Today is National Running Day. I actually did not know this until later on in the morning but luckily today was one of the mornings I met my neighbor and friend for our early morning run. Although some mornings it can be a struggle to get out of my cozy bed at the early hour of 5:30 a.m. it is so nice to have a running buddy to help keep me motivated. Otherwise I would take my time drinking my coffee and playing on Pinterest before realizing I no longer have time for a workout.
A refreshing smoothie is the perfect post workout breakfast (or snack), especially as we get into the summer months. The distinct flavors of the cinnamon and applesauce in this smoothie reminded me of an Apple Pie.A much healthier Apple Pie :) I added some homemade granola and coconut on top for some crunch.
Apple Pie Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1 packet of sugar or sugar substitute (I used Splenda)
- 3-4 ice cubes
**Optional** a crunchy topping
- Mix ingredients in a blender. Top with a crunchy topping.