by Claire Matlock
“Netflix and chill” was around before Tinder, let me tell you. And, it was a lot cooler. It featured higher-caliber movies, time to yourself and took breakfast-in-bed to a whole new level. “Lazy snacks” are some of the best dishes out there. Everyone loves the apple pie in a glass phenomenon, so here are two related recipes: a cold and hot version. I was tempted to offer a pasta-in-bed recipe but I fear that might have been too Italian…
Apple-Pie Protein Smoothie
1 apple, peeled or unpeeled (Lazy snacks, remember?)
1 to 2 very ripe, frozen bananas
1 cup almond or cashew milk
1 cup good quality apple cider or juice
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp each any of the following ground spices: cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, turmeric, ginger, cardamom or cayenne
ice, to desired consistency
1 tbsp almond butter, optional
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
3/4 cup almond or cashew milk
3/4 cup good-quality apple cider
1/2 tsp each of any of the following spices: cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, turmeric, ginger, cardamom or cayenne
squirt of honey or maple syrup
- Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan and then simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.
- Strain through a fine wire mesh and serve. Don’t be afraid to steep entire pieces of spices like whole cloves or knobs of fresh ginger, as you’ll strain the liquid before drinking anyways.