Enjoy this apple ginger smoothie with turmeric as a tasty snack or as a light breakfast smoothie! Super easy to make with fresh apples, kale, root ginger and turmeric, it has the best zingy flavor and comes together in just a few minutes.
Love your smoothies? Do check out my apple cucumber smoothie for next time!
Smoothies are always a fun way to get your greens, and this apple ginger kale smoothie has so much color from green apples and kale. It's so easy to make, full of zingy flavor and you won't even taste the usually slightly bitter leafy greens!
All the ingredients and their quantities are set out in the recipe card below.
Some notes on a few of them:
- Apples - I suggest to use green apples such as Granny Smith apples as it gives that delicious tart flavor that works so well with the ginger and turmeric. Love this fruit? Do have a peek at my green apple mocktail too!
- Ginger - you want to use fresh root ginger for this recipe. Simply peel using a small spoon.
- Turmeric - I suggest to use fresh turmeric if you are able to. Give it a peel, the same as you will for the ginger.
- Kale - I like to use curly kale, but other forms such as Lacinato kale will work well too.
📖 Swap and variations
Swap fresh turmeric for turmeric powder. If using turmeric powder, use about a third of the amount as it is far more pungent.
Swap green apples for red apples. For a sweeter taste, use red apples.
Swap coconut water for water. If coconut water isn't for you, then simply use cold water. My low histamine readers will want to be mindful of personal sensitivities here.
🔪 Step by step instructions
Making this apple ginger smoothie is super simple, and all you need is a high speed blender.
Step 1: Combine ingredients
Combine cored, diced green apples, kale, peeled root ginger and turmeric and coconut water (or water) in your blender cup (image 1).
Step 2: Blend your smoothie!
Blend your ginger apple smoothie for 20-30 seconds, adjusting with ice to taste (image 2).
💭 Recipe tips and notes
- I like to use green apples for their tart taste, but if you prefer more sweetness swap out for red apples.
- If you don't have fresh turmeric, use a small pinch of turmeric powder.
- Remove the tough stems from the kale, and peel the ginger and turmeric using a small spoon.
📋 Frequently asked questions
I like to use Granny Smith apples to make this green apple ginger smoothie as they have a delicious sweet yet tart taste.
Sure, simply swap out green for red apples. Red apples will have more sweetness.
Use suitable greens for you if you don't like kale or don't have any to hand. My post on kale substitutes may give you some ideas!
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Apple Ginger Smoothie
- 2 green apples cored, diced
- ½ inch root ginger peeled, roughly diced
- ¼ inch turmeric root peeled, diced
- 1 cup kale stems removed
- 1 cup coconut water or plain water
- ice to preference
- Remove the cores from the green apples, and dice into small pieces. Use a small spoon to peel the skins from the ginger and turmeric, and remove any tough stems from the kale.
- Add the diced apples, ginger, turmeric, kale and coconut water (or water) to a blender. Blend until well combined. Adjust with ice to preference.
- Use green apples for a more tart taste, or red apples for more sweetness.
- If coconut water doesn't work for you, simply swap for chilled water.
- Nutritional information is auto-generated and should be understood to be an estimate.
- ginger, which scores 1.
- coconut water isn't rated. Swap for chilled water if it doesn't work for you.
- kale isn't rated, but is low histamine on other lists.