This smoothie recipe contains both ginger and cinnamon, anti-inflammatory spices with powerful health benefits. Both are an ideal remedy for digestive distress of any kind, reducing intestinal gas, bloating, nausea and even vomiting in pregnancy. Cinnamon is great for blood sugar regulation, which helps you to have stable energy throughout the day.
The smoothie also contains two very healthy fats, avocado and walnuts, to support the health of your brain, which needs healthy fats to thrive.
The taste is reminiscent of apple pie in a glass, with the added benefit of super foods and spices for your health. It is decadent, creamy, and delicious.
The Ultimate Apple Pie Smoothie
- 2 gala apples, core removed
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I use Sunwarrior brand)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/4 cup water
In a high speed blender, blend all of the ingredients. The consistency will be very thick. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add water as needed.
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Lisa Gatti is a nutrition and digestive wellness expert, and owner of Culinary Therapy, LLC, a global nutrition practice based in NY. Culinary Therapy is all about simple, delicious food for great health. Lisa believes in food as medicine and remedy, helping clients with digestive issues and chronic conditions get to the root cause of their health problems, make simple shifts in their diet, and feel really well again so they can focus on living the life they were meant to live.
To find out more about Lisa's programs, visit CulinaryTherapyOnline.com. There she offers a great free, downloadable E-Guide,“The Top 3 Foods You Should Be Eating, But Probably Aren't."