Pouring a glass of our Chocolate Chia Recovery Drink recipe from a blender
4.64 from 11 votes

Chocolate Chia Recovery Drink

A creamy, rich chocolate protein shake that's perfect for post-workout recovery. Loaded with natural electrolytes, healthy fats, fiber and tons of protein.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Beverage, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (as popsicles)
Does it keep? In Freezer.


  • 14 ounces ZICO Chocolate Coconut Water Beverage*
  • 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 frozen ripe banana (previously peeled, sliced, and frozen)
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • 2 Tbsp salted peanut or almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp flaxseed meal


  1. Add chocolate coconut water and chia seeds to a blender and let rest for 10 minutes so the chia seeds can activate.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend. For a thicker shake, add more ice and/or frozen banana.
  3. Divide between two glasses (as original recipe is written) and serve immediately. Freeze leftovers into healthy popsicles!


*If you can't find chocolate coconut water, sub coconut water + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder. Or non-dairy milk + 2 pitted dates + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 2)