Black Forest Isopure Recovery Smoothie

A few weeks ago I shared with you how I was given the opportunity to try out Isopure’s BCAA powder.  The powder combines the BCAA’s along with Tart Cherry to speed up recovery along with L-Theanine which has a calming effect.  These combination of ingredients make it possible for you to recover quicker and train harder the next day all while building muscle. 

Isopure BCAA Powder, Tart Cherry, Recovery Formula

This post is sponsored by Isopure but as always, all opinions are my own. 

What I really like about this formula is the fact that it includes Tart Cherry which makes it different from a lot of other BCAA’s on the market.  Tart Cherry has a lot of benefits and acts an an anti-inflammatory which helps speed up recovery after a hard workout. 

When I originally posted my review, I hadn’t been using it long enough to say if I noticed any difference but since then I’ve been incorporating it into my smoothies post workout and have definitely noticed a difference.  

It honestly tastes okay on it’s own but personally I really enjoy it best in a smoothie…keep in mind that I’m a little smoothie obsessed though.  It’s just such a convenient, quick and easy way to refuel. 

I’ve enjoy this powder in a few different smoothie variations but my favorite combination is blending the Isopure Alpine Punch BCAA powder with frozen cherries and chocolate protein.

 Seriously, it’s amazing and hits the spot after a grueling sweat sesh.  Also tastes like dessert so it’s a win-win. 

Black Forest Recovery Smoothie Recipe {Isopure BCAA, Tart Cherry, Dark Chocolate, Protein Smoothie, Gluten Free, Vegan}


This smoothie is a delicious recovery combo that really gives you lots of bang for your buck.  The frozen cherries add an extra recovery boost, the chocolate protein powder acts as an anti-inflammatory while helping to build muscle and the Isopure Alpine Punch Aminos give it a burst of extra flavor and a formula full of everything you need to recover quicker. 

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Black Forest Isopure Recovery Smoothie




  • 1.5 cups non dairy milk (almond, rice, coconut)
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 scoop Isopure Alpine Punch Aminos
  • 1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp dairy free chocolate chunks or chips (optional)



  1. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chunks into a blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Pour into glass and sprinkle with chocolate chunks if desired. 
  3. Enjoy! 

Need some protein powder suggestions? Check out Isopure’s full line of products including their whey protein isolate,  You can also connect with them on Twitter, Facebook,  and Instagram.

Let’s chat!

Do you incorporate cherries into your recovery routine? 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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