Chocolate Malt Recovery Shake

A few weeks ago, I was going to the grocery store and asked Andrew if he wanted anything.  To which he responded “Chocolate Malt”.  We’ve actually had unopened malt powder in our house for over a year, and it gave me an idea.  A few mornings later, after a long Sunday CrossFit workout, I threw some things into the blender and poured Andrew half of it.  He was all “THIS IS GOOD!  What is it?”  It’s a chocolate malt recovery shake!  I’ve made it a few morning post-runs since then and it is still delicious.  Here’s the recipe for you!



  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana (it’s best to take the peel off before you freeze)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp malt powder
  • Recovery mix, according to package instructions (I use this in the chocolate flavor)
  • Scoop of PB

Pour everything into a blender a blend for a few minutes.  If you need to thicken it, add another banana, some ice cubes, or some yogurt.  Top it with a gummy worm and enjoy!


I am already thinking of a fall version of this – pumpkin?!  Yes.  All of the pumpkin.

We’ll be back later this week talking about ultra-running.  Meanwhile, we are adulting pretty hard – trying to decide if it makes sense to renovate our kitchen and getting ready to plant some grass.

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