Please welcome Sharon from Bit of the Good Stuff, who is here to celebrate the beautiful apple season with a new smoothie recipe for you, which I am going to have to try when I get back because it looks delish!
Hi! I’m Sharon, and I’m delighted to be guest posting for Nikki today ♥.
For the past three years, I’ve been writing a blog called Bit of the Good Stuff, where I share my love for plant-based cooking. My mission is to create simple, tasty, family-friendly recipes that have wide appeal. Most of my recipes are healthy and whole-food based, but you’ll find the occasional naughty treat thrown in for good measure.
Did you know that October 21 has officially been designated as Apple Day?
To celebrate our apple heritage, hundreds of events will be taking place across the UK. Check out your community website and magazines to see what’s on in your local area.
We’ll be kick-starting the celebrations with a stack of maple-drizzled apple cinnamon pancakes. Sweet, warming and filling, these pancakes are perfect for this season.
They’re one of my family’s favourite weekend breakfasts, and they’ve been a big hit with my readers too. They’re super easy to make and seem pretty fail-proof - even the first pancake comes out perfectly! The recipe works with both wheat flour and gluten-free flour, so no one need miss out.
And if you don’t have time for pancakes, how about starting the day with this Autumn-inspired apple, almond and cinnamon smoothie instead?
Almond butter and chia seeds make the smoothie extra creamy, as well as adding protein, minerals, vitamin E and heart-healthy fats. My family loves this smoothie, and it always gets a big thumbs up from my 10-year-old son Lil’ L . I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Apple, Almond and Cinnamon Smoothie
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 2 - 3 mins in blender
Keywords: blender raw diary-free vegan vegetarian wheat-free gluten-free almond butter almonds apple chia seeds
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1 organic apple, cored and chopped (no need to peel if you have a powerful blender)
- ½ cup (125 ml) almond milk (or other non dairy milk)
- ½ cup (125 ml) non dairy natural yogurt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup, or to taste
- Place all the ingredients in a blender.
- Pulse a few times to break up the apple, then blend on high speed until smooth.
- Taste test, and add more sweetener, if desired.
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Happy Apple Season, everyone!