This morning I made an apple pie smoothie for breakfast, and it was simply amazing. I won’t lie and say that this smoothie tastes exactly like apple pie because that just wouldn’t be right since there is no crust or apple filling, but it is a close second.
The apples and spices, as well as the maple syrup, are reminiscent of apple pie filling, so it is the perfect way to cure your craving for apple pie without all the added calories.
Best of all, this vegan apple pie smoothie only takes 5 minutes to make. Additionally, this smoothie is also a good way to incorporate more fruit into your diet. However, before we get to the apple pie smoothie recipe, let’s take a look at the health benefits of apples and cinnamon.
Health Benefits Of Apples
Apples are very healthy. Apples positively affect vascular function, lipids, inflammation, and blood pressure. Furthermore, consuming apples may decrease your chances of developing diabetes and reverse nerve damage caused by oxidative stress.
Apples also have therapeutic effects thanks to their rich polyphenol and macronutrient content. Apples have cardioprotective, chemopreventive, and hypoglycemic effects and can decrease cholesterol. Apples can also boost dental health, help fight depression, prevent constipation, and support weight management.
Health Benefits Of Cinnamon
Cinnamon has a healthy amount of beneficial nutrients. Cinnamon contains a diverse range of nutrients, including magnesium, carbohydrates, calcium, Vitamins A and C, and iron.
Cinnamon also plays a role in preventing disease. It has anti-cancer, antioxidant, and antibacterial effects. Additionally, cinnamon possesses positive effects on immunomodulatory and metabolic syndrome.
Cinnamon is also used in traditional medicines to relieve gastrointestinal distress, toothache, arthritis, dermatitis, colds, and high blood pressure. Cinnamon is also used in medicines that prevent menstrual abnormalities and treatments that heal wounds.
Tips For Making Apple Pie Smoothie
Use a high-speed blender to make the apple smoothie. If your blender is not powerful enough, you will end up with chunks of ice in your smoothie instead of a silky smooth smoothie.
To make the smoothie cold, I used ice. The ice gives it a frothy, creamy texture. However, you can use a frozen banana instead of ice if you want your apple pie smoothie to have a creamier texture.
While making the smoothie, I forgot to add the pea protein powder. The smoothie was fine without it. I added 3-4 extra ice cubes to make the apple pie smoothie creamy and frothy, and it was perfectly delicious.
Additionally, substitute pea protein powder with another protein powder if you do not have pea protein powder. Unflavored protein powder and vanilla protein powder are great substitutes.
Add the unsweetened almond milk to your blender first, then add the remaining ingredients. This will make blending the ingredients into a smooth, silky smoothie easier.