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APPLE PIE SMOOTHIE SHAKE RECIPE
The yumminess of apple pie in a vegan smoothie that takes like a milkshake? Yes, please! If you’re a fan of good old American apple pie, then this smoothie recipe by Liliana from Rawganic Vegan will surely be on your top ten list of faves. Naturally sweetened, you get all the fiber and other healthy benefits from the fruit, spices, and cashews, all while thinking you’re indulging in a guilty treat! Even better…it’s dairy-free! This shake is so easy to make in your power blender, it handles those fibrous apples and sticky dates. Plus there’s plenty to share or take to work the next day. If you love this recipe, check out our other delicious and guilt free shake recipes! :)
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
- 5 Large Medjool Dates, soaked and pitted
- 2 Tablespoons Raisins
- 4 Medium to Large Sweet Apples (like Fuji)
- 1 Tablespoon Tahini
- 1 Tablespoon Cashew Butter
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 1 Large Ripe Frozen Banana
- 1 Cup Ice
- Place the ingredients into your blender jar in the order listed and blend until smooth.
- For Blendtec: Press the WHOLE JUICE* button OR Blend on Medium to Medium High for 60 seconds.
- For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE Speed 1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to Speed 10/HIGH. Blend for 60 seconds or until smooth.
- Enjoy! Take a photo and share your recipe with us! Tag @BlenderBabes and #BlenderBabes to enter our weekly photo contest! :)
BLENDER BABES RECIPE TESTER NOTES
“This smelled and tasted like an apple muffin. It smelled like fall, and tasted nice and sweet. The tahini and cashew butter made it extra creamy, and the ice kept it from being too thick.”
“I thought the cinnamon was a bit strong. I’d tone it down to 1 teaspoon. You could substitute another Tablespoon of Cashew Butter in place of the Tahini if you can’t find it.”
“This is smooth, creamy and good with strong nutmeg and cinnamon spice. This apple pie smoothie recipe makes plenty for 2-3 people to enjoy. Both my husband and I enjoyed it.”
“I really loved this smoothie recipe, it reminded me of the Apple Pie Ice Pops I tested a few weeks ago. The taste was very similar, as was the ease in making it. My husband really liked it as well! It has a great, smooth apple pie taste to it. I will definitely be making this again in the future!”
HEALTH BENEFITS OF APPLES
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. Research suggests that apples may well be one of the healthiest foods for you to include in your daily diet. Let’s take a look at some of its great health benefits:
One medium-sized apple contains about four grams of fiber. Some of that is in the form of pectin, a type of soluble fiber that has been linked to lower levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol. The fiber present in apples, called pectin, blocks the absorption of cholesterol, helping the body to use it rather than store it.
Apples Keep You Full and Keep You Slim
With only about 95 calories in a medium-sized apple paired with its wealth of fiber, apples can also keep you feeling full for longer. That’s because it takes our bodies longer to digest complex fiber than more simple materials like sugar or refined grains. The apple’s peel has most of the fiber and boosts calorie burn and increases muscle formation.
Apples Fight Colds
With over 8 milligrams of vitamin C per medium-sized fruit, apples are considered a good source of immune system-boosting.