Vital Proteins Recovery Smoothie

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It’s probably hot where you are, but that is because it’s now summer.  I like the heat, but the days where I want hot chocolate after a run are gone.  Yes, I still do have hot coffee though.  Anyway, lately with the weather, I’ve found myself craving more smoothies.

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This year, one commitment I made to myself was getting protein after each run.  I used to be terrible about eating right after a run.  It wasn’t because of lack of hunger, but because I was usually ten minutes late and floundering around trying to get somewhere on time.  Something I could have fixed many moons ago. This year I’ve been a lot better about getting protein and giving myself a little bit more time.

I wrote a post about having Vital Proteins after reach run.  Lately, I’ve enjoyed two scoops of the beauty collagen strawberry lemon. The Strawberry Lemon Beauty Collagen contains 12 grams of collagen peptides which help aid recovery.

I know it’s nothing new, and many runners have enjoyed post-run or workout smoothies, but it’s more new to me.

After running, your body needs a blend of both carbohydrates and protein.  Getting this within 30 minutes is something I’ve been working on all year, and I’m proud I’ve been much better about it.  I’m not a fancy chef, but this is the “recipe” I use.

Recovery Smoothie:


1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup milk (I prefer almond milk)
1 cup Berries (Recently I’ve been in a blueberry or raspberry mood.  It just depends what is on sale)
2/3 cup ice
2/3 cup ice
2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen (Lately I’ve used the beauty collagen, but I’ve used most of the flavors.  A runner-up second favorite is Whey)

Put in blender. Eat.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I do find that I recover faster when I make an effort to have protein after a run.  During the colder months, I preferred the bone broth or flavorless (that I would mix into hot cocoa).

I am a Vital Proteins Ambassador but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not being paid for this post.

Here are more Vital Protein Collagen posts:

Skin Benefits from Collagen

Recovering with Collagen Protein

Hair and Nail Benefits of Collagen

Questions for you:

Are you good about consuming calories after a run?

What is your smoothie recipe?



  1. I just made something similar for my family last night–a vanilla protein powder, almond milk, ice, and blackberries that we picked and froze last summer. Lazy mom, happy kids. Tasted like a milkshake.

  2. That sounds like a delicious smoothie for after a run! So important to have some protein after a run and a smoothie is a great way to do that if you aren’t feeling hungry enough to eat.

    1. What kind of protein do you typically use after a workout? I always appreciate others inputs!

  3. As soon as summer hits, I am all for smoothies! I love adding fresh greens or spirulina to mine.

  4. Looks tasty, I’m gonna check this one out someday. After a work-out, it’s great to have your body supplied with nutrients and this smoothie sounds like it can do the job done.

  5. This smoothie sounds amazing! Definitely something I need to try! I love Vital Proteins collagen! I usually mix it in with my water or coffee.

  6. Sounds pretty good. I am going to have to get a blender so I can try this.

  7. This is something I take regularly for my pre-workout drink. Don’t think I can get it locally but will def. check it out online. Hope they deliver via Amazon or something

  8. I wonder how bone broth tastes when mixed with hot cocoa. Does it have any weird after taste? I think beauty Collagen is better tasting that the latter. Lol!

    1. I mix the tasteless collagen with hot cocoa not bone broth. I don’t think that would taste good Lol

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