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.
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.
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
Baked Apple Pie Smoothie
Prep time: 30 minutes
- 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)
- 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