This refreshing ice-cold apple and mint limeade smoothie is perfect for a hot summer day.

Apple and Mint Limeade Smoothie in glass

This smoothie is slightly lighter in color and texture than some green smoothies.

It tastes a little bit tart, similar to limeade.

I especially like the refreshing flavors of the lime zest and fresh mint.

About this Recipe

Although this limeade smoothie has spinach in it, you wouldn’t know it by the taste, and it adds a nice light green color to the drink.

I have to admit that I slipped in a little sugar in this recipe.

It just seemed like the right thing to do since lime was involved and it adds a bit of sweet that emphasizes the tart flavor of the green apple and lime.

But feel free to leave out the sugar if you like.

About the Order of Ingredients

A rule of thumb is that liquids and soft ingredients go in first, and the harder ingredients go in last.

So, for example to the blender jar,

  • First, add liquids such as juice, water or milk
  • Second, add soft ingredients like yogurt, fresh (unfrozen) cut fruit and berries, or honey
  • Then add items such as frozen cut fruit and berries, vegetables or nuts
  • Lastly add the ice

When blending a smoothie, to avoid an air pocket from forming by the blade in the blender jar, there needs to be a good balance between the liquid and frozen ingredients (including ice).

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Apple and Mint Limeade Smoothie ingredients

Lime, Granny Smith apple, green grapes, plain yogurt, unsweetened white grapefruit juice, fresh spinach, fresh mint, honey, ice, and sugar


A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Add ice cubes to blender jar

Add the ice cubes to the blender.

Cut apples on cutting board

Cut the apple from the core in large pieces (discard the core).

Add apples to blender jar

Add the pieces of apple to the blender.

Green grapes and apples in blender jar

Then add the grapes.

Lime zest on cutting board

Zest the lime…

Grapes Lime Zest and Apples in Blender

…then to the blender, add the zest…

Squeezed limes on cutting board

…and the juice from the lime.

Add yogurt to blender jar

Next add the yogurt,

Add grapefruit juice to blender jar

grapefruit juice,

Add honey to blender jar


Add sugar to blender jar


Mint and Spinach Leaves in Blender jar

spinach, and mint to the blender.

Blend on the “smoothie” setting.

Apple and Mint Limeade Smoothie in glass

Serve right away while ice cold.

Apple and Mint Limeade Smoothie in glass

Garnish each serving with a small sprig of fresh mint.

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Apple Mint Limeade Smoothie

Minty Limeade Smoothie

This refreshing ice cold smoothie tastes like limeade and is perfect for a hot summer day. 
5 from 2 votes


  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • 1 Granny Smith apple Cut the apple from the core in large pieces (discard the core).
  • 1/2 cup green seedless grapes
  • 1 whole lime zested
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened white grapefruit juice
  • 12 fresh spinach leaves
  • 7 fresh mint leaves (for the smoothie)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional) or add to taste
  • 2 Small sprigs of mint (for garnish)


  • To the blender add the ice cubes, apple pieces, grapes, lime zest, lime juice, yogurt, grapefruit juice, honey, sugar and spinach.
  • Blend on the smoothie setting. 
  • Serve right away while ice cold. 
    Garnish each serving with a small sprig of mint.

This recipe was originally posted on March 10, 2013.

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