For another installment of #makeyourownfuelfridays, I’m combining recovery nutrition and dessert in one with this crave-worthy apple crisp smoothie. Each sip has a winning mix of carbs, protein and fats to make it easier to rebound from a sweat session.
To freeze apples for smoothies simply cut up fresh apples into chunks, spread them out on a baking sheet and place in the freezer until frozen solid. Transfer the frozen apple chunks to a zip-top bag or other sealed container and stash in the freezer until ready to use.
Apple Crisp Smoothie
3/4 cup milk of choice
1/2 cup plain Greek or Skyr yogurt
3 tablespoons rolled oats
2 tablespoons walnuts or pecans
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 frozen chopped apple
Place all of the ingredients in a blender container in the order listed and blend until smooth.
In Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports & Adventure, award-winning dietitian Matt Kadey offers up 120 delicious, creative, and convenient real-food recipes to power your everyday exercise and weekend adventures.
Rocket Fuel is available now in bookstores, outdoors stores, and online from these online retailers:
Barnes & Noble
Chapters/Indigo and MEC.ca in Canada
Food photography by Aaron Colussi.