Spicy Cinnamon Apple Smoothie
Breakfast Week… Wraps Up! It’s the last recipe of Breakfast Week for our 4 Week Fall Recipe Series. Don’t worry… I have more recipes coming up! Next week we kick off… Lunch Week! Today I am sharing how to make a Spicy Cinnamon Apple Smoothie that really does taste like Fall in a glass. Anything apple, cinnamon and nutmeg reminds me of fall! I do recommend using a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix to make this recipe, being that you’ll be blending a whole apple (cored and sliced). Without a high-speed blender your smoothie will be thick and a little chunky… almost like apple sauce! Which is still…. delicious!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup Vita Coco coconut water
- 1 apple, cored
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 pitted medjool dates
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch of sea salt
- Wash, core and slice apple
- Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high for 20-30 seconds
- Choose Organic ingredients when possible
- To boost protein in this recipe, add a serving of plant-based protein powder. As a Registered Dietitian, I recommend Pea, Brown Rice or Hemp plant-based protein powders. Try Healthy Grocery Girl’s Plant Based Protein Powder available on the SHOP page at healthygrocerygirl.com
- I used Vita Coco coconut water in this recipe
- I used Whole Foods 365 unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Apples are rich in the immune boosting antioxidant Vitamin C, as well as Pectin, a type of soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels and support heart health!
- Cinnamon has been known to help manage blood sugar levels
- Dates are rich in minerals, such as iron, which support bone health and can help those who suffer from anemia
- Dates, which naturally contain sugar, are a great caffeine-free energy booster
- Chia seeds provide protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids to this smoothie!
- Coconut water naturally contains vitamins, minerals and electrolytes such as potassium. Add coconut water to a post Barre3 class smoothie is a great way to hydrate and replenish. One of the reasons I like Vita Coco coconut water is because it is not made from concentrate and is packed within 72 hours from being picked
- Almond milk adds a creamy decadent texture to this seasonal spicy smoothie
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