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Vegan Workout Recovery Smoothie (High in Protein)

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The best vegan workout recovery smoothie is a healthy high protein drink loaded with fruit, nuts, and a rich chocolate protein powder, great for muscles and hydration!

You can use fresh or frozen fruit and your favorite chocolate protein powder for a tasty drink.

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Keeping up a homestead takes a lot of work, so this vegan workout recovery smoothie is the perfect snack or lunch for busy days. Since we chop our own trees for firewood, tend to our bees, or just renovate our home – we are constantly outdoors. And this is one of our go-to recipes.
Having a great recovery shake is key to staying hydrated and revitalized. 
We also love adding frozen berries to our smoothies, and they add fantastic flavor.

This Vegan Workout Recovery Smoothie Is:

  • Rich
  • Satisfying
  • Creamy
  • Thick
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free
  • High Protein
  • Ready in 2 minutes!
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Easy Weekday Vegan Smoothies!

This vegan recovery smoothie recipe is what I call an Easy Weeknight Snack – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a  homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

Browse all our Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a quick meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering a to-go smoothie from a juice bar!

Frozen Cherry Recipes For the Win

I used a few frozen fruits like cherries for this recipe instead of  fresh produce. Frozen produce is a great option for finding fresh and flavorful fruits in the off season. By using freezer ingredients, I can stock up when they are on sale, and use them in all kinds of great dishes. It saves me a trip to the store, and I can add amazing fruits right into the recipe.

Frozen fruit is often picked at peak ripeness, so they are a much better option than canned.  Check out all my recipes that use Freezer Ingredients – great for those nights when you want dinner ready fast!

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What’s In This Plant Based Recovery Smoothie?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Protein Powder: we are huge fans of Chocolate Sport protein which is derived totally from plants and is super delicious. I like that this protein powder isn’t TOO sweet or taste artificial at all.
  • Banana
  • Dark Cherries: I stock up on frozen cherries, which are so good in smoothies like this!
  • Water: or you can use almond milk for a little extra protein and creaminess
  • Walnuts: the secret to this amazing smoothie, and they are great to throw a handful into blended drinks or muffins.
  • Ice

Blenders for Smoothies

I recommend using a good-quality high speed blender for this recipe. I have a fantastic Vitamix blender, which I have been using for years, and it gets daily use in our home.

Choose a blender that has a lot of power, and can pulverize even the toughest of ingredients. My blender can chop ice, dates, frozen fruits, make soups, and even blend nuts into homemade nut butter. Using a good high-speed blender will make perfectly creamy smoothies and sauces every time!

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Smoothies

This vegan workout recovery smoothie recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple snack!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry,  cupboards, or freezer.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on here.  By stocking up on whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

How Do I Make This Vegan Post-Workout Smoothie?

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed for 1 minute until smoothie is thick and creamy.
Start the blender on low speed and work your way up to high until all frozen berries and ice are crushed.

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Vegan Post Workout Recovery Smoothie

Kelly Jensen
The BEST vegan workout recover smoothie drink which is loaded with fruit, nuts, and a rich chocolate protein powder, great for muscles and hydration!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 172 kcal


  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder we use Vega Sport
  • 1 banana or 1/4 cup banana powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen dark cherries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup ice


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed for 1 minute until smoothie is thick and creamy.


Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 27mgPotassium: 356mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 63IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
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