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Apples and peanut butter are a classic pair. Try them blended together in this healthy smoothie recipe.

EatingWell.com October 2016; updated November 2022


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins

What Type of Apple Should I Use for the Smoothie?

You can use any variety of apples that you have on hand. Sweet and crisp apples like Fuji, Gala and Honeycrisp would work well here, but you can also use Granny Smith for its sharp, tart flavor. Read more about apple varieties and how to choose the perfect apple for recipes.

Should I Peel the Apple for the Smoothie?

There's no need to peel the apple for this recipe—simply remove the core and seeds. The whole fruit, peel and all, is nutritious and includes fiber that will help keep you satisfied. Read more about the health benefits of apples.

Can I Swap in a Different Nut Butter?

Of course! We recommend using nut butters with a "natural" label. Confirm that the ingredients are just nuts and salt (or no salt).

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine almond milk, apple, peanut butter, honey (if using), vanilla, cinnamon and ice cubes in a blender. Puree until smooth.




Nutrition Facts

2 1/2 cups
317 calories; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 24.9g; dietary fiber 5.1g; sugars 14.9g; fat 18.7g; saturated fat 2.5g; vitamin a iu 522.1IU; vitamin c 5.3mg; calcium 466.1mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 7mg; potassium 163.7mg; sodium 278mg.

1 fruit, 2 high-fat protein, 1 fat