Liquid Tough, The World's First Open Source Recovery Drink
Posted Mar 03 2011 2:11am
If you read this post a few days ago, you'll remember I mentioned that I am experimenting with my own custom recovery drink. Essentially, I am mixing soy protein and glutamine with water and pouring it down the hatch - fast - because it tastes like crap.
Today, Kovas was one of only five people who left a comment on my post about a fairly obscure band called The Cooper Temple Clause . Though it's clear that I shouldn't start an "obscure band of the week" post series, sometimes it's the quality and not the quantity that counts.
Kovas' comment included the words "Orange Juice". As in the obscure early '80's band from Scotland who's one claim to fame is launching the solo career of the only slightly less obscure Edwyn Collins . But I wasn't thinking music, oh no. Instead I had an Eureka moment. Liquid Tough needed flavor. Orange juice is tasty. The protein powder is already vanilla flavored. And what happens when you mix vanilla and orange?
The answer, my friends, is that you get a creamsicle. There is little doubt that the creamsicle is the toughest frozen treat out there. I don't know about you, but if I see somebody eating a one, I avoid eye contact and cross the street. I wouldn't be surprised if Jeff Irvin has a freezer full of them for the four days a year when he allows his diet to slip. Because that's how bad-ass creamsicles are.
I'm sure you all want in on the miracle that is Liquid Tough, so here's the secret formula
- 2 scoops of vanilla flavored protein powder - 1 scoop of Glutacor or any other powdered glutamine supplement - 1 scoop of Nature's Greens or your favorite powdered superfood - 8 oz of water - 4 oz of orange juice
Put all the ingredients into a shaker and shake it really hard. Then drink it.
As I make it, Liquid Tough works out to about 210 calories per 12 ounces. It also packs about a zillion percent of the recommended daily allowance for tons of healthy stuff.
Feel free to improve on the recipe, all I ask is that you email me describing the modifications you made so they may be shared to the benefit of all.