Caramel Apple Shakeology
The moment temperatures begin to drop, people start scrambling like it’s a sport for treats made with apples, pumpkins, salted caramel, and fragrant pie spices. By the time the leaves have donned their gold and crimson coats, the fall flavor frenzy is inescapable. Unfortunately, this barrage of sweet foods doesn’t let up until January 1, when we are all supposed to obediently give up those playful confections and reach instead for concoctions of wheatgrass and kale.
Skip the sugar rush, the sticky fingers, the caramel cemented between your teeth, and the potential emergency visit to the dentist, and make this caramel apple smoothie instead. This recipe uses unsweetened applesauce and caramel extract to capture the flavor of those candy-smothered treats, and it’s made with good-for-you Vanilla Shakeology. You can keep yours simple, like this recipe, or add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or powdered ginger.
Caramel extract has the same buttery, burnt-sugar flavor of real caramel, without any of the guilt. It’s a game changer for your sweet tooth. Look for it at Walmart, in the baking aisle of your supermarket (hint: it’s near the vanilla extract), or buy it online.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp pure caramel extract
Here are your instructions:
Place almond milk, ice, Shakeology, applesauce, and extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.