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.

17 Responses to “Upside-Down Butterscotch Apple Sour Cream Cake”

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    Veronica — October 20, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I saw your status update on facebook about that and Twitter too. So you still have to get another one done? Yikes, I don’t envy you at all! Did you see what I said about my second root canal? The orthodontist totally squirted bleach in my eye and my eyelid got all puffy and old-mannish for the rest of the day. So hopefully you had none of that. 🙂

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    Joanne — October 20, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Oh babe root canals are the WORST! My dad had one a few years ago and he was a misery to be around at the time. A serious. Misery.

    So I forgive you. Especially because you apologized with such a gorgeous cake. Mmm. Butterscotch.

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    Cakelaw — October 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    This looks fabulous Brandy – and sour cream cakes are always so moist and tangy.

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    Faith — October 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Oh no, I hope you’re feeling better! The cake looks fantastic…lol, I probably would use my cast iron for it too! 😉

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    Keeley — October 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Yikes! Sorry to hear about your tooth problems!

    This looks yummy. I bookmarked it some weekend in the near future.

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    Heavenly Housewife — October 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Oh no, a root canal :(, how horrid. I hope this yummy cake makes the pain go away 😉
    *kisses* HH

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    Dana - Food for Thought — October 21, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Ohh no, I hope you’re feeling better!! At least you have such a yummy cake to lift your spirits!!!

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    Blond Duck — October 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I hope you feel better! 🙁

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    Debbie — October 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    You poor thing….I have had a root canal and decided from now on no more for me…I will have the tooth pulled!!! The cake looks tasty and hope you are on the mend soon!!!

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    Joyti — October 22, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Hmm, that looks delicious. I love butterscotch, and its been waaaay too long since I’ve had any.
    Good luck with root canals…

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    grace — October 22, 2010 at 3:39 am

    apples and butterscotch–what a masterful and divine combination! this is a gorgeous and remarkably elegant cake, brandy!

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    Donna — October 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    That looks so delicious…
    I feel bad for you.. whenever I have tooth issues/dentist issues, I always take some shots of jack.. jack daniels.. it will help:)

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    jenn — October 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Boo for root canals! But YAY for cakes. Take it easy.

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    Emily @Cleanliness — October 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    This is perfection! Thanks so much for submitting this to my challenge!

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    Reeni — October 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Hope your feeling better! Love this! Butterscotch apples sound crazy good!

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    Emily @Cleanliness — October 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Oh my gah…

    Send some to me, already, woman!

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    mangocheeks — November 8, 2010 at 2:51 am

    This looks so delightfully yummy.

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