Apple Pie Smoothie

Tastes like apple pie! Smoothie with applesauce, almond milk, cashews, dates, and vanilla.

apple pie smoothie
Elise Bauer

Wow! I'm doing a happy dance just thinking about this apple pie smoothie.

It's dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and it's GREAT.

Anytime you have that many "-free"s in a recipe, I'm doubtful. But I will happily drink this anytime. In fact, I drank the whole batch. (Uh huh, no self control.)

"Apple Pie in a Glass" is what my friend Tess Masters calls it; the recipe is from her fabulous new cookbook The Blender Girl: 100 Gluten-free, Vegan Recipes.

So, what's in it that makes it taste so good?

Applesauce for the apple flavor. Almond milk for the base. Raw cashews for body and to mimic the taste of apple pie crust. Dates for sweetness. Vanilla just because. And ice. It does taste like apple pie, but in a smoothie form.

apple pie smoothie
Elise Bauer

The Blender Girl cookbook is filled with recipes like this one—creative, healthy, and delicious. More than just smoothies, there are tacos, chiles, soups, salsas, salads and puddings too. All making good use of a blender, and all gluten-free and vegan.

Tess bounced into my kitchen one day for a pie making class. She quickly charmed my father who calls her, "the Australian force of nature". And that she is! No surprise that her book is as fun, bubbly, and beautiful as she is.

blender girl tess masters cookbook
Elise Bauer

Apple Pie Smoothie

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 2 servings

*Use dates if using a high speed blender such as a Vitamix, otherwise use maple syrup.


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce or stewed apples

  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews, soaked in water for 1 hour

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 chopped, pitted dates, soaked in water for 1/2 hour, or 2 tablespoons maple syrup*

  • 1 cup ice cubes


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth, 30 to 60 seconds.

Recipe from The Blender Girl: 100 Gluten-free, Vegan Recipes, by Tess Masters.Republished with permission of the author.

Elise Bauer

Tess catching a laugh in Elise's kitchen.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
306 Calories
16g Fat
37g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 435mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.