The Perfect Post-Workout Drink

To be beneficial, your recovery beverage of choice needs to accelerate recovery, as well as promote adaptations from training.

There are many options out there from water, gatorade, coconut water, endura, nuun, coke, coffee, cherry juice, beer - the list goes on!

All of the above have their time and place, but one recovery drink stands out in improving performance for endurance athletes such as runners and cyclists…that is chocolate milk.


Chocolate milk is perfect re-fueling drink as it:

  • re-hydrates the body

  • has carbohydrates to replace glycogen stores (double the carbs of plain milk)

  • has protein to help kick start the re-building process

  • contains essential vitamins and electrolytes, such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium

  • tastes good, is readily available and very easy to consume

Researchers claim that chocolate milk has a carbohydrate to protein ratio (3:1 to 4:1) that is ideal for boosting recovery time after an intense workout session.

If you haven’t already done so, experiment with a chocolate milk after your workouts and see how well you recover for your next training session.