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Apple Pie Milkshakes

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Happy Thanksgiving week!

Since there’s a very strong chance you already have your Thanksgiving menu figured out by now, I’d thought I’d cut us all a break and post a super easy recipe that’s particularly great for Thanksgiving Day breakfast instead.

My current big loves in life are creamy Greek yogurt and tart granny smith apples. I never really cared for granny smiths before becoming pregnant! They were always too tart for my taste. Not now! I can’t get enough and have been eating at least two a day. When I thought about a healthy smoothie/milkshake recipe I’d like to try, this apple pie milkshake was born. It’s made with Greek yogurt, milk, bananas, spices and granny smiths, of course. Creamy, cool apple pie. Yum!

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The spices used here are cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. If you want to make the smoothie even more filling, add a third cup of raw, old fashioned oats before you blend! I do that sometimes and love it.

I hope everyone has fun Thanksgiving plans on the radar! We are visiting family in Texas and I’ll be taking the rest of the week off to soak up as much time as possible with them {also because there’s hardly any internet where we’re going}. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones and I’ll be back next week with more great recipes and some pregnancy updates!

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Apple Pie Milkshakes

makes 1 shake

Print this Recipe!


1 small granny smith apple, sliced

1 frozen banana

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

3/4 cup milk

squirt of agave nectar

pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves


Blend everything up and drink immediately!


5 minutes

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  • Live Love Yum
    November 26, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    November 26, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Thanks for something bright, cheery, creamy, awesome (and not Thanksgiving-ey). Love your idea on going with this sort of recipe this week πŸ™‚

    I love apple and cinnamon smoothies and yours looks so creamy!

  • Ksenija @ With An Open Mind
    November 26, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Mmmmh, sounds delicious! I’ve been craving some smoothie/shake for a while now and this sounds like the thing to do. Will make this later today. Thanks, Jenna!

  • Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve.
    November 26, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Oh this sounds SO yummy! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
    November 26, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Thanks for the recipe healthy and delicious! Have a great Thanksgiving with your family πŸ™‚

  • Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
    November 26, 2013 at 4:31 am

    yum!! Happy Thanksgiving girl!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    November 26, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Mmm sounds delicious! I used to love Granny Smiths as a kid, but I’m all about the Honeycrisps and Mutsus now. Having said that, Granny Smiths are awesome in smoothies and juices! Have a great time in Texas, and enjoy unplugging!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    November 26, 2013 at 5:09 am

    This sounds so good! And it would be the perfect way to cool down while cooking thanksgiving dinner with the oven & all of the stove burners going at once — it gets pretty toasty in the kitchen πŸ™‚

  • shelly @ohshellsbells
    November 26, 2013 at 5:36 am

    this does sound good, but gah! it’s too cold where I am for smoothies!

  • C.
    November 26, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Yum! This sounds delicious. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    November 26, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Oooh this sound delicious! I have been looking for new smoothie recipes! For some reason I only tend to remember I can make smoothies when it is FREEZING outside!

  • colleen
    November 26, 2013 at 6:45 am

    thanks! I was a little worried when I saw “milkshake” that it would involve ice cream, but this is totally healthy! Those poor Texans with no Internet, how do they do it?! LOL. Enjoy!

  • Dana
    November 26, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Mmmmm looks and sounds fabulous!! Love Granny Smiths! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • erin @hooleywithaz
    November 26, 2013 at 7:11 am

    yum! i love non-thanksgiving recipes this week, because really, thanksgiving is ONE MEAL, we can’t possibly fit all the recipes in that one meal! i made probably the best pizza in the world thinking the same as you haha. http://hooleywithaz.com/2013/11/25/recipe-prosciutto-caramelized-onion-mozzarella-arugula-pizza/

  • Jamie
    November 26, 2013 at 7:28 am

    This would be so good with Apple Cider!!! (Trader Joes is reallly good!) Thanks!

  • Kelly Mitchem
    November 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

    This sounds so super delicious and healthy, I will have to give it a try!

  • Trisha
    November 26, 2013 at 8:55 am

    This looks delicious and healthy! (And a needed break from Thanksgiving food!)

  • Tina@GottaRunNow
    November 26, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I’ve made all kinds of smoothies, but I’ve never put an apple in my smoothie before. Must try!

  • Caroline L.
    November 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

    This reminds me of the pumpkin pie smoothie I had at Jamba once – Thanksgiving in a cup! Have a happy, restful week! I’m also currently in Texas, but am so confused as to why it’s been so CHILLY!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    November 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I would never think to put an apple in a milkshake, but this sounds delicious and refreshing. Granny Smiths are my favorite, so I always have some hanging around!

  • Kristin @ W [H] A T C H
    November 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    this looks delicious!

  • Sanaz@Run for Cake
    November 26, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I can’t believe I never thought of this! Genius! Greek Yogurt is so good in everything. I am definitely going to try this asap!

  • morgan
    November 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Mmm! I’m addicted to this smoothie:
    1/8th cup of hemp hearts
    1 avocado
    1 frozen banana
    1/2 cup almond milk (or more depending on the consistency you desire)
    3 heaping tbsp. cacao powder

    It’s my new root’s recipe…I added chia seeds, hemp hearts, and bee pollen on top

  • Coty and Mariah@quirksandtwists
    November 26, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I love the addition of granny smiths! This has to be good!

  • Cassie
    November 26, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I’ve just started using apples in smoothies… they are so good, I wouldn’t have guessed they mixed so well!

  • Diana
    November 26, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    This looks amazing. I am definitely making this tomorrow morning. Will it work with a honeycrisp? Or will it not be tart enough to stand up to the other ingredients?

  • Kristin @ FoodFash
    November 27, 2013 at 6:21 am

    What a tasty idea for someone who’s gonna be busy in the kitchen all morning {this girl}!

  • Joshua Hampton
    November 27, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Granny smith apples are not my favorite apples, but the idea of an apple pie milkshake is so irresistible, I’ve put this on my to-do list. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Chelsea
    November 27, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I’m loving this recipe, Jenna! I had a couple Granny Smiths I needed to use up and hadn’t thought about putting them in a smoothie. I made this for breakfast and liked it so much that I made it for lunch too! Happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  • Laura @ SneakersandSpatulas
    November 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    That sounds delicious, may have to try!


  • Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness
    November 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    This sounds like the perfect breakfast for the big day tomorrow! Quick and healthy enough that I can justify stuffing my face for the entire evening. Perfect. Thank you!

  • Alison
    November 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

    This sounds soooo delicious!! Can’t wait to give this a try. It’s perfect for me because I live in such a warm climate (middle east) and making all these cinnamony-warm dishes just aren’t appealing when it’s still 80F outside in November. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    November 28, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Such pretty photography πŸ™‚

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    November 30, 2013 at 4:10 am

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This will be a nice little detox but not from all of the feasting over the past few days.

  • Katie
    December 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    This looks so, so yummy. I’ve been on a pumpkin pie smoothie kick, but I think I’m done with the pump for now. I bet this would be good with pear, too.
    Thanks for the idea!

  • April Knight
    November 18, 2019 at 8:30 am

    This is great!!)) Thanks for recipe!!)
    Try this – Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie https://greenann.com/recipe/strawberry-kiwi-smoothie/
    6 oz Strawberries
    1 Kiwi
    ΒΌ cup Coconut Milk
    Β½ cup Water