It’s not exactly a secret that refueling shortly after a hard workout (or long day on the trail) expedites recovery and muscle development. Tailwind Nutrition makes tasty recovery drinks that just require water and a little shaking to prepare.
I’ve personally always been a fan of chocolate milk after a hard workout. It does a good job of promoting healing, but it has a few downfalls (not enough protein and it’s not always easy to find cold milk on the trail). Tailwind provides similar benefits, but without the need to add milk, and it’s full of protein.
I’ve tried both the chocolate and the vanilla, and they’re both surprisingly good. The chocolate reminds me of Carnation Instant Breakfast, but a bit more bitter and less sweet, which I liked. The vanilla tastes just like a vanilla malt, minus the thickness. Both mix up surprisingly smooth with just a light shaking in a water bottle (no metal ball required), and they come out with a viscosity just a bit thicker than water, but much thinner than many shakes that I’ve tried.
They have a fair amount of calories to them, just shy of 300, and they’re loaded with protein and a fair amount of sugar. I’ve found this provided a nice boost in energy, which I need after a hard hike or bike ride.
I’m generally not a fan of protein shakes or powders, but these I really liked. They don’t smell great, like most protein shakes, but once they’re mixed up they are quite good. They’re definitely worth giving a go.
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