All of the flavours of a comforting apple pie in an easy healthy smoothie for a snack or breakfast on the go. This Apple Pie Smoothie is a quick and delicious way to make the most of apple season. All of the taste of a pie, with less of the calories. Kids will love this apple smoothie too!
No, I didn't throw a slice of apple pie into my blender with some milk - but it definitely tastes like it! Instead, we have combined apples with some nut butter, bananas, milk and cinnamon to make a smoothie that the whole family will love.
Apple pie has to be one of the best desserts out there, so who wouldn't want a breakfast that tastes just like it, and is healthy too? If you are looking for some other ways to use apples, why not try our Apple Turnovers, Cinnamon Stewed Apples or Cinnamon Baked Apples.
Why you will love it
- Quick - This apple pie smoothie is ready in just 2 minutes.
- Great way to get fruit into your diet - If you struggle to eat enough fruit, then smoothies are an easy way to up your intakes.
- Tastes more indulgent than it is - You get all the flavour of an apple pie, but much lighter.
- Kids will love it - Kids will love helping to make this, as well as drinking it.
- Bananas - This is what helps to make the apple pie smoothie nice and thick, and also adds sweetness too. We used frozen bananas for extra thickness, and to also make it super refreshing.
- Peanut butter - I love the flavour combination of peanut butter and apples, so it's a delicious addition to this smoothie. You could use almond or cashew butter too.
- Apple - Any apples will work in this, but personally we like sweeter apples like Gala. If you don't have fresh apples, you can use apple sauce/puree instead.
- Cinnamon - This is the perfect spice to go with apples. You could add some ginger and nutmeg in there too.
- Greek yogurt - This adds lots of creaminess and helps make the smoothie taste really indulgent.
- Milk - You can use any milk in this smoothie. Why not try whole milk, with a little coconut milk for creaminess?
- Toppings - These are totally optional, and do make the smoothie more indulgent, but you can finish them off with some whipped cream, caramel sauce and a slice of apple.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by step
One: Add the banana, apples and nut butter to a blender jug.
Two: Add the yogurt, cinnamon and milk.
Three: Blend until smooth.
Health benefits of apples
They are a good source of fibre, potassium and vitamin C and K. Apples have also been linked to a lower risk of heart disease. One reason for this may be that apples contain soluble fibre, and this can help lower your blood cholesterol levels.
Apples also contain polyphenols, which have antioxidant effects. However, many of these are in the peel, so if you peel the apples they they won't have the same benefits.
You can store any leftover smoothie in the fridge for 1-2 days. The ingredients may separate, but this is normal. Just give it a quick stir before drinking. It's always best to make this smoothie fresh - luckily it is really quick to make.
There are 289 calories in this recipe.
Yes, you could use frozen apples.
Yes, we peeled them first as we don't like the texture of the blended apple skin.
This is sweetened with just the apples and banana. However, if you wanted it extra sweet then you could apple a little honey or maple syrup.
To make this vegan, use a plant based milk and yoghurt and if you are sweetening it, make sure to use maple syrup rather than honey.
To thicken this, you can add some ice and blend it up with everything. It will give you more of a slushy texture though. You could also blend up some oats with it - this will make it more filling too.
More smoothie recipes
Apple Pie Smoothie
- Add 2 Bananas, 2 Apples and 2 tablespoon Peanut butter to a blender jug.
- Add 2 tablespoon 0% Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon and 350 ml Almond milk.
- Blend until smooth.
- We added cinnamon to this smoothie, but give it a real autumn smoothie by using some nutmeg and ground ginger too.
- You can use any milk you like for this. We found almond milk gave it a real nutty flavour, but dairy milk or soy would work too.
- The world is your oyster when it comes to nut butters in this. Peanut, almond, cashew, hazelnut - they all go really well with apple.
- What made a really nice change was using half an apple and half a pear to make a smoothie.
- You can turn this in to a smoothie bowl by making it a little thicker. Pour it in to a bowl and then load it with toppings.
- If you want to make this more indulgent, then top it with some whipped cream and caramel sauce, like we have in the photos.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.