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This cinnamon-spiced apple smoothie is creamy and irresistibly tasty! It’s full of natural sweetness and packed with protein.

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Here’s a smoothie that’s full of cozy spiced, naturally sweet flavor: this Apple Smoothie! It works anytime and in any season, but of course it’s perfect for fall. In fact, it’s a fun way to enjoy the flavors of apple pie or apple crumble! Cinnamon and vanilla are just the right compliment to the sweet tart fruit. It’s loaded with protein from Greek yogurt, which gives it a delightfully creamy texture. You’ll feel like you’re drinking a wholesome version of an apple pie milkshake!

Ingredients in this apple smoothie

The great thing about this apple smoothie? You might already have the ingredients on hand. If you stock bananas and Greek yogurt like we do, you’ll be able to whip up this smoothie in no time. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Apples: You can use any variety. For the best flavor, use sweet tart apples like Pink lady, Honey Crisp, or Granny Smith (stay away from Red Delicious).
  • Banana: Frozen bananas work great, but you can also use a room temperature banana.
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt adds lots of protein to this smoothie, and live probiotics which help gut health.
  • Milk: Use any type of milk, including non-dairy milk.
  • Ice: Ice helps to get just the right texture.
  • Vanilla and cinnamon: These bring in that apple pie flavor!
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Try it naturally sweet, or add maple syrup

This apple smoothie tastes fantastic with no added sweetener: it’s perfectly sweet tart! However, the flavor can depend on the ripeness of the fruit and your personal tastes. Take a taste, and if you’d like it sweeter, add a bit of maple syrup or honey. This is a nice option if you’re looking for a sweet treat to take the place of a dessert.

Start with ½ tablespoon in the blender, and increase if you need more. You may want to stir it in instead of blend, because if you over-blend the texture can get far too liquid.

Vegan variation

Want to make a vegan apple smoothie instead? Try our Green Apple Smoothie recipe! It pairs green apple and cashews to make a beautifully sweet tart vegan smoothie. The cashews add plant-based protein to help it stay satiating and keep you full.

Apple smoothie

More flavor variations!

This apple smoothie tastes amazing as is. But if you’d like it mix it up even more, we’ve got answers! Here are some ideas for fun variations on the theme:

  • Ginger: Add ½ teaspoon grated ginger to the mix for a spicy brightness.
  • Spices: Add ⅛ teaspoon allspice or nutmeg. Or replace the cinnamon with the same amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice or Chai Spices.
  • Oats: Add whole grains by throwing in ½ cup rolled oats.
  • Pecans, cashews or almonds: Throw in ¼ cup nuts to add a nutty undertone and even more plant-based protein.
  • Nut butter: Or add 1 to 2 tablespoons almond butter, peanut butter or cashew butter.
Apple smoothie

Apples nutrition

Apples are good for you and full of nutrients! Here’s a little breakdown on some of the top benefits of apples (according to Healthline):

  • Apples are a good source of vitamin C. One apple contains 14% of your daily needs.
  • They are full of fiber and water. One apple has 4 grams fiber or about 15% of your daily needs.
  • Apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic and helps with gut health.
  • Most of the nutrients in apples are in the skin, so you should eat the skin as much as possible.

More fruit smoothie recipes

Love whizzing up smoothies in your blender? Here are a few more fruit smoothie recipes you’ll love:

This apple smoothie is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based and dairy-free, see the variation above.

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Apple smoothie

Apple Smoothie

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies 1x


This cinnamon-spiced apple smoothie is creamy and irresistibly tasty! It’s full of natural sweetness and packed with protein.


  • 2 cups fresh apple chunks (skin on, about 1 large or 2 small apples)
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen (or room temperature*)
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk (or almond milk or oat milk)
  • 8 ice cubes
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional: ½ tablespoon maple syrup or honey (we liked ours without sweetener)


  1. Chop the apple. Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary. If desired, garnish with an apple slice. Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 1 day.


*A frozen banana makes an icier texture, but this recipe also works with a room temperature banana for a creamy texture. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothies
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Ivan Muposhi says:

    I love you’re recipes

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Thank you!

  2. V says:

    Tasty! Hard to get the consistency down but adding the bananas frozen helped.