This apple pie smoothie tastes just like apple pie and is the perfect way to start your day! Perfect for breakfast, post-workout snacking, or an on-the-go meal.
Do you love the taste of apple pie in the fall? If so, you'll want to give this breakfast smoothie a try. This apple pie smoothie is creamy and thick, with a cozy apple cinnamon flavor. Perfect for your next fall breakfast or on-the-go snack.
Fresh apple and frozen cubed pineapple are blended with vanilla Greek yogurt, walnuts, cinnamon, and your favorite type of milk. It's easy to customize with your favorite mix-ins, like a handful of baby spinach or a scoop of protein powder.
Smoothies are an easy way to add a few servings of fruits and veggies to your day and can be beneficial when made with nutrient-dense ingredients. Blueberry pineapple smoothie and kale berry smoothie are a few of my year-round favorites.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Apple - Any fresh, cored apple will work in this recipe. Choose your favorite! No need to peel beforehand - the peel contains plenty of vitamins and minerals and blends seamlessly into the smoothie.
- Frozen pineapple - Can be substituted with frozen banana or mango for a slightly different flavor.
- Vanilla Greek yogurt - Can be substituted with plain Greek yogurt and a splash of vanilla extract for a lower sugar smoothie. Yogurt can also be substituted with ½ a banana for a similar creamy texture.
- Milk - Can be substituted with any cow's milk, almond milk, or coconut milk you have on hand. I do not recommend using fruit juices (like apple juice or orange juice) because they can add a lot of extra calories and sugar to your smoothie.
- Walnuts - Can be substituted with pecans, ground flaxseed, or chia seeds.
- Cinnamon - Can be substituted with apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice blends. Try using a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for even more fall flavor!
Want to add something extra to your morning smoothie? Here are my favorite mix-in ideas:
- Handful of baby spinach
- Scoop of vanilla protein powder
- Scoop of collagen peptides
- Dash of ground ginger, nutmeg, or cardamom
- Tablespoon of chia seeds, wheat germ, or hemp seeds
Frequently asked questions
Yes, when making substitutions in a smoothie recipe, make sure to use the same ratios. ½ cup of milk can be substituted with ½ cup of almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk.
Yes, but this will alter the taste of the smoothie. Banana would make a good substitute for either the apple or pineapple.
Yes, ½ cup of yogurt can be substituted with ⅓ cup of milk. Your smoothie will be noticeably thinner.
Apple Pie Smoothie
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons walnuts
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 medium apple, cored and sliced
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- In a blender add milk first, then the remaining ingredients: yogurt, walnuts, cinnamon, apple slices, and frozen pineapple.
- Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
- Nutrition information is calculated using 1% milk. Any milk can be used in this recipe (cow's milk, almond milk, coconut milk).
- Vanilla Greek yogurt can be substituted with plain Greek yogurt and a splash of vanilla extract. Or, substitute yogurt with ½ a banana for a similar creamy texture.
- At least one of your fruits should be frozen - it helps give your smoothie a thick, creamy texture. If using all fresh fruits, your smoothie will turn out thin.
- Cinnamon can be substituted with apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice blends.