Happy New Year to all!! We hope everyone had a lovely time celebrating the end of 2014 and anticipating all that 2015 may bring.
New Year's often brings about a time for resolutions and personal goal-setting. For some of us, it inspires us to reset our eating habits a bit after holiday indulgences.
This recipe for an Apple Pie Smoothie tastes like a sweet treat, but is actually super healthy. A very basic recipe can be found here: http://dinnersdishesanddesserts.com/apple-pie-smoothie/, We have loosely used this base and added to it for a bit more substance.
In a blender, place a small handful of raw almonds and pulse until finely ground. Add a large cut apple of your choice. (We used Black Oxford, but you can certainly use whatever you have on hand and enjoy the taste of.) Add about 3/4 cup of greek yogurt (we used vanilla flavored), 1/2 cup of your choice of milk (we used almond milk with a hint of honey), a banana (optional), and about 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon. Feel free to add any other spices, sweeteners, or fruits you like and feel would complement your drink. Part of the fun of a smoothie is playing around with flavors to create your own specialty! Blend all together until smooth and enjoy!!