Guiltless Apple Pie Smoothie

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Anyone in my family can tell you that once fall rolls around I go apple picking. Of course the only natural thing to do with a big bag of freshly picked apples is bake apple pie! Taking a sip of this apple pie smoothie is like putting a luscious piece of apple pie in your mouth. I couldn’t believe how much it tasted like apple pie or how delicious this is! This is very refreshing and my new favorite 🙂

Calories: 215 calories
Prep-time: 5 minutes.
Serving size: 1 person
Tools:
– blender
– knife
Ingredients:
– 1 large apple of your choice
– 1 cup original almond milk
– 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
– 1 tsp. honey
– pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
– 2 ice cubes

Directions:

1.) Core and cut your apple into 1/2 inch cubes.
2.) Put the ice into the blender first. Add the apple and then pour in your cup of almond milk. On top of the apple, place your 1/4 cup of cottage cheese. Blend until well mixed (about 2-3 minutes).
3.) Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and honey. Blend until all ingredients are incorporated.
4.) Pour into a class and garnish with cinnamon.

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Tips and tidbits:
* Want to reduce the calories? Change the almond milk to unsweetened almond milk. You can also trade the cottage cheese in for non-fat greek yogurt. Fage is my favorite brand.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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This delicious and filling smoothie gets you into the “fall” mood. Whether it’s 50 or 100 degrees outside, this delectable treat is great for any pumpkin lover.

Preptime: 5 minutes.
Serving size: 1 person
Tools:
– blender
Ingredients:
– 1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
– 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
– 1/4 cup quick oats
– 1/2 frozen banana
– 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
– 2 packets of truvia
– 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
– pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg

Directions:
1.) Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth or until the cottage cheese and oats are simply grainy and not chunky.
2.) Serve in a glass with a straw. Garnish with whipped cream for an added treat.

Tips and FYIs:

* Don’t be afraid of the cottage cheese. I too thought it would be weird, but it makes the smoothie nice and creamy.
* The smoothie has a nice, grainy texture to it from the oats. It reminds you of the crust of a pumpkin pie.
* This smoothie is very filling and thick. Sometimes I am only able to drink half.