recipe marathon runners high protein recovery shake

Packed with protein and carbohydrates, this fat-free shake will help you recover after a long run. It contains tart cherry juice, which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and also can help with sleep.

Try drinking an 8-ounce serving after a long run. For added carbs after a particularly long run, pair this shake with a granola bar or even blend some granola directly into the shake.


  • 1/4 cup whey, soy, or pea protein isolate (vanilla or unflavored)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, sliced
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup tart cherry juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey


Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour 8 ounces into a glass for one serving and refrigerate the rest. Shake up the remaining portion before drinking it.

Change it up!

  • Add blueberries instead of strawberries for variety.
  • Substitute pineapple for banana.
  • Use half tart cherry juice and half orange juice.
  • Add granola for added carbs.
Nutritional Information for High-Protein Recovery Shake


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