Apple Cardamom Smoothie

Apple Cardamom Smoothie

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Delicious smoothie with a blend of apple, banana,date and cardamon in almond milk. Its easier to get my son to drink smoothies when they look like this, so I decided to whip him up a batch for breakfast. I must admit, I also love the taste of a creamy and sweet smoothie at times. I would normally add some spinach or kale to my smoothie to balance out its intense sweetness but I just wanted a simple smoothie that taste like I’m eating dessert.  This smoothie is perfect for breakfast or when you have the urge for something sweet and you would rather stay away from refined sugar and carbs. You are welcome to leave out the date or the banana and substitute with liquid stevia. I also love the addition of the chia seeds. Cardamom adds a delicious sweet spice flavor that has many healing benefits such as improved gastrointestinal function, lower cholesterol, improved circulation, anti-inflammatory and many more positive reactions on the overall health.


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 almond milk
  • 1 apple cored and chopped
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 date, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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17 Comments
  1. Carol
    January 12, 2018

    Yumm! I started grinding a cardamom seed in my coffee beans and now I’m hooked. I’ll definitely try this!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 12, 2018

      Awesome, love the flavor, hope you enjoy!

  2. Kimberly Ann @ Bake Love Give
    April 8, 2015

    Ooh! I love love love cardamom – I bet this smoothie is just heavenly!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 8, 2015

      It is Kimberly very delicious!

  3. Cassie
    April 8, 2015

    I’ve only tried cardamom in tea! What a yummy drink!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 8, 2015

      Cassie cardamom is delicious where ever you would normally use cinnamon!

  4. Tammy @LivingtheGourmet
    April 8, 2015

    This is great for the morning….perfect for keeping on track :)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 8, 2015

      It is Tammy thanks!

  5. Josie
    April 8, 2015

    This creamy smoothie looks delish! Love the idea of combining cardamom with almond milk!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 8, 2015

      Thanks Josie, they blend very well together.

  6. Susan@LunaCafe
    April 8, 2015

    I don’t think I’ve ever had an apple smoothie. But we recently bought a high speed blender, so nothings holding me back now. And anyway, you had me at CARDAMOM. :-)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 8, 2015

      If you aren’t a fan of banana then you can leave it out or substitute with a pear.

  7. Siobhan
    April 8, 2015

    I have to try this – I too LOVE cardamom. Not a big fan of bananas though – is the banana taste prominent? Would it be good without the banana?

  8. Shanna @ Pineapple and Coconut
    April 8, 2015

    This looks delicious. I am a huge fan of cardamom, I think its a very underrated spice and needs to be used more often in recipes such as this one!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 8, 2015

      Shanna that’s so true especially how it has so many health benefits.

  9. Barbara @ Spirited Cook
    April 8, 2015

    I’m with your son — sometimes I just want something sweet…and without kale! This looks right up my alley.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 8, 2015

      So true, sometime kale gets old. Variety is good :)