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    Home made energy gel

    Thought to share a recently concocted recipe for an energy gel:
    1 Tbs of unsweetened pomegranate syrup
    1 Tbs gelatin
    2 Tbs honey
    70 ml (2.5 oz) hot water
    1/2 tsp glycerol (glycerine)

    Mix ingredients thouroughly till gelatin dissolves. Pour into plastic flask, cool at room temp and refrigerate.
    The gelatin solidifies in the refrigerator but dissolves during the ride. Resultant mix is not as messy as honey water without gelatin, because it is thicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berts View Post
    Thought to share a recently concocted recipe for an energy gel:
    1 Tbs of unsweetened pomegranate syrup
    1 Tbs gelatin
    2 Tbs honey
    70 ml (2.5 oz) hot water
    1/2 tsp glycerol (glycerine)

    Mix ingredients thouroughly till gelatin dissolves. Pour into plastic flask, cool at room temp and refrigerate.
    The gelatin solidifies in the refrigerator but dissolves during the ride. Resultant mix is not as messy as honey water without gelatin, because it is thicker.
    Now how do you get it into those sealed foil wrappers that do not ooze out in the back pocket?

    Hows the leg by the way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Now how do you get it into those sealed foil wrappers that do not ooze out in the back pocket?

    Hows the leg by the way?
    Use plastic squeeze bottle
    images[1].jpg

    The leg seems to be in pretty good shape so far. I have a check up in Sept to see what's going on inside.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by berts View Post
    Use plastic squeeze bottle
    images[1].jpg

    The leg seems to be in pretty good shape so far. I have a check up in Sept to see what's going on inside.
    Thanks
    That makes sense. Energy supplements are getting to be a part of my rides now but thanks for the Tip on Cheaper alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berts View Post
    Use plastic squeeze bottle
    images[1].jpg

    The leg seems to be in pretty good shape so far. I have a check up in Sept to see what's going on inside.
    Thanks
    Many LBS sell a small flask for use with the large bottles of Hammer Gel. They're made like a very small water bottle.
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    This may not be a good as the energy gels but small baked sweet potatoes work pretty well for energy food. I eat the peel so it comes in its own container.

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    The original energy gel, with handy container. Fits nicely in the jersey pocket.


    Last edited by Sluggo; 07-21-07 at 01:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggo View Post
    The original energy gel, with handy container. Fits nicely in the jersey pocket.


    I like the bottle.
    Plain honey could get pretty messy and it's way too sweet. I need something sour to counterbalance the sweetness like lemon juice or pomegranate syrup.

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    Do you throw the bottle away, when empty, like the guys on the TDF?

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