Apple Smoothie (paleo, vegan options)

This apple smoothie is thick, creamy and so delicious. Think of it as a fuss-free, less sugary and more healthy version of apple pie. With vegan, paleo and AIP options.

I know that some people are still dealing with high temperatures so here’s a cool and refreshing apple smoothie before I start posting a ton of baked apple treats.

If you’re already in the mood for some fall baking, my Swedish apple pie, gluten-free apple crisp, and paleo apple muffins are some reader (and my!) favorites.

This apple smoothie is thick, creamy and so delicious. Think of it as a fuss-free, less sugary and more healthy version of apple pie. With vegan and paleo options.

When I first started working on this recipe, I tried it with ingredients like raw apples, applesauce, apple juice and cottage cheese. They were watery and mealy. To be honest, they were disgusting.

Then I got the idea of cooking the apples in the microwave first. Tada! That’s the key. You can, of course, cook the apples on the stovetop if you prefer.

This apple smoothie is thick, creamy and so delicious. Think of it as a fuss-free, less sugary and more healthy version of apple pie. With vegan and paleo options.

This apple smoothie recipe calls for oats, which isn’t something I usually add to my smoothies. It made the smoothie more filling and somehow made it a bit tastier. But they’re not necessary.

For a paleo version, shredded coconut works. Or maybe almond flour?! That’s something I’ve never added to a smoothie so I can’t say for sure that it’d work.

This apple smoothie is thick, creamy and so delicious. Think of it as a fuss-free, less sugary and more healthy version of apple pie. With vegan and paleo options.

For the yogurt, you can use whatever type you’d like. It all works!

If you try out this apple smoothie, I’d love to hear how it goes. :)

Questions about this apple smoothie?

  • Can I use a different type of fruit?

    I think pears would work! Not too sure about anything else.

  • Can I use something other than maple syrup?

    Any liquid sweetener that you would use as a 1:1 sub for maple syrup or honey would probably work. Actually, you can use whatever sweetener you’d like, including granulated. Add to taste until you’re happy with it.

  • This apple smoothie is thick, creamy and so delicious. Think of it as a fuss-free, less sugary and more healthy version of apple pie. With vegan and paleo options.

  • Can I use something other than yogurt?

    If you don’t have yogurt on hand, I’d recommend coconut cream as it’s quite thick. Milk would be fine but your smoothie will be very thin. And you can use whatever type of yogurt you have. Regular cow milk yogurt, Greek yogurt, almond / coconut / soy / whatever yogurt.

  • Can I omit the maple syrup?

    You might not even need it! For my taste and using the apples I used, 2 teaspoons was just right.

  • Do I need to add the oats or coconut?

    Nope. It just makes it thicker and more filling.

This apple smoothie is thick, creamy and so delicious. Think of it as a fuss-free, less sugary and more healthy version of apple pie. With vegan + paleo options.

Apple Pie Smoothie (paleo, vegan options)

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Apple Smoothie (paleo, vegan options)
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  • Yield: 1 large smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet apples (mine were 135 grams each - you can use tart apples but then will need more sweetener)
  • 1-1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup (177 milliliters) yogurt (any kind - make sure to paleo / vegan / AIP yogurt, if needed)
  • 1/4 cup (23 grams) rolled oats (use GF oats for a gluten-free version) or 1/4 cup (20 grams) shredded coconut for a paleo / AIP version
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (use 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder for AIP)
  • 1/8 - 1/4 ground nutmeg, optional (mace for AIP)

Directions

  1. Peel and chop the apples coarsely (about 1/2" chunks).
  2. Put the apple pieces in a microwave-safe bowl along with 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, oats and vanilla.
  5. Let the apples cool for 15 minutes and then add to the blender. Blend until smooth. Add more cinnamon or maple syrup to taste.
  6. Serve now, or chill, or even warm up in the microwave if you'd like it warm.

Notes

  • For AIP, use coconut milk yogurt (make sure it's AIP-compliant or make your own),

Recipe by  | www.texanerin.com

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30 comments on “Apple Smoothie (paleo, vegan options)” — Add one!

  • Megan Stevens
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    September 29, 2019 @ 5:29 pm

    Super delicious! I love the cooked apples with the yogurt, brilliant. Thank you!

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    • Erin replies to Megan Stevens
      September 30, 2019 @ 12:11 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you like it! :)

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  • Hope Pearce
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    September 27, 2019 @ 11:15 pm

    This is such a fun idea, I love how you have cooked the apples first with cinnamon and maple syrup. I’m always on the lookout for new smoothie ideas and love coming across something different like this.

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    • Erin replies to Hope Pearce
      September 30, 2019 @ 12:06 pm

      Thank you! Hope you get the chance to try it out. :)

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  • Anamika @ Supplement Crunch
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    September 27, 2019 @ 11:52 am

    So delicious and delightful! The taste of Fall! I love apple pie smoothie………….

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  • Meredith
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    September 27, 2019 @ 3:53 am

    Finally – a perfect-for-fall apple recipe I can actually make in this crazy heat! My whole family is going to love these smoothies… we are having them for breakfast!

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    • Erin replies to Meredith
      September 30, 2019 @ 12:04 pm

      Oh yay! I hope everyone enjoyed them!

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  • Kristen Wood
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    September 26, 2019 @ 11:28 pm

    Wow, this is so creative! And, it sounds super delicious, yum!

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  • paleoglutenfreeguy
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    September 26, 2019 @ 6:39 pm

    I am loving the thick, luscious texture of these. Microwaving the apples first is such a great idea!

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  • STACEY CRAWFORD
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    September 26, 2019 @ 5:53 pm

    It is too hot to do any baking today, but it is the perfect day for a cold smoothie that tastes like a pie! Thank you, I needed this today!

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  • Kristina
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    September 25, 2019 @ 10:14 pm

    I made this yesterday and it was so good and refreshing. After I let the apples cool, I used whole plain yogurt which cooled it down and was the perfect healthy snack. Yum!

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    • Erin replies to Kristina
      September 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks a bunch for your feedback. :)

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  • Tarah
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    September 25, 2019 @ 9:58 pm

    Yummmmmm!! Apple pie in a cup!! This looks like just the right pick-me-up for the fall.

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    • Erin replies to Tarah
      September 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

      I think so, too! :D

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  • Jules Shepard
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    September 25, 2019 @ 8:41 pm

    Umm – yes please! I have SO many apples right now so I guess I have no choice but to make this for breakfast!

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  • ChihYu says
    September 25, 2019 @ 6:51 pm

    So delicious and delightful! The taste of Fall!

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  • Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica
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    September 25, 2019 @ 8:28 am

    Sounds so delicious. I never use a microwave though, so would need to sort out the stove top method. The ingredients together sound amazing and so yummy!!

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  • Rimmy
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    September 25, 2019 @ 4:24 am

    So easy, quickly for a healthy breakfast.
    Actually, I am very lazy to cook breakfast but if I have this apple smoothie recipe why not try it, hihi.

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    • Erin replies to Rimmy
      September 30, 2019 @ 11:57 am

      Definitely! I hope you’ll enjoy it! :)

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  • Whits@amusebouche
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    September 25, 2019 @ 4:10 am

    Delicious with a honey crisp apple. Nice taste of fall!

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  • Raia
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    September 24, 2019 @ 9:07 pm

    It’s totally like drinking an apple pie! Perfect for those leftover hot days.

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    • Erin replies to Raia
      September 30, 2019 @ 11:56 am

      I totally agree! :D

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