This is what you make when you want your pie, but not the fat or empty calories! You may remember when I turned Blueberry Cobbler into a smoothie! Well, I’ve been feeling inspired since then to turn every one of my favorite desserts into a healthy smoothie!
I first developed this as a green smoothie…and it was incredible! I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Then I figured, there may be some of you out there who might find the green unappealing. So, I’m including the non-green version! I have to say, if you make this smoothie both ways and taste test, you’ll see what I mean when I say, “You’ll never, ever taste the green!” And honestly, my whole family actually prefers the green version! Give it a try and let me know which you like best!
Apple Pie Smoothie Two Ways
- about 6 ice cubes
- 1 organic apple washed, quartered and cored (leave the skin on)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon I use Saigon cinnamon, see Notes
- pinch allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed optional
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts optional
- 1 -2 large handfuls of spinach just for the green version
- honey or pure maple syrup to taste if desired (see Notes)
- Put all ingredients, except for the honey or maple syrup (and except for the spinach if you are going non-green), into the blender. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Give it a taste to check the sweetness and add the honey or maple accordingly.
If you are using plain almond milk, you may want to add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. I use Saigon cinnamon in this recipe. You can use any cinnamon you have. I like the Saigon cinnamon because it has a much bolder flavor that I really like! Try it if you can and let me know what you think! Don't add the honey or maple syrup until you've blended the smoothie and given it a taste. Depending on the sweetness of your apple and banana, you may not need it at all. I added just a bit of honey on my third test and it was way too sweet!
Dragana@ About Healthy Food
Sound so good, so delicious :) Can’t wait to try it!
I think it will be much better for me without any sweetener. Thanks
Thanks so much, Dragana. Yes, we prefer it that way too!
Awesome! This is the first ” green smoothie” I have tried. Taste just like apple pie and you are so right, can’t even taste the spinach. Didn’t need any sweetner either. Thank you.
This made my whole day, Sherri! So happy you liked the green version, too! Thanks so much!
Thank you for this! I had an apple that I dropped yesterday and I needed to use it. I used 2 leaves of curly kale, some pecans, and 2 tsp raw honey. I’m drinking it right now. Delicious!
I do the same thing, Shireen! Such a great way to use up imperfect apples! Love that you added pecans! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! :)
Just made this at home , I had an organic apple that was too questionable to slice up for the kids, so I used it in this recipe, I also used the oats, didnt have any almond milk so used unsweetened unflavored flax milk , and the vanilla. What a wonderful treat cant wait to try it out on the kids! Thank you so much for sharing!
Great substitutions, Heather! I do the same with apples that are not-so-perfect. It’s a great way to use them! So happy you liked this…hope your children do too!
Caroline!!!! This is delicious!!
I added some vanilla whey as well and it tastes just like an apple pie! I really do need to get a clear bottle or something though as the green from the spinach in a pink travel bottle reaaaaallly doesn’t look appealing!!
Hahaha…too funny, Emily! I can totally see it…I’m guess green + pink = brown? Adding the whey is a great idea! I’m so happy you liked it and extra happy you took the time to let me know! Very sweet of you!
After a run in 27 degree weather, I was not deterred. I still wanted an icy, refreshing smoothie for breakfast. Looked forward to the green apple pie for 3 miles. Thanks!
You ran in 27 degrees? OK…so, you’re my new hero! :) I’m thrilled that you like this smoothie AND that you go for the green!
Have you ever tried adding avocado to your smoothies? Avocados add such a creamy texture and I can never make a smoothie without. I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think!!
Yes! I love avocado in smoothies Anoria! You are so right…they make for a really creamy smoothie! I make a green one with lots of veggies and avocado. I’ll have to get that one up on the blog soon! Thanks for passing that tip along!
Oh my! I just tried this smoothie and it is AMAZING! I wanted to make it into a protein smoothie so I added a scoop of vanilla whey protein. What a delight! This will become a regular.
Whoohoo! I’m so happy you like this Rebecca! AND I love that you added the protein powder! Such a great idea! Thank you for taking the time to comment…made my whole day!
Just made this with ground flaxseed – yum! Thanks for the recipe!
Mina, I’m so glad you like it! I like it with the flax too. Thanks so much for letting me know!
Found this on Pinterest just moments ago and made a double batch (of the non-green one) for the hubs and me for a late lunch. It was really good, and I especially like that you called for lots of cinnamon. At only 228 calories, it will be in regular rotation for breakfast and lunch. I really enjoy oats in my smoothies, so in the future, I’m going to try adding some.
Thanks for the taste bud treat. I look forward to poking around your site and finding some other things to try.
Awww…Patty, your message made me so happy! It’s only 228 calories? Yay! I didn’t know that! I’m so glad you enjoyed this smoothie! You may also want to try the Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie. If you like this one…you’ll love that too!
Believe me, I’ll be trying that as soon as I buy more blueberries!
Yay! :) Let me know how you like it, Patty!
I have been trying to use smoothies as a healthy replacement or just a way to pack a ton of fruit and vegetables all in one drink. As I came into the grocery store from 103 degree weather I decided I had get all the ingredients for this apple pie smoothie to treat myself after putting away all the groceries :) I made it and it’s very good. Leave the spinach in, you won’t taste it at all and it adds some extra good stuff we need lol. great smoothie recipe to add to my favorites thank you for sharing !!
Jeni, I’m so happy you made it with the spinach! I couldn’t agree more…you really don’t taste it at all and it really does add a nutritional boost to this smoothie. So glad you liked it and I appreciate you taking the time to comment. 103 degrees? Yikes! Stay cool!
This sounds really yummy! I love apple pie and smoothies! Can’t wait to try it!
I love them too, Jennifer! Well, I love anything that tastes like a dessert…without the fat! ;) Thanks for your sweet comment!
This sounds awesome. I have been doing a lot of smoothies lately and can’t wait to try this one!!