Vanilla Almond Recovery Protein Smoothie Recipe

Vanilla Almond Recovery Protein Smoothie Recipe vital proteins

I thought by now, we would be dealing with colder weather and I would be making some hot, pumpkin spice, beverage…but here we are!  An 80 degree September day!  I’m still drinking smoothies after runs, but the fact that I’m drinking a recovery smoothie is something I’m proud of already.

As many people know by now, I’m a Vital Proteins Ambassador. As an ambassador, I get to try products and authentically post about them.  I’m not being paid, but if Vital Proteins and Collagen has helped me, it will more than likely help someone else too.

You can learn more about the benefits of Collagen here.

Each month I try and post a recipe I’ve been personally using.  Some I hesitate to call “recipes” because they are: add these things and put into a blender.  Maybe I should say, I try and post “flavor combinations”.

With the heat, I’m still enjoying smoothies.  This month I’ve been enjoying the Vital Proteins Banana Cinnamon Whey.

Vanilla Almond Recovery Protein Smoothie Recipe vital proteinsI’ve made a smoothie after each run or workout to recover faster and honestly, I have been!  After runs, workouts, and races, this smoothie is the first thing I’ve had.

I’ve mentioned before in passing, but I’m not a peanut butter, “diehard”.  I like nut butter, but I don’t go through them weekly.   I’ve been including them into my diet to both up calories and to include more “healthy fats” in my diet.  I find adding some almonds and nut butter (whatever I have on hand) keeps me fuller for longer.


  • 2 Scoops Banana Cinnamon Whey Vital Protein
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond or Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Almonds

Add ice and blend.

So that the smoothie isn’t “protein-rich” or “fat rich,” I also added oatmeal which actually blends well and I’m proud of how it turned out.  I like the Vital Proteins Why because it contains protein which I’ve found to help recover faster.

Vanilla Almond Recovery Protein Smoothie Recipe vital proteins

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Hair and Nail Benefits of Collagen

Differences of Collagen Peptides and Gelatin


Vital Proteins Recovery Smoothie

Questions for you:

Are you good about consuming calories after a run?

What is your smoothie recipe?


  1. Whenever I am active I do try to replenish calories that I lost. My favorite shake to drink has to be peanut butter and a little of chocolate.

  2. I workout 5 days a week but took optimun nutrition before and after my workout. This recipe look great and interesting as half a cup of oatmeal is added in, it certainly make me fuller.

  3. Looking at the ingredients I can imagine how much protein this smoothie has. It definitely is a really good drink to have after a run or a workout.

  4. This looks like a delicious smoothie! I always love having a good smoothie like this after a good workout!

  5. This sounds like a great smoothie for a pick me up after a good workout. It sounds like it would taste delicious as well.

  6. I love a good smoothie! This sounds like one I’d really like. The flavor sounds tasty, so I might make this in the future!

  7. I’ve been fond of such protein smoothies since I started running and exercising more! Can’t wait to prepare it soon, as it sounds truly delicious! 🙂

  8. I eat one every now and then. I hoped to substitute them for breakfast more frequently, but they don’t agree with my stomach.

  9. I also recommend going for such smoothies after such active sessions of running since it’d help in recovering faster. Yours looks just yummy!

  10. I recently tried the Spirulina by Vital Proteins and love having them daily! I need to start making protein smoothies.

  11. This is such a timely read. I have to find food with high protein content to give my husband and my mom, both of whom are sick right now. I know how good it is to have protein supplements when recuperating from an illness. I am sure they will love the yummy recipe you shared for a protein shake.

  12. Wow, this looks like a really good drink to have after my work out session. This smoothie looks so delicious and healthy. Thank you for sharing this!

  13. I haven’t tried any of these protein drinks as I am actually afraid of their side effects. I think I would rather eat natural food. hehe

  14. Yummy. Peanut butter and cinnamon! I’m big on protein shakes myself. This sounds really good. I like t add oats too.

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