Apple à la Mode Smoothie Recipe

Apple à la Mode Smoothie Recipe
Staff Writer
Apple a la Mode Smoothie

Amy Neunsinger

Apple a la Mode Smoothie

Make this smoothie for the apple of your eye, because not only is it rich and delicious, apples contain pectin, a fiber that helps to reduce cholesterol.

Adapted from "Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment" by Mary Corpening Barber, Sara Corpening, and Lori Lyn Narlock.


For the unsweetened applesauce:

  • 1 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 1 cup water

For the smoothie:

  • 2 cups nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup apple juice, chilled
  • 1 cup diced fresh apple, frozen
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


For the unsweetened applesauce:

Combine apple and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the water has evaporated. Mash with a fork. Let cool before using.

For the smoothie:

Combine the frozen yogurt, applesauce, and apple juice in a blender. Add the apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Blend until smooth.


Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.