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This Cherry Chia Recovery Smoothie is perfect for post-training. Below are some of the ingredients in this smoothie + their performance benefits. Enjoy!

Tart Cherries – Studies show tart cherries can aid in the recovery process by reducing muscle soreness & inflammation. Fun Fact: Tart cherries are also rich in tryptophan and anthocyanins, which help your body produce natural melatonin, and can be used to improve sleep quality!

Almond Butter – contains magnesium. Magnesium also plays a vital role in muscle recovery and reducing muscle soreness. Many Americans do not meet the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Magnesium – Males: 400-420 mg and Females: 310-320 mg. Athletes may require additional magnesium due to electrolyte losses in sweat.

Chia Seeds – contain Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s help athletes manage inflammation, enhance recovery, and help promote optimal brain health.

Collagen – supports soft tissue strength when combined with Vitamin C. If you’re looking for additional protein post-workout, feel free to add a scoop of NSF Certified for Sport or Informed Choice protein powder.



Cherry Chia Recovery Smoothie

  • 5 minutes
  • 9 ingredients
  • 1 steps


  • Yields: 2 servings
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups tart cherries, frozen
  • 1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • Optional: protein powder, oats, leafy greens


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Info

  • Calories329
  • Fat11g
  • Carbs49g
  • Protein16g
  • Fiber11g
  • Potassium799mg
  • Vitamin C16mg
  • Magnesium123mg