The PB&J Recovery Smoothie (Aka: Childhood in a Glass)

Tired of that same old sandy blender-bottle shake? Can’t stand to chug another kiddo carton of post-workout chocolate milk? Or are you still one of those “I can’t eat anything after a hard workout even though science says I should” people?
Whether or not you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, you should give this cheap, delicious, PB&J-inspired post-workout recovery smoothie a try. It’s packed with muscle repairing protein and easy-to-digest carbs to replenish your depleted glycogen stores after a hard training session, and it tastes like childhood.


  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder (one serving of 15-25 grams protein total)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter powder
  • ¼ cup 100 percent fruit juice (pomegranate and/or blueberry tastes best)
  • 2/3 cup water or almond milk


  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Recommended: Make at least 2 hours prior to consumption (the night before is optimal) to allow protein powder to fully dissolve. Otherwise, many powders are like drinking a PB&J beach.

Liz tested and approved.

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