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Caramel Apple Smoothie

This caramel apple smoothie has a creamy light brown color, and it really does taste like a caramel apple in smoothie form (or, at least, it’s pretty darn close). All that’s missing is the stick!

Preparation time: Less than 10 minutes

Yield: 2 12-ounce servings

1 cup apple juice (use fresh apple cider or tart, freshly squeezed apple juice, if available)

2 cups nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt

1 medium apple (use a tart variety, such as Granny Smith)

2 tablespoons caramel sauce or topping

5 or 6 ice cubes

  1. Core, peel, and dice the apple.

  2. Place apple juice, frozen yogurt, 1/2 cup diced apple, caramel sauce, and ice cubes in a blender.

  3. Blend on high speed.

  4. Stop after 15 seconds to scrape the sides of the blender with a spatula and push the solid ingredients down to the bottom of the blender.

  5. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for about a minute or until smooth.

  6. Pour into two tall (16-ounce) tumblers.

  7. Serve immediately with iced tea spoons and straws.

Per serving: Calories 352 (From fat 0); Fat 0g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 183mg; Carbohydrate 78g (Dietary fiber 1g); Protein 9g.

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