Saturday, 22 February 2014

Oh My - Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie

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

Ingredients:
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

Method:
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.

8 comments:

  1. Really tasty looking smoothie, the cinnamon is a nice touch. Sadly I don't have half the stuff need to make this...YET ;)

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    1. You need to give it a try, you will thank me :)

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  2. This was EXCELLENT!

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    1. Thanks Anon, I'm glad you tried it and enjoyed it!

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  3. Yum, everything about this makes me want to drool at my screen!!

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    1. It really was good - need to think of more smoothies to make!

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