Ever have those days where you can’t feel full, regardless of how much you eat and how much water you drink? That was me when I threw this together. We don’t use a whole lot of protein powder in our house, being we get plenty from the typical daily food intake. However when I am not able to fulfill my hunger, we will throw some in a smoothie. We also have quite the supply of honeycrisp apples (the best!), so I thought an apple pie protein shake sounded perfect.

Apples, cinnamon, vanilla, and oats? Sounds like a perfect recipe for a copycat apple crisp or apple pie to me. This shake was not only satisfying, but it really did taste like a pie in a glass. It is meant for one shake, but it really is enough for 2 generous servings, so don’t feel like you need to eat it all at once. 🙂

Mug of apple pie protein shake with an apple

Why you’ll love the apple pie protein shake

  1. If you like protein shakes, this one is a unique flavor to the usual chocolate or vanilla, but is packed full of protein.
  2. It’s vegan friendly – make sure you use a vegan protein powder and non-dairy milk.
  3. It really does taste like an apple pie in a glass. It’s plenty sweet, but if you have a sweet tooth, feel free to add a dash of maple syrup prior to blending.
  4. Hidden vegetables. There’s a cup of spinach in this recipe. Bet you can’t taste it.

The day I threw this together first was a nice gloomy day. It really did remind me of fall, thus I was inspired to do a fall flavor. It worked out since we had the excess apples. 🙂

overhead shot of a mug of apple pie protein shake and an apple
Mug of apple pie protein shake with an apple

Apple Pie Protein Shake

On the go meals are always hard, but if you make this protein shake up ahead of time, you will be happy you did. Flavored like apple pie but will keep you full longer. To make this vegan, use a non-dairy milk and vegan protein powder.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 381 kcal


  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 cup packed spinach
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop plain protein powder
  • 2 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 ½ cup milk of choice
  • ¼ cup oats (steel cut work well in a high performance blender)
  • ice as needed


  • Core and slice the apple.
  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve in a glass or store in the fridge until a later time. Make sure if you don’t drink right away to give it a good shake prior to drinking so you can get it mixed up.


Serving: 1gCalories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 10gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 517mgPotassium: 524mgFiber: 10gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 2911IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 534mgIron: 2mg
Keyword protein shake, protein smoothie, vegan protein smoothie
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-Cassie 🙂

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