In our never-ending quest for delicious new ways to fuel and recover, we’ve found three more new options for rebuilding your muscles after a hard ride. Starting with the small guy, B-Line Natural Energy’s Pineapple Ginger recovery gel uses 10g of brown rice protein along with maple syrup and honey, plus ginger and sea salt. It’s a refreshingly simple formula made with real food ingredients. It’s also gluten and lactose free, and depending on how you feel about honey, possibly even vegetarian. Retail is $17.50 for a five pack ($3.50 each), and they offer a wide range of energy gels and an apple cinnamon whey protein-based recovery gel that’s maybe one of the most delicious post-ride treats you can have.
Skratch Labs heads south of the border
The latest flavor from Skratch Labs is a Horchata recovery mix, and it, too, is freakin’ delicious. It literally tastes like it’s coming out of the swirling chiller at your favorite Mexican restaurant, but provides 8g of milk protein, 34g of carbs (mostly) from cane sugar, and 3.5g fat…plus vanilla, cinnamon and rice powder to give it that authentic flavor. It also contains 1 billion active cultures of Bacillus Coagulans to aid digestion and keep your gut happy. Retail is $32.50 for about 12 servings (just under $3/serving).
Floyd’s sets a new bar
Lastly, there’s a bar, for when you just need to eat something. The new Floyd’s of Leadville CBD Recovery Bar packs 10g of plant-based protein into a low-sugar, non-GMO bar enhanced with 25mg CBD Isolate. Protein and fat are primarily a mix of pea protein and peanut and almond butters. Carbs come from quinoa, flax, chia, organic honey, gluten-free oats, and 6g of organic sugar, plus pink sea salt and other spices and such for flavor. Retail is $4.99 each, or $59.88 for a box of 12.