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Reccomendation For PWO Shake


#1

Hey guys,

I'm trying to find something to add to my post workout shake that will increase the carb content. I have been thinking of two choices:

WHITE CORN MEAL or
RAISINS

I already eat oatmeal and am looking for some variety, let me know if you have an opinion on either for the PW Shake.

Thanks,
JD


#2

Why not dextrose/maltodextrin or even table sugar?

Or just eat some carbs after the drink.


#3

I generally prefer 'food' over powders.

My understanding is that this is sucrose (50% fructose/50% glucose). I'd prefer a different sugar source. I had thought that the sugar in grapes/raisins was of a different type then other fruits but I could be wrong and had no solid information on it.

I like just having a huge shake and then heading out the door to work.

thanks,
JD


#4

I use a dried sweet potato product in my PWO shakes - Yammit! by Jay Robb. I have the same preference as you for 'food' over maltodextrin. Tastes great.


#5

Do you have tinned creamed rice at your supermarket? It works brilliant in blended shakes. Sugar, milk proteins and well cooked white rice. I will be adding it to my postworkout meals as the volume of my workouts increase over the next month.