Apple Pie Almond Butter Smoothie is sweet, cinnamony and the perfect meal in a glass! Creamy, rich, and delicious, this protein smoothie comes together in just a few minutes and is so satisfying.
The first time I made a smoothie with apples, I thought for sure it would turn out grainy with an unappetizing texture.
In fact, it took me a long time to even try adding an apple to my smoothie, because I figured the whole thing would be ruined. Such is not the case!
The apple creates a sweet, voluminous, filling smoothie.
This easy apple protein smoothie is a complete meal in a glass! We have carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and fat for a balanced sip of bliss.
Because this smoothie is so filling, it makes for a marvelous breakfast or post-workout meal.
Blending up a granny smith apple with cinnamon, oat milk, banana, protein powder, rolled oats, a drizzle of pure maple syrup, and a dollop of almond butter results in a creamy fall treat.
Just be sure to use a high-powered blender to ensure everything reaches a smooth consistency.
Let’s dive into the fresh ingredients needed to make this delicious healthy apple pie protein smoothie recipe
Ingredients for Apple Pie Smoothie:
Fresh Apples: Did you know apples are one of the most satiating foods on the planet? One apple goes a long way in bringing volume to this smoothie as well as delicious flavor and fiber.
Use your favorite type of sweet apple or tart apple. I use Granny Smith apples for tart flavor, but honeycrisp apples, pink lady apples, gala apples…they all work!
Ripe Banana: Adding sweetness and creamy texture to the smoothie, one large ripe banana is a key ingredients. Make sure the banana is very ripe with plenty of brown spots to ensure it is nice and sweet.
Oat Milk (or choice of milk): Used to help the ingredients blend, we need a liquid of some type. You can use any of your favorite non-dairy milks such as almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, cashew milk, etc. You can also use apple juice!
Rolled Oats: A small amount of rolled oats goes a long way in bringing a satiety factor to this smoothie. In addition to apples, oats are also a very satiating food, making this smoothie go a long way in the realm of nutrients and satiety. Oats also bring that apple pie flavor as they give a sort of pie buttery crust vibe due to the nutty creamy flavor.
I use old fashioned rolled oats that are gluten-free and glyphosate-free but you can use quick oats or instant oats just as easily.
Protein Powder: Because we would only be getting carbs out of this smoothie if we didn’t add protein, I add a couple scoops of protein powder. This ensures this meal replacement smoothie covers all the macronutrient bases so that you’re getting a complete meal.
Ground Cinnamon: No apple pie would be complete without cinnamon! A dash of cinnamon brings warm spice to this yummy protein shake, making it taste like fall in a glass. You can also use pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, or add in some nutmeg.
Pure Maple Syrup: To really drive home the dessert vibe of this apple pie almond butter smoothie, we add some pure maple syrup. You can skip it if you’re trying to stay low in added sugar, but I do recommend it if you’re going for a treat.
Almond Butter: Bringing healthy fat and richness to the smoothie, almond butter also helps with the satiety factor. It also gives creamy flavor and texture to the smoothie. You can use peanut butter if you prefer.
- I love adding a tiny bit of vanilla extract and a pinch of Allspice to the smoothie. A little of each goes a long way! Neither ingredient is mandatory for a tasty smoothie.
- If you love green smoothies, add a handful or two of baby spinach to make this an apple green smoothie.
- For added protein, you can add ½ cup of non-fat Greek yogurt, vanilla yogurt, or cottage cheese.
- Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flax seeds or flax meal for an infusion of omega 3 fatty acids.
- For a very creamy smoothie, add 1/2 cup of coconut cream in addition to your milk of choice. You can also add more almond butter.
Does this apple pie almond butter smoothie taste like a slice of apple pie in a glass? No it does not.
But, short of putting an actual piece of pie in a blender along with a scoop of ice cream, it comes close enough for comfort.
How to Make Apple Pie Protein Smoothie:
Add all of the ingredients for the smoothie to a high-powered blender and blend until completely smooth. If you don’t own a high-speed blender, you can also use a food processor to make this delicious apple pie smoothie.
Pour the smoothie into a glass. Sip and enjoy!
For a decadent dessert smoothie, squirt a little whipped cream on top.
If you have any leftover smoothie, you can transfer it to a sealable jar and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.
And that’s it! This apple pie smoothie recipe is a great way of enjoying apple season and a great option for a filling healthy breakfast in a glass. It’s a quick breakfast quenching your sweet tooth using whole ingredients and all the flavors of apple pie.
Love big filling smoothies like this? Also try these popular smoothie recipes out.
More Healthy Smoothie Recipes:
- Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
- Liver Detox Smoothie
- Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Ginger Smoothie
- Pineapple Green Protein Smoothie
- Good Digestion Smoothie
A healthy apple smoothie with benefits, here we go!
Apple Pie Almond Butter Smoothie
Apple pie lovers, you'll get a kick out of this fall-inspired Apple Pie Almond Butter Smoothie!
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 large granny smith apple, cored and chopped
- ½ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice*
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 scoops protein powder, optional
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened almond butter
- ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch allspice
- ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract, optional
- Handful ice cubes **
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. If needed, add more milk to help along the blending process or for a thinner consistency.
*I use oat milk, but any dairy or non-dairy milk will work. Use full-fat canned coconut milk for a decadent treat.
**If you’re using a frozen banana, you can omit the ice
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1 Smoothie
Amount Per Serving Calories 461Total Fat 21gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 68gFiber 11gSugar 39gProtein 11g
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Friday 27th of October 2017
This might be late by 3 years, but I feel like I should point out to you that oats are naturally gluten-free. The only problem comes from if they are processed in a factory that also processes things with gluten in them (e.g. wheat). Even then, cross-contamination chances are extremely low.
Other than that, I subbed out the spices for apple pie spice with extra ginger, then added a pinch of salt for balance as well as some flax seed. It was great, so thanks for the recipe!
Thursday 16th of October 2014
Yesss- a break from pumpkin but still seasonal. Gonna be all up in this recipe for breakfast tomorrow, with a little Tera's bourbon vanilla protein powder.
Sunday 19th of October 2014
Bourbon vanilla protein powder?! Glorious day, that sounds delicious! Hope you enjoyed the smoothie!
Sunday 12th of October 2014
I love this!
Monday 13th of October 2014
Thanks gorgeous! Enjoy xo
Thursday 9th of October 2014
I worked from home today and made this for lunch. Yum, yum, yum! I feel so healthy.
Friday 10th of October 2014
Wahoo! I'm so glad you made the smoothie, Jerry! It's definitely a filling meal-in-a-glass kind of smoothie. Thanks for letting me know you made and enjoyed it. Have a great weekend!! :D
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
Thursday 9th of October 2014
The smoothie after my heart! LOVE!