I’m no fighter, but I try pretty hard to follow Randy Couture’s low alkaline diet because I find it really helps recovery. It’s tough to drink most sports drinks when on this diet though because most contain a lot of sugar and empty calories. Take a look at the diet here:
Here’s my solution! I like to mix a little honey or agave nectar to sweeten up and provide nutritious simple carbohydrates to Trader Joe’s Green Drink. It’s similar to other low-pH drinks, but it’s a lot cheaper. I find the mix works better than a sports drink while helping to flush lactic acid from tired muscles post workout. I’ve been drinking one a day right after training and have noticed reduced soreness. That’s really important since I’m a bit of a wimp!