Chocolate milk recovery drink recipe - Best Milk Recipes

Chocolate milk recovery drink recipe

HEALTHY Recovery Drink with Chocolate, Coconut Water, Chia seeds, and tons of healthy fats and protein! #vegan #glutenfreeLet’s say you take a long, schwetty bike ride.
Or you finally do that Zumba class in all its awkward, pelvic thrusting glory.
Or you complete a half mary.
Or you lift weights like your name’s Xena.
Or you pedal that elliptical so fast it’s like “dance like nobody’s watching, ” but you’re at the gym so, clearly, everyone’s watching. (Do work, Rhonda. Do work.)

Then what?

I’ll tell you what. You need a post-workout recovery drink, sister. And today, that’s just what I’ve got.

What’s it taste like? Just like the creamy, rich, sweet chocolate milk of your childhood with a slight hint of coconut. Every time I drink it I wish I had a giant maple long john in hand, just like my former 8-year old self would’ve done. Those were the days.

Thankfully, even though this coconut water tastes like pure chocolate milk, it’s dairy free and makes the perfect base for a post workout recovery shake with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder, electrolyte-containing coconut water, and a hint of coconut cream for that rich, creamy texture every smoothie needs.

It’s also loaded with:

  • healthy fats and fiber from chia, flax and hemp seeds;
  • protein from peanut butter;
  • and potassium from banana

Zico Chocolate Coconut Water Recovery Drink!Friends, this shake is what dreams are made of.

I found this the perfect recovery drink after my recent rock climbing adventure. Remember that everyday life list I shared last month? Yeah, it’s coming right along.

In addition to indoor rock climbing, I’ve also been consistent with my morning meditation and planning intentional dates with John. In August we went on two movie and dinner dates, which made me realize how refreshing it is to get out and do things outside of our normal routine.

Whether you’re looking for a post-workout recovery drink, healthy breakfast or snack, this is the shake for you. It’s:

Mega chocolate-y
Perfectly sweet
Loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats
Vegan and gluten free
& Seriously delicious

If you give this recipe a try, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. And if you tackle an item on your everyday life list, take a picture and tag it #CrackLifeOpen on Instagram or Twitter so we can be adventurous life-doers together. Cheers, friends!

Chocolate Coconut Chia Recovery Drink! Perfect for recovering after intense workouts #vegan #glutenfree

A creamy, rich chocolate protein shake that's perfect for post-workout recovery. Loaded with natural electrolytes, healthy fats, fiber and tons of protein.

Author: Minimalist Baker

Recipe type: Beverage

Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten free

Serves: 2


  • 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 frozen ripe banana (previously peeled, sliced and frozen)
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • 2 Tbsp salted peanut or almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp flax seed meal


  1. Add chocolate coconut water and chia seeds to a blender and let rest for 10 minutes so the chia seeds can activate.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend. For a thicker shake, add more ice and/or frozen banana.
  3. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately. Freeze leftovers into healthy popsicles!


* If you can't find chocolate coconut water, sub coconut water + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, or non-dairy milk + 2 pitted dates + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder.

Nutrition Information

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Popular Q&A

Why is chocolate milk such a good recovery drink after workout?

You get protein to rebuild muscle, carbs to refuel muscle, lots of liquid to rehydrate, and the minerals to help you rehydrate.

Is chocolate milk a better recovery drink than Gatorade?

No it isn't. If you are replenishing yourself after a sports event or planning to do a sports event in a short amount of time. When you exercise after drinking Milk/choc. Milk, it leads to stomach troubles and can also lead to nausea.

Is chocolate milk a good recovery drink?

If you are recovering from a hangover, you should avoid dairy drinks. Drink fruit juice, water or sports drinks to rehydrate.

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