Accelerade is a sports drink that has this 4:1 ratio. It can be consumed before, during, and after your runs to shorten your recovery time. It contains whey protein. If you are lactose intolerant or if you aren’t sure about how your stomach will react to consuming a protein-containing drink while on the run, you may want to be careful and ease into drinking Accelerade.
For those who don’t go for pricy sports drinks, there are some widely available products that are close to the ideal 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio. Yogurt and chocolate milk are popular choices.
What do you use to recover from your workouts? Tell me in the comments.