Apple Ginger Crisp Smoothie

An easy healthy Green Smoothie that taste like Apple Crisp with a hint of ginger!

I’m- about-to-start-crying-as-I-run-into-the-vineyard-to-hide-so-I-can-stay-forever. Please don’t make me go back home!

Today is the day I leave Napa Valley, and I’m so sad. But amidst the sadness is also crazy excitement because my friend Carrie is stopping in to take over the blog for today.

Carrie is absolutely incredible. She has a huge heart, is a great mom, and absolutely the most creative person in the kitchen I know! She was one of the bloggers that “took me under their wing” and helped JHE become what it is today.

So, with no further adieu, let me introduce you to Carrie!

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Hello all!

My name is Carrie, & I am happy to be hanging out at Joyful Healthy Eats just for today sharing my delicious & healthy recipe for this Apple-Ginger Crisp Green Smoothie.

But first let me say hello and tell you a little about myself and my blog…
I have been blogging over at Frugal Foodie Mama since January of 2011. Most often you will find me there sharing my favorite recipes, my antics as a stay-at-home mama to a toddler and a teenager, & my tips for how I have managed to remain a foodie on our single income budget.

Green smoothies have somewhat become a new passion of mine. They are such a tasty way to sneak in even more of those good-for-you leafy greens each day. Throw a handful of nutritious spinach or kale into a smoothie and the only thing that may change is the color.

But it is next to impossible to actually taste the greens in green smoothies.

This Apple-Ginger Crisp Green Smoothie has so much good stuff packed and blended into it- you will probably be surprised by just how much it tastes like it’s namesake dessert! 😉

A top view of a cinnamon sticks, an apple, a jar of oats, and a green smoothie in a glass with a straw on a red tablecloth

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Apple Ginger Crisp Smoothie

  • Author: Frugal Foodie Mama
  • Prep Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks, Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium apple, chopped and then frozen
  • 1/2 cup nonfat or low fat vanilla Greek or regular yogurt
  • 2 tbsp toasted oats (Click here for the easy recipe.)
  • Handful of fresh spinach or kale
  • 1/8 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • Drizzle of honey or 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp apple butter

Instructions

  1. Add all all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pop a straw in your blender cup or pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

**Tip- I chopped the apple the day before and divided it between 2 small freezer bags. I froze the chopped apple overnight. I did not peel my apples because I wanted the added nutrients & fiber from the skin in my smoothie, but there were little chunks of skin in the smoothie. If the pieces of skin would bother you, feel free to peel and then chop your apple before freezing it for this smoothie.

A clear short glass with red and white checks filled with green smoothie and a straw

A BIG thanks to Krista for having me over today! 🙂 I hope you all enjoyed the recipe!

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19 Responses
  1. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

    Thank you so much for having me here, Krista and for your touching words! I am beyond flattered! I am so happy your readers enjoyed the recipe. 🙂

  2. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    What a great hearty smoothie Carrie!!! Apples are always a favorite. Krista, welcome back!! Can’t wait to hear about your trip! Hope you guys had a wonderful time 🙂

    1. Krista

      Thanks Zainab, good to be back but sad to be away from Napa. 🙁

      So thankful for Carrie and this yummy smoothie recipe, never had one with apples before. Totally need to try it! 🙂

  3. Linda Warren

    My daughter, the other half of 2CookinMamas, started me on healthy smoothies and this one looks fantastic! I love trying out different flavor combos and like the idea of the added ginger. Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesdays.

    1. Krista

      So fun that you and your daughter do the blog together. 🙂 She got you hooked on something good! Can’t wait to try this one by Carrie!

  4. Lisa @ Cooking with Curls

    Ooh, another yummy smoothie Carrie! I’m sorry you have to come home from Napa Krista, I didn’t want to come back either. 🙂

    1. Krista

      haha.. thanks Lisa. I’m just glad that Carrie smoothie recipe eased me into the coming home. Apple Crisp + Smoothie = winner!

  5. Chris @ Shared Appetite

    I love the apple and ginger combo… I just had an apple ginger artisanal soda at a restaurant the other week and was blown away by how well they work together. Yum!

    1. Krista

      I never would have thought of putting those two together, so glad Carrie stopped by to show me a combo worth trying. 🙂 {that soda sounds delicious!}

  6. Mary Frances

    I recently jumped on the green smoothie bandwagon … why did I wait so long? I’ve never tried apples in my smoothies, but it sounds so fresh and good! Thanks for sharing Carrie! And hope you had a wonderful time, Krista!

  7. Hani/Hanieala's

    Hello Carrie, nice to meet you.
    This will be my breakfast today, minus almond milk as I don’t have it.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

      You are welcome, Hani! 🙂 I hope that you enjoyed it, & I apologize that I am just now responding to your comment!

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