The summer heat is settling in, and there's no better way to beat it than with a refreshing, nutritious green smoothie. Smoothies are a perfect way to pack in nutrients. They're quick, they're easy, and they're characteristically delicious. Try this easy vegan green smoothie for a summer snack!
1 large green apple
½ cup water
¼ cup raw cashews (or 1 banana and 1 ½ cups frozen mango or pineapple, skip the maple)
4 cups baby spinach leaves or chopped spinach, loosely packed
10 ice cubes
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 ½ tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
- Chop the apple into smaller chunks and be sure to leave the peel on. Place the rest of the ingredients a blender and blend until smooth, stopping and scrapping as necessary. If you're using fruit rather than cashews, you may have to add the fruit in two separate batches depending on the strength of your blender.