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.

An apple pie almond butter smoothie in a glass with cinnamon on top and fresh apples in the background.

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.

Top down image of an Apple Pie Almond Butter Smoothie in a glass with fresh apples to the side.

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.

Optional Additions:

  • 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. 

An apple pie smoothie in a glass with fresh apples to the side and a golden napkin.

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.

Apple pie smoothie blended in a blender

Pour the smoothie into a glass. Sip and enjoy!

For a decadent dessert smoothie, squirt a little whipped cream on top.

Horizonal top down photo of an apple smoothie in a glass sitting on a wooden round plate with fresh apples next to it.

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.

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A healthy apple smoothie with benefits, here we go!

An apple pie almond butter smoothie in a glass with cinnamon on top and fresh apples in the background.

Apple Pie Almond Butter Smoothie

4.50 from 2 votes
Apple pie lovers, you'll get a kick out of this fall-inspired Apple Pie Almond Butter Smoothie!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Large Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 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
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch allspice
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract optional
  • Handful ice cubes **

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
    Apple pie smoothie blended in a blender
  • If needed, add more milk to help along the blending process or for a thinner consistency.
    Horizonal top down photo of an apple smoothie in a glass sitting on a wooden round plate with fresh apples next to it.

Notes

*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

Serving: 1Smoothie · Calories: 461kcal · Carbohydrates: 68g · Protein: 11g · Fat: 21g · Fiber: 11g · Sugar: 39g
Author: Julia
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter smoothie recipe, apple pie almond butter smoothie, apple smoothie recipe, meal replacement smoothie, protein smoothie, protein smoothie recipes
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Questions and Reviews

  1. If I wasn’t derned allergic to bananas I’d be allll over this smoothie like white on rice! Maybe I’ll have to doctor it a bit to get my apple pie fix in the AM, because this sounds like magic.

    1. Awww dang bananas cramping your smoothie style. I’ve actually seen a few Apple Pie Smoothie recipes lately that don’t use a banana at all and they still look mighty tasty. Betcha could omit the naner altogether! <3

  2. This sounds wonderful! I haven’t put almond butter in a smoothie before, but I love the sound of this combination!

    1. Ahhhhhh naaaah you’ve gotta try the almond butter smoothie. It makes for a nice creamy flavor/texture. Lemme know if you give ‘er a go!

  3. So easy, so fresh and “clean”, but what I really want to thank you for is including the reminder about your grain-free pumpkin bars. Definitely going to make these for the weekend! It’s Canadian Thanksgiving here on Sunday and these will fit right in!

    1. Heck yeah! Definitely hop on the pumpkin bars – they’re THEBEST pumpkin treat I ever did make (shhhh…don’t tell my other pumpkin recipes I said that..but seriously, they’re amazeballs). Let me know when you try them!

  4. OK, it’s seriously like you’re working your way through MY list of all the things I’ve been meaning to make for the blog! But making them much better than I would, with faaar more delicious-looking photos. That almond butter looks beyond creamy. This will be breakfast in my house very soon!

    1. You’d LOVE Barney Butter’s almond butter, Erica! I definitely recommend you try it. No draining or stirring involved..it’s super thick and creamy, just like peanut butter. I loves. I loves it so much, I can barely stand it 😉 xoxo

  5. Ju, this recipe is a winner! What a wonderful smoothie, my friend! Completely insanity!! but of the best kind, of course!

  6. Oh yum!!! When I saw this email in my inbox this morning whilst eating my breakfast I immediately wished I’d not yet eaten so that I could have this instead, it looks DELICIOUS!

    1. Haha! So happy to hear you’re interested in the smoothie. I like to enjoy it as a snack in the middle of the day – it’s such a great pick-me-up! Let me know if you end up giving it a shot!

  7. Sounds like a great breakfast smoothie perfect for this time of year. I used to make an apple pie type smoothie with apple juice. I like that you added actual apple to bump up the fibre. And the almond butter was a great idea for extra flavour and protein. I’m going to make this tomorrow morning 🙂

    1. Glad to hear it, Courtney! Let me know how you like it! I used to love putting apple juice in smoothies and haven’t done that for quite some time…I’m thinking I need to re-visit this old fave!

  8. I’ve never thought to put almond butter in my smoothies! This smoothie sounds incredible – and if you’re selling me something that tastes like apple pie, but will keep my hips happy, I’m 100% in!

  9. If almond butter was just a teensy bit more affordable, I would totally put it in ALL THE THINGS. Starting with this smoothie. Heck, for this smoothie it’s worth the splurge.

  10. I have eaten more unhealthy crap in the past two weeks than I have all year so I could really use one of these right about now! And I’m loving the sound of that almond butter. A hint of coconut?! YUM!

    1. Oh girl, unhealthy crap (read: delicious) food is all a part of the travel experience…and travelling in Europe?! Oh my gosh, eat it all, love, eat it alllll!! There’s always time to detox in January 😉 xoxo

    1. 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!! 😀

  11. 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.

  12. 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!