This is a sponsored post on behalf of TruMoo for the Motherhood. All opinions, writing and photos are my own unless otherwise indicated.
When I first started running I had no idea how to fuel my body before and after workouts, especially tough ones! After doing a lot of research into refueling options that I could fall in love with, I decided on chocolate milk! The only issue I have now is that I have to hide some for myself from my 3 boys! We love TruMoo Chocolate Milk, since it does not contain artificial growth hormones or high fructose corn syrup.
As a runner and as a sports dietitian, I find that too often runners focus on carbs or fluid but not necessarily protein. Running is hard on the leg muscles, so we need to think restoration for optimization. Making TruMoo part of the cool down helps a runner to fuel up and restore with their pour. Chocolate milk provides fluid for rehydration, carbohydrate to restore what is depleted during exercise and protein to help with muscle protein synthesis. Plus, after a hard run, not everyone has the energy to chew, so a beverage can taste and feel better. Because runners need to optimize fluid, carbohydrate, protein, vitamin and mineral intake every day, including TruMoo in the daily meal plan can be an easy way to boost one’s nutrition score with a food that offers more.
Leslie Bonci, MPH,RDN,CSSD
Owner, Active Eating Advice by Leslie
Author, Sport Nutrition for Coaches
Why Chocolate Milk is a Great Running Recovery Snack
TruMoo Chocolate milk helps to rehydrate you after a tough workout– especially in the summer heat– and it contains the optimal 4:1 balance of carbohydrates to protein. This ration of macronutrients helps your muscles recover more quickly after strenuous workouts. I love that this recovery snack requires no prep– just open the single-serve bottle and enjoy or pour yourself a tall glass from the gallon jug. We buy it by the gallon, since it’s a favorite snack for the boys too! You can find more info HERE and find out where to grab TruMoo in your neighborhood HERE.
Join the TruMoo Twitter Party
Make sure you join the TruMoo twitter party on June 22 at 1 p.m. EST. During the one hour party, you will learn all about chocolate milk and its nutrition benefits, and yes there will be PRIZES! During the party, (5) $50 gift cards and TruMoo product coupons will be given away to participants. Be sure to use the hashtag #TruMoo to join the conversation with special guest, registered dietitian Leslie Bonci (@lesliebonci) and follow @theMotherhood, @TMChatHost and @CooperMunroe. Here’s a quick snapshot of all of the important details: