Did you know that October is National Apple Month? I sure didn’t.
Here at my home, apple month begins in late August. We have 5 apple trees, so you can imagine, I am busy making something with apples during August, September and part of October.
Since we have so many apple trees, I am often in the kitchen making apple sauce, cinnamon apple chips, apple butter, cookies and muffins. There are times when I really don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but do crave something with apple in it.
Making this healthy apple pie smoothie recipe is perfect for those times. It is easy to make and tastes so good. I enjoy knowing that I am having a healthy snack between meals.
Decorating my smoothie glass with a homemade cinnamon apple chip is so appealing. I think the chips make the smoothie a bit more fun looking and they taste great too!
How to Make a healthy apple pie smoothie recipe:
- 1 large apple, peeled and seeded (a sweet tart is the best)
- 1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
- 1 cup whole milk, vanilla (can use almond or soy also)
- 1/2 teaspoon pie spice
- 4 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in blender and process till smooth. Serve immediately
When you read the recipe, you will see it calls for whole milk. You may wonder how that is healthy. Let me explain.
Big and I are transitioning to a clean eating lifestyle. Clean eating and real food eating state that you should consume food as it was created. Therefore, whole milk is better than skim milk – too much processing in skim milk.
If you are concerned with the thought of consuming whole milk, please substitute almond milk or soy milk. As a woman who is not yet at my 5 year free of breast cancer mark, I stay away from soy products.
I make this healthy apple pie smoothie recipe at least once a week. I enjoy it as a mid-morning drink. When I am looking for some extra staying power, I add a scoop of protein powder to it. I love Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder.
Why should you make this healthy apple pie smoothie recipe?
You probably grew up hearing, “an apple a day keeps the Doctor away“. Well, it is true. Eating apples has been linked with reduced risk for developing several diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma.
Because apples are so good tasting and too good for you, here are more great apple recipes you will want to check out:
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Caramel Apple Float by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Caramel Apple Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramel Appletini by The Speckled Palate
Crockpot Apple Sauce by I Say Nomato
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Red Hot Apple Cider by New South Charm
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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks