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Recovery "homebrew"(9 posts)

Recovery "homebrew"BC
Feb 10, 2002 4:23 PM
I have heard of a milk-sugar drink that is almost as effective as expensive recovery drinks. What is your view on this and how is it made?
Try Slimfastpmf1
Feb 11, 2002 5:04 AM
Its got the 4:1 carbs to protein ratio that's recommended for recovery plus vitamins and nutrients. You can get it anywhere and the 12 oz cans are easily thrown in a cooler, or stored for months in your fridge. The stuff tastes pretty good too.

I guess you could pour some sugar in skim milk and drink that, but it sure sounds nasty to me.
Mix an egg white with a . . .morrison
Feb 11, 2002 7:23 AM
Sam Adams. Drink quickly. Repeat as needed. Drop egg whites after third glass. Pain disappears rapidly.

After three weeks of this routine, buy roomier shirts and jerseys. Watch climbing ability deteriorate.
sweet & milky, mmm...TSlothrop
Feb 11, 2002 10:07 AM
Joe Friel suggests you can make a recovery homebrew from 450ml of skimmed milk mixed with 4 tblspoons of sugar. I use this after long rides, and it seems to work, personally I think it's great, but then I do have an obscenely sweet tooth. I guess it's actually better to use soya milk, but I can't quite bear to try this.
step 1: blendersecourir
Feb 11, 2002 10:18 AM
step 2: milk (use soy or rice milk if you tend to have out of body experiences)

step 3: one whole egg (no shell)

step 4: honey ( i use two tables spoons for a tall glass of milk)

the rest is up to you

some good options can be lecithin, wheatgerm, baileys irish cream, ice cream, malt, carob .... the list goes on.

on occasion i find a guiness less hassle, faster and to be of some benifit.

all i can say is not to have milk/cereal before heading out on a ride with cytomax - something starts cooking up and many a ride has been shortened much to the demise of my shorts.
Raw eggs-BAD!!look271
Feb 11, 2002 10:52 AM
Can you say salmonella? Better to add some soy or whey protein to the mix. Soy is real cheap, and does the body good. Personally, I like a piece of fruit and soy protein mixed into OJ or similar juice. Goes down good and I've had great results with it.
fresh eggs and refridgeration are available :-) nmsecourir
Feb 11, 2002 11:35 AM
fresh eggs and refridgeration are available :-) nmxxl
Feb 11, 2002 12:50 PM
Dudes, I saw your discussion, and have to comment. The freshness of the egg isn't in question here; it's whether it's contaminated with bacteria from the chicken who laid it. A perfectly fresh egg can also be home to perfectly fresh salmonella, even under refrigeration. I assume you're pretty fit, so the only real danger to you is probably some mild to moderate gastric distress, much like what you've reported. Take it from the other guy, egg powder is going to be easier on your innards, in the long "run."
Egg-xactly! (nm)look271
Feb 11, 2002 4:16 PM