Apple Pie Smoothie

Two days ago, my blender went kaput.  It started leaking from the connection between the container and the blade.  This is very sad mostly because it is a Kitchenaid blender.  And it is pink.  It matches my mixer.  That said, if ANYONE has and ideas on how to repair this, please let me know.  I want my blender back.  You may remember this dear friend from previous posts.

pineapple smoothie

On a positive note, I bought a Nutribullet.  Maybe I jumped the gun a bit, but I eat a smoothie almost every day.  Not having a blender isn’t an option.  As with all new toys, I obsessed with this thing.  It mixes so smoothly, but the best part is the quick clean up.  You blend in the cup from which you drink, so that’s one less cup to wash.  Then, you pretty much just need to rinse it out.  Love.  Here’s what I had for breakfast today:

Apple Pie Smoothie

  • 1 medium apple (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla flavor
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup water

applesapple pie smoothie

Put ingredients in the blender or bullet and go.  This was a very filling and tasty breakfast.

apple pie smoothie

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Sweet Potato Smoothie

I know it sounds weird, but the sweet potato really just adds texture and some healthiness.

Growing a bit tired of my standard peanut butter waffle , I realized it’s been a while since I made a smoothie for breakfast.  When it was warm outside, I had a smoothie for breakfast almost every morning, but they make me so cold.  I just couldn’t stand it when the temperature started to drop.  Since the morning temperature today was in the mid-sixties, it seemed like a good day for a smoothie.  Here’s what I used:

  • 1 1/2 cups of almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • half of a baked sweet potato (just scoop out the inside…no skin!)
  • 2 tablespoons of PB2
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 2 table spoons of vanilla flavor
  • 8-10 ice cubes

Put the almond milk and the spinach in a blender and mix until combined.  Dump the rest of the ingredients in the blender and blend away.  It filled my 24 oz. Tervis cup.  I accompanied the smoothie with a large cup of coffee to maintain my body temperature.  It was a good morning.

Sweet Potato Smoothie