apple pie smoothie

It’s Smoothie Week here at crunchybits,  and today we’ve got another dessert-like drink for you! When it comes to smoothies in the winter, I find that I’m not looking for light, clean smoothies as much as I do in the summer. I want something richer, warmer, decadent. And today’s smoothie fits the bill.

Apple Pie Smoothie

  • 3 apples
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbs ground flax
  • cinnamon to taste
  1. Core and chop apples and banana.
  2. Add raisins, water, and 2 handfuls of spinach.
  3. Blend and enjoy!

Once I got the smoothie to the table with a spoon, I realized that I’d left out the most important ingredient — cinnamon!  So I got our shaker from the cupboard and several shakes and stirs later, YUM! It was perfectly spiced and warming, tart and sweet, green and crunchy.  Thanks to our buckwheat crunchies that is. I would like to try a variation of this with a handful of walnuts some time, but I found this to be a satisfying glass o’ yum for breakfast.

The start of this smoothie (apples, raisins and cinnamon) makes a great applesauce. I like to puree 2/3 of the apples and toss the last bit in just before turning off the blender so that it’s a bit chunky, but again, I like to chew food and find pureed applesauce odd to eat. So, if you don’t want a smoothie but are looking for a quick sweet treat, give it a whirl!

Dante, always the man for a garnish, dressed it up for the camera — slice of kiwi and crunchies spelling S heart, for smoothie love.