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What Is Your Favorite Post-Workout Recovery Drink?

What's Your Favorite Recovery Drink?

After a particularly vigorous workout, run, or bike ride, you need to replenish important nutrients in your system. A recovery drink helps you quickly get what you need — electrolytes to rehydrate as well as carbs and protein to rebuild your muscle. There are many ways to drink those essential nutrients after a workout, from ready-made sports drinks like Gatorade to chocolate milk or coconut water (or even just making your own with maple syrup).

If you are a recovery drink fan, what's your drink of choice?

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runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 4 years
I only use sports drinks when my cardio gets into the 2 hour range. I said sport drink, but it really depends on the type of fatigued I am. Chocolate milk is great for fatigued muscles and the coconut water if I've been in the sun all day.
Susi-May Susi-May 4 years
I drink water mostly, but after a long hot ride or run I like to put a Nuun tablet in my water bottle. It is just electrolytes and super low on calories.
RVASarah RVASarah 4 years
I mostly drink chocolate milk or water. If I'm in a tournament, I drink Gatorade G Series Pro 03 Recovery. Mmmm carbs and protein!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 4 years
I drink loads of water and have a green tea when I get home. I don't work out hard enough to require sports drinks.
dioraddict dioraddict 4 years
My fave is the lemonade-flavored Vitamin Water Zero. It tastes great and its got all the electrolytes you need post-workout, without the extra calories that the regular Vitamin Water has.
GummiBears GummiBears 4 years
Water. Like EvieJ, I doubt I am working out hard enough where I need anything else. Plus most of the sports drink I see are loaded with sugar so I don't see the point in consuming it. If I am feeling light-headed, I will eat a banana. Or potato.
EvieJ EvieJ 4 years
I don't think I work out hard enough to need anything besides water. I mainly do cardio and yoga, all indoors, and don't think I lose electrolytes or anything.
amber512 amber512 4 years
Green monster! Fruits, veggies, protein powder, yum.
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