Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie: Dessert Thickie



Healthy Apple Pie Dessert Smoothie - Have your dessert for breakfast

Easy Apple Pie Smoothie: Dessert Thickie

We all love our desserts but we don’t love what they do to our waistlines and health.  Unless you make a healthy thick dessert smoothie – A Thickie!  These are great for breakfast and they are so decadent that you can literally enjoy them at any time of day especially after a meal as a sweet treat.  You can also freeze them and make them into ice lollies.

I am starting a series of dessert Thickies that I have been experimenting with lately so keep coming back to check out the latest dessert thickie.

I still totally believe in the power of greens and don’t like to have very many drinks that don’t contain greens but I love these dessert thickies at the weekend for a treat.  They are also great for making for other people as everyone will really love them.  Once you have them hooked with a great tasting smoothie, ask them if they would notice if you dropped a couple of spinach leaves in and would they will still try it?  A great way to get kids drinking green smoothies too is to start off with a great taste like this and add a couple more green leaves every day until they get used to the colour.  They won’t be able to taste the greens at all as these dessert thickies are so sweet, as every dessert should be. But you don’t have to worry, they all contain healthy sweeteners or mostly whole dried fruit which I prefer.

Healthy Apple Pie Dessert Thickie SmoothieApple Pie is one of my all time favourite desserts so this Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie was an obvious thickie to start with.  I don’t always enjoy eating apples on their own, but mix apple with a bit of cinnamon and some other great ingredients and I can’t get enough.

You know the old saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  It’s so true.  The humble apple has so many benefits including preventing diabetes.  Even if your kids won’t eat them raw, they will be asking you for seconds of this smoothie.

Although I’ve given you the calories for one large serving (half the recipe) you may want to only consume a quarter of the recipe so you don’t take in so many calories if you are just having this as a snack.  If you have this as a meal it will fill you up for a very long time. I have these at the weekends and I am still able to lose weight over a whole week.  These are also perfect for a pre or post workout meal.

Healthy Apple Pie Dessert Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Non Dairy Milk (oat, rice, almond, hemp, coconut drink or raw nut or seed milk)
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Apples
  • ¼ Cup Pecans
  • ½ Cup dates (or any other dried fruit)
  • 1 Filler (Click here to see the fillers)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinammon
  • ½ teaspoon Allspice/Mixed Spice
  • Optional: 1 Cup Spinach or other mild greens

You can buy good quality smoothie ingredients here

Instructions

Blend the ingredients in the following order: 

  1. Blend the dry ingredients and liquid first for a short time
  2. Blend the greens next. (If using)  for a short time
  3. Blend the fruit and the rest of the ingredients until smooth (or as smooth as your blender will allow. High speed blenders may need 2 minutes for a green thickie, less powerful blenders may need a lot more, sometimes 5-10 minutes)

More tips

Blending this way allows the dry ingredients to be blended for longest, it means the greens will fit in your blender and your fruit gets less blending so it doesn’t become too hot.

  • Add more water if required to thin it out.
  • Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have.
  • If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending.  You can also replace half of the liquids with ice.  Add the ice at the end. It is better to add frozen ingredients at the end to cool the smoothie down.

How much should I drink to replace a meal?

Only use a meal replacement if you’ve added the oats/quinoa.

This green thickie serves 2 so you should DRINK HALF OF THIS RECIPE.  But if you have higher calorie requirements you may need to drink more.

Suitable for Special Diets: Gluten free (Use GF Oats or Quinoa), raw (Use raw oats/quinoa), vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, wheat free, soya free (don’t use soya milk or tofu), salt free (don’t add salt), nut free (replace nuts with sunflower or pumpkin seeds. This doesn’t include coconuts)

More information about making the perfect Green Thickie

If you are new to Green Thickies and have more questions about making the perfect green thickie, please read this guide on How to make a Green Thickie

Healthy Apple Pie Dessert Thickie Smoothie

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Katherine invented Green Thickies, A complete meal green smoothie that dramatically improves your health and fills you up. Katherine would love to chat about health or weight loss with you and help you improve your health. Connect with her via twitter @greenthickies, Facebook or on Google+

Comments

  1. Holy yum! I’m trying this soon :)

  2. JM Barthelette says:

    Hi! I started drinking green smoothies a few months ago, and it really changed me! I feel more alert, happier, and I don’t get as many stomach aches anymore. Now, I don’t enjoy fruit smoothies — it has to have greens.

    Then, I found your green thickies website. I drink one for breakfast almost every day, and in the afternoons, if I’m feeling hungry.

    Thank you so much for the recipes & everything on this website. It’s hugely helpful.

    Just made an apple pie thickie. I added greens, and it’s so delicious.

    • Hi there. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experiences. I’m so glad you found green smoothies and that you’re getting so much benefit from them. I’m glad you like my recipes and website too. I would love to copy your comment on to one of my testimonials pages. Let me know if you don’t want me to do that. Many thanks!

  3. Hi,
    I love your website!!! I am so glad i found it. I just had a baby and am looking for ways to eat healthy foods but without much prep and these green smoothies seem like the way to go. I see a lot of your recipes call for bananas. I do not like the taste of bananas in smoothies (no idea why, but i like to eat them plain) Is there anything i can use instead of the bananas and still have the drink taste good? Also, if a recipe calls for spinach and i don’t have- can i use romaine lettuce?
    Thanks!

    • Yes they are a great way to get the nutrients into your kids. Kids usually love them. Yes you can substitute mango or peaches for bananas and they should keep the texture and sweet taste. Yes you can use romaine but it has a much stronger flavour which you or your kids may not like. You can use frozen spinach too or chard is quite mild.

  4. Those who don’t have a high-$peed blender may wish to seriously consider peeling the apples! I had to put this one through the sieve because of all the tough bits of apple skin that refused to break up and made a very unpleasant texture. If I hadn’t already just put one blender-full of undrinkably nasty sludge down the sink it would have gone down the sink too as too much of a pain in the rump but I couldn’t bear wasting two in one day. If you aren’t too hung up on the raw part, this is really good and fast with additive-free applesauce instead of the fresh apples, which is what I did for the second time I made this. Where I live in the northeastern USA, “drop” apples are so ridiculously cheap bought from the orchards in the fall that I made and canned 30 pints of unsweetened applesauce! I used 1 cup, I think that’s about 250ml, of applesauce for the two apples.

    Also, my blender is having a very difficult time with the nuts and seeds, even after soaking overnight they just will not smooth out, so I’ve been substituting smooth nut butters (not too hard to make even in a cheap food processor, as long as you stop it every few minutes to let the motor cool down – I burned out one food processor making a nut butter, letting it run for about 10 minutes solid!) or fine-textured nut flours. I dislike the mucilaginous texture of chia seeds so I grind them up in a coffee grinder and they completely disappear into the smoothie, although they do thicken it on standing… if my smoothie is looking a bit thin and sad a teaspoon of ground-up chia seed and an hour or so in the refrigerator does the trick.

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