Apple Banana Smoothie

This simply delicious apple and banana smoothie tastes like a fusion of apple pie and eggnog, and is a perfect seasonal delight!
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Apple banana smoothie in a glass next to sliced apples and cinnamon.
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Tempt your taste buds with the delightful combination of sweet, crisp apples and creamy, dreamy bananas. This simple and refreshing apple and banana beverage is a fantastic, quick breakfast option or a heavenly, healthy snack. Our apple banana smoothie is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings at any time of day.

Conquer three easy steps and grab three staple pantry ingredients, and soon you’ll be savoring every yummy sip. It’s the most delightful way to boost your day and, even better, use up any slightly wrinkly apples or overripe bananas!

We think you’ll apple-solutely adore this cozy and comforting smoothie!

Overhead view of the apple banana smoothie in a glass with a straw, surrounded by various ingredients.

Why This Apple Banana Smoothie Recipe is So Awesome

Indulge in the perfect blend of fruity goodness using two of the most pleasing plant-based ingredients. Packed with vitamins, fiber, and natural sweetness, this delightful concoction offers a restorative and energizing boost that will have you craving this smoothie all year round.

  • Quick and Easy. All you have to do is chop, freeze, blend. If you already have a few apple slices frozen, you’re already ahead of the game. Add everything to the blender and mix away. Your smoothie will be ready in just minutes!
  • Incredibly Delicious. Smooth, sweet, and creamy in just the right way. Instead of reaching for cookies or a candy bar, blend up this luscious recipe instead.
  • Comforting and Satisfying. There’s nothing more enjoyable than a meal (even a liquid one!) that tastes like a homemade dessert. With a more-than-decent dose of soluble fiber and a sprinkle of spices, this fruity smoothie will wow you for many reasons!
  • Super Healthy. This smoothie is dairy-free, gluten-free, and chock full of vitamins A & C, potassium, magnesium, and fiber. You’ll check off a bunch of health-promoting boxes by drinking just a single glass.

Apple Pie Smoothie Essential Ingredients

This alluring apple banana smoothie comes alive with a balanced blend of fresh, whole-food ingredients. The star players are ripe bananas, lending creamy sweetness, and crisp apples, providing a sweet and tangy twist, while a small sprinkle of spices adds a warm note to finish off this delicious beverage.

Apples: Apples come in so many flavors, so make sure to pick the right one for your smoothie. Like an extra sweet flavor, choose a Fuji apple. If smoothies are always too sweet for you, toss in a Granny Smith or Mackintosh! Each apple is full of vitamin C, E, fiber, and antioxidants.

Michelle Cehn, Dan Miller, and Graham Miller picking apples at a farm in Apple Hill near Sacramento, California.

Bananas: The best type of banana to use is a ripe, brown speckled banana. They’re at the perfect consistency and flavor for blending and loaded with fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.

Chopped frozen bananas on a plate.

Dairy-Free Milk: The type of plant-based milk you use is totally up to you. Keep in mind that the creamier the milk you choose, the creamier your smoothie will be. We recommend soy, oat, or cashew milk.

Almond cow milk just filled with protein packed nut milk on a table surrounded by cashews and almonds.

Peanut Butter: A little scoop of peanut butter adds some creaminess, protein, healthy fat, and flavor dimension to this smoothie.

Cinnamon and Nutmeg: These warm, sweet spices make all the difference, giving this smoothie a seasonal holiday flair, and a flavor reminiscent of eggnog. Add more or less to your taste. You can count on a large dose of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits from just a small amount.

Apple and Banana Smoothie Variations

There are so many fun and festive possibilities when creating an apple and banana smoothie. From adding a handful of spinach for a nutritious boost to adding in a spoonful of almond butter for a creamy indulgence, these two versatile fruits provide a fantastic foundation for experimenting with flavors, textures, and nutritional needs. Here are our favorite smoothie tips and suggestions:

Choose Your Apples Wisely: The sweeter the apples you include, the sweeter the smoothie. But note that this is already a very sweet smoothie with a full ripe banana bringing natural sugar to the blend.

Sweet apples include:

  • Fuji Apples
  • Gala Apples
  • Honeycrisp Apples

For a bit of tartness, choose:

  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Mackintosh Apples
  • Empire Apples

Somewhere in between would mean a Pink Lady, Cortland, or Braeburn apple.

To Peel or Not To Peel: It’s totally up to you whether you would like to remove or keep the peel. If the apples are not organic, it might be best to remove the peel. Same goes if your blender is not so powerful. But, if you have a high-powered blender and would like a boost of extra fiber and nutrients, keep the peel on for sure!

Sweetness Sensitivity: Too Sweet? Use a tart instead of a sweet apple like a Granny Smith or Mackintosh.

Extra Apple Pie Flavor: For an even more apple pie flavor, use half plant-based milk and half apple juice or apple cider, bump up the cinnamon and nutmeg spices, and add ¼ teaspoon of allspice as well.

Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl Suggestion: Reduce the dairy-free milk by ½ cup and make this in a food processor instead of a blender to create a thicker consistency. Pour your smoothie into a wide, shallow bowl and garnish with thin apple slices, crunchy vegan granola, fresh banana coins or dried banana chips, a drizzle of melted vegan chocolate (dark or white) or nut butter, and top with a dash of cinnamon or cinnamon sugar.

A glass filled with apple pie banana smoothie with sliced apples and ground cinnamon next to the glass.

Super Smoothie Swaps & Apple Banana Smoothie Recipe Q&A

How do I store any leftover smoothie?

Super easy! Either place any remaining liquid into an insulated in the fridge for later or pour the smoothie into ice cube trays to freeze and blend up at a later date. The refrigerator leftovers should last 1-2 days and can be revived by blending with a few pieces of frozen apple or banana. The frozen smoothie cubes have a storage life of about one month.

Do I have to freeze the apple or banana?

You don’t, but your smoothie will be very liquid-y and more like a drink than a thick, creamy beverage. Using just one frozen item will make it more substantial, but using both frozen apples and bananas will give you the best texture.

Do apples and bananas go well together?

Generally, they do and they taste delicious together. Apples are semi-acidic and bananas are sweet and starchy. For food combining, this is a good match. If you have a very sensitive stomach or digestion problems, you may want to swap out one of the fruits for another.

More Fresh & Fruity Smoothie Recipes To Try

Apple banana smoothie in a glass next to sliced apples and cinnamon.

Apple Banana Smoothie

Author: Gina House | World of Vegan
5 from 4 votes
If you love warming flavors of apple pie and eggnog, this recipe is for you! Crisp apples and sweet bananas are blended together to create the most delicious beverage creation. This smoothie is even better if you use apples from your own garden, a farmer’s market, or an apple picking adventure. With the simplest of ingredients, you can create this sweet and healthy smoothie in just minutes. Yum!
Apple banana smoothie in a glass next to sliced apples and cinnamon.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • High Speed Blender such as a Vitamix


  • 2 small apples, chopped, core removed, and frozen.
  • 1 large ripe banana, the riper and spottier the better!
  • cups unsweetened soymilk, or other plant-based milk, unsweetened
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional


Advance Prep (Freeze Fruit)

  • Wash and roughly chop the apples, compost the core, and place in a freezer-safe container or bag overnight. Apple skins may be left on as long as you have a high-speed blender!
  • Peel bananas, break into chunks, and store in a container in the freezer.

Blending Instructions

  • To a high-powered blender, add the frozen apple, frozen banana, plant-based milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Blend for one minute or until smooth and creamy. If needed, add a splash of milk (just a little at a time) to get things moving in your blender.
  • Pour the finished smoothie into two glasses and garnish with an apple slice and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.


  • To Peel or Not To Peel – It’s totally up to you whether you would like to remove or keep the peel of your apples. If your blender is not very powerful, it’s best to peel the apples (before freezing them). But, if you have a high-powered blender and would like a boost of extra fiber and nutrients, keep the peel on for sure!
  • Dairy-free and gluten-free and full of vitamins A & C, potassium, magnesium and fiber.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course Breakfast or Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple and banana smoothie, apple banana smoothie, apple pie smoothie
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Recipe Rating

  1. Andrea White says:

    5 stars
    So sweet and delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    It’s like cool apple pie in a cup! Every fall, I make this on repeat. It’s just so delicious and creamy!

  3. 5 stars
    You have the best smoothie recipes! This apple banana smoothie is so good and hits the spot for a mid-morning pick-me-up!

  4. 5 stars
    perfect fall smoothie!

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