What we think
Feeling tired for days following a hard training session? Do you have soreness that isn’t going away? Driving to your weekly ride/run meet workout? You may be overlooking the post-workout recovery nutrition!
Focusing on this is just as important as the hours you spend training because recovery is how the body rebuilds itself making you stronger, faster, and ready to go for that next hard session.
Also, there is a special 30-60min period post-workout that is a window of opportunity. This period is when the body is primed for on-boarding nutrients and re-synthesizing the energy substrates we've tapped into. That's where the recovery drink comes in clutch.
Recovery is where the gains are made
Why do we love this?
This drink mix has a 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein, and although it is higher in sugar, this sugar serves a purpose immediately post-workout. It helps spike insulin, a hormone that is key for getting nutrients back into muscle quickly. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this drink mix will start replenishing energy stores and repair muscle before you're even done stretching after your workout!
What's in it?
Skratch Labs made this mix with busy athletes in mind. This product is formulated to meet all of your recovery needs without requiring a kitchen, giving you no excuse! This drink mix contains milk, but don’t let that discourage you if you’re lactose sensitive. Skratch Labs included lactase in this mix, the enzyme required to breakdown lactose, to make sure every athlete can properly digest and absorb its nutrients.
It comes with 200cal per serving, with 35g of carbs and 8g of protein.
Bonus feature: this mix contains 1 billion active probiotics to help with digestion and optimize nutrient absorption! The latest sports nutrition research has shown that adding probiotics post-workout significantly boosts recovery. It's also non-GMO, Kosher, vegetarian, and gluten-free.
What're the options?
Man, have they nailed the flavors. They have Chocolate, Coffee, and Horchata (great heated up in the winter). Small and large bags are available and we love the to-go servings!
The Feed's Fave: Chocolate
How to use it:
Endurance Recovery Mix is intended for use immediately after exercise, especially during that critical 60 minute post-workout window when the body is most prepared to absorb and use nutrients. Mix 2 scoops with 12 oz. of water, or 4 scoops with 24 oz. You don't need this every day, save it for those extra hard, depleting workouts.
Sport Recovery Drink Mix from Skratch Labs: