Best Alternative to Chocolate Milk

  • manpit209

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    May 24, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    I know that chocolate milk is a pretty good post-workout drink. The problem is that I'm lactose intolerant. I drink Lactaid and the stores in my area don't carry the Chocolate Lactaid. So I wanted to find out, does adding Ovaltine powder to Lactaid make a good alternative to regular chocolate milk? Thanks for any feedback!

  • May 24, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    why not just fork out the 5 bucks for the ovaltine and try it?
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    May 24, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    Chocolate milk works because of the protein carbohydrate combination. The protein and the carbohydrate can be taken seperately. Milk is providing most of the protein. The chocolate is providing a lot of the carbs.
    Chocolate milk is made with low fat milk. Lactaid is low fat milk
    You can drink Lactaid and eat pieces of chocolate

    As a health food, dark chocolate has it all over milk chocolate. You need at least 70% cocoa to reap all the benefits of the antioxidants
    There is research showing that post-exercise dark chocolate is a great way recover from the inflammation and other oxidative damage to muscles after long periods of exercise. I know that some martial arts clubs give their members pieces of dark chocolate after a workout for this reason.
    I use dark chocolate(85% cocoa) because the antioxidants have been shown to lower blood pressure.
    Lindt brand dark chocolate (85% cocoa) is available at the Walmart I shop at.

    Bon Appetit

  • calibro

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    May 24, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    I recommend chocolate almond milk by blue diamond
  • Timbales

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    May 24, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    Try chocolate rice milk with a scoop of lactose free protein powder.
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    May 25, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    Light chocolate 'Silk'
  • rockitnyc

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    May 25, 2009 12:35 AM GMT
    Maybe adding your own chocolate is better... can we trust the quality of chocolate in big name brands? I would rather have something closer to pure dark chocolate than a brand with a fraction of cocoa powder and palm oil.
  • manpit209

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    May 25, 2009 1:15 AM GMT
    Thanks for the replies. I already use Lactaid with Ovaltine but just wanted to know if there are better options out there. Thanks.