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Strangely Delicious Crisp Apple & Coconut Green Smoothie Recipe (Vegan / Vegetarian!)

I was totally skeptical when I read this recipe. Apple cider vinegar? Are we off our rockers?

Then I tried it. It is SO GOOD.

Fresh, crisp, bright, with a hint of sourness from the vinegar… I am sold. Baby Bun gobbled his share down and hassled me for mine, for which I had to snatch away from him saying: NO. THIS IS MOMMMY’S.

By the way, it’s that I don’t want to share with him, but he did already have one whole banana in the morning and kids are not supposed to have more than one banana a day (if that!) due to the high levels of potassium.


  • 1 large green apple (or two small ones) peeled & cut into small chunks
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut jam – for the added sweetness (it does have sugar), creaminess & hint of coconut
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter – for the creaminess
  • 2 tsps of apple cider vinegar (I went light on this. You need it for the bite but then I stirred in another teaspoonful & liked it; you can also use apple cider itself, but it’s sweeter..)
  • half a box of spinach – yes, REALLY. You can’t taste it
  • 1 whole banana – you can use only half if you want, but what the heck would I do with the other half?
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk – you can use regular milk but it doesn’t keep it vegan then


Throw it all in the blender.


Pour out & drink*.

*You can adjust the level of apple cider vinegar if you want. I am a freak so I added MORE than 2 tsps because I wanted that slightly fermented, sour flavour to be a little more pronounced against the sweetness of the fruits & the coconut jam that had sugar in it.

The creaminess of the butters really helped make it taste like a creamy, rich smoothie. I really liked it.


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