This autumnal spiced plum smoothie is super-tasty and dairy-free too. If you want to use up leftover plums from your tree, then this is a quick and easy solution.

In this article – we share a healthy apple and plum smoothie recipe that’s dairy-free and suitable for vegans.

Plums might not be the first fruit you think of when it comes to smoothies, but their juicy flesh and sweet flavour actually make them ideal.

Plums are usually in season between August and September, making them perfect for fall smoothie recipes. You can tell the super-ripe ones because they’re soft to the touch and fragrant too.

It’s really important that you use fully ripe plums in this smoothie since they’ll be too sharp if they haven’t yet ripened. And sharp plums totally ruin the flavour. Unless you’re one of those hardcore fruit eaters that enjoys the bitterness of grapefruit. In which you case you may actually prefer unripe plums, you crazy coconut…

Plum Smoothie Benefits

Plums are low in calories with just 30kcal per fruit, yet each one contains around 10% of your daily vitamin C requirement. In this smoothie, we blend them with apples so it’s packed with even more vitamin C and dietary fibre.

Ingredients & Recipe Instructions

Here’s how to make this this tasty plum smoothie recipe…

Yield: 1

Spiced Apple & Plum Smoothie

Apple Plum Smoothie Recipe
Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes


  • 3 plums
  • 1 apple
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (or ½ cm of fresh root ginger)


    1. Wash the plums and apple thoroughly.
    2. Remove the stones from the plums and core from the apple, then cut into chunks that'll fit into your blender.
    3. Blend with your choice of spice, adding a little water if needed.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 8gSugar: 39gProtein: 2g

One of the beauties of plums and apples, is that they blend with almost all flavours of spices. We tend to add ground cinnamon or fresh ginger, depending on what we have to hand. Don’t get us wrong, they result in totally different flavours, but both are tasty in their own way.

So, if you’re an aromatic cinnamon fan then go for that. But if you prefer a peppery zing to your smoothies, then ginger might be a better choice.

Alternative Ingredient Ideas

If you don’t have apples or aren’t keen on spices, then here are some alternative recipe ideas…

  • Strawberries – make a tasty addition whether fresh or frozen.
  • Banana – a frozen banana adds creaminess without dairy, perfect if you’re lactose intolerant or vegan.
  • Mango – makes a great thickening base and adds extra sweetness too.
  • Spinach – as with most smoothies, you can also throw in a handful of leafy greens to super-charge the nutrient density.

Related Smoothie Recipes

Here are some other healthy smoothie recipes with apple and plum that you might like…

The Blendery

Written by Caroline, a qualified nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and English, Diploma in Personal Training, and 15+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry.

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