Easy Green Apple Smoothie

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This green apple smoothie is sweet tart, featuring dates to enhance the natural sweetness, balanced by the tartness of green apple and lemon.

Green Apple Smoothie

Writing a whole foods blog seems to make people think all sorts of things about you: that you have it all together, you have some kind of super-human desire to eat massive amounts of vegetables, that you’re a “smoothie person”. Ahh, to be a smoothie person. Truth is, in 4 years of food blogging, we’ve never come up with a smoothie recipe that didn’t taste bitter or turn out brown. And we certainly do not have it all together. Life is messy. We make random meals made of bits and pieces in the fridge. We love popcorn with lots of butter and salt (to a fault). We don’t really drink smoothies. Until this green apple smoothie.

Healthy eating is a process. It’s hard to know when you’re “there”, and each person’s journey is completely unique. For Alex and me, all we know is that where we used to eat frozen packaged food and fast food, we now love to cook from scratch from our kitchen. And we consider that a win!

Wherever you are in your healthy eating journey, this green apple smoothie recipe is easy and quite tasty. We haven’t loved many of the green smoothie recipes we’ve tried, but this one hit the spot for both of us. It uses Medjool dates to enhance the natural sweetness, balanced by the tartness of the green apple and lemon. One tip: it’s best when freshly made, since refrigerating dulls the flavor. So if you can, whip up a batch and drink it immediately.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large green apple
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 8 ice cubes
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Core the apple and cut it into chunks (do not peel). Remove the pits from the dates.
  2. Place all ingredients a blender and blend. Add lemon juice and blend for a few seconds again. Serve immediately.

You can read full article and recipes here : https://www.acouplecooks.com/green-apple-smoothie/

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