Runner-Friendly Raspberry Milkshake

This delicious recipe is packed full of goodness for runners

This quick and easy recipe from Waitrose nutritionist Nicola Selwood is the perfect combination of naughty and nice. With healthy fresh fruit, low-fat semmi-skimmed milk and a scoop (or two) of frozen yogurt this runner-friendly milkshake  is high in both carbohydrates and protein to help boost recovery. Not to mention these milkshakes taste amazing.

“My top post-run drink is milk – you just can’t beat it,” says Nicola, “more and more sports nutritionists are singing the praises of milk as both a pre- and post-work out drink.  It is one of the best drinks for rehydrating and provides useful electrolytes that can be lost during exercise.  It contains useful amounts of carbohydrates so is perfect for refuelling and it is a great source of high quality proteins to help rebuild muscles.  Milk also contains a wealth of vitamin and minerals.  I don’t think you could find a sports drink that could match milk as a post-run beverage. If you want a little twist on a glass of milk, try this fruity milkshake recipe.”

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2


  • 170g fresh raspberries
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 scoops Waitrose LOVE life raspberry & blackcurrant frozen yogurt


  1. Set aside a few of the raspberries and place the rest in a blender with the milk and frozen yogurt. Whizz until smooth and thick.
  2. Pour into tall glasses, scatter with the reserved raspberries and serve with straws.

Pro tip: 

Vary the fruit you use in this recipe. All summer berries will work well but for an extra thick smoothie, add a banana.

Nutritional value per serving – Energy: 635kJ, 152cals. Fat: 3.6g. Saturated Fat: 2.2g. Carbohydrate: 21.2g. Sugars: 20.8g. Protein: 8.7g. Salt: 0.3g. Fiber: 2.4g

Find more healthy recipes like this at Waitrose online 

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