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

serves 2

Blend in a high speed blender until smooth.  Pour into 2 glasses and top with ground flax seeds.

 

 

Happy Fall!

 

 

Welcome! I'm Laura. I'm married to my best friend and musical partner. We are learning how to raise two tiny humans together. I became interested in holistic living in college and further when I worked at Whole Foods Market in the Whole Body department. I learned so much about eating a healthy, well-balanced, diet as well as good about nutritional supplements, herbs, and holistic body care. love food and I believe that healthy food should still be delicious. I graduated from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition with Honors in 2016. I am a natural birth instructor via The Bradley Method and I love teaching couples about natural birth and preparing for such a pivotal and important time in their lives.



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