I was curious about the topic
So I got some free samples of whey protein isolate and have started drinking ~20g with milk directly after my morning runs (8-10km of med/high intensity). The science on the topic is tending towards the fact that this is a *good thing* for by body. But the science is probably sponsored by the people who make the product.
So here goes seeing what the opinions are of people around this corner of the web (here is looking at you tooms).
Good luck enticing Tooms back to AP!
Every time I read an article about choc milk it says it's a good source of protein for recovery and I don't think any of those articles are sponsored by Brownes, Masters, etc. However the key term there is 'protein' so if your recovery powder has it as an ingredient, well you probably can't go wrong.
Your right Ricky. The Tep kids had Simone Allen a nutritionist from nutrition works and WAIS also recommends 10-20g milk protein 15- 30 minutes after training or racing. 300ml lite flavoured milk or 200g yoghurt. Cheaper than all those artificial forms I think.
If you want to add more protein to your milk post-run (not that I think you should need to) just use skim milk powder. But the milk itself should be enough. (And unless you’re running / doing other significant training every day, a normal diet without even contemplating what you eat when is enough).