What I love the most about our home made ‘Nutritious Gel‘ recipe is that you are not only utilising two products you’d use on a race or during training but you’re also recycling the sachets… Ok, this isn’t the only thing I love, on par is that you can kiss goodbye to the sugar fix, gut wrenching highs and lows of gels that also require, despite what is claimed considerable amounts of water… and then, when you’ve finished, that drained, I’ve got nothing left in my system feeling. Gels do work in moderation for some people but for most of the people we talk to they don’t, which is why our Mountain Fuelers kept asking us for an alternative.
I’ve based the recipe on making around 3 to 4 sachets and it will depend on your duration / use that will dictate whether you make more or less. You can store them in the fridge for use later in the week too. Remember we are all individual so there is no hard and fast rule as to how long the energy provision will last etc as this very much depends on type of activity, effort etc so play around and see what works for you. With that, tweak the measures of ingredients too but be careful on the volume of figs and dates and be conscious that you need fibre so the skins are essential.
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Place the following into a blender (This mix will make four sachets and will keep well in the fridge so you can half or double the recipe depending on use for the day / week);
1/2 teaspoon of Morning Fuel
1 1/2 teaspoon of Xtreme Energy (Tropical or Blackcurrant)
1 soft dried fig (chop it up a bit first)
1 desert spoon of chopped dates
50 ml of water
Whizz up all the ingredients until thoroughly blended.