apple pie smoothie

apple pie smoothie ~ vegan, raw, gluten free~

Last night I was motivated to make almond milk.  It’s something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now but couldn’t find the time to get to it (story of my life!). Making almond milk takes a little planning, as you need to soak the almonds for 8 hours prior.

almond milk

But other than that it was very simple…and tasty!  You just drain the almonds and add to a blender with two cups water, ½ teaspoon of vanilla, a pinch of sea salt and a dash of cinnamon.  If you prefer smooth almond milk, strain it through cheesecloth.  Since I knew I would be making a smoothie I didn’t bother with this step.

almond milk

The inspiration for this recipe came from Kris Carr’s website.  I modified it by using the ingredients I had in the house…and added a touch of maple syrup for sweetness (shhh!)

Apple Pie Smoothie

2 apples

2 cups milk of your choice (I used homemade almond milk)

1 banana

3 pitted dates

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 tablespoon maple syrup

¼ – ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (depending on your taste)

1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds

1 large cup of ice cubes

 apple pie smoothie ~vegan, raw, gluten free~

place all ingredients in a blender, mix until smooth and frothy, enjoy!

apple pie smoothie ~vegan, raw, gluten free~