Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Apple Pie Smoothie - Breakfast 5 Ways series (DAY 2)

Joyeux mardis!

I hope you are all having a great week so far! Here's another quick and tasty breakfast recipe that we've come up with for you: Apple Pie Smoothie! Trust me, this earns its name rightfully. It's so creamy, spicy (well, as much as cinnamon can spice), and sweet that you might not even want to share! :D

Don't you just want to stuck a straw in and taste the smooth amazingness!?
Here's a visual of all the ingredients needed for this recipe... Oh, and don't look at the drinking glass in the background, it was too early for us to even notice it. -__-

Apple Pie Smoothie
Serves 1-2, can easily be doubled
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen apples (can use 2-3 fresh apples)
  • 1 fresh banana (can use frozen)
  • 1 cup almond milk (use more or less depending on desired thickness)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, or flax seeds
  • Raw honey or maple syrup to taste (optional if your fruits are really sweet!)

  1. Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend to perfection (adding more milk if needed), and enjoy!

Emie's note: If frozen apples aren't available near you, feel free to freeze the banana instead and use fresh apples, as it gives the same consistency. Oh, and since smoothies are a little less filling than your typical breakfast, go ahead and indulge in a talllll glass, 'cause it's worth it! ;)
Why it’s good for you:
Apples, with their free radical-fighting antioxidants, are shown to effectively prevent Parkinson's disease, detoxifying the liver, as well as drastically boost the immune system. It's quite the power fruit!

Chia Seeds are a great source of antioxidants, which just like apples, powerfully prevent free radicals from damaging molecules in cells and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer. At a whopping 4 grams of protein and 11 grams of fibre per 1 ounce servings, chia seeds are one of the best vegan sources of natural protein, which contributes to healthy skin and easier weight loss!

Allspice is a cured, unripe berry from a tropical evergreen tree. It has amazing anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (warming and soothing), and anti-flatulent properties. The spice also contains great amounts of vitamin A, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), riboflavin, niacin and vitamin-C. Needless to say, this is the perfect, most flavourful spice for those cold autumn and winter months!

We hope that you enjoy this delicious recipe, let us know if you've tried it!

Stay tuned for day 3 of our Breakfast 5 Ways series!


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