Recipe: The most versatile recovery smoothie

As athletes, we try to keep our lives as well rounded as possible and that includes our diet! Just like how we want our training in the sweet spot so we are not underprepared nor overtraining, we want our diet to be in that sweet spot as well.
We like to maximize nutrition and recovery right after a run for 4 reasons:

  • To feel satiated
  • Start the day with energy
  • Expedite the recovery process
  • Hydrate for the afternoon run

Our Athlete and Events Manager drinks a version of this smoothie after most of her runs, and it checks all the boxes. It includes water, fruit, greens, recovery mix, and any additional nutrition supplement you like to use!

This smoothie is best for right after your run or ride because Tailwind Recovery Mix should be consumed in the golden hour after exercise. The first hour post effort is when your body is especially efficient at replenishing depleted energy stores. In addition to during exercise, the golden hour is another time when simple sugars work well, and don’t cause blood sugar spikes and crashes. Replenishing your glycogen stores efficiently will help make you feel better quicker after your workout, and you’ll be ready for your next workout sooner.


Smoothie ingredients sitting on a kitchen counter.


8oz of water
Fresh blueberries

Benefits: Rich in antioxidants

Frozen Cherries

Benefits: Antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber.

Frozen spinach

Benefits: Calcium, magnesium, iron.

2 scoops of Vanilla Recovery

Benefits: Rebuild muscle with complete protein, replenish glycogen stores, restore electrolytes.

Optional add-ins.

We love to add other nutrient dense ingredients and supplements to our smoothies. Some are chia seeds, collagen peptides, spirulina, fresh ginger, greek yogurt, flaxseed, turmeric, etc.


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth
  • Add additional water if needed.
  • Enjoy!


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1 comment

tried this today & loved it! thx!

Angie Funtanilla

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