My Favorite Workout Recovery Smoothie: Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake

My Favorite Workout Recovery Smoothie: Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake
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You slammed those wall balls, performed GTOs like nobody's business, and squatted until your dropped (literally). Now it's time to refuel. Your body needs more than a little H20 to recover. Insert smoothies: easy to digest, often rich with antioxidants, and packed with protein to heal those tired muscles. 

Not all smoothies are created equal. In fact, many "healthy" smoothies are nothing more than glorified milkshakes. Choose wisely. A smart smoothie choice has no added sugar, includes a quality protein powder, and preferably some greens - all of which can be found in this post workout smoothie. 

My Favorite Workout Recovery Smoothie: Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake

Easy to make, packed with protein, and refreshingly delicious, this my post workout smoothie of choice.


  • 2/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 frozen banana (trust me, they're better frozen)
  • 1 cup frozen red tart cherries (I like Wyman's!)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 scoop Bob's Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 large handful baby spinach

Combine ingredients in a blender and puree until desired consistency. Drink immediately. 

*Tip: slicing frozen banana into chunks will make processing the ingredients easier

Smoothie prep in action! You can buy Bob's Red Mill protein powder, here. Packed with protein, probiotics, and chia seeds - what more could you want from a protein powder?!

The very best frozen cherries. The tart flavor offsets the banana perfectly.

Looking for another great recovery shake? Try this Chocolate Banana Shake recipe. Get your Chunky Monkey fix while recovering from a tough WOD.

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