View Full Version : Green or Red Apples?
05-02-2006, 05:15 PM
Normally I have always liked green apples when I'm eating them by themselves or with almond butter. However I noticed that when I started making green smoothies that the red apples seem to cover up the taste of spinach or anything else in it, making it taste way better. Has anyone noticed this? I was wondering why I wasn't enjoying my smoothies as much when I used the green apples. But this could just be a fluke thing I suppose.
05-02-2006, 05:20 PM
I never really thought about putting apples in smoothies because it seemed to me the smoothie would be too chunky. Do you just slice them up and put them in there or do you juice them first?
As far as covering the taste of spinach, I'm thinking the sweet apples (red) would be better for that.
05-02-2006, 05:24 PM
Yep, I just slice them with the apple slicer. Works great. Juicing is probably better, but more work.
05-02-2006, 09:18 PM
IMO the red ones generally have a little more nutrition. In fact some of the antioxidants are proportional to how red the apple is, so the Red Delicious is considered one of the highest in certain antioxidants. Also I don't know where you live, but granny smiths are usually not local, whereas other varieties can be more local.
05-02-2006, 09:22 PM
I love green apples like you eating them by themselves. But on smoothies and juices I love the red. I found myself getting more red now. My daughter loves the red ones. I wonder if there is any difference with eating green and red apples... hmmm
05-03-2006, 03:14 AM
I think the red tend to be sweeter, and the green more tart, I don't eat many apples but when I do they are either fuji or gala, or braeburn, I don't care for the red delicious, but I used to love granny smith, but right now, I'm on a pineapple and grapefruit eating spree, so not eating much in the way of apples, I go in cycles.
05-03-2006, 05:44 AM
I find Fuji works best in the green drinks. The level of sweet balances the bitter. When I want a more green taste I use Granny's.
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