Recovery Mocktail: Choco–Peanut Butter Fix

This smoothie may seem simple, but it’s packed with essential nutrients to replenish what your body lost through sweat and help rebuild muscle.


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This post-run smoothie combines the classic flavors and chocolate and peanut butter to deliver some serious nutritional power. Peanut butter supplies protein, magnesium, and zinc, and, according to Staci Lupberger, RD, avocado is “a good source of potassium—an electrolyte needed for fluid balance,” as well as being an unsaturated fat that will help you feel full. “I love to incorporate avocados into my spiritfrees,” says recipe creator and bartender Julia Momose. “They provide a lush texture and soft, fruity notes. In this smoothie, the avocado is the perfect vehicle to carry rich chocolate notes.”

Choco–Peanut Butter Fix

  • Serves: 1
  • Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 1½ cups cashew milk (or other milk alternative)
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 pinch salt

Make It Boozy

  • 1½ oz. aged rum (such as Banks 7 Golden Age or Plantation Barbados 5 Years)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place all ingredients in a blender.
     
    Add a half cup of crushed ice.
     
    Process about 1 minute or until smooth.