Crazy Cooking Challenge – Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie

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It’s been a few months since I’ve participated in Mom’s Crazy Cooking Challenge.  You know, that darn thing called life gets in the way.  There was this little trip to Disney World and some major changes in our personal life.  I’m glad to say life is getting back to the “norm” if there really is such a thing.  June’s theme made it perfect to jump back in because it’s quick and easy to make and it’s a refreshing alternative on these hot summer days!  Yes, this month we are making smoothies.

When I think of smoothies the flavors that usually come to mind are strawberry and banana or some concoction that includes spinach and other greens.  I wanted something a little different but also wanted to use ingredients that I already had in the house.  I’ve gotten back to grocery shopping only one day and week and I like it.  Have you ever realized how much time you spend at the grocery store when you don’t meal plan?  I swear we were taking trips to the store every single day!  Lucky for me I found this wonderful Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie recipe from Averie Cooks and guess what?  I had all the ingredients I needed.  Take some time and check out her blog.  She has some wonderful recipes and anyone who tells me how to make a Buttery Nipple Shot is awesome in my book!

Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice or apple cider
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt, non-fat
  • 1 banana (frozen works best)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • Stevia or other sweetener (if needed for taste)
  • 2 cups ice (optional)

Directions:

If you decide to freeze your bananas, slice them and freeze on wax paper.  This will make it easier for your blender.

Combine all the remaining ingredients (except ice) in your blender and blend until your mixture is smooth and creamy.

If you like your smoothies with a milkshake texture, add the ice and blend until smooth.

Sit outside on your patio and have a refreshing mid-day treat!

 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and that you’ll visit the other blogs participating in this challenge!  Also, I have a little itsy, bitsy request.  If you liked this recipe, could you please click on my link below?  That would let Miss Tina (the awesome, awesome organizer of this event) that you stopped by and enjoyed what you saw.

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks for linking up my smoothie!

  2. Yum! Your Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie sounds like a great recipe for people who live in warmer areas like Florida but still want to get in on the spiced apple action in the fall :)

  3. I understand how life can get in the way! A trip to Disney sounds like fun though. Your smoothie sounds really great and I know my daughter would love it! I will give it a try.

  4. You’ve now made everything right with the world. I usually think of spiced apple anything with winter and cold weather, now I can enjoy it in the summer too. Great find!

    • Haha! I’m glad a could do my part to brighten your day! I think this would be awesome with some baked apples added. I know it’s an extra step but yummo!

  5. Yum! Sounds delicious :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks yummy! Disney World is a pretty good excuse to miss it! Wish I could use that excuse!!

  7. Will definitely have to try this! Looks and sounds delicious :)

  8. Love the banana smiley face! :D

    And love the idea of this smoothie! Can’t wait to try it! #31

  9. Yep, gotta make this one for sure. I have vowed to make smoothies once a day all summer long, breakfast or a dinner substitute on hot summer days and I can’t wait to try ALL of the Crazy Cooking Challenge recipes from this month. Thanks so much for participating.

  10. This looks delicious! My husband loves apple pie, so I think this would be a huge hit in our household :)

  11. What a unique smoothie recipe! My husband would especially love this one! Thanks for sharing! CCC #45

  12. These sound AMAZING! My husband loves apple pie flavored anything, so we’ll have to try this one for sure!

  13. Wow so many amazing recipes to try!

  14. Yum! I’ve never thought about using yogurt in apple pie but that sounds awesome!!!

  15. I know a certain 2 year who will love this. Thanks for the recipe!

  16. Wow! Shakes, I do love it. Thanks for sharing this mouthwatering post post. I am looking forward for more great post.

  17. I love smoothies. This sounds fantastic! Pinning it!

  18. Wow! That sounds great :)

  19. OHHHH this looks good! I have to pin it so I can make it.
    Dawn CCC #21

  20. I too always first think of strawberries and bananas for smoothies so seeing yours is a nice change and it sounds delicious.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my CCC entry: Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  21. Yum! I am a huge fan of nutmeg and cinnamon and am sure I would love this smoothie. Hmmm.. I might be giving this one a blend for tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

    #36 CCC

  22. This is amazing! It is like Smoothie Recipe Heaven! Great link up, I will have to book mark this

  23. This sounds delicious! Great challenge find!

  24. That sounds delicious! Great choice.

  25. What a unique smoothie recipe! I love apples, so I am looking forward to making this soon!
    #22

  26. Looks awesome. Would love to borrow it for my site!

  27. I love this! Apple pie in a glass. Yum!

    Jen #59

  28. This sounds delicious! And I also have all the ingredients. My daughter actually put a banana in the freezer about half an hour ago. I’m going to suggest we try this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!

  29. cindy caudle says:

    looks yummy I always love things with great flavors.

  30. This smoothie looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it!

  31. Never would’ve thought of this combination. Sounds yummy!

  32. I might try to make a version of this for my family :) Thanks for the idea!

  33. Now I can’t wait for the fall so I can make this when apples are in season and when I want something spicy but refreshing

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