[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he summer is almost here and everyone is putting extra hours in the gym. Working out, is though, only one of the steps towards achieving your new body. A proper diet, combined with enough rest and recovery between workout sessions are vital. That’s where Recovery XS by Myprotein comes into its own.
I’d like to point out that I have not been paid nor endorsed by Myprotein to do this review. The review is based on my experience with the product, its price, taste and results.
I paid £27.99 for a 1.8kg pouch. I mix 1 heaped scoop (about 45g) in 200ml of water and drink during my workout. Then I mix the same (1 heaped spoon in 200ml water) and drink after my workout. That works out 90g (or so) per session or 20 servings (or so) per pouch. It comes to £1.40 per serving or £4.20 per week (if you workout 3 times a week).
I purchased the “Chocolate Smooth” flavoured Recovery XS hoping that it would taste better than the “designer” brands I’ve had in the past. It doesn’t leave that lingering medicine-like aftertaste in your mouth but it doesn’t taste like a chocolate smoothie either.
If I had to describe its taste, I’d compare it to the taste of a very bitter dark chocolate bar. Many people’s taste buds crave and adore that kind of taste but I’m not one of them. On the plus side, I have to endure it only once a day, 3 times a week.
Recovery XS is a post-workout drink that aids your recovery. In my case it did just that. I used it for over a month and I did notice faster recovery time and much less sore muscles the following day.
I mostly took it for its nutritional values and the 24.5g of protein per serving but the reduced recovery time was a nice bonus too. After all, who wants to waste their money on a post-workout shake and feel sore after a workout session?
RECOVERY XS BY MYPROTEIN – MY VERDICT