Between our regular grocery trips, my in-laws trees and our CSA fruit share, we have an overabundance of apples. Of course I have been busy making crockpot applesauce any chance that I can get; however, our new favorite way to enjoy the fall harvest has been Green Apple Pie Smoothies.
Matthew has been teething since Luke’s arrival and loves a cold, refreshing smoothie mid-morning. This morning was no exception.
Green Apple Pie Smoothie adapted from Peas and Thank You
Makes 1 very large smoothie or 2 average smoothies
1 1/4 cup nondairy or organic milk (I used a combo of hemp and almond milk)
2 green apples, cored and sliced
3 large handfuls spinach, about 3 cups
1 tbsp almond butter
1 heaping scoop protein powder (I used Trader Joe’s vanilla hemp protein powder)
1 tbsp liquid chlorophyll, optional
1 tbsp spirulina powder, optional
2 handfuls ice cubes, about 1 cup
1/2 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
pinch sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until ice is crushed and all ingredients are incorporated.