21 Post-Workout Recovery Drink Recipes

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You just got finished with a killer workout and you should feel great! The only problem is that you don’t. You’re zapped of energy and you feel like you could fall asleep. If you want to get your energy back, whip up one of these post-workout recovery drink recipes! In addition to giving you the energy you need to ride your workout high, they’ll also help you get the protein you need to build up metabolism-boosting muscles. And, since you’re feeding your muscles after a workout, you’ll also experience less muscle soreness the next day.

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There are a ton of recovery drinks available online and at the grocery store. The only problem with these drinks is that they’re often pumped full of sodium and sugar (or sugar replacements, like high fructose corn syrup). They can also have other additives that you may not want to consume. Instead of reaching for an expensive store-bought shake, make your own with one of these post-workout recovery drink recipes. These recipes replenish your electrolytes, hydrate your body, and give you the protein and carbs you need for muscle building and energy.

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

You’ll love the energizing flavor of this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake. It tastes so good, you’ll want to drink two! Plus it has banana for electrolytes and natural sweetness, protein powder to fuel your muscles, and we make it with almond milk to keep it dairy-free.

2. Black Forest Protein Smoothie

The Healthy Maven brings us a delicious and nutritious smoothie that’s a great addition to our list of post-workout recovery drink recipes. It uses antioxidant-rich cherries, combined with the healthy fats in avocado and chocolate protein powder. Talk about a combination of balance nutrition and incredible flavor!

3. Two Ingredient Chocolate Shake

Who wouldn’t love it if we shared some post-workout recovery drink recipes that had only two ingredients? All you need to make this incredible shake from A Pinch fo Healthy is bananas and chocolate almond milk. That’s it!

4. Peach & Oat Breakfast Smoothie

This Cooking Classy recipe might be called a breakfast smoothie, but it’s the ideal drink to help you recover after an intense workout. The peaches bring an incredible peaches-and-cream flavor while the oats give you balance nutrition to help your body recuperate. Talk about perfect!

5. Golden Turmeric Milk

This might not be one of those typical post-workout recovery drink recipes, but it totally works to help your body kick back into tip-top shape. A Saucy Kitchen nails it with this superfood-rich, immune-boosting Golden Turmeric Milk.

6. Vegan Love Shakes

Get a serious boost of nutrition with these beet-based vegan shakes! Green Kitchen Stories created one of our favorite recipes by combining coconut milk, dates, and bananas in this vibrantly colored shake that help you recover from a hard workout.

7. Malted Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie

You might not believe us if we told you that cauliflower makes the best post-workout recovery shake. But, once you try one of these Malted Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothies from Eating Bird Food, you’ll be a believer! It doesn’t have any fruit, but it’s full of what your body craves after a workout.

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