You have probably noticed a theme here. Dessert-flavored smoothies. How shocking!
Really I just came across these flavors of yogurt that I had never seen before. Yes, I’ll have 100 calorie apple pie for breakfast, thanks. There was also a cafe mocha flavored yogurt? And I kind of wanted to make something with it? But I couldn’t think of what to pair it with for a smoothie besides more chocolate. #thestruggle
Yesterday I told you about my actual struggle with fruits and veggies. Today, I’m telling you that I really love apples. I’ve got that apple a day thing totally nailed down. They’re the one fruit I have always liked, which might be a little sad. But I’m trying to branch out, honestly. Tomorrow’s smoothie really will be shocking!
I bought some protein powder about a week or so ago and haven’t used it yet. Do you use it in your smoothies? It’s something I probably need to do a little more research on because I really don’t know much about it or which brands are the best. Typically I get hungry for meals way earlier than I feel like I should, and because I’m trying to eat healthier, I’ve been more aware of what I’m snacking on and when. Adding a little protein powder could be a great way to beef up a snack or breakfast without actually adding much more to it. Does it work for you?
To intensify the apple pie flavor in the yogurt (which is pretty spot on), I added frozen, chopped apples, a pinch of cinnamon, and a little sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs on the top. Pretty simple!
Apple Pie Smoothie
- 6 oz Apple Pie flavored Greek 100 Calorie Yoplait yogurt
- 1 cup chopped & peeled apple frozen
- A pinch of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- graham cracker crumbs for garnish optional
- Add apple, cinnamon and almond milk to a blender, then add the yogurt. Blend until everything is smooth and incorporated. Garnish with some graham crumbs if you'd like.
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
Oh mah goodness! This smoothie looks to die for. I love using my vanilla protein powder in smoothies. It thickens the smoothie and keeps you full for a few hours. Pinning!
Thanks, Jennie! Vanilla protein powder sounds great, especially because I currently only have peanut butter. Vanilla would go with more flavors!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
This looks so yummy! And I never would have guessed it was so healthy 🙂
Thanks, Medha! 🙂
I love these smoothies using the dessert flavoured yogurts, what a great idea. I always have apples lying around so I’m definitely going to try throwing them into a yummy smoothie like this. Hope you’re having a great week Beth 🙂
Thanks so much, Katy! Hope you’re having a great week too!
Graham @ Glazed & Confused says
Apple pie smoothie!!!! Oh my god.
As for the protein powder, I use it sometimes when I make smoothies. I try to only use plant-based proteins (I really love the Aloha brand) because I try to be as vegan as possible outside of what I bake! Makes is thick and creamy and delicious!
If I sprinkle protein powder on your king cake fries, does that make them breakfast too? 🙂 Also, I will have to try that brand for sure!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
Yum this looks amazing!! I loooove apples too, and eat them far too often slathered in almond butter. This smoothie sounds amazing. Pinned!
Oh yummm, apples and almond butter. 🙂 Thanks for pinning, Rachel!
OK, so have to go buy a Ninja this weekend – even though wind chill will be below zero here which NEVER happens in the Deep South. I HAVE to make this! Your photos are beautiful too.
Lol you’re going to go buy a blender? 😉 Yeah, not the best time for cold drinks, but whatever works!
I’ll bet this was extra good. I think you should continue “branching” out. 🙂
Hmm yes, “branching” out could be good for me. 🙂
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
Yum, Beth! I don’t know much about protein powder, so I’ll be excited to see how you use it. Also, Graham cracker crumbs are an awesome addition 🙂
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Looks so good! I also feel like I’m always hungry for meals before I really should be. Like as SOON as that clock hits 12:00 I’m wanting my lunch! Because you know that I can’t eat lunch of 11:55 – that would be weird and wrong! Ha ha ha. Can’t wait to try this out!
Yum! I’m on a smoothie kick like no other and apple pie sounds delicious!
I do use protein powder … usually when I’m eating a smoothie after working out though! For a regular breakfast, I love adding either chia seeds or hemp seeds into it for a little boost of protein to help keep me full! And you can’t taste them in the smoothie so it’s just like a little healthy bonus! haha
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says
Can you just come make smoothies for me? Pretty pleaseeee? 😉 I am loving smoothie week, Beth! Pinning this one to my breakfast board asap.
This smoothie is rockin my world!!
This is perfect… I am so in the mood for this smoothie!
Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy says
This looks so good! Pinning. 🙂