Festive Romaine and Apple Green Smoothie with Cinnamon

[This post is part of my Green Smoothie series]

Ever heard of a green smoothie with cinnamon? No, neither have I! In order to keep up with the festive theme of the last few weeks, I’ve tried to come up with a “holiday green smoothie”. It turned out to be a refreshing mix of apples, banana, cinnamon and romaine lettuce. You hardly notice the romaine lettuce, the smoothie tastes more like applesauce, but an applesauce you can drink! It’s smooth and creamy with a hint of cinnamon, the perfect flavor during the holidays.


Romaine and Apple Cinnamon Green Smoothie Recipe

  • 1/2-1 bunch romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 apples, chopped
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

    In a blender, combine romaine, apple, banana, cinnamon, ice and water. Blend on the highest speed until smooth and creamy.


    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Yield: 3-4 cups
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    6 Responses to “Festive Romaine and Apple Green Smoothie with Cinnamon”

    1. Ally August 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

      Can you replace the lettuce with spinach?

      • Barb August 12, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

        Hi Ally – I have never tried this recipe with spinach but I think it would taste just fine instead of lettuce. Let me know how it turns out!

    2. Bernice August 13, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

      Just whipped up a batch…delicious. You could even add a pinch more cinnamon if you like. (Confession – this is my FIRST EVER green smoothie and I plan on making them more often, hopefully everyday!)This will be added of my Green Smoothie Recipe Notebook! Thank you!

    3. lucy October 16, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

      So good! Not all lettuce smoothies taste good to me. They’re sometimes too bitter, but the bananas sweeten it up nicely. Thanks!

      • Barb October 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

        Thanks Lucy! I’m so happy you enjoyed this smoothie 🙂

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