1organic applewashed, quartered and cored (leave the skin on)
1/2cupunsweetened vanilla almond milk
1teaspooncinnamonI use Saigon cinnamon, see Notes
1 -2large handfuls of spinachjust for the green version
honey or pure maple syrup to tasteif 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.
I experimented with adding about a quarter cup of oats to this smoothie. It was OK, but adds a chewiness to it. Go ahead and add it if you think you'd like that. I prefer the ground flax. It adds a nice nuttiness, extra fiber and omegas without changing the texture. 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!
Recipe by, Caroline Hurley, Taste Love and Nourish, www.tasteloveandnourish.com