Recovery Protein Shake

Recovery Protein Shake

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

November 26, 2016

Whether you just had an intense workout, recovering from an injury, or want something to fill you up for hours on end, this Recovery Protein Shake is just what you need!

I really like this shake because it helps your body to break down fats for energy, supplies good healthy fats to reduce inflammation and help with the repair process of muscle tissue, and supplies collagen peptides to rebuild all tissues within the body. Collagen peptides are full of amino acids and goes directly into rebuilding any damaged tissues (including joints and muscles that are used during activities).

By adding in small amounts of beets, it helps to thin bile from your gallbladder to better break down and digest fats. To help remove damaging free radicals from the body, you can add in mint leaves or extract as an antioxidant!

I find this shake to be an amazing breakfast replacement that keeps me satiated for many hours of the day!

Recovery Protein Shake

Recovery Protein Shake

This Recovery Protein Shake is great to replenish electrolytes while also providing a nice boost of protein.
Print Recipe
CourseBreakfast, Shakes
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time4 minutes
Servings1 person
AuthorBryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS


  • 4 oz Coconut Water
  • 4 oz Coconut Milk, Can use Almond Milk
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • 2 slices Beets
  • 1/2 large Avocado
  • 1 scoop Nut Butter, (Almond, Peanut, Cashew)
  • 1 Banana
  • Handful Ice Cubes
  • 1/4 cup Mint Leaves or 1/4 tsp Mint Extract, Optional


  • Combine all ingredients into a High Power Blender (I use a Vitamix a3300)
  • Turn blender on High for 25 seconds, pour into glass and enjoy!


Macronutrient Ratios:

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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