I’m a huge fan of SiS Rego Chocolate flavour. Wouldn’t change anything about it and use it after most workouts. However, I think I’m about to have to start an elimination diet to help treat eczema and both dairy and soy are common triggers, so Rego might be on the chopping block soon.
In anticipation, I’m trying to dream up a really simple home-brew option that ticks most of the boxes and preserves the unique ~1:1 carb:protein ratio. Equal priority on simplicity and similarity.
I’ve got a bunch of browser tabs open on Bulk.com right now for protein and am currently leaning towards Pea protein because of bcaa content. Beef isolate is another front runner since I’m not vegetarian/vegan. I might buy both - and maybe some others too, to see what I like best. They’ve got a proprietary multi-source vegan protein blend which looks nice from a variety perspective. Anything I ought to consider when making my choice(s) here?
I’ve recently switched my in-workout fueling to just plain old table sugar, so that seems like the obvious candidate to take care of the carb (and sweetener) component of my recovery shake. And I’ve been using pink himalayan salt for my electrolytes, so makes sense to stick with that too. Guessing baker’s cocoa powder should work ok for flavouring.
I’ll use a digital scale to start out, but I’m hopeful that the SiS scooper will give me roughly 20-25g of both sugar and protein, and that a teaspoon slightly under-filled will do for the salt, and rounded will do for cocoa.
Anything else I ought to consider including? The rest of the Rego ingredients list just looks like a multivitamin so I may or may not decide to start taking a generic daily multivitamin separate to the shake.
Side note: does anyone know when Rego changed from whey to soy protein? I never noticed the switch and am now wondering if it coincided with my adult onset eczema last spring/summer. That would mean my trigger isn’t actually dairy at all, but soy. I’ve got an email in to the SiS support team to ask them - will report back here with their response.