Post Work-Out Recovery Smoothie-- Vegan, Paleo, and Definitely a Treat!

Posted by Kathryn McNeely on

So, you are running a long race this weekend?  Maybe even THE race, you know 26.2 mi, in Chicago?  This blended beverage is magic!  If you get home, have a little time to take care of yourself, blend this up to feel great and to let your body heal and energize:

Post Race/Workout Recovery Smoothie-- Delicious Fall Edition-->


3 Tbs of Cashews
2 Tbs Chocolate Chips (vegan, if applicable)
1 Tbs of Cocoa Nibs
1 Tbs Cashew Butter
1 Serving of Vanilla Protein Powder (like this one)
1 Cup of Almond Milk
** For Marathon Runners ONLY--> or strenuous exercise that has exceeded 90 minutes--> 1/4 C of Maple Syrup
2 Cups of Ice Cubes

1. Place all ingredients in blender

2. Add ice to about 1" above liquid line

3. Blend on high until smooth and creamy

Enjoy!  Good luck to any and all racers out there-- and to people pushing their exercise routine in other ways as well!


**Recipe adapted from Thrive Energy Cookbook by Brendan Brazier


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