It’s no secret that I am a true #soccermom. I LOVE el juego bonito. Always have.
Thanks to my dad, ever since I was a little girl I have been following fútbol with lots of heart . I am so lucky that my husband and boys are even bigger soccer fans. We have season tickets to New York Red Bulls matches and even got to see the Men’s USA team practice right before they headed off to Brazil in 2014. We never miss a match during any World Cup and my boys enjoy watching women’s soccer as equally as they love to see Ronaldo, Messi and Chicharito play.
When I read about FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic soccer gold medalist, Kelley O’Hara’s post workout routine, I was blown away! O’Hara started drinking chocolate milk in college when one of her assistant coaches said there were studies that proved that low-fat chocolate milk was great for recovery. I knew I had to start providing the same drink for my little soccer player right after an intense match.
Diego is currently on his second year of travel soccer. Who would of thought that U9 soccer players would have such an intense soccer schedule?! He trains for an hour and half twice a week and is off to games and tournaments every weekend. Just a few weeks ago, on the first weekend of the season, he played 4 matches in 24 hours. That’s a LOT of running in a short period of time for an 8 year-old! After thorough research, I started taking Nesquik for his post-game drink to substitute for the sports drinks I wasn’t thrilled he was having.
Nesquik ready-to-drink chocolate milk is free of artificial colors and sweeteners which gives parents greater confidence when choosing flavored milk. The ideal 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein in Nesquik helps muscles recover quickly, which is especially important when there is a short turnaround between practices and games like in Diego’s team’s case. After an intense practice or game, it’s crucial to maximize recovery within 30 minutes. It’s also important to get the most out of your body on game day by eating right, so we are incorporating Nesquik with veggies, fruit and Diego’s favorite…pasta!
I know Diego loves the game of soccer and loves that we treat his athleticism with the respect it deserves. As a mom who is conscious of what he needs to replenish and be ready for the other aspects of his life, I trust Nesquik to help us balance it all out. #QuikWins in my book! Nesquik chocolate milk is available in pre-made 8 oz. serving bottles full of all the same nutritional benefits plus the great taste kids love. Its convenient size makes it portable and a great option when packing lunches and nutritious snacks for after school activities.
Can you guess why Diego chose #14? #SoccerMom trivia 😉
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