This yummy protein shake has the perfect blend of recovery nutrients

George Anderson, esteemed coach and training partner for Reading Half Marathon, discovered it by trial and error. “Making the recipe didn’t always go smoothly – there was the case of a frothy coconut oil mix,” he admits.

Why does it work? Bananas and oats are high in carbohydrates, while almond butter and chia seeds are protein-rich. This mix provides everything your body needs to repair muscle fibres after hard training.

“Coconut oil is also a good source of anti-inflammatory fats, and I sometimes add an extra scoop of plain whey powder for an additional protein blast,” says Anderson

Make it

  1. Pour 250ml of almond milk, along with one small banana,  a handful of oats, a good scoop of almond butter,  a tablespoon of chia seeds, a couple of dates, a handful of spinach and a few ice cubes in a blender.
  2. Whizz up until nice and smooth, pour into a glass and drink. Done!