A cleansing green apple avocado smoothie that tastes delicious! Fresh and creamy with avocado, apple, banana, spinach, and fresh ginger, it's the perfect green smoothie for weight loss, detox, and healthy breakfasts too.
4cupsloosely packed spinachthat's about 2 large handfuls
1medium avocadopeeled and pitted
2medium applesany kind you like, peel on, cored and quartered (if not using a high-powered blender such as a Vitamix, cut into a rough dice)
1medium bananacut into chunks and frozen
2teaspoonshoney or maple syrup plus additional to taste
1/2teaspoonground gingeror 1/4-inch knob of fresh ginger (if not using a high-power blender, mince the ginger first; use less than 1/2 teaspoon if you'd like a more subtle taste. This smoothie has some zip!)
Small handful of ice cubes
Optional additions: chia seedsflaxseed, protein powder, almond butter or other nut butter of choice
In the order listed, add the almond milk, spinach, avocado, apples, banana, honey, ginger, and ice to a high-powered blender.
Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness and spices as desired. Enjoy immediately.
If you have any leftovers or do not drink both smoothies right away, you can store the extra in an airtight glass container such as a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. You can also halve the recipe if you prefer.
If you do not have a high-powered blender, I recommend blending the almond milk, spinach, and avocado first, and then add the apple, banana, honey, and ginger. Once completely smooth, slowly add and blend in the ice.