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2 types of peanut butter apple pie smoothies

Posted Oct 19 2012 9:40am

I rarely buy flavored yogurt because they always have SO MUCH sugar.  Instead, I buy plain yogurt and add honey and sometimes fruit.  Well, a couple of weeks ago I was up at my parents house and they had some apple cinnamon chobani yogurt.  Um, holy cow.  Pretty much the best yogurt I’d ever eaten in my life.  Except that it had 20 grams of sugar.  20 grams.

But of course, I had to buy myself some when I got home and for a week or so I was hooked on this stuff.  But finally I came to my senses and realized, while incredibly amazing, I had to say goodbye.

But before I did, I decided to try it in a smoothie and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

Peanut Butter Apple Pie Smoothie (take 1)

  • 1 container Chobani Apple Cinnamon greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup protein plus peanut flour
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1.5 cups vanilla unsweetened almond milk

Sometimes I still dream about this smoothie.  In fact, I had been dreaming about it for so long I decided to try to recreate it using whole foods without the extra sugar from the yogurt.

Here’s what I came up with.

Peanut Butter Apple Pie smoothie (take 2)

  • 1/2 medium honey crisp apple (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup protein plus peanut flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon + more for garnish
  • 1.5 cups vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • (I was out of spinach but I’d definitely add it in if you have some).

I’ll be completely honest with you my friends, take 1 was better.  Whatever Chobani puts in that yogurt is incredible (and I will say that Chobani adds only natural ingredients so it’s not like there’s a bunch of fake crap in there, it just has a lot of sugar from the apples, apple juice – whatever magical mixture they put in there).  But take 2 was a nice substitute and made me feel a lot better about what I drinking.  I highly recommend both versions.  You really can’t go wrong.

 


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