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This apple banana smoothie recipe is paired with warming flavours, like peanut butter, vanilla, and cinnamon! Made without yogurt, this is a vegan breakfast smoothie option. Easy, healthy, and delicious!

Apple banana smoothie in a glass.

This apple and banana smoothie reminds me of one of my favourite snacks: apple or banana slices, topped with peanut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon! The flavours go so well together 🙂

As a dietitian, I try my best to share recipes that satisfy both your hunger and nutrition needs. Especially when it comes to breakfast, I want to make sure your first meal provides an energizing start to your day!

With that in mind, I’ve designed this apple banana smoothie to be packed with healthy fats, plant-based protein, fiber-rich carbohydrates, and tons of micronutrients. This unique combination of nutrients helps to prevent rapid spikes and crashes in blood sugar, providing steady energy and keeping you full for longer.

I find this recipe is naturally sweet enough with no need for any added sugars (I always make sure to use unsweetened nut milks and nut butters).

Each ingredient provides a host of nutrition benefits, which we get into more detail in below. I’ve also shared some recipe modifications to make this one suit your nutrition needs or preferences 🙂

Want more smoothie recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of easy, healthy smoothie recipes for more ideas!

Two glasses of apple banana smoothies.

Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this apple banana smoothie are 7 simple ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

*Note – if using fresh ingredients instead of frozen, you will likely have to add ice to get the temperature nice and cold. The beauty of frozen ingredients in smoothies is that it gives the perfect temperature without having to water down the flavours! Plus, you get the added benefit of that smooth, thick texture.

Recipe ingredient flatlay on a wood cutting board.

Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk or milk alternatives that you like. Just aim for an unsweetened one, if possible.
  2. If you want to make this a green smoothie, feel free to add a couple handfuls of spinach. Promise it won’t change the taste at all!
  3. In place of chia seeds, you could use hemp seeds or flax seeds (or leave them out entirely, but I like them for the added nutrition benefits!)
  4. Instead of peanut butter, you can use a different nut butter like walnut, cashew, or almond butter. For a nut-free version, you can use sunflower seed butter.
  5. If you want to increase the protein content of this smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. An unflavoured or vanilla version would work best.
Smoothie ingredients in a blender.

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Apple Banana Smoothie Nutrition Benefits

This apple banana smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients:

  • apples are a great source of dietary fiber, and are rich in micronutrients like vitamin C and potassium.
  • bananas are also a great source of fiber, and micronutrients like potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and magnesium.
  • chia seeds are one of the best plant-based sources of omega-3s. They’re also a source of protein, fiber, and minerals like magnesium, calcium, and iron.
  • peanut butter is a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, plant-based protein, fiber, and micronutrients like magnesium, vitamin B6, iron, and phosphorus.
Apple banana smoothie in a glass.

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This apple banana smoothie recipe is paired with warming flavours, like peanut butter and cinnamon! Made without yogurt, this is a vegan breakfast smoothie option. Easy, healthy, and delicious!
Apple banana smoothie in a glass.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened (or other plant-based milk)
  • 2 medium apples, fresh or frozen (I used honeycrisp)
  • 1 medium banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp ground ginger (if you like an extra kick!)
  • Optional: unflavoured or vanilla protein powder, collagen powder, or ice (if not using frozen produce)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the almond milk.
  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Feel free to adjust flavours or amounts of liquid until desired taste/consistency is reached. Enjoy!

Notes

*FRESH VS. FROZEN FRUIT: if using fresh apples and/or bananas instead of frozen, you will likely have to add ice to get the temperature nice and cold. The beauty of frozen ingredients in smoothies is that it gives the perfect temperature without having to water down the flavours!
  • For the banana, simply remove the peel and break in half. Store in a freezer-safe container or bag and place in the freezer. Do this the night before (or any time you have a bunch of bananas getting too ripe), so that you have frozen chunks of fruit ready to go in the morning. I usually keep a big bag of frozen bananas in the freezer at all times to add to my smoothies!
  • If you want to freeze the apples too, simply cut them into quarters and remove the core and seeds. Place them in freezer-safe bags and in the freezer the night before.
  • Note – you may have to add a bit more liquid if using all frozen ingredients, as it makes things a bit thicker!!
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS: here are some ways you can switch up the ingredients to meet your needs:
  • Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk or milk alternatives that you like. Just aim for an unsweetened one, if possible.
  • If you want to make this a green smoothie, feel free to add a couple handfuls of spinach. Promise it won’t change the taste at all!
  • In place of chia seeds, you could use hemp seeds or flax seeds (or leave them out entirely, but I like them for the added nutrition benefits!)
  • Instead of peanut butter, you can use a different nut butter like walnut, cashew, or almond butter. For a nut-free version, you can use sunflower seed butter.
  • If you want to increase the protein content of this smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. An unflavoured or vanilla version would work best.
 
*LEFTOVERS (FRIDGE): If your mornings are a rush, rest assured that you can make a smoothie the night before! This smoothie will keep for about 1 day in the fridge. Simply pour it into a jar with a lid and refrigerate. Separation is normal – just give the jar a good shake before drinking.
*LEFTOVERS (FREEZER): If you’d like to freeze this smoothie, you can do this by pouring any extra smoothie into silicone ice cube trays or muffin tins and placing them in the freezer. Once frozen, you can pop out the smoothie “cubes” and store them in a freezer-safe bag. Just thaw them for a few hours or the night before you want the smoothie.

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