A member of @VeganForum asked this week for a vegan post cyclying recovery drink.
Try making one with Oatmilk and Mortimer Chocolate.
There have been several research papers on the benefits of drinking chocolate milk after exercise, such as running, cycling and rugby playing.
The Benefits of Chocolate milk:
1.A natural source of high-quality protein to build lean muscle.
2.The right carbohydrate-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to refuel and rebuild exhausted muscles.
- A rich source of antioxidants.
4.Vitamin A to support a healthy immune system and normal vision.
5.Electrolytes including calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium to help replenish what’s lost in sweat.
6.B vitamins for energy.
7.Fluids to rehydrate.
8.Calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, protein and potassium to build and maintain strong bones and help reduce the risk for stress fractures.
Here at Mortimer Chocolate, we use a natural cacao powder to make our chocolate drinks. Natural cacoa powder is high in antioxidants, being one of the richest sources of the antioxidant, flavanol. Most cocoa powders in the UK are alkalised, via the Dutch process which destroys some of these antioxidants. So our drinks are perfect for using as post training recovery chocolate drinks.
The studies have been conducted using cows milk, which is not suitable for Vegans but a good alternative is Oat Milk. @bbcgoodfood has a recipe for oat milk.