Apple Pie Smoothie -Dairy Free
You will think this is apple pie filling in a glass. This smoothie tastes just like that. It’s full of sweet apples with a cinnamon aroma and is so delicious, it’s hard to imagine this vegan smoothie is healthy and dairy free.Jump to Recipe
So you think eating healthy is challenging? Do you think healthy food has to taste terrible? This smoothie will change your mind and solve all your breakfast woes!
I get asked a lot about smoothies. Here are the top questions:
Is it healthy to drink a smoothie every day?
Well, sugary smoothies can definitely wreak havoc on your blood sugar levels and body. However, if you balance your smoothie with a clean protein, and incorporate vegetables and fiber, you can enjoy a healthy smoothie every day. The most nutritious smoothies are made with whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats.
Are smoothies good for losing weight?
Smoothies can aid in weight loss, if it offsets other calories you would consume. Make sure you use ingredients that are low in calories, and high in fiber, and add protein to keep you satisfied and full. You need to know how many calories are in the smoothie in order to help you reach your weight loss goal.
What should you not put in a smoothie?
If you want a healthy, lower in calorie smoothie, then skip adding yogurt. You’ll especially want to avoid flavored yogurts since they are higher in sugar and carbohydrates, even dairy-free yogurt.
Be sure to avoid adding fruit juice or added sweeteners. You will also want to skip adding ice cream, sherbet, or sorbet.
Definitely avoid adding too many calories. It can be easy to add healthy ingredients like flax, hemp, or chia seeds, avocadoes, bananas, protein powders, etc, and think that you’re making a healthy smoothie. Really, you are. But, if you want to lose weight, you have to skip some of the good stuff.
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Ingredients in an Apple Pie Smoothie
- fresh apples – I used Gala, freshly picked from my CSA
- non-dairy milk – I used unsweetened almond milk, but you could use coconut, oat, rice, or soy milk. Remember to use unsweetened in order to keep the smoothie as healthy as possible.
- old-fashioned oats – use gluten-free if necessary
- flax seeds– I add flax for a nutty, warm flavor and added vitamins and minerals. They are a good source of fiber and omega-3.
- cinnamon – I like Ceylon cinnamon.
- nutmeg – you could opt for apple pie spice or allspice if you have that on hand.
- walnuts – they are optional, especially if you are watching caloric intake.
- protein powder -this is optional, but it will add protein and help keep you satisfied. I like this one.
Tips for making the best apple pie smoothie
- Add ice or frozen fruit if you like cold smoothies
- Use a high-power blender, especially when you want to make a smoothie quickly. You don’t have to cut the ingredients up as small and it will ensure a smooth -smoothie! I love my Vitamix and I especially love the personal cup adapter!
- If you’re concerned about eating apple seeds then I suggest coring the apple before blending it.
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Apple Pie Smoothie – Dairy-Free
- 1 apple, sliced and cored
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 Tbsp oats, gluten-free if preferred
- 1 Tbsp flax seeds, ground
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 scoop protein powder, plant-based (optional)
- 1 Tbsp walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Add ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
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Customize your Apple Pie Smoothie
- Add a pinch of ginger for a little spicy kick
- Add vanilla extract
- Use 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of a fresh apple. Keep in mind this will decrease the amount of fiber.
- Top with a tablespoon of non-dairy whip cream for a tasty dessert drink
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About Cindy Newland
Hey, I’m Cindy! I used to be morbidly obese! I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a family history of heart disease and cancer.
Slowly, I began to steadily change my habits and nourish my body with a plant-based diet. Now, I weigh 125 lbs less, my blood pressure is 110/70, no more high cholesterol, and best of all – no medications!
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