5 protein recovery smoothies that make the best post-training treat

Recovery is essential when you’re aiming for a training or fitness goal. Did you know the body recovers at the greatest rate during a two hour window immediately after exercise? You just need to give your body the right nutrients to help your muscles recover effectively.

HIGH5 Recovery Drink is the ultimate drink for after exercise and it comes in sachets or a tub depending on your preference.

Why Recovery Drink? Well, the ingredients used in the scientifically formulated blend of protein and carbs promote recovery of normal muscle function² after exercise and contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass¹. Muscles become sore and stiff when they are stressed during exercise. The depletion of muscle glycogen (muscle carb stores) can impair muscle function resulting in fatigue and reduced exercise performance. But, fear not. The unique forms of protein and carbohydrate in Recovery Drink are chosen to ensure you recover after intense long lasting exercise² and turn up ready to perform at your next training session.

Recovery Drink also tastes great and comes in three delicious flavours:

  • Summer Fruits
  • Chocolate
  • Banana-Vanilla
Here’s how you can make the best post-training treat, which will aid muscle recovery at the same time. It’s win-win!

Take a blender and add:

  • Two scoops of Recovery Drink Banana Vanilla
  • Half a ripe peach
  • One cup of milk
  • 150g of greek or natural yogurt
  • A handful of ice cubes

Blend up, pour into a tall glass and enjoy. Feeling fancy? Add a straw and a slice of peach to the glass!

This chocolately delight is indulgent AND healthy – the perfect combo. Here’s what you need to do:

Blend together:

  • Two scoops of Recovery Drink Chocolate
  • One frozen banana (this will act as your ice)
  • Two tablespoons of peanut butter – we recommend a low-sugar, natural peanut butter
  •  A small handful of spinach
  • One tablespoon of dark chocolate chips. If you don’t have chips, four squares of dark chocolate will work in the same way.
  • One cup and a half of milk
For a berrylicious shake with a hint of vanilla and the added goodness of walnuts and flaxseed, here’s what you need to do:

Dig out your blender and add:

  • Two scoops of Recovery Drink Summer Fruits
  • Two cups of frozen berries to make your shake ice cold
  • A tablespoon of walnuts
  • 150g of natural or greek yoghurt
  • A tablespoon of ground flaxseeds
  • One cup and a half of milk

If a nutty banana shake is more your thing then you’ll love this post-exercise shake. Take your blender and add:

  • Two scoops of Recovery Drink Banana Vanilla
  • One frozen banana
  • One and a half tablespoons of almond butter
  • One cup and a half of milk

The ultimate post-workout treat with an exotic twist! Blend up:

  • Two scoops of Recovery Drink Banana Vanilla
  • One frozen banana
  • One cup of pineapple
  • A tablespoon of ground flaxseeds
  • Two tablespoons of coconut flakes
  • One cup and a half of milk

We’d love to see your post-training shake creations! If you try one of these recipes, take a snap and tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – we’d love to see them! For more tips, tricks and advice, check out our blog

Recovery Drink Smoothie

Consume as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. ¹Protein contributes to growth and maintenance of mass²Carbohydrates (CHOs) contribute to recovery of normal muscle function after intensive/long-lasting exercise leading to muscle fatigue & depletion of muscle glycogen. Consume 4g per kg/bwt of CHOs from all sources within 4-6 hrs post-exercise to achieve claimed effects.