Skratch Labs Dairy-Free + Vegan Recovery Hack
Will Skratch make a vegan recovery?
This is how our whole company got started - solving problems for athletes! We recognize the importance and need for a dairy-free recovery, it just isn't something we are going to produce in the short term. It is definitely on our radar for the long term, we just haven’t found something that requires no weird added stuff, tastes good, and works well.
BUT… we do have a hack for you to help meet your recovery needs.
Our Recovery mix is a 4 to 1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein, that’s designed to bring your blood sugar up fast. This causes the hormone insulin to spike, which is key to getting the sugar, electrolytes, fat, and protein back into muscle fast. Basically, our Sport Recovery Drink Mix is really sweet milk – like chocolate milk, but without a tongue-twisting list of excess ingredients and with a more optimized macronutrient profile for restoring muscle glycogen (aka, refueling).
This is for those times when you’re totally cooked and you don’t have a personal chef to hand you a burrito or the time to make one yourself. It’s not designed for recovering after an easy stroll around the neighborhood or for getting swole. But, if you accidentally do get swole, make sure to post pictures on Instagram.
SO… You may need to play around and find your favorite combos but we have some ideas to get you started!
1-1.5 scoops of our Sport Hydration Drink Mix
12 ounces of Unsweetened or less than 8g of sugar per serving Nut Milk, Oatmilk, or Soymilk, or homemade nut milk
Optional: A small amount of vegan protein powder, any “additionals” you like for after a workout.
You are shooting for a 10% solution (10g of sugar per 100ml). And a 4:1 carb to protein ratio.
As a starting point, drink 1 serving immediately after a hard effort.
Creamsicle: Plain or Vanilla Oatly (or other Oatmilk) with Orange Sport Hydration Drink Mix
Lime in Da Coconut: Coconut Milk with Lemon-Lime Sport Hydration Drink Mix
Lemon Cream with a Smidge of Matcha: Plain or Vanilla Oatly (or other Oatmilk) with Matcha Sport Hydration Drink Mix