Apple Pie Smoothie
The tart apples and holiday spices are terrific in this smoothie. If you prefer, you can omit the greens on this one but they won’t really affect the taste so much. Green Smoothies are a terrific way to start your day or as a quick and easy lunch. They provide a powerhouse of nutrition and clean energy with no overt fats. Include at least one per day to boost your health and promote weight loss. PS – they taste great too 🙂
3-4 ripe bananas, depending on size
handfuls dark leafy greens, optional
3 apples (any variety), cored and sliced (if you have a Vitamix, leave the peels on)
Dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste
Water and ice
Fill blender with water and ice first. I usually start with 2 cups; adjust according to desired thickness.
Add bananas, then leafy greens if desired. Pack them down to make room for the apples and spices.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Notes: Be sure the bananas are ripe – they should have little brown freckles. You can freeze your bananas once they are ripe. If you use frozen bananas and/or frozen fruit, omit the ice and add more water as needed. Frozen fruit is a great time saver. For the dark leafy greens, try baby spinach, kale, or a mixture. I use a Power Greens mix that contains spinach, kale and chard. Always choose organic for the greens.