Apple Pie Smoothie

Cooking the apples slightly in the microwave is the trick to this smooth and delicious apple pie smoothie! Think of it as a fuss-free, less sugary and more healthy version of apple pie.

Apple pie smoothie - thick and delicious, you can eat apple pie without all the fuss! |

I don’t even really know if I can call this a smoothie. It’s super thick and you need a spoon. There will be no slurping here.

The previous versions, which included things like apple sauce, apple juice and cottage cheese, were watery and mealy. Disgusting. Then I got the idea of cooking the apples in the microwave first. Tada!

I LOVE cinnamon and nutmeg and used the upper end of each measurement given. Use the lower number if you don’t want spice overload. And because that’s 1 tablespoon of cinnamon in one serving (what?! that sounds wacky) I used Ceylon cinnamon.

Apple pie smoothie - quick and easy way to enjoy apple pie without all the work! |

Supposedly the “normal” type of cinnamon, Cassia cinnamon, should not be eaten in large quantities over time. I’m not sure what large quantities really means, but I eat a ton of the stuff, so Ceylon it is. In regular baking, I always use the normal stuff. And probably nobody else will want so much cinnamon in their smoothie so I guess it doesn’t really even matter.

Now that I’ve thought about it, maybe the reason I used so much and didn’t notice it being ridiculously cinnamon-y was because of the type of cinnamon I used. Let’s say the lower number is for regular cinnamon and the upper normal for Ceylon cinnamon users. You can always add more at the end!

Apple pie smoothie - like a quick and easy version of apple pie! |

That kind of looks like baby food, doesn’t it? I just wanted to show you how thick it is. It could be that baby food is pretty awesome, but I’m betting this is better.

In one serving of smoothie or whatever this is, you get two full servings of fruit. That’s a big deal for someone who just wants to eat cheddar and bacon all day. It’s only 11:32am and I’ve already eaten two of these, which means I’ve eaten about 4 apples. That means I can eat a serving of lettuce later and be finished with fruits and veggies for the day. :D See. My apple pie smoothie is magical.

Apple Pie Smoothie

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Apple Pie Smoothie
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  • Yield: 1 large smoothie


  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided (or more, if desired)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • 1/8 - 1/4 ground nutmeg


  1. Peel and chop the apples coarsely.
  2. Put in a microwave safe bowl along with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and maple syrup.
  3. Stir and microwave for 2 minutes on high. They should be soft after the two minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add the yogurt, milk, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg to the bowl of your food processor.
  5. When the apples are done, add half of them to the food processor and process about 30 seconds, or until thoroughly combined.
  6. Then with a spoon or spatula, stir in the other half of the cinnamon apples. Add more cinnamon to taste, if desired.
  7. At this point, it was about room temperature.
  8. Serve now, or chill, or even warm up in the microwave if you'd like it warm.

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41 comments on “Apple Pie Smoothie” — Add one!

  • Elise says
    October 15, 2014 @ 11:22 pm

    Can this be made ahead of time and frozen? Then the day you want it, just take it out and blend again?

    • Erin replies to Elise
      October 15, 2014 @ 11:25 pm

      I’m not so sure about that. I’m guessing the apples may not freeze well but let me know if you try it! Good luck. :)

  • Christina says
    October 25, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    I just tried this recipe out today! I thought it was good. My recipe turned out with more of a thinner consistency. I think next time I will put in more greek yogurt and apples, so that there will be more of the drink available for my husband! :)

    • Erin replies to Christina
      October 27, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

      I hope that your husband will get some next time! ;) Thanks so much for the feedback. And good idea on adding Greek yogurt. That can only be a good thing!

  • Heather R
    October 23, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    I have to admit that visually this smoothie didn’t appeal to me. I’m use to pretty pink or purple smoothies, but I quickly got over that once I tasted it. Very well deserving of its title. Also I didn’t realize how ignorant I was of cinnamon until now. I didn’t realize there were so many different types. I use the ground Saigon cinnamon from Costco and love it. I also didn’t know you shouldn’t eat too much of it. I know it lowers your blood glucose levels. Well, now that I think about it I do eat lots of it everyday and I am hypoglycemic. Hmmmmmmm lol.

    • Erin replies to Heather R
      October 27, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

      Aww, yay! So happy that it tasted good. It does indeed look like baby food or um, something even worse that I won’t write here. And haha. Happy you learned something about cinnamon! Thanks as always for the feedback and the rating. You’re the best! :)

  • Saramc In KY says
    September 18, 2013 @ 4:36 am

    This is a great recipe. Consider adding some cooked, cold oatmeal…perhaps even cooked in apple cider. You can also literally ‘powderize’ instant or 1-minute oatmeal and add a tbsp or two per serving. Top with toasted nuts.

    • Erin replies to Saramc In KY
      September 18, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

      I’m happy you like the recipe! And your ideas sound great. :) Thanks a bunch for the feedback!

  • Susan says
    May 2, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    This recipe sounds wonderful. I was interested in your comments about cinnamon. My experience is that the most common cinnamon is Vietnamese, which is rather sweet and doesn’t have much flavor (I also find it causes me nauseous feelings). The stuff I use is Korintje cinnamon, which is pretty strong and what I remember from when I was growing up. I would probably use a generous teaspoon of the Korintje when I try this recipe, because I love the cinnamon flavor with apples.

    • Erin replies to Susan
      May 2, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

      That’s some great information! I’ve never heard of this type of cinnamon. I’ll have to check it out and see if I can find it. I hope you’ll enjoy the smoothie! Don’t forget the cooking the apples part! It’s important for the texture. :)

      • Susan replies to Erin
        June 4, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

        Made this smoothie for breakfast this morning – delicious. I didn’t peel my apples, and did add a scoop of protein powder. Because the protein powder is sweet, I will have to use a lot less maple syrup next time I make this. Mine did not come out as thick as yours, not sure why. Perhaps because I used only one apple (I’m trying to stay within certain limits per meal for carbs). My husband quickly admitted to enjoying this smoothie, which says a lot about how good it is. :-)

  • Layla says
    April 2, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    ahh. Just found this on Pinterest and I HAD to try it out. It's soooo good!!

  • ALM says
    October 9, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    This is a delicious recipe! We're experiencing turkey overload after Canadian Thanksgiving, so this was a welcome, refreshing break. :)

    • Erin replies to ALM
      October 9, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

      I'm so happy that you enjoyed it! Thanks for the feedback and happy belated Thanksgiving. :)

  • Mallory @ total noms says
    October 8, 2012 @ 4:00 am

    I just got a blender and am smoothie CRAZY… this looks amazing! Can't wait to try. I love apples but was nervous about the consistency in a smoothie.. but this sounds like you figured it out so it doesn't have a weird texture. Thanks!

    • Erin replies to Mallory @ total noms
      October 9, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

      You had good reason to be nervous – it was pretty horrible! Without cooking first, that is. :) Good luck! I hope you like it.

  • says
    October 5, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    I'm so gonna try this!

  • JDee says
    October 4, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    This looks so amazing! I included it in my apple recipe round up here:

    • Erin replies to JDee
      October 5, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

      Thank you and thanks for including it! Will check it out. :)

  • says
    September 17, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    Read it again :-) my mistake! It would have been nice though to be there right?

  • Someya says
    September 17, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    think i m gonna try though i m not sure about me liking apple with yogurt

    • Erin replies to Someya
      September 19, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

      I didn't think I would either but I liked it! Cooking them helped a lot. Hope you like it. :)

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
    September 17, 2012 @ 4:58 am

    I think it was 100 out here in LA so I most definitely have to cool off with this awesome drink!

  • DessertForTwo says
    September 17, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    Can I add cheddar cheese so it's like real Southern apple pie? ;)

    • Erin replies to DessertForTwo
      September 19, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

      I've never had cheddar in pie! I feel like I've been missing out on something.

  • Baltic Maid says
    September 15, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    This looks great. I never thought of an apple smoothie. Genius! And despite being German and cinnamon representing Christmas, I love it all year around. :-) And also in hearty dishes like chili and soups… so good. And by the way, it's 100 degrees in this part of California. I am not happy about this.

    • Erin replies to Baltic Maid
      September 19, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

      100 degrees?! Eww. And I'm happy you like cinnamon year round. I bet the Germans would too if they tried it. :)

  • Erin says
    September 15, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    Cassie – You should see how much cinnamon I've gone through in a few months! It's one of those Costco sized things. Crazy.

    Heidi – I think they're weird, depending on what's in them. Like the first few I tried were terrible. Too watery. But maybe it was the apples!

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles says
    September 15, 2012 @ 12:24 am

    Yum! I thought it was weird to add apples to smoothies until I tried it because it is SO good! This looks great :) And I'd definitely add the higher amount of spices. Mmmm!

  • Cassie/Bake Your Day says
    September 13, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    Bring on the cinnamon! I love it and I bet it is amazing in this smoothie! I love using Saigon cinnamon, especially in baking!

  • Erin says
    September 13, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    Katrina – Thank you! And yeah, I can't imagine heat like that either. Luckily I haven't had to experience that for ages. :)

    Claire – Bringing smoothies to work?! That's different. I wish someone would give me a smoothie at work. Or anything, really. :)

    Amy – Me too! I am thankful for the apple-pa-looza this morning. I'm about to go to bed and just ate that lettuce. I got my 5 a day. Whoo!

    Miryam – Haha, what? Read that first sentence again, you. :) If I were back in Texas, you would have heard about it for months beforehand! I'd be all over the internet, "I'M GOING TO GET GOOD FOOD! YEEEEES!" It's not as creamy as my avocado smoothies but I was not about to put a green thing in my off white smoothie. But it's way creamier than the other apple smoothies I tried that didn't include cooking the apples! I don't know if it'd be good frozen, though.

    Angela – Aww. I hope it cools down soon! At least you have an apple recipe here that requires no baking. :)

  • Angela @ AnotherBitePlease says
    September 13, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    ahhhh….so perfect for those crazy HOT fall days we've been having in the midwest.

  • says
    September 13, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    You are in Texas? Cool. When are you going back to Germany? Don't you miss it :-)? Just kidding…

    Wow, that is hot, I could only imagine. We have had a pretty OK summer. Couldn't complain.

    I love smoothies, and I have never made one with apples. It looks pretty creamy, do you think you can freeze this one into pops?

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says
    September 13, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious to me. Love that it's both scrumptious AND helps you get in some healthy servings of fruit, too. =)

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
    September 13, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    This looks amazing!!! I made something similar last year to take to work. So good.

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
    September 13, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    I can't imagine it being in the 90s! It's starting to feel like fall here in Ottawa, but I'm still drinking smoothies every day! This recipe is super unique! I love it!

  • Erin says
    September 13, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    Becca – Haha. True. I miss out on everything and this time I decided I'm going to post recipes when the ingredients are still in season! And what are you doing up?! Go to bed. :)

  • Becca says
    September 13, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    You know it's the start of fall when every blog post on your feed has something to do with apples. Haha. This looks very refreshing. :)


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