Even diehard smoothie addicts are tempted to take a break from their blender in the dead of winter — frozen fruit and crushed ice don’t feel quite the same when the temperatures plummet and the snow stays on the ground for days. This version of a smoothie, made from warm, simmered apples, feels like comfort food in a glass and is a perfect alternative on chilly winter mornings.
Topping oatmeal with warm, stewed apples and a good splash of homemade almond milk could fool me into thinking I was eating a dessert — it’s that heavenly flavor combination that was the inspiration for this smoothie. With leftover cooked apples on hand, I tried blending them with almond milk and loved the resulting texture and subtle sweet flavor. Having quickly made this smoothie part of my breakfast routine, I sometimes added ground flax, cinnamon or blueberries. But this version with matcha (powdered green tea) is by far my favorite. Being a lover of green tea, I couldn’t resist adding some to the mix. When made with warm apples, this smoothie is like having breakfast and a cup of tea in one.
Green Apple and Green Tea Smoothie
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