Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Recipe: Chocolate Pear Recovery Shake

Hey lovelies :)

I'm still feeling kinda ill today hence the bulk of my food has been in liquid form or cereal (I've had 2 helpings of my Choc-o-nut Cereal today - haven't had it for a while and I'd forgotten how addictive it is!).

The main thing I've been craving though has been my Chocolate Pear recovery shake - this is what I normally drink when I get back in from a run or a workout but today I wanted it purely for being easy, simple and nutritious.

Peel, core and chop a ripe pear and pop into your blender. I like to use Sainsbury's Basics or Tesco Kids pears - they seem to change with the season but are always really reasonable (around 79p for a bag of 5 or 6) and really delicious :)

Measure out 3/4 glass of your favourite milk. I always use soya milk because I can't stand the taste of dairy and I find other milks (oats, rice, almond) etc too expensive. Feel free to use what works for you though :)

To this add 1 tsp hemp powder (I use Naturya Organic Hemp Protein Powder which has a whopping 50g protein per 100g), 1 tsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp peanut butter and 1-2tsp Agave depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have. I just go for a generous squeeze! Pop the lid on and blend on high for 1 or 2 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


  1. Thank you for posting this! I picked up some chocolate oat milk yesterday and was trying to think of a way to use it, this is so perfect :)

  2. Sarah - ooo I bet it'll be yum with chocolate oat milk :D Let me know how it goes x

  3. This sounds delicious - I need to drink more smoothies!

  4. Every Days A Picnic - it's yummy! Smoothies are ace - such an easy way of adding extra protein/fruit into your diet without even trying!

  5. Hope you feel better soon, this sounds and looks lovely - will have to try it :)

  6. Hope you feel better soon. This sounds so yummy and easy to make :) x

  7. That looks like a great smoothie - love the addition of pear, I would never think of that!

    I hope you're feeling less under the weather soon :)

  8. Sounds nice, I reckon I wouldn't be able to cope with the hemp powder though :P

  9. Nic - Let me know what you think if you do!

    Lily - its super easy :D

    Errign- Thanks :D Hehe It came about a couple of weeks ago when we were out of bananas but I knew I wanted some fruit in my post run workout. It's so good!

    Lillian - you actually can't taste the hemp powder at all! It tastes like chocolate and peanut butter and a nice hint of pear. The hemp just blends into the background :)


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