While I was at FitBloggin’13 in Portland a few weeks ago I got to meet a couple reps from the got chocolate milk? and Team Refuel campaign! I’ve always loved chocolate milk and often used to have it after exercise just because it tasted great and was easy to drink after a tough workout. You might say I was pretty happy once the science started to come out that chocolate milk is actually a great recovery drink for athletes.
With so many great reasons to drink chocolate milk after exercise I’ve decided to take the 21 day TryChocoMilk challenge. Depending on the intensity and duration of my workouts I’ll be treating myself to 8-16 ounces of skim milk mixed with Hershey’s syrup as a recovery drink. You’ll see updates here on the blog, but also on my Twitter feed and Facebook page.
There are the challenges. I like to mix things up so I started today with #12 and had a nice tall glass of chocolate milk after a scorching hot track workout. I even drank out of my Marine Corps Marathon pint glass to remember what I’m working for!
Are you a chocolate milk fan? What’s your ideal recovery drink?