Recipe – Apple Pie Smoothie

What if I told you that you could have as much of grandma’s apple pie as you could imagine, without taking a trip down guilt lane? Well, there is a way – although, technically, we needed to cheat a little bit.

If we take away the crust (and excess sugar), we will still have the core ingredients of an apple pie. Except, this time, we are going to make it healthier and, possibly, even more delicious – it’s an Apple Pie Smoothie!

Basic Information

  • Avg. Prep. Time: 5 minutes
  • Avg. Cooking Time:  None
  • Avg. Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Serving Size: 2 large glasses
  • Diet-friendly with: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo
  • No-no for: Keto, stricter forms of Candida

Ingredients

  • Red apples, cored and sliced – 2 large ones
  • Frozen banana – 1 (peeled, medium-sized)
  • Ice – 1 cup
  • Almond milk, unsweetened – 1 cup
  • Plain Greek yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground nutmeg – 1 small pinch
  • Ground ginger – 1 small pinch
  • Ground cloves – 1 tiny pinch
  • Honey – 1/2 teaspoon

Directions

  • Blend: add all of the ingredients and pulse until you get the desired texture and sweetness.
  • Serve: smoothies’ taste better when served immediately. Feel free to garnish them by sprinkling some more ground cinnamon on top. Just add some straws and done.
  • Store: although it’s highly unlikely there will be anything left, you can store it in the fridge, lid on, for up to 2 days.

Extra Tips.

We all know very well that the fondest memories from our simpler pasts come from scents and flavors reminiscent of home. Here are some easy tips that will help you add your very own signature flavor to this all-time beloved classic:

  • Instead of plain Greek yogurt, go ahead and experiment with fruit-flavored varieties for that extra freshness.
  • Not much of a honey fan? Not a problem! You can also use dates, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and even brown rice syrup – all of which are vegan-friendly.
  • Fonder of creamier smoothies? We know just the trick. Instead of blending everything at the same time, try adding the almond milk progressively as you mix your smoothie at a lower speed.
  • Alternatively, you can also add a scoop of raw oats – or even some chia seeds!