuji and red delicious apples are the perfect choices for this smoothie because they break down easily and are also sweet. 
  2. The amount of liquid you add depends on the consistency you want. You can reduce the milk to 1/2 a cup and use this recipe to make a smoothie bowl. Serve it with chopped bananas and granola. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 81mgPotassium: 688mgFiber: 5gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 383IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 220mgIron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Approximate Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.

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2 Comments

  1. Is it healthier to use curd instead of milk though milk smoothies are tastier but curd is more compatible. Please let me know.

    1. Hi! Anu – curd is definitely better for your gut than milk but my kids don’t like the sour taste so I always use milk. If you don’t mind the tartness, go for it.

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