Recovery is key for any cyclist in training and every little helps when it comes to optimising the benefits of the session, post ride.
Rest and refuelling is crucial when you’ve put in a hard spell on the bike and getting a balance of nutrition into your body as soon as you can, will make all the difference when you do your next effort.
A fantastic and tasty way to refuel and get some protein into your system is through balanced milk shakes. We’ve had the pleasure of testing the range of ‘For Goodness Shakes’, low fat recovery drinks.
These pre-mixed, post-event recovery milk shakes are widely available in supermarkets and petrol stations throughout the UK.
So, jargon aside, it’s an easy way to get some protein and carbs into your system. Without having to mix up powders or cook up something creative the moment you walk through the door you can grab one of these on the way home from a race or training sess and kick start your recovery process. They are also designed to retain a long-life when shoved in a kit bag for hours, which is handy.
We’ve had a taste of the Big Banana and Great Choc Malt flavours, which if you like sweet milkshakes are a very palatable way to refuel immediately.
It contains 45-60g of easily absorbable carbohydrate to replenish the muscle glycogen, and 16g of protein which includes 9 essential amino acids that the body can not produce. For
Goodness Shakes! also contains Nutrimix, a blend of 23 vitamins and
minerals specifically designed for athletes.
Mark Pettitt, Senior Team Road Manager of www.agiskoviner.com says:
new association formed with My Goodness Ltd and For Goodness Shakes! along
with the backing from one of our existing sponsors Agisko, now completes the
range of products available to our riders from pre, throughout and on to the
post competition phase. The ethos of natural ingredients and nothing else
behind the Agisko range of pre and competition energy and hydration gels, is
carried through with the For Goodness Shakes!, with a 100% natural make-up
of milk, vitamins and minerals, which together will provide the right
balance of fluid carbohydrate and protein to our riders, exactly what a
competitive cyclist looks for immediately after exercise. Of course they
taste good as well”.
Check out www.forgoodnessshakes.com for further info.