Apple Smoothie with Pear
This Apple Smoothie is a deliciously healthy way to start your day. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla make for a delicious apple pie smoothie flavor.
Have you joined in the smoothie craze yet? Ok, maybe it’s not so much of a craze, but they are crazy good! Smoothies are great for a quick, healthy, and filling breakfast, and they also make a nutritious snack later in the day.
My Pumpkin Smoothie is one of my most popular recipes, so I figured you guys might like a new fall smoothie to add to your rotation! This apple smoothie is loaded with healthy ingredients, including oats, Greek yogurt, apple, and pear. It’s lightly spiced with apple pie spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and a dash of pure vanilla extract. All of these flavors combine to make a smoothie that just about tastes like apple pie. Yeah, this is a very good thing we have going on here. You can add a little ginger too if you like but I prefer just naturally sweet without.
I always keep apples in my kitchen, and they are an unlikely yet delicious addition to smoothies. It takes a little bit of extra blend time to achieve a smooth consistency, but the sweet-tart flavor that the apple adds is irresistible.
When I went to edit my photos for this post, I was pretty bummed that you can’t clearly see the pretty red and green flecks of pear and apple skin in this smoothie. I promise, if you make this in real life, they are there to add tiny pops of bold color to this otherwise boring-white smoothie. You’ll just have to trust me on this one. Or try it for yourself!
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 medium apple, cored and chopped
- 1 medium pear, cored and chopped
- ¼ cup milk, plus more as needed (whichever type you prefer)
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Place oats in blender. Process until finely chopped.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, starting with just ¼ cup of milk. Puree until smooth, about 2 minutes, adding more milk by the tablespoon as needed to reach desired consistency. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.