Chocolate Milk as a Refuel Beverage
Many of us understand the importance of drinking a glass of chocolate milk as a recovery fuel beverage. Here’s the breakdown:
- Chocolate milk is the ideal sports recovery beverage because it contains the golden ratio of carbs to protein – about 3-4 grams of carbs for every 1 gram of protein.
- This ratio helps rehydrate your body, repair your muscles, and replenish your energy after exercise.
- Research consistently shows that consuming chocolate milk after exercise or sports performance is a great way to replenish the important nutrients our bodies need for recovery — carbohydrates, protein, fluids and even electrolytes.
Chocolate Milk in the Kitchen
But did you know that you can also enjoy chocolate milk as part of your nutrition plan throughout the day and utilize it in various cooking applications?
Our Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel and team of culinary consultants created ten chocolate milk recipes that you can enjoy pre or post exercise. They all contain at least 1 cup of chocolate milk in each recipe.
Depending on your needs, you can use either 1% chocolate milk or whole chocolate milk. We’ve taken the guesswork out and completed the nutrition analysis both ways, so you can feel confident knowing the nutritional benefit of each recipe.
Importance of Dairy
Whether you’re a professional athlete, high school athlete or weekend athlete – sports nutrition should be top of mind so you can perform at your best on and off the field.
Dairy plays an important role in reaching your optimal level of performance. Be sure to include chocolate milk and other dairy products in your day-to-day nutrition plan. Aim to get three servings of dairy every day, whether that chocolate milk, Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, or whatever your favorite dairy product may be. And next time you think about chocolate milk, reimagine it as more than just a beverage; use it in the kitchen when your cooking!