Tom Brady drinks this exact smoothie for better training, energy, and focus. The NFL star and now 7-time Superbowl winner first shared this smoothie recipe on TB12 Method App and noted that he drinks this first thing in the morning, right after he hydrates with 20 ounces of water. The good news for us is that you don't need a personal chef or a large budget to eat like a champion. The recipe is simple and all of the ingredients are available at your local grocery store.

First, Brady steers clear from dairy due to the fact that it has been linked to inflammation, not helpful when an athlete is trying to recover from a tough workout. So he swaps regular milk for hemp and almond milk, which are low in calories, high in protein, and still deliver supplemental B12.

Many athletes are staying away from dairy, as TB is. Any unwanted inflammation on worked muscles and joints would only be a fumble in his book. “If I know my body will experience inflammation every Sunday during the season, the last thing I want to do is stack on more inflammation on top of it,” Brady has said. "All calories are not created equal, he adds," which means this smoothie recipe is a critical part of his nutrition and strict diet.

The smoothie ingredients call for clean, whole, plant-based forms of protein, like walnuts, chia seeds, and almond butter. The entire smoothie contains up to 34 grams of protein, depending on how much protein powder you add-in, perfect as a post-workout recovery drink to help build back muscle that gets broken down during a tough workout session.

The two fruits he adds are blueberries and bananas, both high in antioxidants (the berries) and potassium, which also get lost depleted during your workouts. If you're looking to boost your energy, enhance your performance, and be able to train hard (albeit it perhaps not quite like a Super Bowl champion who hits the gym several hours a day), making simple changes like drinking this smoothie to start your morning, is better than that sugary cereal you had today.

Tom Brady's Favorite Smoothie Recipe


  • 4 Ounces Almond Milk
  • 4 Ounces Hemp milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons TB12 Whey Protein Isolate (Swap for plant-based protein)
  • 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Banana


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
630 Cal | 34g Protein

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