Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

Everybody has apples in their fruit bowls at home. So here’s an idea, make an apple pie protein smoothie!

It’s a delicious and unique way to enjoy leftover apples. 

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Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

Apple Pie Protein Smoothie (No Powder)

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Indulge in the flavors of fall with this Apple Pie Protein Smoothie. A delicious blend of sweet apples, warming spices, and creamy yogurt for protein!

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 large apple
  • 2 tbsp of oats
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 dates (pitted)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (smooth)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Wash, dice, and core the apple.
  2. To a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet, add the apple, dates, and yogurt first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie variations, and more, please scroll past the recipe.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 367
  • Sugar: 42.3g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 67.5g
  • Fiber: 13.4g
  • Protein: 13.2g

Benefits Of This Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

a side shot of Apple Pie Protein Smoothie surrounded by apple and cinnamon sticks

This high protein no banana apple smoothie is not just delicious and high in protein.

It’s also packed with nutrients, thanks to the combination of nutritious ingredients.

A more detailed breakdown of the benefits of this apple smoothie is below:

  1. Rich in Fiber: Ingredients like apples, oats, and dates provide dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, promotes a healthy gut, and can contribute to a feeling of fullness.
  2. Energy Boosting: The combination of natural sugars from fruits and complex carbs from oats provides a sustained energy release, making this smoothie great for a morning boost or a pre-workout snack.
  3. Heart-Healthy Fats: Peanut butter adds healthy fats to the smoothie, which are beneficial for heart health and can help in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
  4. Protein Source: Both yogurt and peanut butter contribute protein, essential for muscle repair and overall body health. The smoothie is also high in protein without the need for protein powders!
  5. Bone Strengthening: Almond milk and yogurt are good sources of calcium, which is important for bone health.
  6. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Apples and dates are rich in vitamins and minerals like potassium and magnesium, essential for various bodily functions.
  7. Antioxidant Properties: Cinnamon and nutmeg offer antioxidant benefits, which can help reduce oxidative stress in the body.
  8. Natural Sweetness: The natural sweetness from the fruits and honey makes this smoothie delicious without the need for added sugars.

If you like apple smoothies, you should also try my breakfast blueberry apple oat smoothie, and my cucumber and apple smoothie!

Optional Apple Oatmeal Protein Shake Recipe Variations

Apple Pie Protein Smoothie being poured into a glass cup

There are numerous different ways you can customize this recipe.

For example, you can make it vegan, swap a couple of ingredients, or even add some.

Here are some suggestions I have personally tested:

  1. Make It Vegan: For a vegan smoothie, instead of yogurt, you can use 1/2 cup of silken tofu.
  2. Thick Tropical Smoothie: Instead of almond milk, use unsweetened coconut milk for a rich tropical infusion!
  3. Berry-Licious: Add 1/2 cup of mixed berries for an extra fruity smoothie.
  4. Chocolate Flavored: Add a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder for a rich chocolatey flavor.
  5. Thicker: Like thicker smoothies? You can either add 1/2 cup of frozen banana slices or ice cubes.

Smoothie Making Tips:

Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

  1. Add the apple to the blender first with the dates and yogurt. You want the chunky apples closer to the blender blades.
  2. If using a blender, start blending at a lower speed for about 30 seconds, then gradually increase it to full speed.
  3. If using ice, add the ice first, followed by the apple.
  4. If the dates are dry and hard, soak them in warm water for 5 minutes.

Recipe Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

I tested 8 different blenders with this smoothie recipe. All 8 blenders worked.

I have not tested any other blenders not listed in the list above, but I doubt there is any blender that wouldn’t work.

Recipe FAQs:

Is This Protein Apple Smoothie Good For Weight Gain?

Yes, this apple protein shake is good for weight gain and muscle gain. If you are working out, trying to bulk up, drink this shake as a snack, as a post or a pre-workout.

What Type Of Apples Can I Use In This Smoothie?

Most apple varieties are suitable for this smoothie, except green apples. They lack sweetness, so I don't personally think they work well in this recipe. I personally used gala apple.

Can I Use Frozen Apples Instead Of Fresh In This Recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen apples instead of fresh. In fact, using frozen apples can help thicken the smoothie.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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2 Comments

  1. What could you use instead of Oats? I’m allergic to oats and nuts but I would use sunbutter for the peanut butter and coconut milk for the almond milk.

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