This time of year we focus on family, friends, and food for our holiday celebrations. I know I’ve been thinking about all of those things lately (especially pie!). To get my mornings off on the right foot, and to help keep my pie cravings in check, I’ve been blending up these Green Grape, Apple, and Cinnamon Smoothies. They’re easy to make, healthy, and you’ll find some flavors of the season mixed in.
This is my favorite time of year, for sure. The sweaters, boots, colorful leaves, and plans to gather with friends and family are all comforting to me. And of course the food that goes with the season is fabulous, which can lead me to easily overindulge! For something healthy and delicious, I’ve been starting my days with Green Grape, Apple, and Cinnamon Smoothies. They’re a delight and make a great afternoon snack, too.
These smoothies are easy to make and taste like the season! I’ve had a lot of apples around lately and I want to put them to good use. They’re good for you (an apple a day, and all) and you’ll easily find them in stores and markets this time of year.
For some seasonal dessert ideas that include apples galore, check out my recipe for Skillet Apple Pie with Salted Caramel Whipped Topping. Another goodie: Apple and Sweet Potato Pastry Braids. They’re both perfect for holiday treats, but I can’t forget Cranberry-Apple Pie Spring Rolls — so fun!
The green grapes are a double-duty ingredient in these smoothies. I add them to a resealable bag and pop them in the freezer for a bit. After an hour or so, they turn into flavorful ice cubes for these smoothies. Green grapes are good for you, too, and make it easy to add more fruit to your morning!
I toss ground flax seeds into the blender for these smoothies, and have also popped in fresh spinach leaves, too, for a nice green hue and hit of added veggies. The cinnamon and honey bring the ingredients together for a seasonal flavor.
Green Grape, Apple, and Cinnamon Smoothies are a great way to get your day off to a good start. You’ll love how easy they are to make and how they taste like the season!
These smoothies are good for your, they taste amazing (perfect for the season), and they're so easy to make for a morning drink, or as an afternoon snack!
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 cups frozen green grapes
- 2 apples, peeled and sliced
- 1-1/2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons honey, to taste
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Adjust the honey to your taste.
This recipe yields 2, 10-ounce smoothies. You can add other ingredients to the mix, too! I've added about 2 cups of packed fresh spinach to these smoothies for even more color, flavor, and good-for-you ingredients!