Scott Jurek's Strawburst Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

This is my GO TO post-ride smoothie these days. From Scott Jurek's “Eat and Run” book which I recommend to any endurance athlete and has a bunch of great vegan recipes. Scott ran 165.7 miles in 24 hours. He might have a couple things figured out.

Says Jurek, "This smoothie combines the anti-inflammatory ingredients of pineapple (bromelaine), ginger, turmeric, and Udo's Oil (omega-3 fatty acids).  It's a great daily postworkout drink, soothing aching muscles, and a terrific addition to your regular meals before your run on  a long training day. It has a fruity, sweet taste like Starburst candy and is loaded with healthy fat as well as carbohydrates and protein. The miso replaces the salt and electrolytes lost in sweat.  In Japan, miso is viewed as an endurance-booster. Edamame provides an extra whole-food protein boost.  Fresh turmeric root can be found in the produce section of natural foods stores.  You will need a high-power blender to process the roots.  If you don't have one, opt for the dried turmeric and ginger.


  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame (get at Trader Joes, boil edamame for 5 minutes…drain)
  • 1/4 cup dried coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons of plant protein powder (brown rice, pea, etc.) (I use 1 ½ scoops of OSMO acute recovery)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of miso
  • 1 1-inch turmeric root, chopped, or teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger root, peeled and minced, or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth.

Makes 3 8-ounce servings

Bonus tip: Stacy Sims of OSMO also recommends a bit of caffeine for recovery. have a bit of green tea or coffee in addition to your smoothie. It aids in glycogen storage.


from our friends at OSMO, a few recipes from pro triathlete, Emma-Kate Lidbury:

Banana Booster

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 scoop Osmo Acute Recovery
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • Sprinkling of cinnamon
  • Water (or almond milk – or a bit of both)
  • Ice

“Throw all of the above into the blender and hit mix! This is a favorite of mine after my early morning swim workouts. We usually hit 5-6,000 yards – much of it high intensity – so getting some good protein in ASAP afterwards is essential to help you recover and set you up for the rest of the day. I love using super ripe bananas to make it that little bit sweeter.

Osmo Mexican Hot Choc

  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (good quality stuff)
  • Almond milk
  • 1 scoop Osmo Acute Recovery
  • Sprinkling of cinnamon, cayenne pepper, nutmeg

“Mix the cocoa powder and some of the milk into a paste, gradually adding all of the milk once the paste is smooth. Heat gently (either on stove or in microwave) then mix in your Osmo Acute Recovery and sprinklings of spices. Stir well and enjoy! A great late afternoon pick-me-up which also ensures a good protein hit.


  • 1 scoop Osmo Acute Recovery
  • Water or almond milk
  • Shot of espresso – can be hot or chilled

This is one of my favorites after a big morning ride. I do it two ways – both are great!

Option 1: prepare your Osmo Acute Recovery with water or almond milk before your ride in your Osmo bottle. Add the shot of espresso to the top, shake gently and put in the fridge to chill. Serve on ice on your return.

Option 2: Gently heat almond milk (on stove or microwave) and add your Osmo Acute Recovery to it, mixing well to ensure no lumps. Crank up your coffee machine and add a shot of espresso to the Osmo. Stir well and enjoy!

OsmoBerry Blend

  • Handful of blueberries, strawberries and/or blackberries
  • 1 scoop Osmo Acute Recovery
  • Water or almond milk
  • Ice
  • Splash of cherry juice

If you like your berries then this one’s for you! Add all of the above to the blender and hit GO! You can also add almond butter to this if you’re a big nut butter fan and looking to make it a little more substantial. This is a great post workout recovery smoothie with the Osmo Acute Recovery obviously providing plenty of protein and the berries and cherry juice delivering a good hit of antioxidants. Serve over ice, rest and recover – safe in the knowledge you’re giving your body plenty of goodness in a glass.