Apple Pie Smoothie
I’ve done it. I’ve made the perfect fall smoothie. It tastes like dessert, because it kind of is. But I promise you it will pass for breakfast in any house because it’s loaded with secret vegetables and healthy fats! And apples. (Freshly picked by my 4 year old, local apples to be precise.) She was asking to make apple pie, but I wanted to skip having a dessert around. Her next suggestion was a smoothie, (cue my mom swoon), and so this magical drink was born.
This recipe came out of my experiment to eat out of the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry. I’m seeing how long I can last without grocery shopping. This is to not have food waste, to build creativity and come up with some new recipes, to take a break from spending, and to not impulsively buy food just because I’m in the mood for something even though we have plenty of healthy food to eat already. I say this recipe is a definite success.
Here are some of the benefits of the super foods in this smoothie…
The pumpkin pie spice blend includes ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.
Ginger is anti inflammatory and aids digestion. It is also high in Vitamin C, magnesium, postassium, copper, and manganese.
Nutmeg is a natural pain reliever. It also helps gently detoxify the body as it provides digestive aid.
Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants. It helps curb appetite, and may help cut the risk of heart disease.
Cloves are a natural anesthetic and antiseptic. They are anti-inflammatory and a good source of antioxidants. They are also rubefacient which means warming and soothing.
Apples are high in fiber when you leave the skin on, as you should. They are also a good source of antioxidants.
Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe
- 3 Fuji apples, roughly chopped
- 2 Tbsp raw pecan butter
- 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower
- 1 cup pre-steamed frozen yellow squash slices
- 1 1/2 Tblspn Frontier Co-op pumpkin spice
- 1 Tblspn pure maple syrup
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla flax milk
- 1 scoop Ancient Nutrition vanilla bone broth protein
Blend in a high speed blender until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and top with ground flax seeds.