Allergen-Free Apple Pie Smoothie

It’s no secret that I haven’t written much on my blog in several months. To be honest, I have been struggling with some health issues and have been working closely with a dietitian (Dietitian Cassie) (as well as doctors) to try and find the cause. Needless to say, I have had other priorities than posting here. However, that does not mean I don’t miss writing, posting, and interacting with every single one of you who reads my blog. There are so many new things I want to share with you that I have learned in the last few months – but that will be a post in it’s own.

Today, I want to share with you a recipe I made this morning for my breakfast smoothie. As some of you know, I started an elimination diet last week (this means no nuts, no soy, no dairy, no eggs, no gluten). At first, this diet had me antsy and squirming – nervous that I wouldn’t be able to eat anything good: forcing me to gag down every meal for nutrients rather than enjoyment.

Good news: this is not true!

This smoothie recipe is so, so good! I’m totally making it again tomorrow.

Allergen-Free Apple Pie Smoothie (Espinosa Kitchen)

Allergen-Free Apple Pie Smoothie

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Add enough water to cover the steel-cut oats and place in the fridge overnight.
  2. Add oats, applesauce, coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract and protein powder to the blender.
  3. Blend.
  4. Top with nutmeg if desired.

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Allergen-Free Carrot-Ginger Smoothie

This was my first attempt at recreating a delicious smoothie I had at the Ecopolitan Restaurant in Minneapolis, MN. I like to try the more exotic smoothie recipes and am always looking for something new and interesting to try. This is seriously sooo good. I’m considering making it again tomorrow! Here is my recipe:

Update: I changed some things about this smoothie to make it carb-protein-fat balanced. It is still as delicious, but it also is allergen-free for those of us struggling with allergies or trying to figure out if we are allergic by doing an elimination diet.

Carrot-Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract (or pure vanilla extract for allergen-free)
  • 1 scoop Ultimate Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Crushed ice as needed

Directions:

  1. Break banana into pieces and place in blender.
  2. Add carrot juice, coconut milk, lemon juice, extract, and ginger.
  3. Top with protein powder, followed by crushed ice.
  4. Blend.