Saturday, February 2, 2008
Luna Dark Choclate recovery drink. Two Thumbs Up!
As noted in previous posts, I am a sucker to try anything that will boost my feeble talents on the bike. Recovery Drinks are no stranger to me. I have chugged Endurox for years after hard rides, but I never really liked it. The pseudo flavors and chunky drink quality always made me feel like a failed body builder. Have probably tried them all over the last few years and still have to "settle"
Clif dropped a couple cool new products this winter.(and was smart enough to run them in single serve test packs-an irresistable impusle buy when wandering dazed and confused through REI looking for headlamp batteries!) Hot recovery drinks-nice idea. The "hot choclate" flavor is not so rad("healthy" and "choclate" don't mix well in my mind which impacts my taste buds), but the apple cider tasting one kicks butt. I have only drank about 4 of them so I don't think I can blame post consumption flatulence on them, but I have my suspicions..... Hot drink after some cold ass base miles is a good thing.
Next up is the Luna recovery drink. For those of you saying, "but it's for women", slow your roll. I have been eating luna bars instead of clif bars for a long time and still haven't grown a big rack so I think they're safe. Steven Tyler and Prince know that if you want nice clothes you shop in the ladies section and that holds true for sports nutrition. The "dark chocolate" Luna recovery drink I tested today was fantastic. Tasted like choclate -not a "healthy choclate" but the real thing. Half way through I added some soymilk and it was even better. This is one I will try and find again and am curious about other flavors they may try.
I have even been trying the luna electrolyte splash. In hot weather I am easy prey for Gatorade overdose so I am hoping this is a good alternartive.
I am not completely on Clif's jock yet as Sports Beans are still edging out Clif Blocks for solid food energy, but I will be trying the ladies "moons".
Clif Bar is a kick ass company and they make good shit. Check out the dudes book-it is a good read.