Sweden’s most underrated season is upon us! The apple harvest is about to begin. Swedish apples are famous for being some of the best in the world!
Hey guys! Today I'm sharing a real fruitylicious smoothie that might be considered more of a healthy dessert than your regular day to day smoothie! You guys know by now that I eating sugar and fruit less often nowadays... I very rarely find myself craving it anymore (thanks to a 60 day long cleanse I did a few months back, completely free from all kinds of sugar) What I do enjoy though is to still be creative and also have a small treat once in a while. The treat does not have to be sweet or sugary, it's more a matter of variety and to eat or drink something that's out of the ordinary for me...
Creativity and to try new things is extremely important for me and also a way for me too not get bored and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
This weekend I prepared a delicious dessert, Vegan dulce de leche and chocolate fudges! Yes, that's right! Dulce de leche made from coconut milk! How amazing is that?! Anyway's more about that in another post. Of course I'll be sharing that recipe with you too... :)
Apple cinnamon swirl
- 1 apple
- 2 dates
- 1 heaping tbsp almond butter or penut butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch of ground nutmeg (optional)
- 1 pinch of ground ginger (optional)
- pinch of salt
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 apple
- 1 cup oat milk
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice
- In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients for the apple smoothie.
- Use a food possessor to mix together the ingredients for the apple cinnamon swirl.
- Using a spoon layer some apple-cinnamon swirl on the bottom of your glasses then pour the apple smoothie on top. Top with garnishes if you want and enjoy!
Apple pie with vanilla sauce has always been one of my favorite desserts. My mother and grandma always used to make it whenever the whole family got together or whenever we had guests. The combination of the slightly sweet and acidic apples with the warming spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg takes me right back to my childhood. :) It's interesting how important tastes and flavors are to our memories.
This is a fairly healthy option to a quick treat that you can make yourself or your kids! It's very simple to make and it has all the yummy flavors of a freshly baked apple pie!
What we choose to nourish our bodies with plays a huge role in how we feel. I have found that I feel so much better in avoiding fruit and sugar every day. For me it's never about banning foods or putting unrealistic standards on myself. It's just about becoming more conscious and in tune with what makes me feel more energetic and peaceful both mentally and physically..