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Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #27 and Apple Pie Smoothie

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Depending on where you live, fall may be making an early appearance or summer may be hanging on (or, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, winter is clinging or spring is getting started early). Wherever you live, mid-September is a time of transition–saying good-bye to one season, getting ready for the next.

And this week’s Apple Pie Smoothie is designed to ease you through that transition with its mix of subtle fruit flavors and a touch of sweetness for a filling and healthy snack. It’s cool and refreshing (if you’re caught in a heat wave) but also rich and energizing (if you’re experiencing a cold snap or–Heaven forbid!–a dusting of snow).

I also like to think of this as a tasty intro to apple season. You can sip on this smoothie and think of all the great ways you can prepare those crisp, fresh-picked apples starting to show up at the farmers’ markets.

Because mid-September is a time of transitions. And here at R&R we’re helping ease you through those changes!

apple pie breakfast Apple Pie Smoothie

1 frozen banana*

1 cup unsweetened applesauce or stewed apples

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup uncooked oats

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt or ice cream

1 handful of ice

apple pie smoothie

Add ingredients to a blender in the order listed. Blend on the highest speed for 30 seconds, or until ingredients are fully mixed. Serve immediately. If you desire, top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Makes 1 large smoothie, or two smaller smoothies.

*A fresh banana is fine too. Freezing the banana gives the smoothie a thicker texture.

apple pie smoothie drink

{Adapted from Gimme Some Oven}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #27 of “Two Sisters Times Two”.

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #27, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #27, text © Jeffrey Anderson

Enjoy!

About Elaine

http://cooking2perfection.blogspot.com/

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