Mornings are just better with an apple pie smoothie to start your day. This simple smoothie tastes exactly like an apple pie, minus the guilt. While this is not a paid sponsored post, I was provided with a blender by Wolf Gourmet to speak about the product.
I have only a couple of breakfast items I really enjoy eating in the morning. Smoothies, overnight oats, and avocado toast are the ones that are my usual go-tos. I tend to go for a smoothie more often than not so I spend a lot of time experimenting with different combinations. If it isn't apparent, I really love pie-flavored smoothies. During the summer, I have a blueberry pie smoothie at least once a week. But now that apples are in season, I've been reaching for this apple pie smoothie a lot. I am talking like sometimes two times a day.
It's perfectly spiced and filling. Plus it tastes just like an apple pie, except without the guilt or any judgmental glares as you have one first thing in the morning.
It's been a while since I've done an apple-based smoothie, or one using any harder to blend ingredients because my last blender died on me and my replacement wasn't exactly high-end. So when Wolf Gourmet asked if I'd be interested in reviewing their blender, I knew it was meant to be.
Their blender is comparable to other high end blenders like the Vitamix. I don't have too much experience with the Vitamix, but get to use one occasionally when I visit friends. What I love about the Wolf Gourmet blender is that it is very consistent with its blending and does an amazing job breaking things down to a velvety smooth puree. I love the timer feature which blends your smoothies, purees, or soups at the exact speed and time for the best consistency. I do find that I sometimes have to go through the smoothie option twice to get perfectly smooth smoothies. Without it, I am more likely to find one chunk of strawberry (or apple in the apple pie smoothie) that did not completely break down in the blender. It isn't a deal breaker, especially since the smoothie option is only 55 seconds long and I do tend to like my smoothies on the thicker side, so they are pretty filled up.
I am really excited to make soup in the blender. You can add ingredients whole and raw (I would recommend at least cooking certain ingredients like garlic and onion for your flavor base). Or you can cook the ingredients before blending. You do need to let the ingredients cool as the blender will also cook the soup with it's high power blending. I am a soup-o-holic, so this feature will be tested with my favorite winter soups like my roasted carrot soup.
Is the Wolf Gourmet blender worth it?
It depends. I think it's a great blender if you can afford it or add it to your gift registry. I don't think any high powered blender is worth the high costs if it is something you simply cannot invest in. I will say that I believe this blender has staying power and I will be able to enjoy it for years to come which will make the cost per use very attractive. I also appreciate that the various components are not too expensive to replace.
Until I can get some carrots, I will be making this apple pie smoothie on repeat.
Apple Pie Smoothie
- 4 dates
- 4 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 4 tablespoons old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 green apples diced
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger optional
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ cups almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- Add all the ingredients to the blender and close the lid.
- Turn the blender on and switch the mode to "smoothie."
- Start the blender and allow to blend for the full 55 seconds.
- Pour into a glass and serve!