Quick Apple Pie Smoothie or Bowl {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan, Paleo, SCD}

Quick Apple Pie Smoothie or Bowl {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan, Paleo, SCD}

If you’re craving instant apple pie without all the baking and fuss, this quick apple pie smoothie or bowl will most definitely hit the spot! This smoothie is made with the goodness of applesauce, roasted chestnuts, natural sweeteners, and some warming spices, and can be modified in so many ways too to suit your needs {see notes at the end of the recipe}.

Quick Apple Pie Smoothie or Bowl {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan, Paleo, SCD}

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Quick Apple Pie Smoothie or Bowl {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan, Paleo}
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Makes: 1 serving
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 5 roasted chestnuts, peeled
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • ⅓ of a frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup {or your favorite sweetener, like honey, agave, etc.}
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • tiny dash of allspice {or just a hint of nutmeg}
Topping Suggestions:
  • extra nuts or dried fruit {like walnuts, pecans, etc.}
  • extra cinnamon for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, process until smooth, adjust sweetness as needed and enjoy! {See notes for a dessert bowl variation}.
Notes
Variation ideas:

- Swap a non-dairy milk or yogurt of your choice for water if you want it on the richer side.

- Add in a handful of raw cashews for extra creaminess {or to substitute for the chestnuts if you can't fine them, but they make for a lighter version}.

- Use soft medjool dates in place of maple syrup for added texture.

- Throw in a handful of pecans, for an extra dose of flavor.

- Make it into a dessert bowl: Process a few handfuls of pecans {or another nut of your choice} with 1-2 medjool dates and a tiny dash of salt. Place the mixture at the bottom of a glass. Press down lightly to form a "crust". Make the smoothie according to instructions, but cut out half of the ice cubes and half of the water/milk, and you'll end up with a thicker and more pudding-like texture. Pour it over the crust. Top with some raisins and more chopped nuts and extra cinnamon, stir through and tuck in with a spoon!
Now your turn to share: Favorite pie? And “yay” or “nay” to a cup of “pie”?

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