I’ve known so many people who swear by Muscle Milk but I never tasted it until recently. So, is Muscle Milk worth trying?
I think so. It is protein based milk-free product that tastes like a shake. I tried both the vanilla and chocolate. Although it has organic sugar added, you can still taste the organic stevia extract which gives it a bit of an after-taste. Some people love it while others don’t. I’m on the fence.
I like that Muscle Milk includes milk proteins but it’s not milk. (I have a bit of a milk intolerance.) It has 15 grams of organic protein, is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and is gluten free. It’s recommended to have Muscle Milk after a workout to help with recovery.
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Eric Israel, who is an Ironman and Body Builder based on Long Island. He said, “I drink Muscle Milk after workouts and races because after a hard effort the muscle needs proteins to start to rebuild and repair and help with recovery.”
When asked what flavor he prefers, he said, ” I love all the different flavors but for me I am a huge chocolate fan so more often than not that is what wins out.”
“I like to strength train 2 times a week 45 minutes to 1 hour each time,” said Israel. “It’s particularly important for endurance sports to give you the most obvious muscle to run and ride harder longer with efficiency. And, help us do it all with the proper form. I’m a big proponent of Muscle Milk and would highly recommend it.”
When I questioned my running community, it was a tie. Many people love Muscle Milk and others just like to drink Chocolate Milk after a workout.
Whatever the case, it’s important to have some type of protein shake after a workout to help with recovery. If you don’t do that now, you may want to try out Muscle Milk and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.