Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

Start your day with this creamy, fall-inspired apple cinnamon smoothie. This fiber-rich vegan smoothie is made without yogurt or bananas and ready in under 10 minutes.

Close up of apple smoothie in a glass Weck jar with another smoothie in the background.

I am usually luke-warm about smoothies, but I LOVE this apple cinnamon smoothie! Apple and cinnamon (and a pinch of nutmeg) are the perfect fall flavor combination.

The natural sweetness of apple almost makes this smoothie feel more like a dessert than a smoothie. It’s like apple pie in smoothie form!

My favorite part of this recipe is that it’s made super creamy using rolled oats. No bananas or yogurt here, just uncooked oatmeal!

Ingredients used to make apple cinnamon smoothies sitting on a wooden slab and marble background.

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Apple Cinnamon Smoothie Ingredients

Apple — Peel and roughly chop a sweet medium-sized apple, such as Gala, Fuji, or Honeycrisp. Pro tip: freeze diced apple before blending for an extra cold smoothie.

Cinnamon and nutmeg — The ultimate fall seasonings! Pumpkin spice seasoning also works well in this smoothie.

Peanut butter — Adding peanut butter to smoothies is an easy way to increase nutrient and protein content without using protein powders. One tablespoon of peanut butter provides 95 calories and 3.5 grams of protein (1). Almond, cashew, or another nut/seed butter also works.

Soy milk — Choose unsweetened, unflavored soy milk.  You can also try oat milk, almond milk, or another milk.

Oatmeal — We’ll blend the oatmeal into a fine flour before adding the other ingredients. This ensures that the oats easily blend into the rest of the smoothie.

Close up of apple smoothie next to two cinnamon sticks.

How to prep & peel an apple

Although the skin of an apple contains nearly 50% of the fruit’s fiber, we’ll remove it for this recipe for a creamier smoothie.

There are two main ways to peel an apple:

  • Use a potato peeler to remove the skin (I use a potato peeler for more than just peeling potatoes–carrots, eggplant, you name it).
  • My preferred method is to use a small paring knife. Start by slicing the apple into eighths, like you would if you were preparing apple slices. Cut the core from each wedge. Use the paring knife to slice the skin from each wedge, careful to preserve as much of the apple as possible.

Use diced apple peel in oatmeal bowls or overnight oats for extra fiber and nutrients. The apple peel will need to be refrigerated if not used right away.

Overhead view of two glass Weck jars with apple cinnamon smoothie.

Recipe Notes

  • You do not need a high powered blender to make this smoothie. I use this relatively inexpensive blender for smoothies and find that it works well.
  • I recommend using rolled oats because they are more fiber-rich than instant oats, but instant or quick oats will work in a pinch.
  • For a colder smoothie, add 3-4 cubes of ice after the smoothie is blended. Blend the ice in until mostly crushed. This will also make the smoothie a bit creamier.
  • The glass jars used in the photos make the cutest smoothie containers.

All you need is ten minutes and this apple cinnamon smoothie is ready to enjoy for snack-time, breakfast or dessert!

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This vegan smoothie is made with a handful of fall ingredients like apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It tastes like apple pie in smoothie form!

Servings: 1 serving

Calories: 321kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium apple
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 3-4 ice cubes as needed

Instructions

  • Prepare the apple: Peel the skin from the apple using a potato peeler or paring knife. Dice into rough 1″ pieces.
  • Add rolled oats to blender. Blend until fine with a flour-like consistency.
  • Add peeled and diced apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, peanut butter and soy milk to the blender. Blend until smooth. After blending, add 3-4 cubes of ice if you desire a colder and creamier smoothie. Blend until the ice is mostly broken down. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Sweet apples like Gala, Honeycrips, or Fuji work well in this smoothie.
  • You do not need a high powered blender to make this smoothie. I use this relatively inexpensive blender for smoothies and find that it blends easily.
  • I recommend using rolled oats because they are more fiber-rich than instant oats, but instant or quick oats will work in a pinch.
  • For a colder smoothie, add 3-4 cubes of ice after the smoothie is blended. Blend the ice in until mostly crushed. This will also make the smoothie a bit creamier.
  • Pro tip: freeze diced apple before blending for an extra cold smoothie.

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