Don’t know what to have for breakfast? For me there are some days when eggs or cereal just don’t sound appealing. I definitely don’t want to skip the most important meal of the day. So on days like these, I know a smoothie with satisfy me. It is so important to start the day off right and a smoothie is an easy way to get your nutrients. They are quick to make and ready in just a few minutes, you’ll have no excuse for skipping this meal.
There are so many flavor and ingredient combinations! I love that you can substitute one ingredient with another and come up with a new smoothie to satisfy your taste buds. Red Delicious Apples are perfect for a smoothie, so I used these apples to make a Red Delicious Apple Pie Smoothie…
A smoothie packed with great nutrients will taste like a treat. When I am making a smoothie I always like to add protein, an antioxidant, and fiber.
Apples are a heart healthy food. To get the most benefits out of an apple, don’t peel them. Apples are loaded with pectin, a cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber.
Bananas are famous as a good source of potassium which, helps maintain normal blood pressure and good bone health.
Yogurt is an excellent source of protein, calcium and potassium. Greek yogurt which has become very popular is creamier texture and higher protein content. Greek yogurt actually has about twice the protein, half the sodium and half the carbohydrates as regular yogurt.
Almond milk has a rich, nutty taste with a variety of vitamins and minerals such as manganese, selenium and vitamin E. Almond milk is a great alternative if you have problems digesting lactose, and for vegetarian diets.
Oatmeal provides a substantial amount of soluble fiber, which can lower blood cholesterol levels.
Cinnamon functions as an antioxidant that has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Adding cinnamon to high-carbohydrate foods helps reduce the rise in blood sugar levels by slowing stomach emptying. Cinnamon may also help normalize blood sugar levels of those with type 2 diabetes.
I like adding greek yogurt to my smoothies. I love its creaminess and the protein content it provides. Yogurt and bananas mixed together give the smoothie a thick consistency.
I love the beautiful red specks from the apple skin that are in this smoothie! This Red Delicious Apple Pie Smoothie is delicious because it has the taste of fresh apple pie. You will love the sweet taste of fresh apple and cinnamon blended with oats, banana, creamy greek yogurt, and almond milk.
- 1 medium red delicious apple
- 1 small ripe banana
- ¼ cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ c plain 0% fat greek yogurt
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup ice
- Dice apple, and cut banana into chunks; place in blender along with ice. Add oats, yogurt, milk and cinnamon.
- Blend until desired consistency is reached. If your smoothie is too thick you can add ¼ cup more almond milk or water.