With all the vegan chocolate and Christmas baking flying around at the moment, I’m putting in extra effort to make sure that I’m still eating as healthy as possible (ain’t nobody got time for winter flu). I’ve been really busy at work, really busy at home, and I’ve got to-do lists coming out of my ears, so it’s really important to make sure I’m getting all my nutrients. Hello, Apple Pie Smoothie.
I’ve been making this smoothie pretty much every day for the past week. It’s creamy, sweet, and full of good things to keep you healthy. Plus, it has all the flavours of an apple pie. I know, apple pie is the best. In it’s pie form, though, it’s pretty sugary and probably not the best thing for you to have for breakfast. Unless it’s Christmas Day or your birthday, when (of course) there are no rules.
We’re going to be using frozen banana to make it thick and creamy, dates to sweeten the deal, cinnamon and ginger to add a kick, cashews for a protein hit, and apples, because what’s an Apple Pie Smoothie without apples? Just a Pie Smoothie, I guess. It doesn’t sound nearly as delicious.
On with the recipe![lt_recipe name=”Apple Pie Smoothie” summary=”This recipe is gluten free and vegan friendly!” print=”yes” image=”http://healthylivingabby.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Apple-Pie-Smoothie-Vegan-3.jpg” ingredients=”1 frozen banana*;1 apple, de-cored (I recommend Granny Smiths);2 pitted dates;5-6 cashews;1 cup of almond milk;¼ tsp ginger;¼ tsp cinnamon;Pinch of nutmeg” ]Add all of your ingredients to the blender, making sure to add the almond milk before the spices (otherwise they stick), and whizz up your delicious smoothie! It’s best to use a high-speed setting if you’re able to.[/lt_recipe]
*It helps to fit everything into the blender if you break the banana into thirds, or slice it up, before you freeze it. Take it from someone who learnt the hard way…
I hope you love this creamy Apple Pie Smoothie! I love to have it for breakfast or as a mid-morning snack, but it would work equally well as a delicious dessert.
Let me know if you like it!