While racing in Vermont, I consumed copious amounts of maple syrup. What ended up being my favorite was a maple milk (think chocolate milk, but instead, maple!). It was so delicious that I'm creating my own version to use as a recovery beverage.
Okay so its tasty, but does that mean its GOOD for recovery? Yes. We all know chocolate milk is awesome for post workout consumption because it gives an ideal ratio of carbs to protein; allowing glucose stores to be replenished and muscles to repair. Maple Milk is the same concept. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener, providing quick absorbing carbohydrates. 4 tbsp has 200 calories and 53 grams of carbohydrates. To make sure I have enough protein to match those carbs, I highly suggest adding a protein powder to aid with digestion.
+ 2 cups Goats Milk (any milk is fine - I use goat around workouts because it is easier to digest than cow)
+ 4 tbsp Maple Syrup
+ 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
+ 1 serving Protein Powder
Blend everything together. Keep chilled and shake well before consuming.