In your case I’d stick to water or some low calorie drink (i.e., Crystal Light). Having a frequent pulses of amino acids (protein) is more important than maintaining a constant level of aminos in the blood.
In one study a group of people were infused (through an IV) with amino acids at a steady rate for several hours. Of course, there was initially a rise in protein synthesis. However, after some time the amount of protein synthesis dropped off even though blood amino acid concentration remained the same. It appears as though the CHANGE in concentration is more important than the total concentration.
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JB has addressed this issue in one of his articles…either Post-workout puzzle or Bedtime Nutrition. Basically, it’s along the lines of what Kinetix said. Every few hours you want to take some fast-absorbing (relatively) protein to increase protein-synthesis.