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June 11, 2013

Ted's apple smoothie recipe with yogurt, honey and cardamom {vegetarian, gluten-free}

Apple smoothie with yogurt and cardamom, for breakfast or afternoon snack.

My husband Ted has a thing for smoothies, and it turns out that he's a darned good smoothie maker. In general, Ted's an out-of-the-box thinker, and he's that kind of cook, too. He starts by reading some recipes to get a sense of proportions, then he puts together his own combinations, sometimes weird and often wonderful. There's nothing wacky in this apple smoothie. It's cool and refreshing for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Use your favorite apple, and leave the skin on for a bit of extra oomph. And don't be put off by the color, which I admit looks a bit like medicine; the taste is pure apple.

Apple smoothie, from The Perfect Pantry.

Ted's apple smoothie with yogurt, honey and cardamom

From the pantry, you'll need: low-fat plain yogurt, honey, ground cardamom.

Serves 2.

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped apple, cored but not peeled (Ted uses Gala apples)
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
Pinch of ground cardamom
1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
1/2 banana
2-3 ice cubes

Directions

Place all ingredients except ice in a blender, and process until almost smooth. Add the ice cubes, and process until completely smooth.

Serve immediately.

[Printer-friendly recipe.]


More recipes in The Perfect Pantry:
Raspberry, lime and mint smoothie
Santorini Sunrise strawberry smoothie
Cucumber smoothie with Greek yogurt
Pink yink ink drink
Mango lassi

Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Blackberry-yogurt power smoothie, from Food Blogga
Quick and easy green smoothie, from Inspired Taste
Clementine smoothie, from Green Lite Bites
Pina colada smoothie, from Nutrition to Kitchen
Peanut butter banana smoothie, from Joy the Baker

Comments

Oh yum! I think I'll make it with coconut cream instead of yogurt and see how that goes. ;-) Please thank Ted for this recipe!

Shirley

Shirley, I have many more of Ted's smoothie creations to share over the next few weeks. Nice to know that coconut cream makes a good gluten-free substitute.

My husband is a smoothie guy too! But I am the one who makes them for him and I love throwing in a dash of exotic spices!

Carol, that little pinch of spice makes such a difference, doesn't it?

Cardamom--inspired, Ted! The Vitamix folks would tell you that you don't even need to core the apple when making a smoothie, but they don't have to face the wrath of the composting guinea pigs denied their treat. I do, so I always core.

Thanks!

Hi Lydia! It was so wonderful to meet you at BlogHer Food this past weekend. Looking forward to staying in touch, and to trying this tasty smoothie!

Kirsten, I always core, too. I guess those ground up seeds would add extra fiber (!), but I can do without that.

Kelly, it was lovely to meet you, too!

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