Apple pie smoothie

This is my first time making apple pie smoothie given the season. I have seen many different variations but I think mine still remains healthy, gluten free and vegan.

apple pie smoothie

My kids thoroughly enjoyed this apple pie smoothie. I think freezing these as popsicles making the smoothie more creamy by adding Greek yogurt would be great. Something to keep in mind since my kids love frozen pops all year round!

I added flaxseed meal to the mix to add more fiber and I used maple syrup as a sweetener. Just a little bit was a long way since my organic apples were very sweet. I also thought about adding some protein powder but I wanted to have the smoothie just with the apples first and see what the flavor would be without the protein powder. I know protein powders change the flavor of my smoothies so maybe next time I will add some.

Some readers sometimes ask why it is that I get organic apples. The reason is that apples are part of the dirty dozen list and it makes a huge difference getting them organic. They only cost a tad more so it is not a big difference in my overall grocery bill. If you can get organic apples, they even taste better, I promise.

On another note, I have been meaning to make this pumpkin dessert that I came up with last week. I bought fresh pumpkin to make it so I hope I can get around to make it soon. If it turns out as I think it will turn out this dessert would be the absolute bomb. I hope I can get decent pictures as well because the apartment that we are in right now offers horrible lighting.

Anyhow, go and make this smoothie. It literally tastes like apple pie. It is so refreshing and super easy to make.

Enjoy!

apple pie smoothie

 

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Apple pie smoothie

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup ice cubes, I used almond milk ice cubes
  • 2 organic apples, chopped, any type
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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27 comments

  1. OH EM GEE!!!! These bars look phenomenal!!!  They are like a healthier version of the classic pecan pie which usually runs 800 calories per slice!! Perfect for thanksgiving:)

  2. These look so good! One question – in the ingredients you call for “unrefined sugar,” but in the instructions you call for coconut sugar. Which should I use?

    Thanks!

  3. I am loving your pecan desert. I can’t wait to see the next one ;-)

  4. You are a pecan pie genius! I love traditional pecan pie so much, but it’s always so sweet. This, on the other hand, sounds perfect! I love your healthier spin!

  5. A little bourbon always makes things better! Especially pecan bars. Love how dense and rich these look.

  6. All you had to say was bourbon. These pecan bars look scrumptious!

  7. What other than bourbon can be used instead ?
    Thanks

  8. Miryam, these bars look fabulous! I love bourbon in my desserts. Can’t get enough of it.

  9. I have been dreaming about these pecan squares from when I saw them on Instagram.  Absolutely delicious like everything you make.  

  10. I’m making a bourbon pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year but I might have to convince my sister to make these so we can have all the boozy desserts haha!

  11. These look glorious and your pics are stunning. LOVE them!

  12. I am totally making these for Thanksgiving! They look amazing!

  13. Making these for two different parties, Thursday and Friday. How far in advance can these be made, and do you suggest cutting them into bars right before serving or can I bring them to the party already cut? Thank you!

  14. Hate to say it but these are not gluten free. Bourbon contains gluten ingredients. Its mash is corn plus rye, wheat and other glutenous ingredients.

    I’m sure they are good but the addition of bourbon makes then not gluten free and unsafe for people on gluten free diets.

    Cheers

    • The National Institutes of Health and several major celiac societies in the U.S. and Canada say that distilled alcohol is considered gluten-free because the process of distillation removes the harmful gluten protein. The majority of people with celiac or gluten sensitivity don’t seem to react to alcohol distilled from gluten grains, but a minority do react. I guess it depends on the person….Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Yes, but some brewers add a second gluten mash or colouring which can contain gluten after the distilling process. Anyone who is serious about being gluten free should avoid all distilled alcohol made with gluten ingredients as gluten proteins can still exist. There is also a high risk of cross-contamination as the facility is not gluten free. I am familiar with the quote you gave but:
    “… the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which regulates alcoholic beverages in the U.S., ruled in 2012 that beverages made from gluten grains cannot legally carry the claim “gluten-free,” since gluten (or fragments of the gluten protein) remaining in such drinks may not be detected easily with existing testing technology…”

    As long as you know what you can and cannot eat or drink you could be fine. Though most celiac societies suggest sticking to alcohol not made with gluten ingredients.

    Thanks for the reply!

  16. Can I substitute coconut oil with butter? 1:1 substitution?

  17. Looks heavenly. Two questions. Can I use regular white flour instead of almond flour? How many servings did this make?

  18. Your recipe says “1/2 chopped pecans.” 1/2 what?

  19. I just made this yumminess :-) I used walnut meal instead of almond flour (I have abt 4 kg of walnuts, so gotta use them, lol :-) ). It smells sooo good, so I believe it will taste delish as well. We’ll see tomorrow morning :-) There is always something to look forward to!

    • That is awesome. It is one of my ultimate favorite bars. I need to make some and freeze to have on demand. Great swab using the walnut flour! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog :-)

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