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The Cold Brew Coffee Recovery Smoothie You Have To Try

By now you likely know you need to refuel after your long runs so that your body can start the recovery process. I often find that eating after a long run isn’t the easiest thing to do. I know I’m not alone because many of the runners I coach also struggle to eat immediately after a run. Since eating after a long run can sometimes be difficult, I often suggest having a smoothie. Smoothies are easier to digest and simple to make. The recipe I’m sharing with you today will all has the added benefit of giving you a post-long run pick-up too!

Cold Brew Coffee Recovery Smoothie

Ingredients

½ cup dry oatmeal

3 ounces cold brew coffee concentrate (I used Chameleon cold-brew)

3 ounces milk (dairy or non-dairy)

1 cup ice

1 banana

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

Tip: If you’re like me and don’t have a fancy blender start by blending the banana, milk and dry oatmeal. Once that is blended add the other ingredients and blend until smooth.

Race Pace Jess

Race Pace Jess

Jess Underhill fell in love with running during a rough patch in life, a time period most people just refer to as middle school. Twenty-six years later that first runner's high she experienced continues to shape nearly every aspect of her life, including her career. She has a Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, is graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a UESCA Certified Run Coach. Most recently Jess launched Race Pace Run Club, a free virtual run club that welcomes runners of all levels from coast to coast and also meets in-person in NYC. She is an ambassador for Sparkly Soul Headbands