Did you know that yesterday was National Chocolate Milk Day? Yeah, me neither. I saw it mentioned online yesterday after I published last night’s post. There seems to be a national holiday for almost everything. Much the same as there seems to be a patron saint for just about everything (even one for cyclists, as I mentioned here and here.)
I couldn’t let National Chocolate Milk Day pass by without participating by drinking a big glass of ice cold milk. My favorite is Horizon Organic low fat chocolate milk. When I’ve had a good bike ride and come home hot and tired, I pour a glass of chocolate milk as a recovery drink. It’s probably my imagination, but it seems to help me feel less tired and I rarely experience sore muscles after a ride. Oddly, though, I hate regular white milk.
The link from Women’s Running magazine mentions a product called Athlete’s HoneyMilk, a high-protein drink which is made from real milk and honey. It seems to be marketed as a lactose-free alternative to milk, but I’m a little confused how it’s lactose-free if it’s made from real milk. Maybe I just missed something in the description of the product. I’d like to try it, but I’m not sure it’s available in stores. (You can order it online on their Web site.)
What’s your favorite recovery drink or snack? If any of you have tried HoneyMilk, let me know. I’m curious to know what you think.
Today’s food journal (I completely blew it at dinner tonight, but I’m back on track tomorrow):
— Whole wheat bagel thin = 1 point
— 1 Tbsp peanut butter = 2 points
— 1 small banana = 1.5 points
— Spinach salad = 0 points
— Light Lime salad dressing = 2 points
— 1 apple = 1 point
— Weight Watchers chocolate brownie = 1 point
— 1 sugar-free jello cup = 0 points
— 8″ pepperoni pizza (thin crust) = 18 points (HOLY CRAP! Guess I’m fasting tomorrow.)
— 1 breadstick = 2 points
— Iced tea = 0 points
Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!
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