Some people advocate PWO shakes like myself and others don't. What is your overall goal at the moment? What is your training like?
There has been talk that milk/chocolate milk is good enough for recovery. Perhaps put your milk consumption then? This isn't optimal for everyone due to the convenience factor (like myself).
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."