The mornings are getting cooler here in Colorado, the leaves are changing up in the mountains, and the Fall Equinox is less than a week away (where did the summer go?!). The change of season always brings a new crop of fruits and veggies into season which makes it that much more exciting. Apples are one of our favorite autumn fruits, so we wanted to share a smoothie recipe we’ve been loving lately – Apple Pie Smoothie! This smoothie tastes like fall in a glass, and gives you all the apple pie flavor you love without all the added sugar.
Apples a great source of fiber, plus they’re rich in immune-boosting vitamin C and antioxidants. Even though they contain naturally occurring sugars, they have a low glycemic index because of their high fiber content, making them a great low sugar option. Besides adding great flavor, Ceylon cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels, making this the perfect smoothie to enjoy when you’re craving something sweet but want to avoid the mid-morning crash. As the mornings get colder, you can make this a warm smoothie by heating up the almond milk in a saucepan over low to medium heat.
What’s your favorite fall treat? Let us know in the comments below, and we might give it a Conscious Cleanse makeover!
With love and fall excitement,
Jo & Jules
Apple Pie Smoothie
Yield: 1 quart
- 1 apple (green if you like it tart, red if you like it sweet)
- 2 cups spinach
- 1” piece of ginger, peeled
- 2 cups homemade almond milk (warm your milk if you want a warm smoothie)
- 1 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
In a high-speed blender combine apple, spinach, ginger, almond milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg until creamy. Serve immediately.