The four pecks of apples in my house have me coming up with all kinds of uses for them. Canning, pies, cobblers. But whatever I do, it doesn’t seem to make a dent in the bushel. At least I’m getting some great recipes from my race against the clock with my apples’ expiration date.

I usually prefer to juice my extra apples. They add the perfect sweetness to celery, ginger juice, among others. But I decided to try something new this year and add them to the blender for a smoothie.

Made with farm fresh apples, tart Greek yogurt, old-fashioned oats, milk and cinnamon, this creamy concoction mimics the taste of apple cobbler without coming close in calorie count. And it’s is a much healthier start to your day than a dessert.

Depending on how good your blender is, you may want to chop the almonds ahead of time. Also, leave the apple skin on. No one wants to waste precious morning time peeling apples. Plus, they’re full of fiber, vitamin C and other valuable nutrients.

Enjoy!


Creamy Apple Crisp Smoothie

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 large apples, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 7-8 ice cubes
  • 6 raw almonds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.