Apple Pie Green Smoothie

This apple pie green smoothie is an amazing glass of goodness that will keep you energized for hours. The addition of tahini gives it a touch of creaminess, while the uncooked rolled oats add a bit of heartiness and extra fiber when you need a little more than blended-up berries. This is a great smoothie to drink in the morning to get a jump start on feeding your gut bugs the right stuff!





¾ to 1 cup almond milk (use less for a thicker smoothie)

2 handfuls spinach

1 apple, cored and cubed

1 small banana, sliced and frozen

1 tablespoon tahini (cashew or almond butter works, too)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Dash of ground nutmeg (optional)

2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats

Mix-and-Match Toppings: chopped apples, chia seeds, hemp seeds,

walnuts, pecans



MIX THE ALMOND MILK, spinach, apple, banana, tahini, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oats in the container of a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Then garnish with your favorite toppings.


Recipe by Elise Museles of Kale and Chocolate. First appeared in The Microbiome Solution (Penguin 2015).