(Recipe sponsored by Naked Nutrition)
This apple smoothie is my favorite breakfast as we transition into fall. The calendar might say it’s almost autumn, but the weather outside here in Florida certainly doesn’t feel like it.
This blend of apples, oatmeal, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg tastes like apple pie. It’s heavenly! And the added protein from walnuts and Naken Collagen keep me full until well past lunch.
Check out our tips below or simply skip to the recipe at the bottom and enjoy.
What Apples Are Best For Smoothies
Personally, I like crisp, sweet apples to make apple smoothies. Varieties like Gala, Jazz, or Honeycrisp are best. I would stay away from Granny Smith and other tart varieties that are better suited for baking. You want an apple that is juicy and sweet on it’s own.
Do You Have To Peel An Apple For A Smoothie?
Thankfully, you don’t need to peel your apples before adding them to a smoothie. Apple peels are quite thin and so they blend easily! Plus, the little specks of red from the apple peel adds a nice texture and color to the smoothie too.
Apple Smoothie Ingredients
The ingredients listed below are for one smoothie. But it’s easy to double them up if you’re making smoothies for two or more.
- Apple: Any sweet variety (such as Jazz or Honeycrisp) will work well.
- Oatmeal: Oatmeal is what makes this apple smoothie taste more like apple pie! Plain quick oats work best, but regular rolled oats will also work. I wouldn’t recommend Irish oatmeal or steel cut oats as you need something that softens up easily when blended with a liquid.
- Banana: This adds a bit of creaminess to the smoothie. And since it’s only half a banana, you can’t really taste it in the smoothie.
- Pie Spices: The spices give this apple smoothie a true autumn dessert-like flavor. I have the spice quantities broken down in the recipe below. But you can also use pumpkin pie spice!
- Oat Milk: Truly, any milk will do. I tend to use plant-based since I’m lactose intolerant. For this smoothie, a creamy plant based milk work best. Oat milk, almond milk, or cashew milk are all great.
- Maple Syrup: This adds just a little sweetness to the smoothie. You could use any of your favorite sweeteners (honey, agave, stevia, etc). Or skip the sweetener if you want to make this smoothie low in added sugar.
Add Some Protein To Make It A Meal
While the smoothie is delicious with just the ingredients listed above, I also like to add a little protein to make it more of a meal. For that, I include walnuts to enhance the pie-like flavor. And dairy-free collagen protein.
- Walnuts: Walnuts add a bit of protein to the smoothie while also adding to that pie-like flavor. Walnuts are a pretty soft nut, so they blend easily. If you don’t have walnuts, pecans also work really well.
- Collagen Protein: I really like collagen protein since it adds 9 grams of protein while also being dairy-free. Plus, it has no flavor on it’s own, so it won’t add any weird taste to your smoothie. Personally, I like Naked Collagen since it is from pasture-raised and grass-fed cows and is also GMO free, hormone free, and has no rBGH or rBST.
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- 1 Medium Apple (any sweet variety)
- ¼ cup oatmeal (quick oats work best)
- ½ banana
- ¼ cup ice
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ginger
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 scoop Collagen Protein
Wash the apple and cut into large slices, keeping the peel on.
Peel and slice the banana in half.
Add all of the above ingredients to your blender in the order they are listed.
Blend on high for 45-90 seconds until smooth.
Serve cold and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 6gSugar: 37gProtein: 14g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.