Have you ever looked at the wide variety of apples available in the produce section or at the farmers market?
It seems like a simple fruit, but each variety has a distinct coloring, texture, juiciness level and flavor. Some are sweet, some are tart. Some practically dissolve when cooked, others hold their shape.
Those are all characteristics you can consider when choosing the best apple for a smoothie recipe. Some growers say the Piñata and Fuji varieties are ideal because they break up easily in a blender. They also cite the Red Delicious because its vibrant red color means it’s loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients.
How many calories in an apple?
Regardless of the variety you choose, you’re getting a fruit that is high in fiber and vitamin C and low in sodium, fat, cholesterol and calories. One medium apple—about 2 ¾ inches in diameter—has about 100 calories. Sounds like a great smoothie ingredient!
This smoothie recipe pairs apple chunks with fresh or frozen peaches and pineapple and a touch of almond extract for a retro fruit cocktail experience.
And because it uses BodyKey™ by Nutrilite™ French Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake Mix, it can easily take the place of breakfast or lunch for a fast meal on the go.
Fruit Cocktail Smoothie
- 10 fl oz cold water
- ½ cup (57g) BodyKey by Nutrilite French Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake
- ½ cup apple chunks
- ½ cup peach chunks
- ½ cup pineapple chunks
- ½ tsp Almond extract
Add all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Protein: 21g
- Fiber: 10g
- Fat: 5g
- Carbs: 55
- Calories: 350
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