Black Arkansas Apple Gourmet Smoothie

The heirloom Black Arkansas is a special apple, tasting tart when young, and mellowing out to the perfect pie apple as it ages. If you can’t find them, feel free to substitute your favorite apple in this wintry smoothie. You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract for the Black Walnut bitters if you don’t have them.



  • 11/4 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 large Black Arkansas apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/4 cup lightly toasted walnuts
  • 1 or 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 34 dashes Black Walnut Bitters


  1. Place all ingredients, in the order listed, into a blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth. Pour into two short glasses and serve.