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This blog entry is my review of the French Vanilla Clif Shot Recovery drink that I recently tried out.

The powder smells good.  Mixed with 8 ounces of water, it is drinkable but hard to hold down.  I tried it again the next day using milk instead of water.  It tasted better and was a lot easier to hold down but it was way too sweet!  I carried a sugary after taste in my mouth for the next hour.  Maybe I will try it again with chocolate milk someday.

I don’t mind the calories or sugar except for the taste of the sugar but I wish it had more potassium.  It tastes less bad than most recovery drinks but I have tasted better.  The taste and texture put the Clif Shot into the long duration recovery drinks (Whey protien, Amino acids & BCAA’s)with qualities of a short duration drink (Electrolytes & glutamine).  I leave it with a final vote of OK but I think I can do better.

The mix contains 150 calories, 19 grams of sugar, 12 g of carbs, 230 mg of sodium and 135 mg of potassium.

You could give it a try, but there are better alternatives.

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  1. by BJJ Black Belt Eduardo Fraga Discusses Dietary Needs – Tandem Chaos, on December 17 2010 @ 3:13 pm


    […] is very familiar with the Clif Bar company, as I’ve had the opportunity to review its products and interview company representatives. Clif offers products both for training athletes and […]

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