Happy New Year!
After all of the holiday treats, you may be looking for some healthy and nutritious recipes. This smoothie is the perfect thing to get you back on track. Not only is it healthy, but it’s delicious! It tastes exactly like apple pie. And it’s so quick and easy to throw together.
I like to make smoothies for breakfast, but you can have it as a snack before or after a workout, or even as a dessert.
You can use kale or spinach, along with an apple, some raw nuts, ground flaxseed, a dash of cinnamon and natural protein powder.
I use the NutriBullet high speed blender which works really well to puree everything, even apple peels and nuts.
Just add your greens to the container, then the apple slices, flaxseed, nuts and cinnamon, along with about a cup of water. Blend thoroughly, then add a scoop of protein powder and blend again, just until combined.
I find that if you add the protein powder in the beginning along with everything else, sometimes the mixture can expand too quickly and start leaking out of the container before everything else is fully pureed. So it’s best to have a fully blended and uniform mixture before adding the protein powder.
After blending, pour into a fresh glass and enjoy!
Apple Pie Smoothie
- 1 cup (packed) raw organic kale or spinach
- 1 small granny smith apple, sliced
- 2 tablespoons raw walnuts, pecans or almonds
- 1 tablespoon ground golden flaxseed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 scoop natural vanilla whey protein powder (sweetened with stevia)
Add the first 5 ingredients to a high speed blender cup, such as the Nutribullet. Add 1 cup of water and blend until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Add protein powder and blend for a few more seconds. Serve.
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