I made this Apple Pie Smoothie, as back in January I made a few cake-based smoothies, you may remember. They were all very healthy as I was having a New Year cut back on too many sweet things. These proved to be very popular, so I thought I would continue to make and share said smoothies with you, as they are so good.
I wondered what other desserts would work well as a smoothie and I figured good old apple pie would be tasty!
I experimented with a few ingredients, but all it really took was a couple of apples and a frozen banana plus some additions to get a drink which tasted like a slice of pie.
When adding bananas to smoothies, I like to keep them in the freezer and then defrost them slightly before adding to the blender. They are super-soft and sweeter after being frozen, so work well in the drink. I used Gala apples for my drink but Macintosh would be good here too.
And to get that dessert like taste, I added good quality vanilla extract, some ground nutmeg and a fair bit of ground cinnamon. Of course you can’t have apple pie without cinnamon. And that hit of vanilla is what I think makes the difference between a regular smoothie and a dessert flavoured one. Here’s how I made mine;
Yield: 2 glasses
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 frozen banana, defrosted and peeled
1 tablespoon agave syrup
60ml 0% Fat Greek yoghurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Milk, any type, amount required varies
Place all the ingredients except the milk in a blender or smoothie maker. Blitz until smooth. It will be thick so add enough milk to get a consistency you are happy with.
Pour into chilled glasses and sprinkle on some cinnamon as garnish.
It’s as simple as that. A delicious Apple Pie flavoured smoothie which you can enjoy at anytime.