The sweet spices in this Apple Pie Smoothie really do make it taste just like apple pie, and the thick, rich Greek yogurt makes it feel very ‘a la mode’. Quick and easy to make, you can be eating this “pie” in just minutes from thinking of it. It’s also a cooling treat if you’re having trouble with mouth sores, and also easy to swallow. The apples are cooked, which cuts down on their acidity.
15 minute prep
- ½ cup cold homemade applesauce
- ¾ cup very cold plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (See Chef Tips)
- Pinch allspice
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup, or to taste
- 3 tablespoons apple juice or water, as needed
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding an ice cube or two if your ingredients are not very cold. Taste for sweetness and consistency, then drink immediately.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Calories: 142; Fat: 6g; Saturated fat: 4g; Polyunsaturated fat: 0g; Monounsaturated fat: 0g; Carbohydrates: 16g; Sugar: 14g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 8g; Sodium: 53 mg
If either your mouth or throat is very sore, just add a pinch of ground ginger instead of ¼ teaspoon and see how it goes. The recipe will probably be fine as written, but everyone is different, and this smoothie is tasty enough to be worth finding out what works for you.
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This recipe was originally published on Cook for Your Life. It is used by permission.