Apple Pie Smoothies
¾ cups plain low fat yogurt
½ cup low-fat milk
2 tablespoons raw almonds (if you’re allergic to nuts, skip the almonds and substitute 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats)
½ tablespoon apple, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon overripe banana, sliced (frozen if possible)
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons ice cubes
1. Put all ingredients in blender in order listed.
2. Put top on tightly. Blend on a medium setting until ice is chopped and mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
3. Serve immediately or store covered in the refrigerator, up to 4 hours
*From the Chef:
“To make smoothie colder and thicker, add slices of frozen banana.”
Reprinted with permission from the American Culinary Federation and Chef & Child Ingredient of the Month, December 2013