Food Recipes Spinach Smoothie With Avocado and Apple 3.2 (655) 3 Reviews We love a green juice in the morning, but we don't love losing all that fiber. Instead, we like to blend up batches of whole fruit and vegetable smoothies. And while it should be as easy as dumping all the ingredients into a blender, there are a couple of tips that will make your mixture blend up silky smooth. Because the apple is fairly difficult to blend, it's helpful to put the greens and liquids—apple juice in this case—in the blender first. That way the blades can create a more substantial liquid base in which to grab and blend the apple. By Dawn Perry Dawn Perry Dawn is the author of Ready, Set, Cook; How to Make Good Food With What's on Hand. She served as the food director for Real Simple and has worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit, and the meal kit delivery service Martha & Marley Spoon. Dawn is the author of Short Stack Editions' Cucumbers and her recipes and writing have been featured in the LA Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post among other publications. She recently started Superkind Cookies, a premium cookie company shipping treats nationwide. Highlights: * Author of Ready, Set, Cook; How to Make Good Food With What's on Hand. * Former food director for Real Simple * Worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit, and Martha & Marley Spoon * Recipes and writing have been featured in the LA Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on March 17, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Yield: 2 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cups apple juice 2 cups stemmed and chopped spinach or kale 1 apple—unpeeled, cored, and chopped ½ avocado, chopped Directions Combine the apple juice, spinach, apple, and avocado in a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute, adding water to reach the desired consistency. Christopher Baker Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 244 Calories 7g Fat 42g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 244 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 33mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 42g 15% Total Sugars 28g Protein 3g Calcium 100mg 8% Iron 2mg 11% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.