Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl

Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

This decadent breakfast bowl has all the comfort of homemade apple pie paired with the fresh tasting flavor of smoothie bowls. Cinnamon scented tart green apple makes up the base, and then we go crazy with the toppings adding crunchy cinnamon nut granola, seeds, fruit, and a drizzle of yogurt. It’s very creamy and tastes like a cross between a crisp and apple pie.

I made this recipe for my husband who has an undying love for all things apple pie. Over the years, I’ve started developing alternate recipes for that apple pie flavor he loves, but without the processed ingredients. We started with a Classic Apple Crisp (with a secret ingredient), and from there I moved on to develop both an Apple Pie in a Jar and an Apple Pie Energy Bar which are coming out in my e-book!

Since we drink smoothies pretty much everyday, I figured the natural progression was to make one of them into an apple pie version. But to make it even more enticing, I added toppings for the full smoothie bowl experience. I also think making any smoothie into a full scale bowl makes it the perfect weekend indulgence when there’s a little more time to linger over the breakfast table!

Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

For the apples in the smoothie base, I cut them into quarters, cored them and then cut them into eighths. Then cut the eighths crosswise into quarters to create small chunks. This smoothie base is thick to support all the toppings, so it makes it easier to blend if you cut the apples into small chunks.

Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!I like to add a half of an avocado into the smoothie base for two reasons:

  1. Super creamy results.
  2. Healthy fats to keep your energy steady all morning long.

Tip: Whenever I have a half of an avocado leftover I either cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for my smoothie the next day, or I add to my salad at lunch or dinner.

Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowls | Get Inspired Everyday!

I used my Homemade Cinnamon Granola for the main topping in this recipe. We always have a batch of this around because it’s so versatile and it makes breakfast a breeze. One of my favorite time saving tips is to make 2 batches and freeze the extra for a couple weeks down the road. Cinnamon Granola also pairs really well with every smoothie I’ve tried it with, so you really can’t go wrong having it around. That way you’re just a couple minutes away from a fantastic smoothie bowl at anytime!

Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl
 
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Serves: 2 generous servings
Ingredients
Smoothie Base:
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, chilled
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • ¼ cup chilled coconut water
  • ½ ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • ½ Teaspoon Vietnamese cinnamon
  • ½ cup spinach, ½ ounce
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla
Toppings:
  • ½ cup Homemade Cinnamon Granola
  • ½ - 1 whole Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon each chia and hemps hearts (also called hemp seeds)
  • ½ cup coconut yogurt or Greek Yogurt
Instructions
  1. Place all the smoothie base ingredients into a blender in the order listed. Start blending on low and work up to medium, you'll need to use the tamper to keep the mixture moving. Once there are no more chunks, continue to increase the speed until you get to high speed. Blend until the smoothie base is completely smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie into 2 bowls and top with your choice of toppings. You can customize by adding more or less apple chunks, granola, and yogurt to your taste.
Notes
I noted in the recipe to have a couple of things chilled because I think it makes for a better smoothie bowl when everything isn't at room temperature.
Don't worry about the small amount of spinach in the recipe, you can't taste it and it makes for the most beautiful color!


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6 Comments on “Cinnamon Crunch Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl”

    1. Kari

      Thanks Mike, I had the best light that day – I wish natural light was a little more cooperative! It seems like most all bloggers are struggling with dark grey days of winter and spring, with next to no light and I know my pictures never look as good – but what can you do!?!

  1. Laura ~ Raise Your Garden

    Delish! I used to hate avocados and I did a 180 and crave them. Like you said, it’s those healthy fats that are so good for you and give you energy for the day! Typically I just throw a little avocado on my scrambled eggs, but I love the idea of using that creaminess to its own advantage in a smoothie! Stellar. And the cinnamon topping. Whoa. Yum.

    1. Kari

      It adds so much creaminess to smoothies, I know you’re going to love it! I never really cared for avocados either and I don’t even know what shifted but all of a sudden I love them. 🙂

  2. CHRISTINE BABCOCK

    your recipes and travels inspire’s me everyday……..I enjoy and appreciate your posts….thank you

    I loved the desert cups with the word indulge inside it……where can I purchase them ?

    1. Kari

      Thank you Christine, I’m so glad you’ve found some inspiration! The bowls that I have with the word indulge on the inside were bought from a local shop many years ago. The name of the potter is Pottery By Kathy, I looked it up online and mostly all I can find is closeouts, but I’ll email you a link that I found and you might still be able to find the bowls somewhere.

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