This apple pie smoothie is the perfect way to soothe your sweet tooth - without the extra calories. Tastes just like apple pie! 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. It's filled with fresh fall flavor, and tastes just like apple pie - without all the extra calories!
Smoothies are an easy way to add a few servings of fruits and veggies to your day, and can be very beneficial when made with nutrient-dense ingredients (like my blueberry pineapple smoothie, another favorite!).
This 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. Plus, this smoothie is easy to customize with your favorite mix-ins, like a handful of baby spinach or a scoop of protein powder.
Ingredients and substitutions
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.
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. Look for a brand of vanilla yogurt that isn't jam-packed with extra sugar (you might be surprised once you look at the labels!). Yogurt can also be substituted with ½ a banana for a similar creamy texture.
Milk can be substituted with any unsweetened liquid you have on hand. I recommend cow's milk, almond milk, or coconut milk. 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. Or, 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
How to make substitutions in a smoothie recipe
When making a substitution in a smoothie recipe, make sure to use the same ratios. For example:
- Substitute 4 ounces of milk with 4 ounces of green tea
- Substitute ½ cup of yogurt with ½ cup of mashed banana
As long as you keep your ratios the same, your smoothie will turn out consistently every time.
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.