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Balancing Baked Apple Pie Smoothie and a Giveaway!

Apples, not my favourite fruit. I like them as a vehicle for almond butter or chopped up on a salad. On their own, they bore me to tears. I spend my winters waiting for “better” fruit to be affordable/available.

Balancing-Baked-Apple-Pie-Smoothie

Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Alpha Health. Opinions expressed here are my own.”

I know, I need to change my attitude towards apples. We grow great apples in British Columbia. I like to support the locals.

Since it’s the season for cinnamon, I decided to make a Balancing Baked Apple Pie Smoothie. What makes it balancing? I included some Alpha Balance Oil  which provides the proper ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils. First, I tossed the apples in the Balance Oil, then I added a tsp to the smoothie mixture . It adds a pleasant, nutty taste to the smoothie and helps keep you full for longer. I’m looking forward to trying it in a few other recipes in the weeks to come. I think it would be great drizzled over a roasted vegetable soup.

Alpha Balance Oil

I don’t often mention products on my blog, but I am a big fan of Alpha Health. They make the best coconut oil on the market. It’s hand-pressed directly from fresh coconuts on family farms on the Solomon Islands. I’ve taste tested it against the other brand I used to buy, no contest. You really can taste the difference in quality. These are premium products.

I also love the fact that Alpha Health is based here in Vancouver, my home city. I told you, I like to support the locals. Since I love the products so much, I’m really happy to be able to giveaway some to one lucky reader. Sorry to my international friends, this one is for CANADIANS ONLY. (High-five if you are Canadian!) This is what you get:

  • Alpha Balance Oil – 250ml
  • DME Coconut Oil (original) – 100ml
  • DME Coconut Oil (natural pineapple flavour) – 100ml

 

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Baked Apple Pie Smoothie
2 Servings
Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

    • 2 apples, sliced thinly
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1.5 cups almond milk or other milk alternative
    • 4 or 5 ice cubes
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • maple syrup to taste (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix the sliced apples, cinnamon, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of the oil in a medium bowl
  • Spread evenly on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or silpat
  • Bake for 20 minutes until apples start to brown
  • Let the apples cool slightly
  • Put the apples, almond milk, ice cube, vanilla, 1 teaspoon of oil and maple syrup in the blender
  • Mix on high speed for 1 minute until fully incorporated
  • Serve cold

4 Comments

  1. High five from a fellow FBCer and Vancouverite 🙂
    This is my kind of giveaway! Local wholesome products. Perfect. And I’m sure me and my grandchildren would love your smoothie. We’re into apples.

  2. Oh wow! These oils look so awesome, thanks for introducing me to a great new-to-me Canadian company. And a giveaway just for Canadians? I feel like that never happens! I might actually have a shot at winning.

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