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Easy and refreshing, this Apple Banana Smoothie is bursting with natural sweetness. It’s the perfect pick-me-up any time of day!

Blended apple banana smoothie in a mason jar with a blue straw on a wooden cutting board surrounded by slices of banana and apple.
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In just minutes and with a handful of healthy ingredients, this Apple Banana Smoothie is bound to win over your household.

One thing I adore about smoothies is their versatility—they’re perfect for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack and loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients.

We’re big fans of smoothies all year round, but when the temperature rises, our appetites can take a dive. That’s when this Apple Banana Smoothie comes to the rescue.

If you’re looking for more smoothie inspiration, try this Peach Banana Smoothie or Creamy Avocado Banana Smoothie. They hit the spot every time!

Related: Favorite Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies

Ingredients

Ingredients for apple banana smoothie portioned out in small clear glass bowls laid on a white countertop.

I am highlighting just the ones that need further explanation. The complete list is in the recipe card below.

  • Frozen banana – adds sweetness and creaminess. Here’s how to freeze bananas so you’ll always have some on hand. If you want to use fresh bananas, you’ll need to add some ice cubes.
  • Apple – another source of natural sweetener and adds volume. Apples come in various varieties, each with its own unique flavor profile and texture, so keep that in mind when choosing the apple for your smoothie.
  • Yogurt – You can use regular or Greek yogurt brings a creamy texture and a hint of tanginess that perfectly complements the sweetness. Plus, it adds a dose of protein, helping to keep you feeling full and satisfied longer.
  • Milk – contributes to the overall liquid content of the smoothie. Feel free to use a milk of your choice. Here are the best milk for toddlers.
  • Hemp seeds – this is optional but will be an easy way to boost nutrition (a great source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber) and add calories to your child’s drink, if needed. You can also use chia seeds or flax seeds.

Step-by-Step Instructions

All ingredients for appl banana smoothie in a blender container before blending.

Step 1: Add milk and yogurt followed by the rest of the ingredients to a high-speed blender.

Blended apple banana smoothie in a blender container.

Step 2: Blend until smooth

Recipe Tips

Here are some tips to ensure your Apple Banana Smoothie turns out perfectly every time:

  • Taste as you go adjust sweetness or tanginess with honey, vanilla, maple syrup, date syrup, or a splash of lemon juice.
  • If your bananas are not frozen, you will want to add some ice cubes.
  • Start blending with the liquids and softer ingredients, then gradually add in the firmer items like apples.

Variations

Looking down into the jar of a finished apple banana smoothie.

Go ahead and make this Apple Banana Smoothie your own! Feel free to tweak the recipe to match your taste or dietary requirements.

If you’re not into dairy, swap out the milk for something plant-based like almond, coconut, or oat milk.

And why not get creative with your nut or seed butter choice? Try peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a fun flavor adventure!

Don’t be afraid to spice it up a little bit! Think about chai spice for a cozy twist, pumpkin pie spice for a taste of fall, or apple pie spice for that classic apple pie flavor.

The possibilities are endless, so have fun experimenting and discovering your perfect blend!

Equipment

Using a powerful blender makes ALL the difference when making smoothies. You will get a perfectly silky smooth drink every.single.time!

I’ve had my Vitamix for 8+ years and it’s worth every penny! I use it to make all my blender muffinsdips/sauces, smoothiesveggie nuggetspancakes…there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t reach for it.

And this straw cup that comes with a lid is the perfect straw drinking cup for toddlers. It also comes with a silicone cover for grip and to prevent breakage. You can see all of our favorite toddler mealtime essentials here!

Storage

It is best to enjoy immediately. However, if you want to make in advance or have leftovers, refrigerate and enjoy within 1 day.

You can also freeze in popsicle molds or ice cube tray. When ready to enjoy, add 5-6 frozen cubes into the blender with some milk or yogurt and blend it up!

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Apple Banana Smoothie

Easy and refreshing, this Apple Banana Smoothie is bursting with natural sweetness. It's the perfect pick-me-up any time of day!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
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Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1 medium banana, frozen
  • 1 medium apple, cored and sliced into chunks
  • 1/4 cup yogurt of choice
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoons hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter (optional)

Instructions 

  • Add milk and yogurt followed by the rest of the ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth!

Notes

    • Taste as you go adjust sweetness or tanginess with honey, vanilla, maple syrup, date syrup, or a splash of lemon juice.
    • If your bananas are not frozen, you will want to add some ice cubes.
    • Start blending with the liquids and softer ingredients, then gradually add in the firmer items like apples.
    • Using a powerful blender makes ALL the difference when making smoothies. You will get a perfectly silky smooth drink every single time!
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Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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  1. 5 stars
    I was very excited to see a new smoothie recipe posted, and even more so because of the apple component 🙂 I’ve been trying to fit more fiber into my son’s diet, and apple’s are a great source of fiber.

    I needed to use a fresh banana, so I reduced the milk slightly and added some ice cubes. I didn’t add extra sweetener because I used a spotted banana that was perfectly sweet. I split the smoothie between me and my 2 year old, but he ended up drinking mine too. He loved it!