This smoothie tastes just like an apple pie – it’s such a refreshing smoothie and great way to start the day. It has a lovely creamy consistency and is packed with fibre and healthy fats.
I’ve used golden flaxseed meal in this recipe but regular flaxseed meal is fine to use – the smoothie will be a little darker if you do. Flaxseed is very low in carbohydrates – making it ideal for people who limit their intake of carbs – and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Serves: 1 | Prep Time: 5 min | Cooking Time: N/A
- 1 med–lge apple, core removed and roughly chopped
- 1 Medjool date, pitted
- 250 ml coconut milk, from carton (if using canned milk water down)
- 2 Tbsp (fine ground) golden flaxseed meal
- 1 Tbsp almond butter/spread
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 1/2 tsp (organic) vanilla extract
- Pinch of fine sea salt
- 1 cup ice cubes
Add all the above ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a glass and sprinkle with a little cinnamon.
Allow the smoothie to sit for a couple of minutes before consuming; the flaxseed meal will soak in the liquid and the smoothie will become quite thick.
Article supplied with thanks to The JOYful Table.
About the author: Susan is the author of The JOYful Table cookbook, containing gluten- and grain-free, and Paleo-inspired recipes for good health and wellbeing.
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