The science behind a Recovery Drink is quite simple: You run, bike or otherwise challenge yourself with physical activity and you deplete much of your body’s carbohydrate reserves (glycogen). Although body fat is also a source of energy it is not the fuel utilized for intense physical movement, glycogen holds this honor. It has been repeatedly shown that the amount of glycogen stored in your body pre-workout is the best predictor of physical performance. With this knowledge researchers have exhaustively searched for nutritional interventions to allow athletes to maximize glycogen. The results: A meal consumed immediately post-workout, when the fastest rate of glycogen synthesis occurs, of predominantly quickly-digesting carbohydrate accompanied with amino acids, optimally restores glycogen. Anything consumed in addition to these nutrients slows absorption and reduces the effectiveness of a formula. At Mike’s Mix we understand these concepts and have formulated recovery drinks that are shockingly simple and undisputedly effective. Our formulas are clean and natural, and our ingredients have been eclectically sourced for quality and value.
Overview: Mike's Mix all-natural recovery drinks are intended to be consumed immediately after strenuous endurance and strength training workouts. Consistent use will greatly reduce post-workout soreness and replenish energy reserves. Our simple formula is consistent with current research and its effectiveness will stand toe to toe with any other product on the market. Tastes great in water, milk and fruit smoothies all without artificial sweeteners or flavoring.
Original Flavor: Our original recovery drink was the first product offered by Mike’s Mix and continues to be one of our best sellers. There is no added flavoring and the pleasant taste is a testament to the quality inherent to the functional ingredients. The mild flavor can be described as a sweet cream. Although many enjoy the Original Recovery Drink mixed with water or milk, it’s ideal application is blended with a bit of frozen fruit (see our smoothie recipes).
Chocolate Flavor: Want additional flavor in your Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink? Try our rich and delicious chocolate! Mixed with water or milk, the flavor will appeal to any chocolate lover.
Tangerine Cream Flavor: Want more flavor but don’t like chocolate? Sweet, tangy and creamy, our Tangerine Cream Recovery Drink is a delightful combination of flavors that won’t disappoint! Although many enjoy the Tangerine Cream Recovery Drink mixed with water or milk, it is a delicious treat when blended with a bit of frozen fruit (see our smoothie recipes).
Mixing Instructions: Mix 2 scoops of Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink in 1-2 cups of liquid. Use 3 scoops for workouts that exceed one hour. Mixing with less liquid will produce a richer, stronger flavor. Tastes great with water but some customers prefer to mix with milk, juice or even coffee.