Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl

This apple pie smoothie bowl tastes just like apple pie without all the calories found in the traditional dessert. It’s topped with fresh cut apples, apple pie spice, granola, chia seeds and dried cranberries. Since it’s ready in under 10 minutes it’s the perfect way to start your day!

This apple pie smoothie bowl tastes just like apple pie without all the calories found in the traditional dessert. It's topped with fresh cut apples, apple pie spice, granola, chia seeds and dried cranberries. Since it's ready in under 10 minutes it's the perfect way to start your day!

I’ve talked about this about a million times but I’m a horrible breakfast eater. I get up, I start working and then boom – it’s noon. How in the heck did it become noon and how in the heck did I forget to eat? Every single time I tell Gina I forgot to eat she pretty much looks at me with bewilderment and says “I just don’t understand how you can forget to eat?!”

Honestly, I have no idea. I wake up hungry but with zero energy to actually make food so I’m assuming my hunger receptors just turn off. I mean…is that a thing? Hunger receptors? I’m pretty sure I make up half of what I talk about in these posts.

This apple pie smoothie bowl tastes just like apple pie without all the calories found in the traditional dessert. It's topped with fresh cut apples, apple pie spice, granola, chia seeds and dried cranberries. Since it's ready in under 10 minutes it's the perfect way to start your day!

However, I’m not making up the fact that smoothie bowl is amazing.

I remember the first time I saw a smoothie bowl. I literally said to myself “what in the heck is a smoothie bowl?” Obviously I had heard of smoothies but a smoothie…in a bowl? Well little did I know they are pretty awesome. Wanna know why? Well as great as smoothies taste you can’t really load them down with toppings. It’s pretty hard to suck granola and fresh chopped apples via a straw.

This apple pie smoothie bowl tastes just like apple pie without all the calories found in the traditional dessert. It's topped with fresh cut apples, apple pie spice, granola, chia seeds and dried cranberries. Since it's ready in under 10 minutes it's the perfect way to start your day!

But lucky for all of us I decided to give into the trend and embrace this crazy thing we call a smoothie bowl. Or really I guess we could call it breakfast soup.

This version tastes just like apple pie but with out all the typical dessert calories and zero baking. It super simple to make and just involves a few simple (probably on hand!) ingredients. You could always jazz this up whatever way you prefer but I went with fresh tart apples, Greek yogurt, 1 banana (for that thick creamy banana vibe it brings to smoothies), apple pie spice, Truvia brown sugar blend (for just a hint of added sweetness) and a touch of almond milk. After I gave it a whirl in my Vitamix I topped it with granola, chia seeds, fresh chopped apples, cranberries and just a sprinkling of apple pie spice.

This apple pie smoothie bowl tastes just like apple pie without all the calories found in the traditional dessert. It's topped with fresh cut apples, apple pie spice, granola, chia seeds and dried cranberries. Since it's ready in under 10 minutes it's the perfect way to start your day!

Also can you believe that this is the first time I have ever posted a smoothie on Nutmeg Nanny? It’s like I’m living under a rock. Lets hope this does well so I can have an excuse to make all. the. smoothie. bowls.

{Looking for more easy breakfast recipes? Try my cranberry apple yogurt parfait, baked blueberry oatmeal or my apple maple parfait.}

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Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl

This apple pie smoothie bowl tastes just like apple pie without all the calories found in the traditional dessert. It's topped with fresh cut apples, apple pie spice, granola, chia seeds and dried cranberries. This is the perfect way to start your day!

Yield: 2 smoothie bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For smoothie:

  • 1-1/2 apples, cored and quartered
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Truvia brown sugar blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice

For topping: 

  • 1/2 apple, small diced
  • 1/2 cup granola (gluten free if wanted)
  • 4 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

 

Directions:

For smoothie:
In a high powered blender (I used my Vitamix) add apples, banana, Greek yogurt, almond milk Truvia brown sugar blend and apple pie spice.

Start off blending your mixture slowly and once it starts to break up slowly blend faster until the mixture is completely smooth. if the mixture is too thick add in a little more almond milk until you have reached desired consistency.

Pour your smoothie into 2 bowls and top with desired toppings.

For topping:
Add half the apples, 1/4 cup granola, 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, 2 teaspoons chia seeds and 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice to the top of each smoothie bowl.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Truvia. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

35 Responses to “Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl”

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    Tori — September 29, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Looks delicious and I love your styling, girl!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — September 29, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I could use a big bowl of this, this morning!

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    Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] — September 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I love your photography! I really need to jump on the smoothie bowl bandwagon, this looks great!

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    Melanie — September 29, 2015 at 9:07 am

    This is the perfect way to start the day. And once again, your pics are stunning.

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    heather @french press — September 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

    by the time I make the kids breakfast, and get them to school I have zero energy left to actually feed myself, but this bowl could change my mind! who doesn;t love pie for breakfast

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — September 29, 2015 at 10:29 am

    These photos are just seriously stunning, Brandy!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 29, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Well heck. if this is what you’re having for breakfast I’m moving in.

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    Angie — September 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I hardly eat breakfast either. I make it for everyone else, run around getting them ready, and then start working when I get back to the house and don’t eat till about 11. I’d love to eat this though for breakfast, yummy!

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    Brenda@SugarfreeMom — September 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Love this smoothie bowl and you are right, can’t enjoy granola through a straw! I need to embrace the smoothie bowl!

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    Cat @ Reader/Eater — September 29, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I don’t understand this forgetting to eat thing. I just don’t.

    However, that’s the prettiest damn smoothie bowl I’ve ever seen.

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — September 29, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I don’t understand how you can forget to eat breakfast? By noon, I’ve already had two breakfasts and I’m planning my lunch! I am loving smoothie bowls these days and LOVE this one!

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    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie — September 29, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    You have done it again! This looks fabulous and actually makes me want to eat healthy foods!! Totally beautiful!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — September 29, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I love breakfast, but I love sleep more so I’m totally with you on skipping more often than I should. This smoothie bowl looks great though – what a great way to transition into fall!

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    Katerina @ Diethood — September 29, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I love breakfast food so I never forget to eat it. It’s the very first thing I do every morning, with a cup of joe, of course. Having said that, I have to try this awesome sounding smoothie bowl. I mean, it’s apple pie as a smoothie!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — September 30, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Put me in line with the rest of those that forget to eat. I always miss lunch because I’m too busy to slow down by then. “Breafast soup” is just my speed in the morning.

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    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — September 30, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Looks wonderful! I adore your styling!!

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    Lana | Never Enough Thyme — September 30, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I have got to try a smoothie bowl. I’m seeing them everywhere and feeling left behind! This looks like the perfect one to start with!

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    Sarah | Broma Bakery — September 30, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Totally agree with you on smoothie bowls. At first I was like, “…no.” And now I’m all about them! Especially when it means ones this gorgeous 🙂

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    The Food Hunter — September 30, 2015 at 10:40 am

    anything that taste like apple pie without all the calories works for me.

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    TidyMom — September 30, 2015 at 10:59 am

    This is my kind of breakfast! So delicious!

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    Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert — September 30, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks like the most delicious breakfast ever! I love it!

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    Aggie | Aggie's Kitchen — September 30, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I think hunger receptors are definitely a thing 🙂

    This looks amazing! I can’t skip breakfast. I always default to a fried egg, but have been craving a changeup lately. Thanks for the new breakfast idea!

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — September 30, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I need to embrace the smoothie bowl trend too – I still haven’t tried them, but I do the same thing and wake up hungry and then get busy and forget to eat until noon! This smoothie bowl looks fantastic – I will definitely have to try it!

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer — September 30, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Ok see, now this is a smoothie bowl I can handle! I think the toppings are my favorite part! Pinned

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    Kristina — September 30, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    your photos are gorgeous, and this sounds SO good!

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    Christie — October 1, 2015 at 8:36 am

    This is what I want for breakfast. A big bowl of delicious apple pie that is healthy!

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    Jennifer Stewart — October 1, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I still haven’t tried a smoothie bowl and I see them all the time. I am in love with Apple pie so I might get to finally have one with this great recipe:)

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    Mirlandra @ Mirlandra's Kitchen — October 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I love apple pie and this is such a great way to have your pie and eat it too! Thanks for sharing. (I really enjoyed your photos too!)

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    Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert — October 2, 2015 at 12:07 am

    My husband loves apple pie, but it can be so unhealthy! If this is as delicious as it looks, I bet I can get him to switch over to this healthier version!

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    Steph @ Steph in Thyme — October 2, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Perfect for Fall – so gorgeous! Love all the autumn flavors and how quick and simple it is to prepare!

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    Kim Beaulieu — October 2, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I forget to eat a lot. Not a morning eater, and with my illness eating = pain. So I tend to eat once a day. I hate it. I’d like to eat all the live long day.

    I’d like to eat this all the live long day. This is beautiful. Perfect for this time of year too. Go smoothie girl. Looking forward to more.

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    Healing Tomato — October 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Apple pie in a smoothie bowl? Where has this recipe been my whole life! Looks so yummy and can’t wait to try it.

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    Michelle @ The Complete Savorist — October 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    If you say it tastes like apple pie then I’m on board.

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    Joanne — October 18, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I have been having some MAJOR breakfast ennui lately, and this may be just the thing to snap me out of it!

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