16 Apple Drinks for Fall
It's apple season and these drink recipes celebrate the beloved fall flavor. Whether you use apple cider or add slices of apple to a smoothie, these drinks are basically autumn in a cup. You can enjoy the fruity flavor from morning to night with these non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Drinks like Apple-Pie Sangria and Spinach-Apple Juice are healthy, delicious and will put you in a fall mood.
Hot Cider with Apple Brandy & Spices
A natural, cloudy apple cider is delicious for this exotically spicy and aromatic winter warmer, but if you desire a sparkling-clear drink, apple juice can be substituted. Calvados, which is a French apple brandy, adds richness. If you wish to omit it, just add more cider or juice.
This riff on a classic fruit juice combines sweet apples with tart cranberries for a healthy, fiber-filled smoothie. Source: EatingWell.com October 2016
This healthy spinach-apple juice is a green nutrient powerhouse loaded with calcium for bone health, and vitamins A and C for antioxidants. No juicer? No problem. See the juicing variation below to make this spinach-apple juice recipe in a blender.
This refreshing sangria, infused with fall flavors of apples, cider and cinnamon, provides warming cheer for a chilly autumn evening. Use red-skinned apples for the most attractive presentation.
Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic
This weight-loss tonic might help you slim down, even though it's not a quick fix for healthy habits. Apple cider vinegar's sour flavor (the acetic acid) may help you eat less and stay more satisfied. Green tea has caffeine and antioxidants that may help boost fat loss. Ginger might help you burn more calories. And maple syrup adds a touch of natural sweetness to this hydrating drink. Add this tonic to your diet in addition to sensible eating and exercise to help boost your weight-loss efforts. Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017
Spiced Hot Cider
For a nonalcoholic version, omit the applejack and schnapps and add 2 tablespoons cinnamon-flavored syrup, such as Torani brand. Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2006
Apple-Peanut Butter Smoothie
Apples and peanut butter are a classic pair-try them blended together in this healthy smoothie recipe. Source: EatingWell.com October 2016
Throw cinnamon, cloves, apple cider, and cranberry-raspberry juice into a slow cooker to make this easy and tasty berry-apple cider. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
This quick and easy shot packs a punch to wake the senses. Apple and honey make it naturally sweet and are balanced by lemon juice and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper that brings on the heat. Source: EatingWell.com, March 2020
Cinnamon-Cider Iced Tea
Quench your guests' thirst with this apple iced tea, which can be made with or without alcohol. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2018
This tasty fall blender breakfast gets protein from almond milk and Greek yogurt. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
This fruity red sangria is just like what you would get in a restaurant. It's easy to make with just five ingredients. A big batch is perfect for parties--or any night on the patio. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2018
Green Spinach Superfood Shots
Spinach, celery and apples pack a nutritional punch in this green superfood shot. Spinach is rich in vitamin A, folate, calcium and iron, and pairing it with vitamin C-rich lemon juice helps your body absorb the iron from the leafy greens. Apples hold a lot of their cancer-fighting antioxidants in the peel, and while you may glaze over celery juice, the crisp green stalks contain the antioxidant apigenin, which can promote the death of cancerous cells, according to lab research. Source: EatingWell.com, July 2020
Lean & Green Smoothie
This quick and easy smoothie combines the sweet flavors of pineapple, apples and green grapes with kale. Packed with Vitamins A and C, this drink offers nutritious benefits without sacrificing taste. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
Slow-Cooker Hot Cider with Brandy
Brew up a batch of warm apple cider with ease in this no-sugar-added drink recipe. The hot toddy stays warm and party-ready in your crock pot all night long. Source: EatingWell.com October 2016
Jason Mraz's Avocado Green Smoothie
To make this green smoothie recipe a meal-in-a-glass, musician Mraz adds a tablespoon of coconut oil and some sprouted flax or chia seeds. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015