Apple Crisp Smoothie

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

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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.

Rocket Fuel by Matt Kadey

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:
MatthewKadey.com
VeloPress
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
local booksellers
Chapters/Indigo and MEC.ca in Canada

Food photography by Aaron Colussi.

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