Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies book
March 10, 2010

This vegan apple pie smoothie tastes just like apple pie a la mode, and takes less than 5 minutes to blend up!

The Best Apple Pie Smoothie

I don’t really know how to do this apple pie smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book justice except to say that it is absolutely scrumdidiliumptious! For those of you with greater articulacy and more clarity of expression you may be able to accurately find real words out of the dictionary that adequately prepare the palate for this taste sensation.

But today, I must resort to fictional words in fantasy movies where anything is possible. Actually, perhaps I should steal a phrase from Mary Poppins, and tell you that, in my opinion, this smoothie is “practically perfect in every way”. And I don’t think I’ll need to eat humble pie.

This apple pie smoothie is incredible, and conjures up memories of everything I love about a great piece of apple pie – the creamy buttery apples with a hint of cinnamon, and covered with a melting scoop of vanilla ice cream. This smoothie satisfies the need for a slice of pie without the need to bake.

I’m not a fan of sickly-sweet, syrupy apple pies. So, in the spirit of replicating my perfect bite of apple pie, I’ve held back on the sweetener in order to let these apples shine. The raw cashews add a nutty pastry flavor, and the cinnamon and vanilla perfect the blend.

How do you like them apples?

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Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie

This vegan apple pie smoothie tastes just like apple pie a la mode, and takes less than 5 minutes to blend up! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Calories 465 kcal
Author Tess Masters


optional boosters

  • 1 tablespoon lucuma powder
  • 1 cup (44g) firmly packed baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup (60g) frozen raw cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1g) probiotic powder (see notes)


  1. Throw everything into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies book


Comments 49

  1. I used a vanilla bean instead of the extract and it is just as marvelous! Thank you for such fantastic, health friendly recipes. I adore them.

  2. Made the apple pie smoothie this morning after my run. Very thick and filling! I added spinach to the recipe to give it a little nutrient boost but the flavor was creamy apple goodness. Well done!

    1. Hey Shelley
      The addition of spinach is a wonderful addition to this smoothie for added nutrition. I LOVE that.
      I am going to make YOUR perfect blend tomorrow! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. WOW!!! I just made this and it made heaps, so I froze the rest and will have it for dessert tonight. YUM! Think I am going to have to buy my nuts in bulk from now on 😉

  4. This smoothie is sooo yummy! And even with the freshly stewed apples it’s done in a few minutes. Plus – the steam of the apples filled my kitchen with a lovely scent 🙂 I’m definitely gonna try adding spinach to this smoothie too.
    Thank you! :-*

  5. I love the apple pie smoothie! My weakness as a new vegan is my love for apple pie!!!

    What a great blog! I lost 70 pounds through juicing (before and after photos on my blog). My blender had a big role to play in this.

    Juicing also made me a vegetarian and this last month I have been eating (or drinking!!!) vegan.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Oh That is AMAZING!
      How inspiring.
      I use my blender and juicer every single day and I have never felt better or had more energy.
      WONDERFUL to be connected.
      Those before and after pics are something!!!

  6. OK….this has gotten me through many “I can’t have dessert tonight” situations. I LOVE this smoothie! I use Stevia drops instead of Agave and it is still amazing!

    1. Oh..I am so pleased you are enjoying this Christine! Yes! Stevia is a LIFESAVER with this smoothie! Love you xxx

  7. ThankYOU Mary for your lovely lovely comments. I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes. It is so great to be connected in piggilicious heaven.

  8. Would love to try this, however, as I’m allergic to tree nuts, the cashews are a problem. Would there be any alternatives to using the cashew milk?

    Thanks 🙂

        1. Yes! I know exactly what you mean.
          My niece is allergic to all nuts and we have to modify everything. Enjoy 🙂

  9. I am planning to make this for breakfast tomorrow! I never considered lecithin for thickening…thank you I will try that especially since I am one of the few people wo hate avocado in my smoothies, idc how creamy and thick it makes them I don’t like how it “breaks” and doesn’t pour. Love your website!

  10. All I can say is “Scrumdillyicious!” I like that word! Also, “Fantabulous”! Why does my spell check keep popping up with these words – I understand what they mean! 🙂

  11. I loved this smoothie! I tweaked it a little, used almond milk and honey instead of cashew milk and stevia. But it was still excellent! This one’s a keeper!

  12. just tried this one this morning (we used regular milk due to tree nut allergy) and it was a hit. I used applesauce but thanks for the tip on making home made applesauce (I just got a Vitamix so I’m a novice and appreciate the helpful tips & I also didn’t know how to stew apples):) The first smoothie I tried was a berry one but being new to Vitamix I messed up & didn’t let them pulse long enough so the kids felt it was too “grainy” (frozen raspberry/blackberry) next time I’ll let it run longer. I could drink this apple one daily though!

    1. Hey Michele,
      Thanks for taking the time to share your experience here and on facebook.
      I am so glad you enjoyed this smoothie.
      SO excited you got a Vitamix. You are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE that machine!
      Yes, keep the machine on for about 30 seconds and all of your smoothies will be smooth and creamy. Don’t worry if the smoothie heats a little. Just add some ice cubes. Can’t wait to hear what else you make 🙂

  13. This looks pretty tasty. I recently started drinking smoothie recipes for breakfast and it has helped me lose weight. It is pretty easy too because I make more servings and then I have a quick easy breakfast during the week.

    1. I haven’t tried this warm. It should be absolutely fine if you slightly warm it. Like warm apple pie. YUMMO. Hope your little one feels better soon 🙂

  14. I just made this for my lunch and I must admit it’s really good! I’m starting to be a real smoothie junkie! I can have a shake for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Anyway, the combination of cashew nuts, apple and cinnamon is deliiiiiiicious!

  15. This shake is great. I have started a raw food diet and needed the pick up. I added a raw sweet potato and I did not stew the apples and used no sweeter or milk and it was still amazing

  16. What is the purpose in sprouting and if you plan to eat a handful of nuts, should they be soaked. Thank you for all of your wonderful information and recipes.

    1. Oh….thankyou. I love this one too. It’s just so easy and delicious. But, yeah…it’s pretty hard to beat that cheesecake smoothie. Have you tried the tastes-like-ice cream kale shake? Oh My…. Make sure you get The Blender Girl Smoothies app that just came out in the app store. There are some awesome smoothie recipes in there!

  17. Just made this and loved it! It is SOOO cold right now, I increased the almond milk, left out the ice, and ran the Vitamix until the smoothie was very warm.( but not hot like soup)
    Just like fresh baked apple pie, and so comforting on a cold day!

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