my favorite recovery smoothies.


Sometimes the only thing that gets me through a tough workout is anticipating the recovery smoothie (and maybe a Mexi Coke) waiting for me at the end. It’s just so good

Osmo Nutrition acute recovery has been my go-to after tough sessions the past year for a couple reasons. One, the honey and spice flavor mixes well with any combo (even straight up almond milk). And, most importantly, the women’s specific line is formulated to help counteract the hormonal changes that come along with being a woman, so it has more protein and glucose necessary to refuel after training (we have a shorter acute recovery window – about 30 minutes – so it’s important to refuel shortly after training; read more here). 

I’ve gone through a lot of tubs of acute recovery, and though I’m a creature of habit – um, hello, same running route and breakfast for months – I’ve played around with some tasty smoothie options. My current favorite: blended with Pure Clean Powder. I love beets, but I don’t love cooking them. Because peeling is a pain and fuchsia hands! This organic beet powder – no mess! – is full of nutrients and nitrates, and as a vasodilator can “boost power output without changing oxygen consumption.” And, who doesn’t want more power?! Hit me up if you want a discount code :) 

Here’s my current go-to smothie followed by some of my other favorite combos.



beet recovery smoothie

6 ounces unsweetened almond milk
one serving Osmo Nutrition acute recovery (based on body weight)
1-2 scoops Pure Clean Powder (1 scoop = 1 beet)
1 frozen banana
ice, optional

Add all ingredients to the Vitamix and blend. After the ingredients are blended, I add ice to thicken it up… because smoothies are tastier when eaten with a spoon. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings; mine include WholeMe almond coconut clusters, Seven Sundays blueberry chia buckwheat muesli, or a sprinkle of nuts, unsweetened coconut flakes or cacao nibs. Enjoy! 


Not a beet fan? Here are equally delicious substitutions:

And, some other optional add-ins that flavor up or boost any combo:

  • 1 tbsp coconut manna 
  • half an avocado 
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 tsp ground flax
  • 1 tsp chia seeds 

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  • Reply Kecia 03/04/2015 at 2:23 pm

    Since I still have your beet powder to try, I am doing this recovery smoothie tomorrow morning post running!! YUM! I can’t wait to try it :)

    • Reply erin 03/07/2015 at 7:30 am

      Hope it was delicious!

      • Reply Kecia 03/07/2015 at 8:27 am

        It was so delish!! Ordering beet powder this week!! Thanks

  • Reply Kim @ Swimmykimy 03/04/2015 at 7:39 pm

    I need to buy some beet powder! I have been woefully avoiding smoothies due to my lactose intolerance, but this would be a safe alternative :) Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply erin 03/07/2015 at 7:31 am

      Did I send you a discount code, Kim? Let me know, and I can email it to you :) Almond or coconut milk are great dairy alternatives!

  • Reply Kathy Howe 03/04/2015 at 8:30 pm

    Where Do you get your acìa packets? I can’t find any around here?! :( I miss osmo. I’ll have to restock soon hopefully. Happy training! Loved the beet powered! Definitely ordering some.

    • Reply erin 03/07/2015 at 7:32 am

      My local co-op has them! Maybe you could request them at yours if they don’t carry them? Most are pretty good about getting in new products :) Glad you loved the beet powder! Have a great weekend of training, Kathy!

  • Reply Kalliopi Sakellariou 03/05/2015 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing!!!I love smoothies!!!Waiting for another one!!!

    • Reply erin 03/09/2015 at 10:10 am

      You’re welcome!

  • Reply Leslie @ TriathleteTreats 03/05/2015 at 10:35 pm

    Great ideas!!! I love beet powder!!

    • Reply erin 03/09/2015 at 10:11 am

      So tasty, right?! Thanks, Leslie!

  • Reply julesrieds 03/06/2015 at 1:50 pm

    Yum! I love beets. I would love to have a discount code to try it out- please and thank you :)

    • Reply erin 03/06/2015 at 4:25 pm

      I’ll shoot you an email with the code :)

  • Reply Luv What You Do 03/06/2015 at 10:23 pm

    I’m not usually a beet person but I’m getting into beet juice! This looks awesome!

    • Reply erin 03/09/2015 at 10:12 am

      Yes! Beet juice is super tasty… my favorite combo: beets, apples, carrots and lots of fresh ginger :)

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