Eat Skinny Be Skinny: Apple Pie Smoothie

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Lately, I’ve been skipping breakfast. And I don’t mean skipping the big stuff and having a banana. I mean skipping the whole meal and not eating until lunch. I call it the Rachel Zoe breakfast because I just consume about 500 ounces of black coffee. It’s not that I don’t like breakfast (I love me some pancakes and French toast), it’s just I never have to time to make it and grow so tired of cereal. Last night as I was baking, I decided to whip up a make-ahead smoothie so that I would be forced to drink/eat something alongside my buckets of coffee.  Which is why this little number was born.

I was SO eager to try this when I found the recipe on Self. I mean, it even looks like apple pie in a cup! On top of being SUPER easy and not time consuming at all, it’s such a unique flavor for a smoothie. I love strawberry-banana, but it’s nice to get a little creative with flavors every once in a while! It may not look filling, but this little smoothie kept me full until about 1:30pm!

Apple Pie Smoothie

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium red apple (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 tbsp granola
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon and sugar flavored butter (OR almond butter)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

How to Make It:

  • Place all of the ingredients into a food processor.

  • Beat until smooth. Add additional sliced apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!

Now when your colleagues ask you what you had for breakfast, you can say with a straight face “Apple pie!” Sure beats bland ol’ corn flakes anyday!

Nutritional information per smoothie: 345 calories, 9 grams fat, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber and 18 grams of protein.

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  1. Posted by Steph C on
    Thursday, May 12th, 2011
    Oh wow. This is genius!! I didn't think apple pie could get any better but it just did!
  2. Posted by Vicki @ WITK on
    Thursday, May 12th, 2011
    This sounds so good! I'd love to eat apple pie for breakfast! :)
  3. Posted by Parsley Sage on
    Friday, May 13th, 2011
    I'm also very naughty about eating breakfast.  For the exact same reason...its always coffee's fault.  Lovely smoothie tho, sounds delicious :)
  4. Posted by Parsley Sage on
    Friday, May 13th, 2011
    I'm also very naughty about eating breakfast.  For the exact same reason...its always coffee's fault.  Lovely smoothie tho, sounds delicious :)
  5. Posted by Angie Whitham on
    Friday, May 13th, 2011
    This looks great! What a good idea!
  6. Posted by Lisa Binegar on
    Saturday, May 14th, 2011
     I am going to make this in the morning! But what is cinnamon-sugar flavored butter? Can I just mix together butter + cinnamon + sugar and call it good? 
    • Posted by Claire on
      Monday, May 16th, 2011
      You absolutely can! Land O Lakes makes a cinnamon sugar flavored spread. If you can't find that, the cinnamon, sugar and butter will be fine! 
  7. Posted by Kate@Diethood.com on
    Saturday, May 14th, 2011
     oh my goodness, this smoothie sounds amazing!! 
  8. Posted by Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan on
    Monday, May 16th, 2011
    Apple pie in a cup that is also good for you?? Count me in. 
  9. Posted by Katie C on
    Monday, May 16th, 2011
    OMG girl, that looks INSANELY GOOD. I must make one of these...
  10. Posted by Carol w on
    Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
    Just had surgery need to watch out for those extra pounds tried the smoothie omg!!!! So good very feeling
  11. Posted by Deborah on
    Saturday, November 5th, 2016
    OMG.. this is amazing.. I added a cup of water to make it go further LOVE it.. and many of your other boards!