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Apple Cinnamon Protein Shake

A yummy protein shake that provides you with the taste of apple pie.  Filled with fiber and protein, it will keep you feeling satisfied, and will provide you with important nutrients to get your morning started.


  • 8 oz. water
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 medium size banana
  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein (Naturade)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 ice cubes


Place in a blender and blend until smooth. Drink!

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  • Kristen

    I just read your article on Divine Caroline and you said the only apple native to “North America” is the crab apple. Now since I live in Canada and only about 30 kms from where the McIntosh apple comes from, I had to speak up. From Wikipedia: Every McIntosh apple has a direct lineage to a single tree discovered in 1811 by John McIntosh on his farm in Dundela, a hamlet near Morrisburg, in Dundas County, Ontario, Canada.

    It is because of the apples found in Canada that Europeans can have their one a day.

    • Brett

      Hmm…Kristen, on Wikipedia, under “Apple” it states: Apples were brought to North America with colonists in the 1600s,[2] and the first apple orchard on the North American continent was said to be near Boston in 1625. On the McIntosh Wikipedia page, it mentions that the McINtosh is a cultivar: A cultivar is a cultivated plant that has been selected and given a unique name because of desired characteristics; it is usually distinct from similar plants and when propagated it retains those characteristics. So, the McIntosh may have been cultivated in America, but I believe that the only apple that is fully native…originated from here (not a cultivar) is the crab apple. Hope that clarifies! Here is a list of other Cultivars, some of which were also developed in North America…