Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies app
March 10, 2010

I promised it, and here it is. My apple pie smoothie.

I don’t really know how to do this smoothie 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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*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

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Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie

This vegan apple pie smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app tastes just like a melted slice of pie with ice cream. This is dessert in a glass.

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

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (180ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 3/4 cups (475g) unsweetened applesauce (or stewed apples)
  • 1 cup (140g) raw unsalted cashews, soaked and drained
  • 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract, plus more to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to taste
  • 2 dates, soaked (or 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup)
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes

optional boosters

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

Instructions

  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 app
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

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