Saturday, June 9, 2012

Vegan Recovery Smoothie

Who doesn't love chocolate and banana together? I call this the recovery smoothie because it is perfect as an post workout snack. With about 20g of protein and plenty of vitamins - it's an ideal drink to help rebuild your body. 

I use Navitas Naturals raw cacao powder and Garden of Life raw protein powder. I have tried a lot of protein powders and find this one to be the best (and most natural). It's organic, raw and contains a lot of essential amino acids. Other protein powders contain a lot of chemicals and sugars that are of no use to the body. I don't use sweetener but if you'd like to add some honey or stevia, you are welcome to.

Recovery Smoothie

Cook Time: 0 minutes
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
Serves: 1


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp of raw cacao powder
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Throw everything into a blender and blend until desired consistency. If you think it is too thick, add a little more almond milk. Serve in a tall glass - chilled.


  1. Healthy and chocolatey? This is why we can be such good friends :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Awesome! I've been looking for an alternative to the ISO Gold protein powder we've been using. I like the almond milk in your recipe too!