Looking for the most deliciously perfect recovery smoothie out there? Our inspiring friend Nicole shares her best recipe!
Wholefood choc coconut protein smoothie
One of the first meals I started adding to my diet when I began long distance running were protein smoothies. For me they were a perfect recovery meal, as I don’t always feel like cooking or have time to make anything too fancy when I get in from a run. While I still make some of my recovery smoothies with protein powder, I prefer to source my protein from wholefoods when I can.
Using wholefoods was the inspiration for this smoothie. It contains three eggs, as eggs are such an amazing source of protein. It is wise to spend more on good quality pasture fed, free-range eggs if you can as they are much better for you. (If you are interested in reading more on this, check out this post What is in Your Egg? it has 10 things to consider when buying eggs).
This smoothie is lovely and thick and I like to serve it in a bowl to eat with a spoon. You could always add some almond milk or water if you prefer a thinner smoothie to drink. It tastes so good and my kids love it too. The only downside to this of course is I have to share it with them!
- 1 large frozen banana
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup coconut cream
- ¼ cup cashews
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tbsps coconut flakes
- ¼ cup frozen raspberries
- Add all the ingredients (excluding the toppings) to a food processor or blender. Pulse for a minute or two, scrape down the sides and pulse again for another minute.
- Pour into a bowl, sprinkle with coconut flakes, then raspberries.
Nicole Avery is the master organiser behind the popular parenting blog Planning With Kids. She is a keen CrossFitter and a keener runner, on her journey to run her third marathon. Nicole has turned her diet around 360 degrees over the last 18 months and is taking her family along for the ride. If you are after healthy lunch ideas and inspiration for the kids then check out her campaign on Pozible for a family planner lunch box calendar.