This Warm Apple Pie Smoothie will be your favorite winter breakfast or healthy snack. It is full of apples, warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and packed full of protein.
Yes, I know exactly what you're thinking. A warm smoothie?! Let me explain. I had the same reaction when my health coach mentioned she had a warm smoothie at a local Boston smoothie shop. We were talking about ways to get more protein into my diet. I told her how I enjoy smoothies, but I'm not too motivated to make or drink them when it's below freezing and snowing outside.
She somehow convinced me that I was truly missing out on a warm smoothie. My chef mind started to get creative, and I created this warm apple pie smoothie. It's not easy to explain, so I recommend you try making it yourself to get the full experience!
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How to make this recipe
- Warm Apple Pie Smoothie starts by boiling water and unsweetened nut milk such as cashew milk or almond milk (or your favorite plant based milk) together in a small saucepan. While those are warming, chop and core 2 apples such as gala or fuji apples and place them in a blender. Next, add in the ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and protein powder. The protein powder is optional but I don't recommend skipping it.
- Lastly, blend for about 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass, top with additional sliced apples and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Add a straw and enjoy.
Here are some recipe variations you can play around with to add even more nutrients to this smoothie:
- Pour the warm apple pie smoothie into a bowl and add sliced apples, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, a small handful of nuts such as chopped pecans or walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds for a warming smoothie bowl.
- ¼ cup gluten-free rolled oats or cooked oatmeal
- ¼ cup nut or seed butter such as cashew butter or almond butter for a healthy fat boost
- Small handful of spinach or kale. It will turn the smoothie a brown-green color so don't be surprised by this!
- Add in 0.25 mL-1.0 mL of my favorite CBD for a calming and relaxing effect along with a decrease in inflammation.
- 1 small banana for added calories and energy
Equipment you will need
- Blender. I love my Vitamix blender!
- Nut milk such as this cashew milk. Elmhurst is my favorite. brand. It has clean ingredients and is organic.
- Protein powder. This is the one I use. It is made with one ingredient and minimal processing so it's. tummy friendly.
Warm Apple Pie Smoothie
- 2 apples such as gala or Fuji, cored and chopped
- ¾ cup nut-milk such as cashew or almond milk (any plant-based milk will work)
- ½ cup water
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- optional: your favorite protein powder
- Boil the water and nut milk such as cashew milk or almond milk (or your favorite plant-based milk) together in a small saucepan. While those are warming, chop and core the apples and place them in a blender.
- Next, add in the ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and protein powder. The protein powder is optional, but I don't recommend skipping it. Lastly, pour in the nut milk and water. Pour a little less in for a thicker smoothie. Blend for about 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass, top with additional sliced apples and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Add a straw and enjoy.