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Recharge After Working Out With This Protein-Packed Honey Chocolate Recovery Smoothie


This delicious mixture of peanut butter, banana, chocolate protein powder, and honey is a great choice for a fast and nutritious breakfast. It’s also an excellent way to recharge after hitting the gym! You can make the recipe even more palate-pleasing by going with a honey varietal, which is a type of honey that’s been made with the nectar of one specific flower. 

There are over 300 types of honey varietals available in the United States, according to the the National Honey Board, and they all range in flavor depending on the blossom and time of year they were pollinated. For example, blueberry honey’s aroma has a hint of lemon and the flavor has a slightly buttery finish. Other popular varietals you can find at your organic grocery store include wildflower, clover, and orange blossom honey. If you’re looking for a milder flavor, you’ll want to pick a lighter, more translucent honey versus the darker, stronger options. Regardless of which type you prefer, it’s sure to taste amazing in this sweet and simple smoothie without overpowering the other yummy ingredients.


  • 1 cup your preferred milk
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 small frozen banana, peeled


Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend on high until smooth. See, we told it was a super easy recipe! 

Once it’s at the consistency you like, pour it in a tall glass and enjoy. Even your kids will slurp every last sip of this nutritious smoothie — you can call it a “milkshake” and they’ll never know the difference! It’s the perfectly sneaky way to make sure your little ones (or not so little ones) are getting all the healthy benefits their growing bodies need. 

Recipe courtesy of Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD, made for the National Honey Board.

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