Apple Pie Frankie Shake

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I’m always trying to find ways to make food fun for my kids. My son particularly loves green shakes or drinks, just because I call them “green monster” drinks! He was rather pleased with this different green shake, this time a “Frankie Shake”. 😉 Before filling it with the cold liquid, use a dry-erase marker to draw a silly face on the glass jar or cup. And this drink really is a Frankenstein green color, although unfortunately the color got washed out in the pictures. 🙁

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When I gave this drink to the hubby to taste test (and without saying the name or any ingredients in it), he seemed a bit puzzled and said, “This reminds me of something….” When he couldn’t quite put his finger on it I suggested “…apple pie?” “Yes! That’s it!” BOOM! shacka-lacka! I consider that a success.

Apple Pie Frankie Shake
 
A tasty breakfast shake reminiscent of apple pie and ice cream and with a festive Frankenstein color!
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup apple cider or juice*
  • ½ cup milk (any kind- dairy or non dairy)
  • 1 apple, peeled and cored**
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • large handful of fresh spinach
  • handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Very difficult--- Put all ingredients into the blend and blend away! 😉
Notes
*Originally I had the recipe as 1 cup milk and no cider, but when testing it I ran out of milk and put apple cider in, and all taste testers in the house concurred that it tasted even better! So if you don't have cider, it will still taste great with all milk! If using all milk, you can add an extra date if more sweetness is desired, since the apple cider adds sweetness on its own.

**I've tried with unpeeled apples, and trust me, I don't like unnecessary steps but this does make a difference! With the peel it just has a bit of a strange texture and tastes a bit too fibery for my taste..

If you would like to turn this into a dessert shake-- omit the ice and chia (unless you want extra protein) and add a large scoop of vanilla ice cream!

 

 


One Response to Apple Pie Frankie Shake

  1. Chanell says:

    I just picked up some apple cider so I will have to try this!

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