Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie | ChopChop

Description

This smoothie has protein-rich almonds and yogurt, to give you lots of energy—and the cinnamon and vanilla gives it a rich sweetness that might remind you of a favorite dessert! 

Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Makes: 2 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Blender (adult needed)

Ingredients

3⁄4 cups
plain low fat yogurt or whole milk yogurt
1⁄2 cup
low-fat or whole milk
2 tablespoons
raw almonds* (*If you're allergic to nuts, skip the almonds and substitute 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats.)
1⁄2  
apple, cored and sliced
1  
overripe banana, sliced (frozen if possible)
1⁄4 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon
vanilla extract
2  
ice cubes

Instructions

1. Put all the ingredients in the blender in the order listed.
2. Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
3. Serve right away, or store in a thermos or covered in the refrigerator, up to 4 hours. 

Notes

To help make any smoothie colder and thicker, it’s great to have slices of frozen banana ready to go. It’s easy:

1. Peel an overripe banana. 
2. Use a butter knife to slice it into thin rounds.
3. Put the slices in a resealable plastic bag and put it in the freezer.