National food days... who decides them? I mean seriously, how is today, April 13th, simultaneously National Fruit Cocktail Day, National Hummus Day AND National Apple Pie Day? I simply don't get it.
Nonetheless. This morning I made Liv one of her favorite smoothies, something she dubbed an "Apple Pie Smoothie" way back when she was little. And don't you know, today just happens to be National Apple Pie Day?
So it seemed fitting to share this creamy, vegan Apple Pie Smoothie recipe with you to include you in our coincidental celebration!
Creamy with Liv's favorite frozen banana, this simple concoction of apples, almond milk, almond butter, cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg sweetened with a splash of pure maple syrup brings the essence of apple pie to your cup. But without the sugars and fats of the real thing.
Join us as we toast National Apple Pie Day and sip our pie before heading out to start the day.
Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe
Sweet with pure maple syrup, the cinnamon and nutmeg bring essence of fresh apple pie to your smoothie. Want a bit of protein in your cup? Add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder as a boost!
1 cup almond milk
1 small frozen banana (cut into chunks - we usually do this before freezing)
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 Tbs oatmeal
1 Tbs almond butter (or 4 almonds)
1 Tbs pure maple syrup (more as desired)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup ice (about one handful)
cinnamon and ground nutmeg to garnish
Place all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of fresh nutmeg. Enjoy!