I often get asked about recovery drinks, smoothies, what to eat or drink after a workout etc. To me, one of the best, easiest and most portable recovery drinks contain orange Gatorade and vanilla protein. If you are training outside or going for a run it’s a quick easy way to get the desired simple sugars (for glycogen replacement) and protein (for tissue repair). That combination tastes much like a dreamsicle. I have had some clients combine red Gatorade and chocolate protein for a Tootsie roll, pretty tasty as well. You want to try and get a drink like this within 20 minutes of your workout and if you can get a 2:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein that’s pretty good. So next time you hit your boot camp bring a bottle of Gatorade and a packet of your favorite protein and replenish!