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

Quick Apple Pie Smoothie or Bowl


Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 5 roasted chestnuts, peeled
  • 56 ice cubes
  • of a frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup {or your favorite sweetener, like 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 find 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!

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