I don’t get excited for Pumpkin Spice Lattes. For one, I am a tea drinker. Two, I eat pumpkin all year long. I eat pumpkin every morning in my Morning Mug Souffle and every night in my pumpkin pie oatmeal. What really excites me about fall is the apple harvest.
When I found the first gala apples of the season at the Farmers Market I almost jumped for joy. While I eat apples all year long too, nothing tastes better than the first bite of a crisp sweet local apple in September. While everyone else is putting pumpkin or pumpkin spice in everything (pumpkin spice salad dressing anyone?), I am experimenting with new ways to eat my apples.
With the help of my new Ninja Ultima, I turned MY fall favorite into a deliciously decadent protein smoothie. Pick your favorite sweet apple and give it a try.
Apple Pie Protein Smoothie
- 1 small (2 inches in diameter) apple, cored and chopped
- 4 pitted dates, chopped
- 1 scoop Designer Whey Vanilla Praline
- ¾ unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
Put all ingredients into blend. Blend until smooth. Makes 1 serving.
Yield: 1 Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: NA
Per Serving: Calories 300; Total Fat 4.4g; (Sat Fat 1g, Trans 0g, Poly Fat 0g, Mono Fat 1g); Protein 20g; Carb 49g; Fiber 4g; Sugars 13g; Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 115mg
If you’re still craving pumpkin, check out this Protein Pumpkin Pie Shake recipe from Designer Whey!