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Apple Smoothie for Gut Support

10 September 2021

The humble apple is one of my favourite fruits as it has many health benefits. Regular consumption of apples (2 apples a day) can aid bowel movement and has been shown to have a positive impact on gut bacteria, as well as reducing inflammation.

Apples are also packed with vitamin C and polyphenols (antioxidants) to support immune health. Red skinned apples are higher in polyphenols.

This smoothie is very easy to make and my kids love it – I often add some powdered vitamin C, probiotics and some vitamin D if I feel they need a bit of a boost. Frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc) are a lovely addition here if you have them.

Serves 2


  • 2 apples (washed not peeled)
  • 2 tablespoons of live, full fat natural yoghurt
  • A cup of water (or add more if you prefer a thinner consistency)
  • 1/2 tbsp of honey


  1. Chop the apple and place it in a Nutribullet or a blender.
  2. Add the yoghurt, honey and water and berries if you have them.
  3. Blend until smooth.