Sport nutritionists recommend that endurance athletes performing two workouts a day ingest carbohydrates immediately following the first training session to rapidly replenish muscle glycogen. To meet this need, many nutritional products have been marketed as carbohydrate replacement drinks (CR) or fluid replacement drinks (FR) containing less carbohydrate. Since chocolate milk has a similar carbohydrate content to that of many CR, it may be an effective means of recovery from exhausting exercise. We examined the efficacy of chocolate milk (CM) as a recovery aid following exhausting exercise.
Karp, J., Johnston, J., Tecklenburg, S., Mickleborough, T., Fly, A., & Stager, J. (2006). Chocolate Milk as a Post-Exercise Recovery Aid. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 16, 78-91.