Caramel Apple Smoothie

I’m definitely a Fall kind of girl – I’ll take chilly nights on the couch snuggling with cats and a big cup of apple cider over flip flops and sunny beach adventures any day!

I know.  To some of you that probably sounds horrendous, but I can’t deny what is written in my heart…which leads me to this smoothie recipe.


One of my all-time favorite memories of Fall is stopping at our local orchard in Langhorne, PA – Styer’s – for those caramel-dipped apples on a stick.  Smothered in sweet caramel and sprinkled with chopped peanuts, they could turn my frown upside down in three minutes flat!

So, when I started brainstorming Fall recipes for the blog, these obviously came to mind.

I challenged myself to recreate them in a new, healthy, “grown up” way  – that is, if there IS such a thing as a “grown up” because I’m not entirely convinced. 😉

Enter, the Caramel Apple Smoothie.  YES.

It’s quick, delicious, and something you can easily grab on your way out the door in the morning for a nutritious and quite drool-worthy breakfast or snack!

And guess what?  There’s no need for super-sugary caramel sauce when you have dates!  They provide a rich, creamy caramel flavor and texture that will have you hooked for life.  Look no further, friends.  Dates are the answer. 😉

If you give this recipe a go, I’d LOVE to hear about it!  Leave a comment below or shoot us an email.

It is definitely becoming a morning staple in our house, and I hope it will leave you as excited for this kickass season as I am (or at least dreading it a little less 😉 ).

 

 

Yield: 1 - 2 servings (depending on how big you like your smoothies)

Caramel Peanut Green Apple Smoothie

This is a great smoothie for Fall and reminds me of those caramel apples we used to love as kids! I recommend using green apples, but red should work beautifully as well. If you have a juicer in your house, use it! This smoothie is great either way, but nothing beats fresh-from-the-juicer apple juice. 🙂

10 minPrep Time:

10 minTotal Time:

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup green apple juice (or throw 4 large green apples in your juicer)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 3 - 5 pitted dates (I used 4.)
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add your pitted dates and a Tbsp or two of water to your blender and blend until a smooth paste forms.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cinnamon stick and enjoy!

Nutrition

7.8.1.2
7
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