Monday, 5 October 2015

Apple Pie Smoothie


I'm on a smoothie kick.  I make them for my kids all the time, as nutritional supplements after their sports, but I rarely have them myself.  That all changed when it was time to put away the capris and break out the full length pants, because I had to LAY DOWN ON MY BED TO ZIP THEM UP.  Ugh.  I refuse to buy new ones, so I'm using my blender for meal replacements until I can wear my clothes and breathe at the same time.


A meal in a blender is so simple, and it's an easy way to get some healthy foods in every day.  Most of the time my smoothies start off the same - banana, yogurt, milk.  Then I top it off with different seeds, fruits or greens.  Last week I made a tasty Green Power Smoothie,  and today I made an Apple Pie Smoothie.  I think this week may end up being all about apples...we brought two bags home from the apple orchard yesterday.

Apple Pie Smoothie

1 frozen sliced banana
2 apples, cored and quartered
½ cup plain yogurt
¼ cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
2 pitted dates or prunes, to sweeten, or 2 tsp honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  I use a Blentec blender and it mixes things up beautifully.  If your blender is less powerful, you may want to process your oats and flax in a mill or food processor first.

This is a filling smoothie, but you can add a scoop of vanilla protein powder if you want to boost the nutritional value and stay full until your next meal!




18 comments:

  1. This is a lot like what I posted today! Fall-themed smoothies for the win!!

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    1. You know what they say about great minds :)

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    1. Of course you realize that's an oxymoron...

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  3. It is all about the apples right now isn't it? Looks great

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  4. Sounds delicious! I would have to try this recipe x

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  5. Mmmmm, I love smoothies. I don't think I ever had one with apple, but this sounds delicious!

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  6. This does sound good! love smoothies. We have them most mornings. I should try this.

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  7. Thanks for reminding me! I wanted to make something similar to this. I don't eat dairy, so maybe if I add a bit more oats it would still be a thick smoothie.

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  8. This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing on The Healthy Living Link Party.

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  9. Yum! I am pinning, because I always have apples and never put them in my smoothies- you are too funny with the pants thing! I feel like that atleast once a month!lol!

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  10. Sounds awesome!!! I pinned it to my smoothies board and must try it immediately!!!

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  11. Hi Jenn,
    This smoothie sounds wonderful - filled with health and makes taste buds jump for joy. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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  12. Oh, I love the sound of that! YUM. Thanks for sharing. We love having you at Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.

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  13. Your Apple Pie Smoothie looks fabulous! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. This sounds delicious - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  15. Love the idea of an Apple Pie Smoothie! Loving all the flavours :) Thank you so much for sharing this with us at #SaucySaturdays!

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