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Chocolate Whipped Cream = Recovery?

Chocolate milk is the ideal recovery drink after a run. I'm not making this stuff up--Runner's World says so, the Washington Times says so, and if Janae drinks it, it's fine in my book.

So let's all pretend that when I snuck into the fridge last night, I was really concerned with recovery. For my yoga workout. At 10pm.


It's ok, do you guys see the little label on the side? This chocolate whipped cream is made with REAL DAIRY. So it's basically the same thing as low-fast chocolate milk. Isn't that right hubs?

He's a little busy right now. Let's all collectively pretend this never happened, shall we?

Do you drink chocolate milk after a run? Recovery food?
I have never had chocolate milk after a run! I know it's good for you, but I'm not a huge milk fan. Apparently I am a huge chocolate whipped cream fan. Who knew? PB and rice cakes or greek yogurt and some fruit is a typical recovery food for me. 

Whipped cream or Cool Whip?
Whipped cream. Cool Whip is so bizarre to me--I've never been a fan!


  1. I have only had chocolate milk a few times after a long run or something, but I am like you....not a huge milk fan.

    Definitely whipped cream. What exactly is COOL WHIP anyways??? I am going to buy some of that chocolate whipped cream now....bye!

  2. I usually drink Click ( if I need a recovery drink after my run, but usually I just have water.

  3. I drink chocolate milk (it has to be Nesquik) in my recovery coffee since I'm not really a milk person (the thought of drinking it alone grosses me out).

    I like whipped cream AND cool whip -- for different things. Cool whip on cakes/pies. Whip cream in hot chocolate and from the can. :)

  4. After the 50K they were handing out chocolate milk school cafeteria style. You would not think that would be what you would want after running in June, in Virginia, for the past 7+ hours, but it was amazing. I have completely banned myself from buying whipped cream in spray cans like that, I will eat the whole can in a night. I have no willpower with it. The kind in the tub is not as good, but I still had to ban myself from it.

  5. I don't generally need anything other than my normal breakfast after a cardio session, but I started drinking chocolate milk after Bodypump and turns out I wasn't as sore. It might be all in my head, but it's supposed to be good for repairing muscles so I do it anyway :)

    And... I'm a cool whip girl. I like that it's thicker. Although I usually make homemade whipped cream anyway and that's also thicker than the stuff from the can.

  6. Dark chocolate is good too. Aids in post workout stress recovery. Antioxidants

    I am anecdotal evidence.

  7. After long runs i'll do some chocolate almond milk. More for the chocolate than the recovery. I won't lie.

  8. I could probably drink chocolate milk any other time of day BUT after a run. Something about dairy in my stomach when I'm hot and sweaty doesn't sit so well! Annnnd never in my life have I tried Cool Whip... am I missing out?

  9. I LOVE chocolate milk post-run. It tastes soooo good!! I actually think it helps too. And I'm not a fan of cool whip or whip cream...

  10. My 2 running partners are obsessed with drinking chocolate milk after hard runs!!!! Even if it's 90 degrees outside (almost makes me throw up just thinking of it). Chocolate milk is indeed the perfect recovery drink I've been told by dietitians and running gurus alike.

    You guys crack me up - 10 p.m. huffing of the redi whip - ha!

  11. Chocolate milk is my all time fave recovery drink!

    Not so much a fan of whipped cream, but I do love cool whip!

  12. I'm lactose intolerent, and the chocolate soy just doesn't do it for me. I'd rather make PB and banana smoothie.

  13. I didnt even know they had chocolate flavored ones

    I am a whipped cream fan

  14. I used to loooove whipped cream. That is THE only dairy I miss. Le sigh. That is the BEST brand of whipped cream btw ;-) I am with ya on cool whip.

  15. Ha! I've never even SEEN chocolate whipped cream! I'm not a fan of either. I'm the crazy person that scrapes cream off of cakes and stuff. It kind of weirds be out! Cupcake frosting is a different story...

    Post-workout I usually eat fruit or some kind of toast with PB and banana!

  16. I was doing the whole chocolate milk thing when training for a half but now that I am not running as much, I just have a protein shake with yogurt, pb and rice cakes on the side.

  17. haha! I've never drank chocolate milk post run. Am doing it now though!!!

  18. I do at times when we have it...the hubs usually drinks it all before I get around to it.
    Cool bad as it

  19. i gotta get that stuff. its gotta be a proven recovery necessity.

  20. I also drink chocolate milk after longer runs. For some reason it taste a lot better than water!

  21. Chocolate whipped cream? That sounds amazing. I love whipped cream.

    I do not drink chocolate milk ever because I hate milk. During the summer I have been craving gatorade like crazy after runs.

  22. Sadly, I know what counts as Real Dairy. No thanks!

  23. SO fun! I love whipped cream out of the can - I have tried vanilla cool whip, but never a chocolate kind!

    I have been making a glass of almond milk w/ chocolate syrup for a Late night "recovery"

  24. A half marathon I did earlier this year offerred it and a lot of people thought it was strange (I too had read about it RW). Sometimes it sounds good, but if I'm too warn not so much.

  25. LOVE IT! That totally counts as post-run fuel. :) I like chocolate milk after a run sometimes, but lately I've been loving a fruit and protein powder smoothie...perfect after a hot run!

  26. haha I love those little indulgences that make life worthwhile :-) hahaha ok maybe they just are fun for the moment

  27. I try not to keep chocolate milk in the house bc i will literally drink a quart a day until it's gone :).
    But yes...I LOVE it for recovery. And all other times. haha :).

  28. HA I do that and it repulses my husband. How is it any worse than drinking juice from the carton I say!?!?!? Chocolate whipped cream doesn't sound so yummy to me... but if you're endorsing it... I'll have to try.

  29. Oh and cool whip is the major nast. Ick

  30. Chocolate milk, yes, yum! But I love milk in general. Hmmm, chocolate whipped cream...well, it's got the protein, fat and sugar of milk so go for it!


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