FAQ: Can I mix Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator with Vega Sport Performance Protein after my workout?

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on August 18, 2014 , categorized in Endurance, Strength + Conditioning


Ever wonder why we chose stevia as our sweetener of choice or how to effectively fuel your workout with the Vega Sport Nutrition System? Our Product Specialists Bridgette Leeson and Sarah Skalzub will be tackling your toughest Vega questions in a new FAQ blog series. Have a question not yet answered? Email it to [email protected] and Bridgette or Sarah will hop right to it! They’ve got you covered…sometimes in chocolate (…kidding, just a little bit of Vega Bar humor). 

Q: “Hey, I’m two birds with one stone kind of guy. Can I mix Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator with Vega Sport Performance Protein after my workout?”

A: Great question—we’re all about efficiency here at Vega, too! Each product in the Vega Sport Nutrition System has been specifically formulated to help enhance performance with a focus on nutrient timing. If I’ve learned just one thing from our formulator, Brendan Brazier, it’s that when is just as important as what we eat. Ideally, within 20 minutes of your workout, you want a 4-to-1 carb-to-protein ratio which you’ll find in Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator.1 You want to save your higher protein meal or Vega Sport Performance Protein shake for 45 to 90 minutes after you finish your workout, when your body is craving protein to repair and rebuild. If you combine these two products and drink together immediately after your workout, you won’t have that ideal 4-to-1 carb-to-protein recovery ratio which is why it’s best to enjoy them separately. For more in-depth information on how Recovery Accelerator works, check out this blog post: /vega-life/vega-blog/how-to-make-recovery-accelerator-work-for-you/

1. Kerksick et al. (2008) International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: Nutrient Timing. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 5:17 Accessed 11/13/14  from http://www.jissn.com/content/5/1/17

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!