Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Healing Apple Pie Smoothie

This is a nice summer twist on a drink that I would normally make in the winter. Warming spices, like cinnamon, cloves, cayenne, and turmeric, soothe the digestive system, and boost immunity during cold-weather. Sometimes though, we're in need of that foody hug in the summer time.

Hot Weather Apple-Pie Smoothie

Combine everything in a blender and puree until smooth.

- 1 apple
- 1 or 2 very ripe, frozen bananas
- 1 cup almond or cashew milk
- 1 cup good quality apple cider or juice
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp each any of the following spices, ground: cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, cayenne, etc.
- Ice to personal preference
- *Optional: 1 tbs almond butter

Cold Weather Apple-Pie Steamer  

Bring everything to a boil in a saucepan, and then simmer for 15 minutes on low heat. Strain through fine wire mesh and serve. Don't be afraid to steep entire pieces of spices, like whole cloves or knobs of ginger or fresh grated turmeric, as you'll strain the liquid before drinking anyways.

- 1.5 cups almond or cashew milk
- 1.5 cups good-quality apple cider
- 1 tsp each of any of the following (fresh or dried) cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, cayenne, etc.
- Squirt of honey or maple syrup

Serves 2

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