This Apple Spice Smoothie is the perfect option for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. It’s loaded with flavor and even has a hidden veggie, so it’s really wonderful if you’re looking to add more nutrients into your diet but don’t want to skimp on flavor.
Ingredients needed to make Apple Spice Smoothie
The base of this smoothie consists of banana, apple, and…. frozen riced cauliflower. I know you’re probably thinking, “EW,” but trust me here, you can not taste it. It adds a frozen element to this smoothie that makes the final product creamy and nutrient-dense. Then, the smoothie gets some much-needed healthy fats from sources including Greek yogurt, almond butter, and almond milk. Throw in a ton of warm spices and BOOM. Blend and serve. Here’s the full list of what you’ll need:
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 apple
- Frozen riced cauliflower
- Vanilla Greek yogurt (alternatively, you could use 1 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder to achieve a very similar taste)
- Unsalted creamy almond butter
- 1 large medjool date
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
- Ground cloves
- Ground ginger
- Sea salt
Tools used to make Apple Spice Smoothie
Smoothies are, well, smooth. That’s because you make them in a blender- which is all you really need to make this recipe! I use this one by Ninja. It’s so versatile and can be used for chopping, processing, and/or blending. In addition to the blender, you’ll need a cutting board and knife to peel and cut the apple before adding it to the smoothie. So easy!
How to make Apple Spice Smoothie
The process to make this smoothie is incredibly simple. You’ll want to start by peeling and cutting your apple into rough 1-inch cubes. This makes it easier for them to blend up with the rest of your smoothie ingredients. Then, simply add everything to your blender and away you go! I like to serve this smoothie with another dash of cinnamon on top. It’s amazing!
Looking for other smoothie recipes?
Try these two options from The Ardent Cook archives.
“Cake for Breakfast” Green Smoothie
½ ripe banana
1 apple, peeled and diced
½ cup frozen cauliflower rice
⅓ cup vanilla Greek yogurt (or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of choice)
1 tbsp unsalted creamy almond butter
1 large medjool date, pitted
½ cup plain unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
⅛ tsp ground cloves
⅛ tsp ground ginger
Pinch sea salt
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!
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