Seasonal Smoothies

No matter the type of workout, I always crave a smoothie afterwards. There is just something about sucking back a deliciously thick drink to help feel recharged. But like other parts of a meal plan, smoothies can also follow the seasons. With that said, I present two seasonal smoothies that make the post-workout period as tasty as ever. Yes, cabbage does rock in a smoothie!

You can find more creative blender creations in the pages of my new cookbook ROCKET FUEL.

Apple Crisp Smoothie

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Serves 1

1 cup milk of choice
1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder
1 apple, cored and quartered
2-3 dried pitted dates
2 tablespoons oats
2 tablespoons walnuts
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 small frozen banana, chopped

Place all of the ingredients in a blender container and blend until smooth. The longer you let the blender work the smoother the drink will be.

Blueberry Cabbage Smoothie

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Serves 1

1 cup milk of choice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup chopped red cabbage
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen chopped banana
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Place all of the ingredients in a blender container and blend until smooth.

Rocket Fuel by Matt KadeyIn Rocket Fuel, award-winning dietitian Matt Kadey offers up delicious, creative, and convenient real-food recipes to power your everyday exercise and weekend adventures. Rocket Fuel is now available in bookstores, outdoors stores, and online. Order today from the author Matt KadeyVeloPressAmazon, Barnes & Noble, local booksellers, and Chapters/Indigo.

Food photography by Aaron Colussi.

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