Best enjoyed in bed

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…

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The secret ingredient for any bed-worthy snack

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

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

Apple-Pie Steamer

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

  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan and then simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.
  2. 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.