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Apple Pie Smoothie

Full of protein and fresh fruit, this Apple Pie Smoothie is an easy and healthy breakfast or snack that's ready in just 5 minutes!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple pie smoothie, healthy breakfast recipes, vegan smoothie recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 150.9kcal
Author Blair

Ingredients

  • ½ apple, diced into small pieces and frozen in advance (there’s no need to peel the apple)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder OR 1 (5.3 ounce) container Greek style vanilla yogurt use a plant-based protein powder for a vegan smoothie
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk OR other milk of choice or more, as needed, to reach desired consistency
  • 1-2 cups of ice use more ice for a thicker smoothie
  • ¾ teaspoon apple pie spice or substitute with ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Optional toppings: 1-2 Gingersnap cookies, crushed (or substitute with graham cracker crumbs); whipped cream

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except toppings in a blender and mix until smooth, thick, and creamy. Garnish with whipped cream and cookie crumbs crumbs and serve immediately!

Notes

For purposes of calculating nutrition information, I used 1 scoop of Quest Vanilla Milkshake protein powder (100 calories per scoop). You can substitute with any protein powder that you prefer, or use vanilla Greek yogurt instead.
COOK'S TIPS:
  • Don't forget to freeze your diced apple in advance! The frozen fruit thickens the smoothie without watering it down.
  • For a protein smoothie that's thick enough to eat with a spoon (my favorite!), use at least 2 cups of ice and just a small amount of milk to get it to blend together.
  • If you want some extra fat for staying power in your smoothie, add a tablespoon or two of almond butter or peanut butter to the mix!
RECIPE VARIATIONS:
  • Use a plant-based protein powder for a vegan apple pie smoothie recipe.
  • If you don't want to use protein powder, you can substitute with a container of vanilla Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt. The calories and nutrition information will change, though.
  • Add a dash of caramel flavor for a Caramel Apple Pie Smoothie!
  • If you don't have apple pie spice you can substitute with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg.
  • I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you can substitute with any milk that you prefer.
  • Did you know that you can now buy non-dairy versions of Reddi-Whip in a can? Now your vegan protein shake can include whipped "cream" too! I've seen both almond milk and coconut milk versions of Reddi-Whip at my local grocery store, so keep your eye out for those.
  • Garnish your smoothie with any sweet, crunchy topping that you love. I think a small crushed gingersnap cookie is perfect, but you can also use granola or graham cracker crumbs!

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie (without toppings) | Calories: 150.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22.7g | Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 235mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 7.2g