Today feels like Fall.
The leaves are turning different colours and crunching under our feet.
All the local farms and fruit and veggie stands are putting pumpkins and apples out on their shelves.
The wind has that coolness to it that was just enough to make our hands cold by the end of our run.
And after the said run, you know what we were craving? A smoothie. Not exactly a cool-weather Fall kind of craving.
We debated for a while whether or not to give into our desire for a smooth, creamy post-run drink, or instead opt for a more fall-inspired snack.
So what do we do?
Make a warm smoothie, of course!
A smooth, creamy, warm apple cinnamon raisin smoothie! A pretty good compromise, if you ask us 🙂
This smoothie was like drinking creamy apple cider. Its the perfect way to satisfy that year-round desire for a cold summer-like smoothie, but this one has the added bonus of staving off that Fall/Winter chill that gets under your skin…
Yes, this smoothie has one extra step to it than a traditional smoothie, but its totally worth it! A warm hug on a cold day. Its very cliche, but oh-so-true 🙂
This here, friends, is the quintessential fall drink!
Warm Spiced Apple Smoothie
Total time: 10min
1/2 c. unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 c. greek yogurt
1/4 c. cottage cheese
1/2 c. apple juice
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. raisins
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
Put all ingredients into a pot and simmer on the stove on medium-low heat for about 5min, until heated through. Pour into blender and blend until smooth.
Have you ever had a warm smoothies before?