Muscle Recovery Mylk

I’ve not been in the kitchen much for the past few days. Reasons being that I’ve been filming 3 whole music videos over just 48 hours – yikes. As you can imagine that was pretty intense, and, to top it all off, I’ve pulled my oblique and intercostal muscles on my right side – double yikes!

So it’s safe to say I’m feeling a bit under the weather and I’ve not been able to move much being dosed up on painkillers.

All moaning aside though, this little blip has inspired me to create a simple and soothing muscle recovery drink. I wanted to make this drink as remedial as possible in terms of helping pulled muscles, so I’ve included the following for their magnificent benefits:

  • Banana: potassium-packed to replenish depleted electrolyte stores, reducing soreness and speeding up recovery.
  • Cashew nuts and peanut butter: high in BCAAS for optimizing muscle synthesis. Also both DELISH.
  • Vegan protein powder: does what it says on the tin – full of protein to help muscles recover. Also fortified with extra vitamins and nutrients to help you feel better all-round.
  • Chia seeds: magnesium and healthy fats present in these help relax muscles and decrease inflammation.

I particularly loved the consistency of the drink. It’s not thick and heavy like a lot of muscle recovery shakes, hence my labelling of it as ‘mylk’.

Do feel free to add more protein to this however if you are after a more traditional protein shake for a post-workout.

I hope you enjoy and let me know your thoughts!

Muscle Recovery Mylk

Has everything you need to help you feel strong again. 
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks, Snack
Keyword: Banana, caco nib, cashew, chia seeds, coconut, dairy-free, mylk, peanut butter, plant based, powder, protein, shake, smoothie, vegan


  • 150 ml water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp vegan protein powder you can add more if you’d like to make this a thick protein shake post workout.
  • 1/2 tsp cacao nibs (optional – for garnish)
  • 1/2 tsp desiccated coconut (optional – for garnish)


  • Place everything except cacao nibs and coconut in a blender and blend for a few minutes until chia seeds aren’t visible. Garnish with cacao nibs and coconut if you like and enjoy!

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