Apple Pie Smoothie

I've done something oh so wrong. I've been filling lots of recent posts with pumpkin and have somehow neglected one of my favorite fruits and a standard fall ingredient: apples. I'm not sure how it's already six weeks into fall and I have not featured apples. It's a crime! Please forgive me? I did a little feature of apples in my Chewy Peanut Butter Apple Cookies, but that is certainly not enough for one of the most versatile, delicious, fall-esque fruits. So, now that my pumpkin craze days are slowing down (but obviously not going away) , we'll move on to apples starting with this sweet and scrumptious Apple Pie Smoothie.


Despite the cooler weather, I still find myself craving smoothies. It's bizarre. After I'm done eating a smoothie, I'm literally shivering. Why I torture myself by drinking a cold smoothie while it's freezing outside, I do not know. But I do know that my taste buds are happy!


Similar to my Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie, this Apple Pie Smoothie incorporates oats into the mix. The oats not only add a wholesome flavor to the smoothie, but they also add thickness. Plus, oats are high in fiber, help lower cholesterol, and keep you full for hours. Hard not to love them! And if you have seen any of my other smoothie recipes, you'll notice that I like to include cottage cheese in the list of ingredients instead of yogurt. This might seem weird, but trust me: cottage cheese is the secret ingredient to a super creamy smoothie. I am not a fan of eating cottage cheese, but when it's blended with all of the other smoothie ingredients, you can't even tell it's in there.

Hopefully you've been indulging in delicious apple recipes this fall. But if you had a brain fart like me, start your apple obsession with this smoothie. And let's just hope that I don't manage to forget about gingerbread, candy canes, peppermint, and all other wonderful things Christmas.

Apple Pie Smoothie
(1 smoothie)

1/4 cup quick oats
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any other kind of milk)
1/4 cup no salt added cottage cheese
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1-3 tsp brown sugar
1-2 handfuls of ice

Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend for 30 seconds, or until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. If you want a thicker smoothie (more like a slushi), add another handful of ice; blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

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Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 209.3
Total Fat: 4.1 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 125.3 mg
Total Carbs: 37.9 g
Fiber: 3.5 g
Sugars: 22.9 g
Protein: 11.1 g

Pros:
-Quick and easy to make
-Great fall smoothie
-Healthy
-Great source of fiber and protein
-A good breakfast, snack, or dessert

Cons:
-High in sugar

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

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6 comments:

  1. looks like it would be the perfect breakfast on the go :)

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    1. It's the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert on the go!

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  2. That looks soo awesome...i want!

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    1. Thanks Ed! I hope you give the recipe a try.

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  3. Okay so a lot of your recipes involve oats and they all say quick oats. I don't have any on hand and was wondering if you think regular oats would work?

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