8 Miles and 4 Post Run Smoothies for Running Recovery.

8 miles before 8 am with my early bird running crew this morning. We threw in a few speedy strides for good measure. This morning was perfect shorts/tank top weather…60s with a light breeze. It’s truly starting to feel like spring around here.


So my favorite thing to do post run is to grab an ice cold smoothie. Not only are they so simple to make, if you have a personal size/travel blender you can literally take it and go. It’s a win win situation.

Here are some of my favorite smoothies for running recovery!

1. Spinach, almond milk, & banana. I like to call it the ‘green goddess’. Typically I will use Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla for this one. Plus…according to Runner’s Word spinach boosts strength & running performance so I am all in.


2. The ‘runner’s pina colada’. This one is great, preferably if you can sip it while you kick back in a hammock. Frozen pineapples, coconut milk, bananas & a little bit of vanilla protein. Awesome.


3. Kale and strawberry. Kale is also another great superfood/power leafy green and combined with strawberries it’s perfection.

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4. Blueberry pineapple passion. Blueberries are a great antioxidant fix and I love the blend with pineapples, banana and milk of your choice. I prefer this one with coconut almond milk.


What are some of your favorite post workout smoothie concoctions?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

13 thoughts on “8 Miles and 4 Post Run Smoothies for Running Recovery.

  1. Yum! I love me some smoothies!
    My latest favs are
    1. power greens, almond milk, raspberries and a scoop of my fav vanilla protein powder
    2. power greens, banana, almond milk, PB2 and vanilla protein powder!

    I will have to try that pina colada one! Looks fantastic!

  2. Those look delicious… 🙂 I love the acai bowls because it makes me feel like I am eating something too. I usually drink a protein shake in the mornings but I need to try the pina colada one for sure 🙂

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