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July 22, 2012 4:52 AM
I need some sort of recovery drink for after Insanity, I don't want to buy the actual recovery drink its just too much money *yes, it may be "worth it" but I don't have the cash to spend on a drink*.

I know chocolate milk would be a pretty good cheap alternative but I can't stomach milk especially after a workout out, I would throw it up instantly.

Any suggestions?
July 22, 2012 6:21 AM
What about chocolate soy milk? Or Almond milk? There is also Vega One protein powder (in chocolate) that is really good, but pricey.
July 22, 2012 7:34 AM

What about chocolate soy milk? Or Almond milk? There is also Vega One protein powder (in chocolate) that is really good, but pricey.

Thanks for the suggestions. I can't do Almond or soy milk either :(, none sit well on my stomach even when I am not active unfortunately. I will look for the vega One Protein to see the cost.
July 22, 2012 7:40 AM
I use Sunwarrior Warrior Blend protein powder. It is vegan, but also soy free. I mix mine with almond milk, but you can use water.

Can you tolerate coconut milk?
July 22, 2012 7:44 AM
I use milk myself, but I often see smoothies made with ice. How about that? Or have you ever juiced (can you borrow someone's to try it out?) I just use my blender to keep the pulp for the fiber...just a thought.
July 22, 2012 7:45 AM
Sunwarrior or Vega are both fantastic vegan, soy free options.
July 22, 2012 7:47 AM
Why don't u just eat regular food. "recovery" equals protein. Have a piece of chicken. It's already on your grocery list anyway.
July 22, 2012 7:49 AM
I use rice protein in my smoothies with frozen fruit and water or almond milk
July 22, 2012 7:49 AM
I use garden of life raw protein stuff, which is vegan sprouted and then ground into a powder. It was worth it on sale--but then again, some nice broth or powerpac/emergen-c packets restore electrolytes too, if that is your goal.
July 22, 2012 7:50 AM
put this in to a blender, water, steak, banana, oatmeal and some chicken.

Or you can just eat it.
July 22, 2012 8:15 AM
you mention "you dont have cash to spend on a drink" so other drink products arent an option I assume.

your only remaining course of recovery aid is to eat a properly constructed post workout meal.

Tuna, Chicken, Eggs along with a multivitamin.

Its not as nutrient, bcaa, protien packed as a scientifically formulated recovery drink, but its your meal, and doenst cost extra then.


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