Talk about the best pick-me-up.

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.