Peanut butter spread on apple slices is not only a tasty snack, it’s also a delicious smoothie combination. This smoothie is made with green apples, creamy peanut butter, dates, banana, quinoa flakes and flaxseed, blended together with a plant-based milk.
Apple Peanut Butter Smoothie Ingredients
Peanut Butter: Any peanut butter will work just fine. However, I personally love Mayver’s Peanut Butter. It’s made in Australia from nothing but roasted peanuts and a pinch of salt.
Apples: I use green apple in this recipe, however you could also use red apple.
Medjool Dates: This particular variety of date adds a sweet and subtle caramel-like taste to this smoothie. As an added bonus, they are also rich in fibre, antioxidants and potassium. They are larger in size compared with other varieties of dates. I recommend chopping them into smaller pieces so they blend easier.
Quinoa Flakes: I use quinoa flakes in this recipe to ensure it is gluten-free. However, if you eat oats you could switch the quinoa flakes to oats, the recipe will work just the same.
Protein Powder: The ground flaxseed in this smoothie add some extra plant-based protein and healthy fats. You could also add a vegan protein powder to this smoothie to make it a bit more hearty (particularly if you’re consuming this as a meal or post-workout). I use a flavourless protein powder from Amazonia in my smoothies for a little extra protein.
Coconut Milk: Any plant-based milk will work but I recommend Pure Harvest Coco Quench coconut milk. It’s organic and made from a blend of coconut milk and brown rice.
If you don’t have a lot of time during the week, this smoothie is super simple to create for breakfast or a snack. If you’re more into meal prepping on the weekend, you could make a batch and freeze it into smoothie cubes. This makes it even easier to whip up during the week.
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Apple Peanut Butter Smoothie
- High-speed blender
- 1/2 cup
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 green apple
- 1 banana
- 2 Medjool dates
- 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
- 1 tbsp flaxseed
- 2 cups plant-based milk
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
- Serve as desired!