Rockin' recovery smoothie

 

Food editor Linzi B whizzes up a recovery drink that's packed with multi-tasking ingredients

Drink a recovery smoothie before you reward yourself with sweet or beer-flavoured treats and you're more likely to reduce post-ride tiredness and dehydration. This Rockin’ Recovery drink (pineapple barbell optional) is just the ticket, with protein-packed chia seeds, almond milk and peanut butter working wonders for tired muscles. Coconut water and pineapple provide hydration, vitamins and a tropical taste.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1tbsp chia seeds
  • 100ml coconut water
  • 100ml almond milk
  • 2tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 small pineapple, cubed (or a 227g
  • tin of pineapple in natural juice, drained)

Method

  1. In a bowl, combine the chia seeds and coconut water and set aside for 10 minutes (or overnight, if you want to be prepped).
  2. Transfer to a blender along with the remaining ingredients and blitz. Add a handful of ice, blitz again and pour into a glass to serve.
 
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