After a long, sweaty run, you need to refuel and rehydrate fast. Whip up this quick coconut-water recovery smoothie from ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, who is also a spokesman for ZICO. Packed with electrolytes, protein, and carbs, this mild-tasting smoothie is delicious without being overpowering.
"It's probably my favorite recovery beverage," says Dean, who recommends you opt for pure, unsweetened coconut water for the best balance of electrolytes and sugars.
Get the recipe below.
12 ounces of pure, unsweetened coconut water
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt
Stevia or honey, to taste
Ice, to preference
Add all the ingredients to a blender, and then blend until smooth.
- Smoothies, Drinks
- 1 smoothie
- Cook Time
- 10 minutes