Apple Pie Smoothie

This smoothie has protein-rich almonds and yogurt to give you lots of energy — and the cinnamon and vanilla gives it a rich sweetness that might remind you of a favorite dessert! 

Hands-on time:
5 minutes
Total time:
5 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Blender (adult needed)


3⁄4 cup plain low fat yogurt or whole milk yogurt
1⁄2 cup low-fat or whole milk
2 tablespoons raw almonds* (*If you're allergic to nuts, skip the almonds and substitute 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats.)
1⁄2 apple, cored and sliced
1 overripe banana, sliced (frozen if possible)
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ice cubes


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Serve right away, or store in a thermos or covered in the refrigerator, up to 4 hours. 

To help make any smoothie colder and thicker, it’s great to have slices of frozen banana ready to go. It’s easy:

1. Peel an overripe banana. 
2. Use a butter knife to slice it into thin rounds.
3. Put the slices in a resealable plastic bag and put it in the freezer.