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.