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Calories in Post-Workout Recovery Drinks

To Drink or Not to Drink: Calories in Post-Workout Recovery Drinks

Hydrating and refueling after a workout is an absolute must. If it's a light workout, then water and one of these low-calorie, carb- and protein-packed snacks will do the trick. If you sweat a lot, then you'll need to replace lost electrolytes such as sodium and potassium with a sports drink, and if it was a particularly grueling workout, then you probably need to gulp down a calorie- and protein-filled recovery drink. Whatever your post-workout needs, check out the breakdown below to see how they compare.

Beverage (8 oz.) Calories Carbs (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g) Sodium (mg) Potassium (mg)
Almond Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie 154 16.4 13.4 9.4 52.5 395.8
Coconut Water 43 10.8 10 0.7 25 480.3
Gatorade G Series Recover 03 Drink 110 20 20 8 105 40
Gatorade G Series Recover 03 Shake (1 carton) 270 45 20 20 320 680

Keep reading to see the calories in chocolate milk and Vitamin Water.

Beverage (8 oz.) Calories Carbs (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g) Sodium (mg) Potassium (mg)
Gatorade G Series Fit 03 Recover (11 oz.) 120 14 10 12 280 35
Gatorade G Series Pro 03 Recover 110 20 20 8 105 40
Gatorade Natural Orange Citrus 50 14 14 0 110 30
Low-Fat Chocolate Milk 158 26.1 24.9 8.1 153 425
Nuun Active Hydration Orange (1 tablet added to 16 oz. water) 8 1 1 0 360 100
PowerBar Ironman Restore Powder (1 scoop) 90 20 10 3 250 10
Protein Smoothie (one glass) 169 25 15 16 106
Smartwater 0 0 0 0 0 2.5
Vitamin Water Coco-Refresh (20 oz.) 120 32 31 0 30 875
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