This is a healthy smoothie drink that has raw spinach in it, but the taste is masked by apples and cinnamon. Tastes wonderful! Add water to mixture if you prefer thinner smoothie drinks.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour apple juice into a blender; top with pear, apple, spinach, cinnamon, and ice in that order. Cover and blend until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

148.6 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 38.3g 12% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 19.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2013
This tastes good - can't taste the spinach at all. Just apples and cinnamon. I was expecting a smoother consistency but it ended up being a mix between chunky and liquidy. I think this is because there is no banana yogurt or peanut butter to make it smooth. So 5 stars for taste. Of course smoothies are versatile so you can always add protein powder for extra benefits. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2013
I haven't tried many of these kind of smoothies yet but I found it hard to take down. My kids didn't like it at all. I think it would have been better maybe with more ice. Or if the apple juice had been frozen. Wasn't cold enough for me. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2013
This tastes good - can't taste the spinach at all. Just apples and cinnamon. I was expecting a smoother consistency but it ended up being a mix between chunky and liquidy. I think this is because there is no banana yogurt or peanut butter to make it smooth. So 5 stars for taste. Of course smoothies are versatile so you can always add protein powder for extra benefits. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2013
I rate this a 5 because of the health factor and it is very tasty. When deciding different variety of healthier snacks this is a great smoothie to make especially for those who are trying to lose weight. This is also a good alternative for a low calorie breakfast. Thank you very much!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2013
This was very good. My smoothie was smooth but I also have an expensive blender to chop everything up. Just as the other review says you can not taste the spinach at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2013
Pretty good I tried a different variation I switched out the apple juice and used vanilla almond or soy milk instead and added a small ripe frozen banana a handful of frozen blue berries and 8 ice cubes. If you have a ninja it will blend pretty fast ( even the ice) This makes it feel like a shake. It's a nice breakfast and it takes a long time to get hungry. This will work with kale too if you're tired of spinach. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2014
When you first look at it you might think Ew! But my advice to anyone who hasn't tried it yet is to give it a chance. It's actually really yummy. You can't taste the spinach or any of the other "yucky" veggies at all. Kids love it. I love it. Also it's pretty healthy too so your kids can enjoy a yummy serving of the veggies that you can't get them to eat otherwise. Try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
Really enjoyed it but also as an alternative I have also added a cup of orange juice instead of apple juice to give a new flavor.. I used the juice with pulp. I found that helps to mask the spinach flavor as well. My kids really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2013
I haven't tried many of these kind of smoothies yet but I found it hard to take down. My kids didn't like it at all. I think it would have been better maybe with more ice. Or if the apple juice had been frozen. Wasn't cold enough for me. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/13/2018
I would give it 3 stars because it's healthy but I don't like to chew my smoothies. It was too grainy/pulpy. I have a very good blender (Ninja) but it still had too much apple peel pulp. I used an unpeeled green apple - I think I will try and peel it next time (but I like the fiber and health of the peel). My kids liked the flavor but to get past the pulp I had to convince them that it was just like eating an apple. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2014
Glad I checked this recipe further because I make smoothies in my Vitamix every morning and this one was just as good as those I have tested. I was worried about the cinnamon taste because I am not crazy about it but in this recipe the teaspoon was just fine to give it a little something-something. Read More
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