Apple Pie à la Mode Smoothie

This smoothie is bursting with apple and cinnamon flavour, yet creamy and light. I think this special holiday drink would pair up nicely with some Chai-Spiced Almond Shortbread cookies as an after dinner treat on cold autumn nights. Even though this a chilled drink, I think it is comforting and warm because it reminds your taste buds of delicious apple pie with sweet whipped cream. And frankly, apple pie is as comforting as it gets for me. :) Enjoy! 

Ingredients

  • 2 large scoops of fat free vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of apple juice (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon of pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of ground nutmeg

Method:


1. In a blender or with a hand immersion blender & a jar, combine all the ingredients until smooth and frothy. Add more apple juice if you are not getting a strong enough apple flavour. If you would like a smoothie that is less thick, add a splash or two more of soy milk. Note: you can make this recipe vegan if you use vegan ice cream.


2. Pour mixture into two glasses and garnish with another sprinkle of cinnamon. You can also top with a pretty star anise for effect and flavour.


Makes 2 cups.


Source: based on a drink from Moosewood New Classics cookbook

Comments

  1. says

    They might as well just rename apple pie “comfort pie.” It’s more appropriate. ;-) This looks amazing and I imagine it tastes even better than it looks!

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