30 Oct '13, 4pm

A recipe to make own energy gels for your next long run!

A recipe to make own energy gels for your next long run!

Call them electrolyte gels, endurance gels, sports gels, nutritional gels, carbohydrate gels, or “Mommy’s homemade yummy gummies” (thanks, Nick!)—whatever the eponym, these pop-able fruit gels provide quick carbohydrates for exercise endurance and recovery. While gel blocks are commonly used in endurance sports, they are a great mini pick-up for any kind of fitness endeavor. When I bothered to look at the ingredients on the label one day (while recovering from price shock), I knew I could recreate them (I can be cocky that way). And so I did! The blocks remain gelled at room temperature, and since they rely on natural fruit pectin, not gelatin, they are 100% vegan, too. You can find the fruit pectin in supermarkets or hardware stores where canning products are shelved.

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