I shared a pear pancake recipe a few days ago, which is also when I mentioned that I am more of a smoothie girl for breakfast. And here I am now with an apple smoothie. I’ve put off sharing a recipe like this, because I wanted to buy new glasses first, but that hasn’t happened yet. You see the only full set of glasses we have is a whiskey set. All the other glasses used to be part of different sets, but all the other ones got broken. Not on purpose, obviously, but a few accidents later, I’m left with a very weird collection of glasses not big enough for this smoothie and the kind that wouldn’t look too nice on a photograph. Or maybe they would, but I’m too embarrassed at this point. I do have a lot of glass jars though. I collect those with interesting shapes (well, interesting to me at least) and I have them in different sizes, so I grabbed one from there to serve this wonderful smoothie.
I don’t want to bore you with glass talk, but that is the reality around here. I do plan on buying some new ones soon. It would’ve happened by now already if I wasn’t so damn picky and if I loved shopping more than I actually do. Anyway, I guess it doesn’t really matter where you drink from in the end, it’s more about what you drink. This Total Comfort apple smoothie is really good. It is such a treat and it just screams autumn and winter. I call it “total comfort” because it is almost a dessert in a glass and it makes me feel all cozy and good when I drink it. The ingredients are few and simple, and I usually have them all at home, so this recipe is pretty much perfect.
- 240 ml (1 cup) milk (I used low-fat cow’s milk)
- 1 medium banana, peeled
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into large chunks
- 6 dates
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix on high until you get a creamy smoothie.
- Before serving taste a spoonful of the smoothie to see if it needs more mixing.
- These ingredients make one large and thick smoothie. It’s a great breakfast, but you can also divide it and make two servings (and share one with a friend).
- Use any milk you like. When using milk in smoothies I usually go for rice, almond or cow’s milk, but I’ve had this smoothie before with oat milk too. I think rice or cow’s milk work best in this recipe though.
- If you’re not in the mood for milk, apple juice or water are two good alternatives. But keep in mind that apple juice is usually very sweet on its own, so you might want to leave some of the dates out. Water is also great for diluting a very thick smoothie as it doesn’t alter the taste.
- To make this smoothie extra cozy use warm milk instead.