Apple Pie Smoothie

I was reading an interview on the web with Harley Pasternak, The man behind Hollywood’s best bodies.  In this interview he said he starts his morning with an apple pie smoothie.  Sounds good.  So here is the recipe I found and tried this morning. In the interview Mr. Pasternak uses almond milk (no sugar added) and so did I, I like it better than cows milk.  Not all almond milks are alike so you may have to try a few and see which brand you like best.

Pasternak's Recipe for Apple Pie Smoothie

Harley Pasternak: Best. Meal. Ever!
Photo Credit Harley Pasternak

Pasternak first created the recipe for his apple pie smoothie on the set of “Revolution,” a get-fit TV show he co-hosted in the spring of 2012 on ABC. He was recipe testing, ensuring each smoothie had the optimum macronutrients and flavor.

The native of Canada says the recipe truly reminds him of home.

“The combination of apple and cinnamon makes me happy,” Pasternak said. “It’s a very soothing flavor and aroma.”

INGREDIENTS:

7 raw almonds, whole or chopped

1 red apple, unpeeled, cored and chopped

1 banana, frozen and cut into chunks

1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

3/4 cup fat-free milk

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a blender or food processor, blend the almonds until they are finely ground. (If your blender isn’t powerful enough to grind almonds, you can buy chopped almonds or even almond meal.)

2. Add the apple, banana, yogurt, milk and cinnamon.

3. Blend until desired consistency is achieved.

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