Apple Ginger Shake
As a creature of habit, I can beat a dish like a dead horse, eating it over and over again. I’ll be still plugging along with the same old, same old long after most people tire of things. If you ask my husband, he’ll call it a rut but not me. I figure if I crave and still enjoy eating it (savouring every bite) then it can’t be a rut. The only thing I eat that is never the same are the smoothies we enjoy making.
I’m not particular about what I toss into the blender and I never shy away from experimenting. Should I throw in kale? Why not! For some reason, I don’t ever think I can ruin a smoothie. Besides, adding a banana to just about anything usually does the trick. Scarlett has actually taken over the role of smoothie barrister in our home. Aside from plugging in the blender which I’m in charge of, she likes to play waitress to my hungry customer. I can’t complain. I get to be waited on.
This shake was a whim of ours that turned into a habit. It’s a true representation of Scarlett and I working as a team in the kitchen. The pumpkin butter and ginger is me while the apple and yogurt is Scarlett. We each made some compromises and concessions on this one. For instance, she let me have ginger and I gave in on adding a nut butter.
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin butter
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh, grated ginger
- 1 Gala Apple, cut into slices
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
Place milk, yogurt, pumpkin butter, maple syrup and apple into a blender and then pulse until apple is finely blended. Add ginger and pulse until blended. Pour and serve.
Scarlett is not a fan of peanut butter. However, she is a fan of almond butter. It’s actually what she wanted to add into this shake. I was hoping for a more fruity shake but she really wanted to add her sandwich favourite. We’d recently had a pumpkin apple soup somewhere so I thought we should give the pumpkin butter we recently purchased at a farmer’s market a try. The result was frothy yumminess. We hope you enjoy it. If not, no hard feelings. It will still be our same old, same old.
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