Question: What kind of snack would you recommend eating after my workout for the best recovery? What’s the ideal protein/carb/fat ratio?
Answer: It depends on your sport. If you are an endurance athlete, you want a significantly higher carbohydrate (CHO) to protein (P) ratio than most other athletes – somewhere in the range of 2-4 grams of CHO to 1 gram of protein with relatively low fat. Where you fall in that range will depend on the length of the activity; the longer the activity the greater need for a higher CHO to protein ratio.
Using a powder such as the dotFIT™ Pre/Post Workout and Meal Replacement Formula or FirstString™ gives you the proper starting materials and allows you to make the drink according to the percentages that you need. Add whatever you like to the mix in order to adjust the CHO, protein and calories where you want or need them.