apple pie smoothie

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I spent the day with one of my besties today. We had a yummy lunch of turkey bratwurst and salad, on her gorgeous screened in gazebo/porch, and then we watched the movie, Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It was exactly the sort of goofy, (somewhat raunchy) humor that I needed today. I love when a funny movie helps you deal and acts as a sort of laugh therapy. This was that. I recommend watching it with your best girlfriends.

Now I’m home and I want apple pie with a big old scoop of ice cream. I’m not going to eat apple pie or ice cream. Instead, I’m making a smoothie which is my go-to dessert these days when craving something ridiculous. Not that apple pie and ice cream are ridiculous. I do not judge. Apple pie and ice cream three days in a row is the beginning of a pattern, and I’m switching to smoothies to prove I can. Oh, also, they don’t cause the dreaded sugar crash, but actually make you feel good. What a concept, right? They taste good too. Fo reelz. Especially this one which tastes like apple pie. Apple pie you suck through a straw…

for one apple pie smoothie:

1 sweet apple, unpeeled, cored, and sliced (save a little slice for garnish)

1 tart apple, unpeeled, cored, and sliced

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 large, frozen banana, peeled and sliced

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

tiny pinch of cloves

1 to 2 teaspoons raw honey (if needed)

Place everything in the bowl of a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust thickness if needed, adding more yogurt if the smoothie seems too thin, and more milk if it seems too thick. Adjust sweetness. Pour into a tall glass. Garnish with a little dollop of whipped cream, a little slice of apple, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if you wish.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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