With a new approach to training, I’ve been incorporating different things to help me improve on my running and recovery. I’m working with a strength coach as well as a running coach. Along with that, I’m also looking at what I am eating and how it can help (or hurt) my performance. The one that I started with initially is taking in protein after I workout, more specifically, after a run.

I was referred to Vega by some friends (and amazing runners: @runemz and @theAthletarian). Vega Sport is an all-natural, plant-based nutrition system designed to help athletes perform before, during, and after training and competition. I was focusing in on the “after” aspect and have been using the Performance Protein powder and the below recipe for my post-workout recovery shake.

It took some trial and error, but I think I have a good recipe that works for me, so I thought I would share.

Vanilla Mocha Protein Shake

8-12 fl. oz. of Unsweetend Almond Milk
5.3 oz. Vanilla Greek Yogurt (1 container)
1.2 oz. of Vega Sport Protein Powder (1 scoop)

*Optional Additions
1 Banana
1 TBSP ground espresso

Typically, I’ll have the above WITH the banana and ground espresso. The banana adds some texture and the ground espresso adds a stronger coffee taste.




As you can see from the photo, I use Silk for the Almond Milk and Open Nature for the Greek Yogurt. You can use whichever products you are a fan of, but I try to keep the products “clean and healthy” for the shake. I’m not the best at eating clean 24/7, but I can focus in on making a difference in the small dietary choices I make.

What are you doing to help you recover faster?