This dairy-free Apple Pie Smoothie tastes like apple pie in drinkable form. It’s cool and creamy, nutrient-packed, and the perfect fall treat. Ready in just 5 minutes, it’s delicious for breakfast, snack, or even a healthy dessert. Gluten-free and contains no added sugar.
This easy Apple Pie Smoothie is the perfect sip to help us transition into the fall season.
Crisp apples are blended up with nutty walnuts, sweet vanilla, and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Cool, creamy, and so delicious!
Ingredients you need
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Apples ~ I prefer tart, crisp apples, like Granny Smith, Envy, Cortland, or Empires. If you like a sweeter apple, try Honey Crisp.
Nearly any apple variety will work in this case, so use your favorite!
If you love apples as much as we do, check out all the ways we love to use them year round…
We love adding sliced apples to sandwich fillings like in my Spicy Hummus Wrap or my Curried Tofu Salad.
For breakfast, apples are great in my Apple Pie Spiced Hot Breakfast Cereal, Apple Cinnamon Bread, and Sugar Free Apple Pie Bars.
We even add them to soup, like this Butternut Squash Apple Soup, and, of course, dessert, like in this amazing Vegan Apple Crisp!
Walnuts ~ Walnuts have a mild, nutty flavor and blend up creamy. They’re a tasty complement to the apples and spices and helps to create that apple pie flavor. Pecans would be great, too.
A tablespoon of nut or seed butter can be used instead.
Flax meal ~ Flax is high in nutrients and helps make this smoothie super creamy.
If you don’t have flax, chia seeds or raw rolled oats can be substituted.
Spices ~ Cinnamon and nutmeg are classic apple pie spices. Adjust the amounts to your liking, but if you’re anything like me, lots of cinnamon is a must.
You could also add a pinch of ginger or cardamom.
Vanilla ~ Sweet vanilla makes everything better. Use pure vanilla extract for best flavor, not the imitation stuff. Vanilla bean paste would work, as well.
Milk ~ Any unsweetened, plain non-dairy milk will work. I tend to always grab almond milk or oat milk. Soy milk, cashew, or rice milk would all work.
I would not recommend full-fat coconut milk as it has too much coconut flavor and may muddle the other flavors of the apple pie smoothie.
Extras ~ If you like a sweeter smoothie, a tablespoon or two of pure maple syrup or a few pitted Medjool dates would be a perfect addition.
If you want a protein boost, add 1 tablespoon of unsweetened or vanilla protein powder.
A few ice cubes blended into the smoothie will make it cool and frothy.
If you really want to take this vegan Apple Pie Smoothie over the top, a scoop of quick Stovetop Cinnamon Apples and a dollop of coconut whipped cream to the top!
How to make the recipe
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1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Fridge: Smoothies are best when consumed immediately, but if you have leftovers you can pour it into a mason jar with an air-tight lid for up to 1 day. Stir well before serving.
It may thicken up while sitting in the fridge. If this happens, re-blend with a bit more milk.
Freezer: You can also freeze it in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. Let thaw on the counter and stir well when ready to serve.
Alternately, you can pour the smoothie into an ice cube tray and freeze. When ready to serve, pop the frozen cubes into the blender and purée until smooth. It will be like an Apple Pie Frosty!
Pro tips and tricks
~ No need to peel the apples, but be sure to wash them well before using.
~ Adjust the amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking.
~ For a sweeter smoothie, use sweet apples, like Honey Crisp, and add some pure maple syrup or pitted dates.
~ If your smoothie is too thin, add an extra tablespoon of flax meal or add some rolled oats and re-blend.
~ If your smoothie is too thick, add additional milk and re-blend.
~ For a nut-free option, try sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds instead of walnuts.
There are lots of ways to thicken up a smoothie without bananas. Some of my favorite ingredients are avocado, chia seeds, rolled oats, nut or seed butters, and flax meal like in this apple pie smoothie. You can even use silken tofu or cooked beans – white beans in fruit flavored smoothie (like in this Post Workout Pineapple Smoothie) and black beans in chocolate flavors.
No, you don’t have to peel apples for smoothies. They will blend up perfectly smooth even with the skins on. Be sure to wash the apples well before adding them to the recipe.
Fresh raw apples can be cored and thrown into smoothie easily, but you can freeze them if you need. Wash the apples well, peel them if you like, core the apples and slice them. Add the slices to a bowl of water with lemon juice to prevent browning. Lay them out in one even layer onto a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet and stick in the freezer until frozen. Transfer the frozen slices to a freezer-safe plastic zip-top bag. They should keep well for up to 6 months.
Please note: the texture once frozen and thawed will not be ideal for eating plain, but they’ll be great for smoothies or baking.
More dairy free smoothies
- Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie
- Strawberry Apple Smoothie
- Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- Cranberry Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie
- Strawberry Beet Smoothie
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Apple Pie Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened, plain non-dairy milk plus more if needed
- 2 medium apples cored and rough chopped
- 2 tablespoons raw walnuts chopped
- 1 tablespoon flax meal ground flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg or to taste
- 2-3 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and savor the flavors of fall!
Nutrition values are calculated using online calculators and are estimates only. Please verify using your own data.
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says
What a delicious sounding and looking smoothie – apple pie really epitomises this time of year for me and this looks worth a try!
Jenn S. says
Yes, I love fall and apples and all the wonderful spices! Thanks, Bintu!
What a perfect smoothie recipe for fall. Sounds delicious and healthy!
Jenn S. says
Apple pie without turning on the oven! Thanks, Jill!
Who wouldn’t wanna try an apple pie smoothie, right? I can’t wait to try it!
Jenn S. says
Right! Enjoy, Julia!
Lisa Bynum says
Thanks for the tips on how to thicken up smoothies. I’ve been making protein smoothies for my son to get some weight on him. He’s getting a little tired on the banana flavor. I will be trying some of your suggestions.
Jenn S. says
Thanks, Lisa! I’m glad you liked the tips. Let me know if you try am of them!