Recovery Smoothie Recipes

We're excited to share two smoothie recipes that have all the ingredients for optimized recovery so you can give your body the building blocks it needs to recover thoroughly and quickly so you can get back at it.

For more on Recovery Nutrition for the Outdoor Athlete, please visit a more in-depth post here.

Fruit and Greens Smoothie

Blend the following:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1-2 cups of greens (really pack it in there)
  • 1 cup of berries
  • 1 other fruit (citrus, apple, peach, pear, mango, etc)
  • 3-4 cups of soy milk (or other milk or water)
  • ¼ cup of hemp seeds
  • ¼ t turmeric with a pinch of black pepper
  • ¼ inch of ginger root

*ingredients can be frozen or raw

NutButter Chocolate Shake

Blend the following:

  • 2 bananas
  • 3-4 cups of soy milk (or other milk)
  • 1-3 large spoonfuls of nut butter
  • ¼ cup of nuts and/or seeds (walnuts, pecans, almonds, peanuts, cashews, hemp, flax, sunflower, etc.)
  • 2 T of cocoa powder
  • 5-6 pitted dates
  • ¼ t turmeric with a pinch of black pepper

* bonus points if you pack some greens in there, or even ¼ cup of rinsed black bean


About the Author: VIC JOHNSON

Hi, I'm Vic! I'm a nutrition coach for outdoor athletes, and love getting out on my own adventures too. I run trails and ultras, ride bicycles, and live for human powered epics in wild places. I nerd out on functional nutrition and love sharing what I've learned with others!