Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dutch Apple Pie smoothie

I've wanted a blender for a long time. But, I wanted one that actually worked. The Kitchen Witch has gone through about 5 cheap blenders over the past 15 years, none of them were worth the money that was spent on them. I knew that I wanted a KitchenAid blender, but I didn't want to spend Kitchen Aid's prices (however if I add the $20-$50 ea for the past 5 blenders I've spent way more than 1 good KitchenAid blender would have cost. Sigh). Being resourceful I found the outlet store on shopkitchenaid.com. They had refurbished machines for a fraction of their normal cost. I got my brushed nickel 5 speed powerhouse for $70. This is a $180 machine. Now that's Witchcraft!

But I digress. This is about the smoothie. I don't really know where the idea for this one came from, other than my love of all things apple and wanting the flavor of pie with out the caloric load that pie carries. Enter the smoothie! Apple cider (100% juice from US apples please!) frozen into cubes helps keep the smoothie frozen and not watered down. The Greek yogurt adds creaminess - much like the ice cream atop a slice of apple pie. Basic pie flavorings including cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar are all included in this taste sensation. A touch of oatmeal gives that flavor of Dutch apple pie with a strudel on top. It also adds fiber and great flavor to the smoothie.

Apple pie in a mug for breakfast? 138 calories? Blender, how I love you!

Dutch Apple Pie smoothie
makes 2 servings
1 apple, Braeburn, Pink Lady or other firm tart apple
3 heaping scoops greek gods honey yogurt
1 T brown sugar packed
1 t vanilla
1/4 t cinnamon
1 c apple juice, frozen
1/4 c apple juice
1 heaping T oatmeal
ice, about 5 cubes

Core apple, leave skins on. (I cut in half, then into quarters. Then cut the core out. You could also cut the cheeks of the apple off leaving the core behind.)
Cut into chunks.
Put everything into a blender, blend until smooth.


Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople Recipe Calculator
2 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138.9
Total Fat 0.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 19.6 mg
Potassium 234.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 31.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Sugars 4.6 g
Protein 4.3 g

11 comments:

Siri said...

Holy Moly that looks good. Making me want to get a blender that was made sometime AFTER 1975.

Michelle J said...

YUUUUUMMMMM!

Michelle said...

Sounds very, very nummy and these ingredients are going into my blender very soon!

heather said...

that sounds wonderful! im always looking for new smoothie recipes! I even have the stuff available to make it!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I don't have a blender and just can't bring myself to pay the price for a good one. I'll have to check that out...but it is likely an arm and a leg to get it brought into Canada. Love you smoothie recipe. I am using my food processor for things like this. Shall try it since we get great apples up here.

Sook said...

I want it for dinner! :)

Raina said...

That looks very yummy! My kids would love that! Thanks for sharing. I have a really bad mixer also and food processor. Thanks for the info on the website. I will have to check it out.

Jenn said...

Oh how I love apple pie....and oh how I love smoothies. You have done it again Andrea! Looks and sounds fantastic!

Pam said...

That looks like one great smoothie. I can only imagine how wonderful it tastes. Sounds like you got a great deal on your blender too!

Teauna said...

Yum! I have a Vitamix blender and it was well worth every penny spent on it! I LOVE smoothies and we have them at least once a day at our house. This one is going on the long list of must-tries

Anonymous said...

How much is a scoop of yougart?

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