My smoothie kick continues. I hope I’m not boring you. It’s very hot in Maryland right now and I am finding smoothies to be an excellent option for any meal, at least for me. I’m also finding them to be a great way to get some healthy foods in my kids. And so far, they’ve been received pretty well! Yesterday, I made an Apple Pie Smoothie. Note the interesting twist!
Apple Pie Smoothie (2 servings)
1/2 Granny Smith apple, grated
1 small zucchini. grated
3/4 cup yogurt (I used non-fat plain)
Dash of cinnamon, vanilla and all spice
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Chill and serve.
Adjust the spices as you like. You can also play around with yogurt flavors. I like to keep it simple and stick with plain or maybe vanilla. Also, note that I didn’t add any sweeteners. If you want to, of course, please do! But you won’t need to.
I asked a friend to guess the secret ingredient and she nailed it. It turned out that she has made an apple pie with zucchini and her kids had no idea. I didn’t hide the zucchini from my kids. They know that their smoothies now contain a vegetable and they actually appreciate this new way of getting their veggies in and checking that box early in the day.
What kid friendly smoothies are you making with veggies?
Let me know! Enjoy!