by: Yuri Elkaim

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Who doesn’t love the delicious flavor of caramel apples?

But who also doesn’t love the sugar crash (and sticky fingers) that follows eating them?

If you enjoy the taste of caramel, this is a green smoothie you’re definitely going to want to try. It’s just sweet enough to satisfy your tastebuds, without the post-sugar blues that come after eating too-sweet treats.

Because the truth is, we’ve been conditioned to think that in order for a food to be a “treat,” it has to contain lots of refined sugar. That’s just wrong.

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In fact, you can indulge without gaining weight or having the up-and-down energy swings that can come from taking in too much sugar. Not only that, you get the bonus of feeling energized from you what you eat.

And adding meals like this spinach and apple smoothie to your diet is a great way to start. (Head here for even more nutrient-dense smoothie add-in ideas)

Spinach and Apple Smoothie

Filled with naturally sweet mesquite powder, this delicious smoothie delivers just the right amount of sweet caramel flavor without any sugar at all. It makes a great breakfast or anytime snack.

This smoothie contains plenty of plant-based protein from the hemp seeds and almonds, plus fiber from the raw greens and apples. The almond butter adds a rich creaminess you’ll love.

Try this and let me know how you like it!

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Spinach and Apple Smoothie
This just-sweet-enough apple and spinach smoothie gets its caramel flavor from mesquite powder. This is a healthy green smoothie for breakfast or any time of the day.
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  1. Place apples, spinach, mesquite, almond milk, and apple pie spice in a high-speed blender. Blend until very smooth.
  2. Sprinkle with almond slices and help seeds. Drizzle with maple syrup. Serve and enjoy!

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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.