Recovery Carnival: A Cotter Concoction

This week, I think it’s moving as slow as molasses. Normally I like molasses, just not the pace of it.  Let’s just say I’ve been needing extra recovery this week, more mentally than anything. Winking smile You know how those weeks are, yes? And speaking of recovery, a few weeks ago our fellow triathlete/blog friend Jason of Cook Train Eat Race  emailed me about participating in a recovery meal blog carnival. Totally loved the idea and jumped on board!

Well today is my day to post my recovery meal. Except I haven’t felt like making a creative meal all week. Hot Oats, eggs, squash and sausage, eggs, quinoa and salad, repeat. Yep, not bad just same old Cotter concoctions.


But even though our meals have been plain and simple, our snacks and drinks have been strangely delicious and flavorful. That makes up for it, right?

Homebrew Kiwi Honey Lime Kombucha and my RECOVERY Creamy Coconut Basil Ginger Smoothie.

home brewLindsay Cotter- Creamy Coconut and basil smoothie

So I emailed Jason to see if I could post a recovery snack instead. Of course he said yes and now my brain is happy.Winking smile

Lindsay Cotter- Creamy Coconut and basil smoothie



  • 1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk (or other milk of choice)
  • Ice
  • 3-4 leaves of fresh Basil
  • 6oz Coconut yogurt
  • 1 serving Vanilla Protein
  • ½ tsp Coconut extract
  • Vanilla stevia (optional)
  • 1 tsp ginger root
  • optional add in for extra carbs and natural sugars: 1 frozen banana and 1/2 tbsp honey or maple syrup


Blend until smooth. Pour and enjoy! With lots of ice it serves 2 people quite well or one thirsty athlete/triathlete. 

***Basil and Ginger are both great anti-inflammatories, but I love Basil for the anti-bacterial benefits too. You can read more here about this magically herb.

For more recovery meal ideas, visit these bloggers!:

So whatcha think? What’s your favorite recovery meal? What about recovery for your brain, been there?  

Of course you have!




2 more days to enter the BLEND and ATTUNE FOODS giveaway. WOOHOO!