APPLE PECAN SMOOTHIE- Vegan, Grain-Free & Refined Sugar-Free

Smoothies are a frequent meal in my house. I used to have one for breakfast almost everyday, but since I’ve started creating grain-free porridge my breakfast is now rarely a smoothie. Now I take advantage of these simple meals for dinner. After work I tend to come home and do a quick clean of the kitchen- prep it for making dinner. This prep cleaning, however, usually turns into me not wanting to “mess up” the cleaning I just did and thus I turn to smoothies- no dishes, loads of nutrients, endless flavours. Awesome.

Apple Pecan Smoothie

Healthy Apple Pecan Smoothie

The perfect “anytime” smoothie to squash those sweet cravings and nourish your body!

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp pecans
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp apple butter
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1-2 cups kale
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Blend water and pecans together in a high power blender to make pecan milk (no need to strain since you’re making a single serving for the smoothie). 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into glass and if you so desire, top with extra cinnamon and pecans

Apple Pecan Smoothie

xoxo Erin

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13 thoughts on “APPLE PECAN SMOOTHIE- Vegan, Grain-Free & Refined Sugar-Free

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  2. Just beautiful! I have a jar of apple butter that’s begging to be used but I never think to use it. What a great idea to use it in a smoothie! Love apple/pecan/kale mixture!

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  4. Oh the pecans in this sound great! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope you enjoyed the last two week’s of giveaways!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  8. Oh yummy! Love the flavour combo in this smoothie, and I definitely agree about not wanting to mess up the kitchen. Sometimes smoothies are much easier!
    Thank you for sharing at the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party this week, lovely to see you again 😀

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