Apple Cider Smoothie

Hot Apple Cider Smoothie is warm and comforting smoothie that is a perfect way to detox after the holiday season. It is sweetened with apples and spiced with ginger and cinnamon.  You won’t be able to taste the spinach but it adds vitamin and mineral packed green goodness. Hot Apple Cider Smoothie is gluten free, paleo and vegan.

Hot Apple Cider Smoothie by @JesseLWellness #smoothie

Apples

Apples are a great way to sweeten your smoothie because they are low in calories and contain plenty of soluble and insoluble fiber that slows down the absorption of the sugar into your blood stream. The two types of fiber also contribute lowering cholesterol, thus reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke. Fiber is also important for keeping you regular and the pectin, primarily found in skin, can be used to help with diarrhea. Apples are very high in antioxidants including quercetin which has anti-inflammatory properties and regulates histamine response.

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This smoothie is really easy to make and only has a couple ingredients. First juice your lemon and pour the juice into a high powered blender or food processor. Add one cup of water, apple chunks, 2 handfuls of baby spinach, ginger, cinnamon, and the protein powder of your choice. I like to use Hemp Pro 70 in this smoothie because it has a mild nutty taste and blends really well with the apples.

To heat the apple cider smoothie transfer it into a pot and heat until hot. If you have a Vitamix blender, you can continue to blend for 5 minutes until it is hot. Alternatively, you can enjoy the apple cider smoothie at room temperature or blend with two ice cubes for a cold drink.

Hot Apple Cider Smoothie by @JesseLWellness #glutenfree

Finally whisk or blend in the supplements of your choice just before drinking because you do not want to heat them. I like to use a combination of Natural Calm with magnesium to promote relaxation, Nutra Sea fish oil for anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids, Spirulina for immune boosting proprieties, Maca for energy, Asorbic Acid which is another name for vitamin C and MSM which is a joint supporting sulfur compound. I like to mix it up depending on what ails me.

Hot Apple Cider Smoothie

(gluten free, vegan, paleo)

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serving size: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 green apples, roughly diced
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 scoops protein powder *optional
  • Supplements – Vitamin C Powder, MSM, Fish Oil, Maca,…*optional

Directions:

  1. Juice 1/2 a lemon and pour the juice into a high powered blender or food processor.
  2. Add the water, apples, spinach, ginger, cinnamon and protein powder and blend until very smooth.
  3. You can enjoy at this apple cider smoothie at room temperature or cool it down by blending in ice cubes. To enjoy it hot, either heat it by running the Vitamix for 5 minutes or warm it in a pot on the stove.
  4. Finally whisk or blend in the supplements and enjoy.
Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe or supplement add in? Leave me a comment letting me know what is it.

Hot Apple Cider Smoothie by @JesseLWellness #vegan

 

Hot Apple Cider Smoothie (gluten free, vegan, paleo)
 
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Hot Apple Cider Smoothie is warm and comforting smoothie sweetened with apples and spiced with ginger and cinnamon. You won’t be able to taste the spinach but it adds vitamin and mineral packed green goodness. Hot Apple Cider Smoothie is gluten free, paleo and vegan.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Gluten free, Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 green apples, roughly diced
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 scoops protein powder *optional
Directions
  1. Juice ½ a lemon and pour the juice into a high powered blender or food processor.
  2. Add the water, apples, spinach, ginger, cinnamon and protein powder and blend until very smooth.
  3. You can enjoy at this apple cider smoothie at room temperature or cool it down by blending in ice cubes. To enjoy it hot, either heat it by running the Vitamix for 5 minutes or warm it in a pot on the stove.
  4. Finally whisk or blend in the supplements and enjoy.

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8 Responses to “Apple Cider Smoothie”

  1. Peggy May 15, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    This smoothie sounds like a tasty way to start off my morning!

  2. Danielle May 15, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    Great photos Jesse! I’ll have to try this one!

  3. Allen May 15, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    Interesting – I’ve been drinking green smoothies every day for months – never thought of a warm one – will have to try this next week – thanks for the idea.

  4. Esther Epp May 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Perfect for those Rosey cheeked winter times! Looks delish Jesse!! Love the photos- pour me a cup, please!

  5. Marianne @ Ragdoll Kitchen May 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    This sounds so good. I love knowing that I can drink it warm.

  6. Ally @ Om Nom Ally May 15, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this at Smoothie OTW, it’s great to see a recipe that uses the heating properties of a high-power blender put to great use :D
    I’m going to give this a go when cooler weather rolls around as I love green drinks and have never had a hot one!
    Hope to see you at Smoothie OTW again in the future :)

  7. Marlene Myrie May 15, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    Again, you knocked it out the park, I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks divine.

    By the way, I tried the kale salad recipe, it was outstanding, great job guys

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