I've used Gatorade in the past with good results (energy wise). But like I mentioned earlier, I already have several lbs. of malto to use up. I used to use Cheerios or Rice Chex post workout all the time. I've noticed that I feel better sooner and my energy levels recover quicker when I use malto, though. But as dianabol pointed out earlier, I think it's not the healthiest thing to cause rapid insulin spikes...especially for me where I have diabetes running in the family! BTW, another awesome thing I've found about using Cheerios (and other low sugar cold cereals) is that I crave those types of carbs when I'm cutting and trying to limit my carb intake. Eating them is a treat for me! Always a much more appetizing alternative to the regular old oatmeal! Why not take advantage of your cravings when it’s most beneficial, right? They work great pre-workout too...energy last quite a while.