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Fall is right around the corner, and it’s apple season! Get your apple pie fix in a pinch with this delicious Apple Pie Smoothie that’s dairy free, gluten free, and easy to make
I don’t know about you, but even though I’m looking forward to fall pumpkin recipes, I’m sad about summer ending. A quandary for sure….
Spring and summer and are my favorite seasons, so I’m always sad to see those months pass. But as I get older, I’m learning to appreciate fall a bit more. Bright leaves, cool weather (makes for great running!), and fall holidays with family and friends. There’s a lot to love!
But one thing I’ve always enjoyed is the transition from summer to fall when all the apples are in season. We have an apple tree that does pretty well most years, and some of my favorite memories are apple picking with family. Plus I’m always up for apple recipes!
So before we dive into posting pumpkin recipes right after Labor Day, I’m celebrating apple season first with this creamy dairy free Apple Pie Smoothie. Cuz I’m just not quite ready for fall to be in full swing just yet.
This smoothie tastes awesome with a full flavored apple, like Jazz, Honeycrisp, or Pink Lady (not mild flavored ones like Red Delicious or Golden Delicious apples). If you have some fresh picked apples, those would taste great in this smoothie, too, you might have to add a few drops of stevia if they are very tart apples.
I used unsweetened almond-coconutmilk in this smoothie, but you can use any unsweetened non-dairy milk like rice milk or hemp milk. You can also swap the cashew butter for SunButter if you want to make this smoothie nut-free (if you also swap out the almondmilk). Easy!
Dairy Free Apple Pie Smoothie (Gluten Free)
Gluten free, vegan; Free of: peanuts, soy, eggs, dairy
- 1 to 1/1/2 cups unsweetened almond-coconut milk (depending on how thick you want your smoothie)
- 1/2 medium apple, peeled and chopped (full flavored apple)
- 2 Tablespoons old fashioned gluten free oats
- 3 small soft dates (deglet noor dates), chopped
- 1 Tablespoon creamy cashew butter
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Dash salt
- Dash cinnamon
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth, adding vanilla protein powder if you choose.
- Drink immediately, enjoy!
For a lower sugar smoothie: remove dates and add 3-4 drops of Stevia. Reduce liquid slightly (about 1/4 cup) to make thicker if not adding dates.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist