Our Hot Cinnamon Apple Smoothie tastes just like a piece of warm apple pie with zero guilt.
Now that the weather has turned a bit chilly, you might be craving something warm and sweet for breakfast. If so, why not try a Hot Cinnamon Apple Smoothie?
If you been around Clean Cuisine for any amount of time, you know I make a lot of blender foods. Which of course include lots of smoothies!
I love the whole concept of putting all sorts of good-for-you ingredients into a blender, pressing a switch and presto!—a delicious, nutritious and easy-to-transport breakfast (or snack) is made in minutes.
When the weather gets a little cooler, I realize the sound of an ice cold smoothie isn’t nearly as appealing.
But that doesn’t mean you need to resort to coffee cake for breakfast! Luckily, apples are the perfect seasonal fruit to enjoy as winter approaches. You can just warm them up and blend into a smoothie that tastes a whole lot like apple pie.
If you have kids, I promise the Hot Cinnamon Apple Smoothie recipe will be a hit!
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Don’t Forget the Addition of the Superfood Spice Cinnamon
The fragrant cinnamon is added to my apple smoothie recipe not only for the significant role it plays in boosting flavor, but also for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Like other spices, cinnamon offers a wide variety of disease-fighting phytonutrients that have antioxidant and anti-aging benefits.
Cinnamon contains a variety of super powerful phytonutrients, including the class similar to those found in grapes, berries, cocoa and green tea.
The special type of phytonutrients found in cinnamon have an amazing ability to stabilize blood sugar levels. It can also prevent fat-storing insulin spikes, protect the body from damaging free-radicals. Most amazingly, you will have the ability to “turn on genes” within our body that produce highly protective anti-inflammatory substances.
And if all that isn’t enough to make you want to start putting cinnamon on everything you eat. Then, did you know cinnamon can even boost the appearance of your skin and help protect against premature sun damage?
You can’t just sprinkle on a tdash of cinnamon. You need to get a “therapeutic” dosage—at least 1/4 teaspoon or so—in order to really get the benefits. The apple smoothie recipe has 1/2 teaspoon, so it is definitely enough to make a difference.
Ok, on with the recipe…Print
This Hot Cinnamon Apple Smoothie tastes like apple pie. It’s a great alternative to a cold smoothie for chilly days.
- Place the apple chunks, raisins or dates, cinnamon, and ¼ cup water in a small saucepan and heat over medium high for about 6 minutes, or until water boils and apples soften. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the apples cool for 2 to 3 minutes (see warning below)
- Add the apple mixture to a . Add the pecans and ¾ cup warm water. Process on high for 1 minute, until smooth and creamy. Pour into a coffee mug and drink warm.
WARNING! If you are using a glass blender jar, make sure you let the ingredients cool to almost room temperature before you put them in the glass jar otherwise the glass could explode and cause serious injury.
P.S. If you love the Hot Cinnamon Apple Smoothie, be sure to check out the Warm Banana Smoothie too!