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Minty Apple and Ginger Smoothie

Minty Apple and Ginger Smoothie by Misfits Market

Why limit your smoothie intake to summer? If anything, transitioning into fall just gives you more ingredients to play around with! Here, we take a few fall apples, a frozen banana, and add in fresh mint and lime juice for extra flavor. What really takes this smoothie to the next level though is the homemade ginger syrup. We like to make it in advance and have it on hand for smoothies… or cocktails or drizzle it over pancakes.

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Minty Apple and Ginger Smoothie

  • Author: Misfits Market



Ginger Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • 3 gala apples, diced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger syrup
  • 1 frozen banana, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 cups water
  • Optional garnish: apple slice, fresh ginger, mint leaves


  1. Optional: Make your own homemade ginger simple syrup! In a saucepan over medium heat, add water and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar, then add the sliced ginger. Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. After 15 minutes, remove the ginger simple syrup from the heat. Allow the syrup to cool and the ginger to steep for at least an hour. Then, strain into a glass jar where the syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  3. For the smoothie, put the remaining 2 cups of water, apples, ginger syrup, banana, mint, lime juice, and ice in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  4. Transfer to cups and garnish with optional apple slices and mint leaves. Enjoy!

What is the best way to store simple syrup?

Simple syrup needs to be stored in your refrigerator to slow the growth of harmful bacteria. After whipping up a batch of syrup, allow it to cool to room temperature. Once cool, you will want to find a container to store it in that has a lid. This is because the syrup can take on the flavor of your refrigerator over time. A glass canning jar or bottle with a stopper makes a great choice for simple syrup storage. A plain simple syrup lasts up to four weeks in the refrigerator, but if you made a flavored syrup it is best to use it within two weeks.

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