Apple Juice Smoothie Recipes

14 Apple Juice Smoothie Recipes

So you’re at home and you have some apple juice in your fridge? Great! Why not try one of the following apple juice smoothie recipes?

Apple juice can be a great liquid base for smoothies. It’s sweet and has a neutral flavor.

Smoothies made with apple juice contain plenty of nutrients and may help you meet your daily fruit requirements so much easier.

Some of the apple juice smoothie recipes I am going to show you are very easy to make. Others are more advanced, and you’ll even find some green smoothies made with apple juice.

Any blending machine will work for these smoothies, but the more powerful your blender is, the smoother your smoothies are going to be. So, make sure to check out these blenders comparable to a Vitamix that won’t break the bank.

Is apple juice good in smoothies?

Apple juice tastes great in smoothies. It will sweeten your smoothie and make it even more delicious. 

Apple juice is sweet but it has a neutral flavor that blends very well with other ingredients. Therefore it can be a substitute for honey, agave syrup, or refined sugar.

Especially if you’re just beginning with smoothies, apple juice can help you enjoy your smoothies even more.

Apple juice is like a spoonful of sugar that makes you love your medicine (the smoothies). The more you like the taste, the easier it is to stick with your new habit of making smoothies regularly.

Once you get used to drinking fruits and veggies, you can slowly switch to other liquid bases that aren’t quite as sugar-laden as apple juice. 

Is apple juice healthy in a smoothie?

Apple Juice in Glass on Table

Whole apples are super healthy, but apple juice has some downsides. 

It’s low in vitamins and minerals

Apple juice provides a variety of nutrients, but only in low amounts.

One cup of apple juice doesn’t supply more than 7% of your daily recommended intake for any mineral or vitamin except vitamin C.

Some store-bought apple juice is fortified and can provide more than 100% of your recommended daily vitamin C intake per serving. However, it’s better to eat fruits and veggies instead of relying on fortified fruit juices or foods.

Apple juice is high in sugar

Virtually all calories in apple juice come from sugar that could affect your blood sugar levels negatively.

It’s best to pair apple juice with foods high in protein and healthy fats to help reduce the impact on blood sugar levels.

For example, Greek yogurt or organic plant-based protein powders can be a good source of protein for your smoothies.

Avocado, nuts, and seeds are foods high in healthy fats that blend well with apple juice. 

May lead to weight gain

When drinking apple juice smoothies, moderation is key.

Just one cup of apple juice has 114 calories and 24g of sugar. Add fruits and sweeteners to your smoothies and the calories stack up quickly.

An apple only has 95 calories and is filling. An apple juice smoothie can be consumed in seconds and, depending on the ingredients, can have several hundred calories.

It can cause you to take in more calories than your body can burn if you’re not careful.

I would recommend limiting yourself to one smoothie made with fruit juice a day to avoid consuming excess sugar and calories.

If you’re worried about consuming too many calories, just use ½ cup apple juice and mix it with ½ cup water as a liquid base for your smoothie.

Now that we’ve gone through the cons of apple juice smoothies, let’s focus on the health benefits.

Smoothies made with fruits and veggies are way better for you than most foods after all. 

Health Benefits of Apple Juice Smoothies

While there are some downsides to using fruit juices as a liquid base, it shouldn’t discourage you.

A fresh smoothie made with apple juice is still a healthier alternative to most sugar-laden drinks you can buy at your grocery store.

Apple juice smoothies keep you hydrated 

Apple juice is highly hydrating. It consists of 88% water and tastes great, making it a great choice for those of you who struggle to stay hydrated.

May support brain function

Some studies suggest that apple juice may boost your brain function. It is believed that the antioxidants in apple juice protect your brain from damage by harmful molecules called free radicals. 

In this study, participants with Alzheimer’s disease drank just one cup of apple juice daily for one month. Their anxiety decreased and they saw improvement in behavioral symptoms associated with dementia. 

Also, this animal study suggests that apple juice may help improve memory and other cognitive functions. 

May support your heart health

Certain antioxidants in apple juice may support your heart health. These antioxidants are believed to prevent bad cholesterol from building up in your arteries. 

This study suggests that drinking 1 ½ cups of apple juice daily for 6 weeks reduced the negative effects of bad cholesterol by 20%. This may reduce your risk of heart disease.

If you’re struggling with high cholesterol levels, here are smoothie recipes to lower cholesterol.

May help smooth the digestive tract

Apple juice contains sorbitol which may help smooth your digestive tract and prevent constipation. For more information, check out these smoothie recipes for constipation relief.

Is it bad to drink apple juice smoothies every day?

The World Health Organization suggests consuming 400 grams of fruits and veggies, but only 1 in 10 adults meet the recommendations according to studies. Drinking a smoothie every day seems like a great idea to meet your daily requirements and it is.

It’s easier to meet your health goals when you can pack so many veggies and fruits into one beverage that you can down in seconds.

It is true that apple juice smoothies can contain a lot of sugar, but as long as you don’t overdo them, the positive effects should outweigh the negative effects. 

If you’re really serious about your health, however, consider adding green smoothies to your diet.

Green smoothies made the right way, are low in calories and sugar but high in nutrients. Here are green smoothie recipes under 100 calories to get you started.

What is the healthiest liquid to put in a smoothie?

If you want your smoothie to be delicious and sweet, fruit juices are a great option. However, juice contains a lot of calories with none of the fiber found in whole fruits.

The healthiest liquids to put in a smoothie would be filtered water, unsweetened coconut water, green tea, unsweetened almond milk, or other nut milks. All of those options are low in calories and very hydrating.

Unsweetened almond milk contains some healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals as well. It tastes great in smoothies and is naturally lactose-free. For delicious smoothie ideas, check out these almond milk smoothie recipes.

And if you want to make your own homemade almond milk, here are some of the best blenders for making almond milk.

Apple Juice Smoothie Recipes

Now that we know the pros and cons of apple juice smoothies, why not give these delicious smoothie recipes a try?

1. Strawberry Apple Juice Smoothie

Strawberry Apple Juice Smoothie

Strawberries are amazing! They’re low in calories, healthy, and taste great in smoothies.

These sweet berries contain powerful antioxidants and won’t send your blood sugar levels on a roller coaster. They can be a delicious addition to any balanced diet.

Just 8 strawberries contain more vitamin C than an orange! Vitamin C is necessary for the growth and repair of your body tissues.

Strawberries may also reduce your risk of heart disease because of their polyphenol content. These are plant compounds that are anti-inflammatory and may reduce your risk of atherosclerosis as well. 


  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)


  1. Peel the banana
  2. Place all ingredients into your blender jar
  3. Blend for 45-60 seconds until smooth

2. Apple Juice Banana Smoothie

This apple juice banana smoothie is fruity, sweet, and so delicious. It tastes almost like apple pie but is 100% guilt-free. It’s a great way to eat that apple a day.

This smoothie may taste like your grandma’s apple pie, yet it’s full of nutrients that can give you energy throughout your day.

The Greek yogurt gives it a nice creamy and thick texture. The apple juice and banana add a pleasant sweetness. 

I added some oats for that extra fiber boost. Fiber can slow the rate sugar is absorbed into your bloodstream. It can keep your blood sugar levels in check and keep you feeling full for longer. 

This smoothie could also be a healthy breakfast replacement if you add some nuts, nut butter, or seeds to it. 


  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • ¼ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • a hint of cinnamon


  1. Peel the banana
  2. Wash the apple
  3. Core the apple and cut it into chunks
  4. Add everything to your blender jar
  5. Blend for roughly 1 minute until smooth and creamy

3. Kale Apple Juice Smoothie

Kale Apple Juice Smoothie

Of all the leafy greens, kale may be the healthiest. It’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

It’s important to add leafy greens to your smoothies from time to time. Leafy greens can boost your nutrient intake without increasing calories much.

Just one cup of raw kale can provide you with:

  • Vitamin A: 204% of the DV
  • Vitamin C: 132% of the DV
  • Vitamin K: 686% of the DV
  • Manganese: 26% of the DV
  • Copper: 10% of the DV
  • Potassium: 9% of the DV

If the idea of adding leafy greens to your smoothies is overwhelming to you, it’s okay to start slow. Try adding a few leaves of spinach or a single kale leaf to your smoothie and work your way up.

The more variety you add to your smoothies, the more vitamins and minerals you’ll get. For a list of healthy smoothie ingredients, check out this list of the most nutrient-dense foods


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup kale, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • juice of 1 small lime, freshly squeezed


  1. Wash the kale leaves and roughly chop them
  2. Squeeze the lime
  3. Place all ingredients into your blender jar
  4. Blend for 60-90 seconds depending on the strength of your blender

4. Easy Smoothie Recipe with Apple Juice

If you don’t have much time, here’s an easy smoothie recipe with apple juice. I love using frozen fruits in my smoothies, just because it’s so convenient.

You won’t need to wash or cut the fruits, it requires zero preparation time. Just open the bag, add some to your blender and you can start blending. 

Just because it’s convenient doesn’t mean it’s less healthy.

Frozen fruits you can buy at your grocery store are picked and frozen at peak ripeness. They contain at least as many nutrients as fresh fruits. 

And the best of all: frozen fruits make your smoothies taste better!

I prefer using frozen fruits instead of ice cubes. A chilled smoothie is so much more refreshing. Save the ice and add check out these frozen fruit smoothie recipes instead.


  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana


  1. Peel the banana
  2. Add all ingredients to your blender
  3. Blend for 30-45 seconds until smooth

5. Apple Juice Smoothie without Yogurt

Apple Juice Smoothie without Yogurt

Maybe you don’t like dairy, or you’re lactose intolerant. Whatever the reason, you can opt to leave dairy out completely and I’m going to help you with that. Here’s a great apple juice smoothie recipe that’s 100% dairy-free. 

Most smoothies use either yogurt or ice to make it creamy, but not this one. The almond milk, chia seeds, banana, and frozen cherries give it a nice thick texture. 

If you don’t like yogurt, but still want a nice, creamy smoothie, try some of these alternatives:

  • Avocados – are full of healthy fats and fiber. They add creaminess and texture to your smoothies without changing the taste much.
  • Bananas – sweet, delicious, and easy to blend. They will thicken your smoothie instantly and give it a pleasant taste. 
  • Organic nut butters – can add healthy fats and protein to your smoothies and make them deliciously creamy and thick. If you’re shopping for nut butters, try to choose organic, natural nut butters. The fewer ingredients a nut butter has, the healthier it usually is. The healthiest (and tastiest) nut butter is fresh, homemade nut butter. Check out these peanut butter blenders to get started.
  • Non-dairy yogurts – I love living in the 21st century with a wide variety of foods to choose from. Non-dairy yogurts have been popping up all over the place in recent years. You can have yogurts with almond milk, soy, coconut, cashew milk, etc. Just check out the natural section at your favorite grocery store.
  • Chia seeds – have a completely neutral flavor but are full of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. If you soak your chia seeds in water overnight, they can be a great thickening agent for your smoothies. And if you’re looking to shed some pounds, check out these chia seed smoothie recipes for weight loss
  • Protein powders – if you’re working out and are in need of protein, protein powders can thicken and sweeten your smoothies as well. From a health perspective, it’s best to choose organic plant-based protein powders without artificial sweeteners. They might not be the most delicious protein powders out there, but your health will thank you!

Now that we know the best substitutes for yogurt, it’s time to start blending. Try this delicious apple smoothie recipe without yogurt. If you don’t lose yogurt in your smoothies, you’ll love this smoothie. 


  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen cherries 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp honey (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients into your blender jar
  2. Blend for 60 seconds until smooth

6. Apple Juice Berry Smoothie

Can you ever have too many smoothie recipes? No! This apple juice berry smoothie is one of my favorites, just because it’s so easy to make yet so healthy, delicious, and refreshing. 

This smoothie is packed with protein thanks to Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is one of my favorite foods to add to a smoothie. In fact, I’ve dedicated a whole article to Greek yogurt smoothie recipes, make sure to check it out.

Greek yogurt goes through a straining process where whey gets removed. It gives it the density and thickness that’s perfect for smoothies. 

Some companies sell Greek-style yogurt, I usually avoid those. It’s essentially regular yogurt with thickening agents. If you want the full flavor and get all the nutrients and benefits, you should only use traditional Greek yogurt.

No matter if you consume Greek yogurt for its nutritional value or taste, it’s an amazing health food! Greek yogurt contains almost two times the protein of regular yogurt and less than half the amount of sodium. 

It’s also loaded with probiotics, bacteria that can keep your digestive system healthy. And don’t forget the calcium that may help you maintain proper bone health.

I’ve written about bone health in this smoothie recipes for strong bones article before. I’ll summarize the article in one sentence for you: if you want to maintain healthy bones, calcium is key!

And the best thing about Greek yogurt? It may help you slim down!

Greek yogurt is the perfect weight-loss food. It can reduce your appetite and boost your metabolism at the same time. And the magic nutrient that makes all this possible is protein.

If you’re looking to shed some pounds, check out these delicious coffee smoothie recipes for weight loss or give these refreshing cucumber weight loss smoothies a try.


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 ½ cups frozen mixed berries
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • a few fresh mint leaves


  1. Wash the mint leaves
  2. Add all ingredients to your blender jar
  3. Blend for roughly a minute

7. Spinach Apple Juice Smoothie

Spinach Apple Juice Smoothie

Are you ready for this spinach apple juice smoothie that may help you to load up on nutrients and tastes fantastic at the same time?

Spinach smoothies not only taste great (spinach is almost tasteless), these smoothies are super healthy for you too. Spinach may stabilize your blood sugar levels, can be good for bone health, and has anti-inflammatory properties as well. 

To make your spinach smoothies taste even better, add some frozen fruits to it. Pineapples, mangoes, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries are all good options.

Why do I like using frozen fruits in smoothies? It adds a great texture, consistency, and flavor to your smoothies.

Did you ever try fresh blueberries in your smoothies? Then compared it to smoothies made with frozen blueberries? You’ll know exactly what I mean! 

And did you know that you can easily freeze spinach? If that sounds like a great idea to you, here’s a tutorial: how to freeze spinach and kale.

You can even use store-bought, frozen vegetables in your smoothies without any issues. 


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 ½ cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed


  1. Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly
  2. Peel the banana
  3. Juice the lime
  4. Add all ingredients to your blender
  5. Blend for 60-90 seconds until well combined

8. Mango Apple Juice Smoothie

Try this mango apple juice smoothie for an instant energy boost. Each serving delivers protein, probiotics, fiber, and plenty of vitamins and minerals. It only takes a few minutes to make and tastes just like a sunny day on the beach! 

Fresh mangoes are only in season in the summer. However, with frozen mango chunks, you can have this tropical experience all year long. Greek yogurt pairs perfectly with bananas and mangoes.

You could swap out the apple juice for orange juice, mango juice, or pineapple juice and make this a tropical paradise for your tastebuds. But since we’re here for apple juice smoothies, I simply used apple juice. 

Add in some coconut milk for an even creamier texture or increase the sweetness with some honey. That’s what I love about smoothies, you can let this recipe inspire you to create your own varieties.


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 ½ cups mango chunks, fresh or frozen
  • ¾ cup vanilla Greek yogurt


  1. Peel the banana
  2. Place all ingredients into your blender jar
  3. Blend for 45-60 seconds until smooth and creamy

9. Blueberry Apple Juice Smoothie

Blueberry Apple Juice Smoothie

This is a refreshing blueberry smoothie that you’ll crave. It can keep you going until lunch if you add some healthy fats and carbs (unless you’re on a low-carb diet, which you probably aren’t if you’re searching for apple juice smoothies). 

All you need for this smoothie are four basic ingredients: apple juice, a banana, frozen blueberries, and Greek yogurt. Add some fresh mint leaves to make it even more refreshing. 

Frozen blueberries offer plenty of antioxidants. In fact, antioxidants are what give blueberries their vibrant, purply-blue color.

If you want the maximum antioxidant boost, get wild organic blueberries. They might be more expensive and not quite as easy to find as regular blueberries, but they’re worth it.

Wild blueberries are smaller in size and have a more intense, sweet flavor compared to regular blueberries. Their smaller size means twice the antioxidants in every serving!

Antioxidants protect plants (and you) against stress from the environment. The harsher the environment, the more antioxidants a plant needs. That’s the simple reason why wild blueberries (grown in rigorous growing conditions) are an antioxidant superfood. 


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • a few fresh mint leaves (optional)


  1. Wash the mint leaves
  2. Peel the banana
  3. Add all ingredients to your blender jar 
  4. Blend for 45-60 seconds until smooth

10. Apple Juice Green Smoothie Recipe

What’s not to love about green smoothies? Made the right way, they are very low in calories and offer plenty of nutrients.

In fact, you can make green smoothies with fewer calories than one banana! Don’t believe me? Check these green smoothies under 100 calories out.

I drink a green smoothie every day, and I have been for years. For me, it’s not the apple-a-day, it’s the green-smoothie-a-day that keeps the doctor away. I can’t even remember the last time I lay down in bed with a cold. 

If you haven’t tried green smoothies yet, here’s a simple green smoothie recipe with apple juice for beginners. It’s naturally sweetened with apple juice and loaded with antioxidants. 

If you’re just beginning with green smoothies, don’t start with kale smoothies, try baby spinach! Kale smoothies can have a bitter taste that might be too much for you in the beginning.

Baby spinach, on the other hand, is almost tasteless. Its flavor is even milder than normal spinach. Add some apple juice, a small lime, and banana and you’ll barely notice it. 

The only thing that’s green in this smoothie is the color, the taste is pretty sweet. Green smoothies are best when you drink them immediately.

By now you probably know that I’m a fan of using frozen fruits in my smoothies. I haven’t found frozen banana slices at my grocery store yet, that’s why I freeze them myself.

Just peel the banana, cut it into slices, and put it in a freezer bag. Freeze it for a day or two and you’re good to go. It’s really that easy.  


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 small lime


  1. Peel, slice and freeze a banana the day before
  2. Wash the baby spinach thoroughly
  3. Peel the lime if it’s not organic
  4. Blend for roughly a minute on the highest setting

11. Apple Juice Smoothie without Banana

Apple Juice Smoothie without Banana

Now I know there are some people that simply don’t like having bananas in smoothies. I’m not one of them, but I’ve tried this banana-free apple juice smoothie and it’s absolutely delicious.

It’s not only made with simple ingredients you can find at any grocery store, but it’s also vegan, gluten-free, and tastes great without any added sweeteners

Pineapples, mangoes, peaches, or even apple juice can be a good substitute for bananas. They naturally sweeten your smoothies without adding refined sugar. 

The sweetness of the fruits in this smoothie is perfectly balanced with the mild flavor of baby spinach. It’s a smoothie that can keep you feeling energized all day long. 


  • 1 cup filtered water
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 green apple, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks


  1. Wash the baby spinach thoroughly
  2. Wash the apple
  3. Core the apple and cut it into chunks
  4. Add everything to your blender jar
  5. Blend for 60-90 seconds depending on the strength of your blender

12. Smoothie with Apple Juice and Yogurt

While I love Greek yogurt smoothies, it may not be your thing. I respect that and that’s why I created this delicious smoothie recipe with regular yogurt. 

Yogurt can be a healthy way to pack probiotics and protein into a smoothie. That’s as long as you choose plain yogurt. Flavored yogurts often come with nasty artificial flavors and almost always contain added sugar.

This smoothie can be a light breakfast option if you’re on a weight-loss diet. Add some plant-based protein powder, rolled oats, and nuts, and you’ll have a complete and healthy meal replacement made ready in less than five minutes. 

This smoothie only has four ingredients, but you’ll be surprised how creamy and satisfying it is. Try it today and see it for yourself!


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 ½ cups mixed frozen fruits
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Add all ingredients to your blender jar
  2. Blend for 45-60 seconds until smooth

13. Strawberry Banana Apple Juice Smoothie 

Strawberry Banana Apple Juice Smoothie

This delicious strawberry banana smoothie recipe is easy to make yet it is so delicious.

I’ve made hundreds of different smoothies (some of them tasted really bad) over the years, but not many can beat a good banana strawberry smoothie. Strawberries and bananas are just meant for each other!

This smoothie contains plenty of protein, so it can fill you up for a long time. It’s made without unnecessary added sweeteners and can be a great way to up your intake of fruits easily.

Just toss all ingredients into your blender for a minute until it’s smooth and creamy and you’re done. Try it with unsweetened almond milk instead of apple juice the next time around, it’s at least as delicious but contains less sugar.


  • 1 cup apple juice 
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Peel the banana
  2. Place all ingredients into your blender jar
  3. Blend for roughly a minute until well combined

14. Purple Apple Juice Smoothie

Who doesn’t love beautiful-looking smoothies? I sure do! And this easy smoothie recipe looks and tastes amazing.

It contains only 3 ingredients, but don’t let its simplicity fool you. It contains powerful antioxidants and almost tastes like a dessert. This smoothie truly delivers the best of all worlds: health and taste. 

Blueberries taste better in smoothies when they’re frozen. I rarely use fresh blueberries in smoothies. Every sip makes you think of a long summer day. You can make this blueberry smoothie even richer by adding some frozen banana or avocado. Enjoy!


  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 pears 


  1. Wash the pears
  2. Core the pears and cut them into chunks
  3. Add everything to your blender jar
  4. Blend for 30-45 seconds until smooth and creamy

These were my favorite apple juice smoothie recipes. Smoothies may help you maintain your health and energy. If you love your body and give it the nutrients it needs, it’ll love you back! Let these smoothie recipes be your starting point to living a more vibrant, happier, and healthier life! Do you have any apple juice smoothie recipes you’d like to share? Any questions about smoothies or juicing? I can’t wait to hear from you in the comment section below!

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