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Healthy apple crumble smoothie

Healthy apple crumble smoothie - this healthy breakfast smoothie tastes just like my favourite apple crumble (but there's no added sugar!)

After indulging a little (a lot) last time with my beer battered halloumi, I thought it was about time I posted something super healthy.

Yes, I am calling this ‘super healthy’ even though it has the words ‘apple crumble’ in the title. This smoothie contains fruit, spices, a spoonful of oats, and a dash of milk. Now tell me that’s not a good, healthy breakfast?!

Healthy apple crumble smoothie - this healthy breakfast smoothie tastes just like my favourite apple crumble (but there's no added sugar!)

It’s the oats and spices that take this from a plain old fruit smoothie to an apple crumble smoothie. It’s amazing what a few pinches of cinnamon and nutmeg can do – even with no added sugar, they make the smoothie taste deceptively sweet, just like my favourite apple crumble. Those sneaky spices.

The oats add to the yummy apple crumble flavour, as well as adding a bit more protein and fibre. They turn a snack into a full meal – just the thing to fuel you through the morning.

Healthy apple crumble smoothie - this healthy breakfast smoothie tastes just like my favourite apple crumble (but there's no added sugar!)

And, best of all, this apple crumble smoothie only takes about 2 minutes to make. Peel your banana, cut the apple into a few chunks, and throw them in a high-powered blender. You do want a smooth drink (it’s called a smoothie, not a lumpy), but make sure you don’t over-blend, otherwise the heat from the blades will warm up your drink, and that’s no fun for anyone. In fact, if you have time, pop your smoothie in the fridge for five minutes or so after blending to make sure it’s nice and chilled.

Healthy apple crumble smoothie - this healthy breakfast smoothie tastes just like my favourite apple crumble (but there's no added sugar!)

I made my smoothie fairly thick because I love thick smoothies, but if you’d like your smoothie to be thinner, just add a dash more milk. And of course, you can use any kind of milk you like for this smoothie – I used plain old cow’s milk, but I think almond milk would be yummy in this too.

Healthy apple crumble smoothie - this healthy breakfast smoothie tastes just like my favourite apple crumble (but there's no added sugar!)

Healthy apple crumble smoothie

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Calories:
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1 red apple, cored and cut into a few chunks
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 150 ml milk (~ 1/2 cup)

Instructions

  • Add the oats and fruit to a high-powered blender, and blend until no large chunks remain. Add the spices and milk, and blend again until smooth. If the smoothie has become slightly warm during blending, chill it in the fridge for a few minutes. Serve topped with a few more oats if desired.

Apple crumble smoothie NI

Note: nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose.

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Stephanie

Monday 14th of September 2015

That sounds sooo yummy! Might just have to popped that one on the smoothie list!

Camilla

Monday 14th of September 2015

What a fabulous idea for a Smoothie - love it:-)

Craig - The Usual Saucepans

Monday 14th of September 2015

Love the inclusion of a little nutmeg in this - it'll give it a delicious edge.

Claire @foodiequine

Monday 14th of September 2015

This sounds awesome! Love the flavours of apple crumble. I don't have a high powered blender so think I'll juice my apples and add that to the mix. I'm going to make it for lunch today.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Monday 14th of September 2015

I imagine you could use any blender, maybe just chop the apples up a bit smaller to begin with if it's not a particularly powerful one :) Hope you enjoy it, let me know how you get on!

Janie

Monday 14th of September 2015

Mmm, I swear I can almost smell those spices! Great idea adding oats to fill the belly for a little longer, bet they make it lovely and creamy too. Janie x

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