An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

September: The Perfect Apple Season

September 16, 2016 / recipes / recommended

The autumn season is famously known for being the “Apple Picking Season”. For many, this means apple pie and apple crumble for days! To help satisfy all of your apple cravings, we’ve compiled a list of delicious and healthy recipes that our very own nutritionist created! These recipes are a must-try for this apple season!


Sweet and Delicious Apple Beverages 

The “Pear, Yellow Apple, and Pineapple” juice is a refreshing drink to brighten your day and also get your serving of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber is key to your daily diet because it helps control your cholesterol and glucose levels while keeping you regular. Better yet, this recipe will take less than 10 minutes to prepare! If you have a blender and these fruits, you’re all set!

What you’ll need:

          – 1 pear
          – 1 yellow apple
          – 1 cup of cut pineapple


This second amazing juice is created with sweet fruits and is loaded with potassium! It is the “Apple, Pear, and Carrot” juice. Carrots contain beta-carotene which has many health benefits. It helps protect against certain cancers and cardiovascular conditions and also strengthens your bones, vision and immune system. Carrots also have a natural sweetness to its flavor when juiced or blended, so you won’t even know it’s there!
Just blend and serve!

What you’ll need: 

          – 1 apple
          – 1 pear
          – 1 carrot


Guilt-Free and Satisfying Treats

This next recipe can be used as dessert, a quick breakfast, or a snack to carry with you regardless of your busy schedule! These mini banana-apple muffins are going to be your new favorite go-to snack. You can now say goodbye to any guilt you may feel after treating yourself to something this delicious because these muffins only have 38 calories each!

What you’ll need (for a batch of 12):

          – 1 crushed banana
          – ¼ cup (63 ml) of unsweetened applesauce
          – 5 tablespoons (75 ml) of oatmeal
          – 1 scoop of protein powder with vanilla
          – ¼ cup (63 ml) of whole wheat flour
          – 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of cinnamon
          – 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking powder
          – 1 packet of splenda

Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately. Incorporate the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until well combined. Bake for 20 minutes at 400ºF and you’ll have these goodies in no time!


A great idea for dessert is this sweet and creamy dip. With four simple ingredients and just 5 minutes, you’ll be enjoying this tasty treat. Mix all the ingredients (excluding the apples) together until the right consistency and enjoy your delicious and easy dip!

What you’ll need:

          – 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of Greek Vanilla yogurt
          – 20 ml of creamy peanut butter (or your favourite nut butter)
          – 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of maple syrup
          – Sliced apples


Now, we saved the best for last; healthy brownies! What makes these brownies significantly healthier than the classic brownie is the replacement of butter! The butter makes for a fluffier brownie whereas using applesauce cuts practically all of the calories and keeps it moist! To make sixteen of these mouthwatering treats, it’ll only take you 40 minutes! For the nutrition facts and procedure, click here.

What you’ll need:

          – 1 ½ cups (375 ml) whole wheat flour
          – ½ a cup (125 ml) unsweetened cocoa
          – 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of ground flaxseed
          – 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking soda
          – 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking powder  
          – 1 egg
          – 1 cup (250 ml) of skimmed milk
          – ¼ cup (63 ml) of chopped dates
          – ¼ cup (63 ml) of sweet applesauce
          – ¼ cup (63 ml) of chocolate chips
          – 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of vanilla
          – ¼ cup (63 ml) of crushed pistachios.


At Cardiogenix, we love to try new recipes, and we wanted to share these ones with you! For this apple season, you should try something new, starting with one (or more!) of these appetizing apple recipes! Not only are they healthy, but they are original, fun, and most importantly, tasty! Indulge in more recipes at!