Ready for a treat? This Apple Pie Smoothie is everything you love in apple pie, just healthier, and cold! Plus, it’s a 3-minute treat, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened with maple.
I have one word… “Yum!”
My husband’s comment the first time I made this was, with a huge smile, “All that’s missing is the crust!”
And I might add — warm, melting ice cream.
But… we’ve added vanilla, plus all the flavors you love in apple pie, so… you’re missing nothing here!
This Apple Pie Smoothie is good, I can’t stop making it… over and over again. It’s perfect for the season, a no-guilt treat that’s just really, really good.
The Apple Pie Smoothie Test
I did. I tested two different ways to make an Apple Pie Smoothie. First using a whole apple, the second was swapping the apple for applesauce.
Here’s what I found.
My blender isn’t super powerful and I wasn’t sure how “smooth” my smoothie would be using a chopped, whole apple. But guess what?! Even with a less powerful blender, it worked like a charm.
Here’s the verdict. Applesauce vs. whole apple test.
In test number 1, I used a whole, unpeeled but cored apple. In test number 2, the ingredients remained the same except I swapped the whole apple for 1 cup of applesauce.
Bottomline. The whole apple makes the smoothie taste like apple pie. The applesauce is good, but changes the flavor quite a bit.
In essence, it tastes like applesauce.
Both ways are delicious and if you don’t have an apple, applesauce works too.
But oh my, I LOVE the whole apple!
Apple Pie Smoothie Ingredients
Gather one large apple, cored but with the peeling left on. To the blender add 3/4 cup of ice, 1/2 cup of milk (your choice of milk), 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, pinch of cardamom although nutmeg works too, and a tablespoon of maple syrup. That’s it!
How to Make an Apple Pie Smoothie
Toss all of the ingredients into the blender and whirl at the highest setting for a few seconds. My less powerful blender made the smoothie in about 20 seconds.
Apple Pie Protein Smoothie
It’s so simple to add protein to this smoothie. In addition to the ingredients listed above, including the already protein-rich Greek Yogurt, add 1/3 cup protein powder. I like Naked Nutrition Whey Protein powder available at Amazon and other retailers.
More Smoothie Recipes
When I’m craving something sweet, but want to be healthy, I know that my blender can whip up a healthy treat in seconds. Some of my favorite smoothies are our Strawberry Banana Smoothie, our Coconut Pineapple Smoothie, and always the Banana Blueberry Smoothie.
And when I craving an especially decadent milkshake type treat– but still want to keep my healthy goals, I whip up a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie!
- 1 large apple, cored
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 ice
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Taste for sweetness and add additional maple syrup if needed.
- Pour into glasses, dust with cinnamon, and toast to apple season!
If you like a thinner smoothie, use 1/2 cup of ice. For milkshake consistency, use 1 full cup. I tend to use 3/4 cup of ice -- the perfect balance.
- Granola (I love our Easy Homemade Granola recipe!)
- Should fill 2 12-ounce glasses.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 19gProtein: 5g