Over at Instagram, I’ve started #makeyourownfuelfridays with the goal of building on the momentum of taking the time to craft your own exercise fuel. After all, that is what my book Rocket Fuel is all about. So each Friday, I’ll post a recipe on my Instagram feed (@rocketfuelfood) that is ready to make any weekend workout or adventure extra delicious. I’ll also likely post the recipe on this site as well.
This dip tastes sinful, but works as a great post-workout treat or pre-workout energizer. I love the sweet natural sugar energy that the apple dippers provide. You can also slather it on rice cakes or go crazy and plunk in a hunk of dark chocolate. The dip will also work with almond butter. There are a few brands of apple chips on the market, but I always seem to go back to the crunchy unsweetened ones from bare.
If you have pictures of fuel recipes you’d like to share on any given Friday please fire up Instagram and send them to #makeyourownfuelfridays.
Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip with Apple Dippers
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup plain Greek or Skyr yogurt
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Place peanut butter, honey, cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan. Heat over medium until creamy and honey has melted into peanut butter. Alternatively, place items in a small microwave safe bowl and heat on high for about 20 seconds.
Place yogurt in a bowl and stir in peanut butter mixture and vanilla until smooth.
Serve dip with apple chips.
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.