There’s nothing quite like starting your day with a refreshing smoothie. The burst of flavor and nutrients can instantly elevate your mood and energy levels! Especially when it comes to this Sour Apple Smoothie, that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. This recipe brings together the crisp tartness of Granny Smith apples with the freshness of cucumbers, carrots, and spinach, resulting in a smoothie that’s such a bright treat, the perfect thing to wake you up.
Let’s take a quick look at the ingredients you’ll need, starting with the veggies. The cucumber provides a refreshing flavor and contributes to the smoothie’s cooling effect. Carrots, on the other hand, are an excellent source of beta-carotene and fiber, helping to enhance the nutritional profile of our smoothie. Then, we have a cup of fresh baby spinach, which introduces a subtle earthy flavor to balance the sourness of the apple and provides a powerhouse of nutrients like iron and calcium.
The star of the show is the Stemilt Granny Smith apple. Renowned for its tart and slightly acidic taste, this variety of apple is perfect for our sour apple smoothie. Granny Smith will make anyone’s face pucker up thanks to its strong tartness. It’s very firm with loads of juice and lemon-like acidity and just enough sweetness.
The Perfect Blend
To give our smoothie the perfect consistency, we’ll use about a half cup of ice cubes, and a third cup of water or orange juice, depending on your preference. The water makes for a lighter smoothie, while orange juice adds a tangy sweetness that complements the sour apple beautifully.
Now, it’s time to blend! Start by adding the ice cubes to the pitcher of your blender. Next, layer the remaining ingredients on top, starting with the cucumber and carrots, then the chopped Granny Smith apple, and finally the fresh baby spinach. This order helps achieve a more efficient blend, with the harder ingredients closer to the blade.
Blend until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, and you have a smooth and creamy consistency. If you find the mixture too thick, don’t hesitate to add additional water or orange juice to loosen it up.
There you have it! Your Sour Apple Smoothie is ready to help you start your day. Pour it into your favorite glass and serve immediately to enjoy the optimal freshness and flavor.
What’s more, if you find yourself with leftovers, there’s no need to waste. Simply pour it into an airtight container or a zip-lock baggie and refrigerate or freeze.
This Sour Apple Smoothie is the perfect wholesome, nutritious meal in a glass, brimming with vitamins, minerals, and flavor. It’s easy to make, wonderfully refreshing, and the perfect sour kick to kickstart your day or replenish your energy after a workout.
Stemilt is a family-owned fruit company that’s been in business since 1964. The Mathison family owns and operates Stemilt Growers, and proudly grows, packs, and ships the best apples, pears, cherries, and summer fruits for you and your family to enjoy.
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