Apple pie is one my favourite ‘comfort’ desserts. It’s hard to resist a slice when the aroma of caramelized apples and cinnamon waft through the room. I was going to make a simple apple smoothie but with a touch of cinnamon and addition of caramelized apples, this smoothie reminded me of an apple pie. I add banana to this for some body in the smoothie. There’s no refined sugar, but only a dash of honey. It makes for a great breakfast on the go.
Apple – 1 and 1/2 cubed
Banana – 1 small or 1/2 of a large one
Milk – 3/4 cup
Greek yoghurt or hung curd – 2 tbsp
Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp
Honey – 2 tbsp (adjust according to preference)
Brown sugar – 1/2 tsp
Butter – 1/2 tsp
Walnuts – handful crushed
Heat a pan with the butter, toss 1/2 cup of apple cubes in along with the brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
Let the apples caramelize and keep aside.
In your blender put the rest of the apples, banana, yoghurt, milk and cinnamon.
Add the caramelized apples and blitz away till desired consistency. If it’s too thick, add some more milk.
Top with crushed and toasted walnuts.