Apple Pie Smoothie

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

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2


  • 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 Tbsp maple syrup*
  • 1 cup ice cubes

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


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

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  • Mayte

    Hi Elise, I prepared this week end your smoothie. It was delicious though my blender is not as powerful as a Witamix and took me a lot to blender the whole thing. I used Golden Syrup instead of dates and almonds instead of cashews.
    You can have a look at the pictures in my cook blog if you want thought it’s written in Spanish:

    Thank you for sharing.


    • Elise Bauer

      Your smoothie looks great Mayte! So happy those substitutions worked well for you.

  • Mayte

    Hi Elise, I am thinking about doing this smoothie this week end but I have a question: do you put the ice cubes in the blender together with the rest of ingredients? Thank you for your answer.

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Mayte, yes, put the ice cubes in the blender with everything else. Enjoy!

  • CLAY

    add two shots of coconut rum, BOOM.

  • Michelle (What's Cooking with Kids)

    Woah! My son would go crazy for this. We are on a morning smoothie kick – such an easy breakfast for the three of us. The kids even take theirs in a mason jar to-go!

  • Gabrielle Maston

    I never thought about using cashews in a smoothie, could you use almonds instead? It sounds energy packed, awesome post running with all the carbs :)

    • Elise Bauer

      Yes, you can use almonds, though I would use blanched almonds, removed of their slightly bitter skins, and soak them first.

  • tyler s

    This is the I love to have it after my workouts

  • Jen

    Yumm! This is good :) I just tried the maple syrup version and I really liked it! Next time I’ll try macadamia nuts though, since I like them better than cashews. Oh, and I added some vanilla ice cream :)

  • deanne

    This recipe sounded delicious. I followed the recipe although without soaking the dates prior to adding them to my blender. My husband and I both found the taste to be unappealing with no apple pie flavor but sort of an earthy quality.
    I’ll stick to making the berry smoothies.

  • Lisa

    Sounds divine… I am allergic to cashews however. Would almonds suffice? Any other suggestions?

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Lisa, it might work. If you use almonds, use the blanched kind. The skins can be rather bitter.

      • Tess Masters

        Lisa – yes, as Elise said, blanched almonds work really well in this smoothie. Whole almonds make it too gritty. Raw, unsalted macadamias also work really well. Enjoy

  • Elizabeth DiBurro

    This smoothie sounds delicious! We have nut allergies so I’m going to substitute sunflower seeds for the cashews and rice milk for the almond milk. I’m hoping for similar results.
    Thank you for sharing! :)

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Elizabeth, oh, that sounds good! Please let us know how it turns out for you.

    • Tess Masters

      Elizabeth – hemp seeds work really well in this smoothie with soy or rice milk. Yes please share what you did. It is so helpful for the food allergic community. Thanks!

  • Tess Masters

    Oh, Elise, thankyou for that lovely post about me, and book, and the recipe. I hadn’t seen that photo at our pie making class. Oh, what an amazing, magical day that was….You are just the best. Love to you and your beautiful dad. You know I have a soft spot for him…..and you. xxxx