Guiltless Apple Pie Smoothie


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
– blender
– knife
– 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


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.


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


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
– blender
– 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

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.