(Closed) Best Post-Workout low carb shake?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think they say a glass of chocolate milk is best.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with ejs, chocolate milk is best!

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Chocolate milk yum!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

This sounds weird, but my husband researched recovery drinks a couple months ago when he started P90X and didn’t want to spend a lot of cash on their protein shakes.  He found out that one of the best (and cheapest) recovery drinks is 8 oz of chocolate milk with a scoop of protein powder.  It also tastes better than most recovery drinks!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would use a low sugar syrup for it.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well milk has lots of protein….and protein shakes have lots of protein? So I guess that’s why it’s good. And i’d imagine some sugar is necessary after depleting all your energy levels at the gym

But keep in mind that depending on your goals, you could end up counterbalancing the work out you just did. You shouldn’t need a post work out drink unless you are seriously kicking ass and taking names.

http://www.askmen.com/sports/bodybuilding_200/247_fitness_tip.html

I dunno about you though, but a glass of chocolate milk is the LAST thing I want after a work out! Milk?! Ew

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

yeah – u do NOT want chocolate milk if you are doing a low-carb shake.

I’ve been low-carb for a year and a half now and my favorite low-carb shake:

  • 8 ounces full fat canned coconut milk (the fats in coconut milk are SOOO good for you!) try to get the kind that doesn’t have a lot of ingredients other than “coconut” and maybe guar gum
  • 1 scoop whey protein (I use a few different ones – jay robb’s the best but expensive)
  • about 1/2 cup berries (berries are low glycemic – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, whatever you like)
  • ice

blend and drink!

and PLEASE do NOT be afraid of the fats in coconut milk – especially if you are lowcarb. google “coconut oil” and you will be AMAZED at the wealth of information on how HEALTHY coconut oil and milk and the MCFA’s are for you!

i’ve been low-carbing for over a year and dropped 35 pounds and kept it off for 9 months now!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Not to start a low-carb debate, but according to some experts I highly respect (like Joe Friel, the triathlon guru), before and after workouts is a good time to have carbs. If you’re working out with any intensity, consider looking into the Paleo diet.

The basic idea is low carb with lots of fruits and veggies, but that you need some carbs for exercise. I don’t remember the exact timeframes, but it is something like an hour beforehand and then afterwards for as long as you worked out. So, if  you have a 2 hour workout you can eat carbs for 2 hours afterwards.

Thus, the carbs in chocolate milk would be just fine. It is actually a perfect recovery food. I’ve used the expensive recovery formulas like Endurox and they’re yucky. I buy cases of chocolate milk boxes at Costco now and it works great for me. Quick, easy, portable.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I use GNC’s whey protein in chocolate it is low in carbs/sugar and high in protein.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I will agree with looking into the Paleo Diet – there are many good low-carb diets out there (i happen to do atkins) but the Paleo is just as good!

however, milk (especially conventional) just isn’t that good for you…go to http://www.westonaprice.org for all the information on it.
http://www.westonaprice.org/FAQ-Dairy.html

I would also stay away from soy as well (whehter it’s soy protein or soy milk)

http://www.westonaprice.org/FAQ-Soy.html

 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I just stick a thing of low fat vanilla yogurt and 9 or 10 big strawberries in the freezer before I work out (so they are about 75% frozen when I’m done) and blend it with a splash of skim milk.  Delicious smoothie and satisfies my sweet tooth.  I don’t know about carbs, but I think I counted that the whole thing was like 100 calories once, and it makes a BIG glass…

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

If you’re trying to gain muscle, go for a protein shake. I make mine with soy milk (Silk) all the time. I’ve tried a lot of brands and Gold Standard dissolves the best. I like the chocolate flavor, but they have lots of choices. PM me if you want to discuss.

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