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Old 05-17-07, 09:52 AM   #1
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Recipes

For homemade energy drink, gels, bars, cookies, whatever.
I've been looking around on the interwebs and find mainly stuff for hiking (granola bars, etc...)

Anyone have a favorite (if its not top secret) to share?
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Old 05-17-07, 10:42 AM   #2
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Anything good for hiking should be good for endurance cycling.
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Try this website- has recipes for food & drink for cycling performance. I haven't tried any but probably will.

www.cptips.com/hmdesnk.htm
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Anything good for hiking should be good for endurance cycling.
agreed... I should have clarified that I need to find a way to get things into bar or cookie form for easy eating while riding...
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bmike - I've got the world's greatest bar recipe posted in this thread:
Post your favorite homemade energy/protein bar recipe.
over in the training and nutrition forum.

For liquid of course there's my imitation and much better than Sustained Energy homebrew:
7 parts maltodextrin from a homebrew supply house w/ 1 part Optimum Nutrition strawberry soy protein (or whey if you're so inclined). Put a pint of this stuff in a waterbottle, mix and it's 3 hours food.
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For liquid of course there's my imitation and much better than Sustained Energy homebrew:
7 parts maltodextrin from a homebrew supply house w/ 1 part Optimum Nutrition strawberry soy protein (or whey if you're so inclined). Put a pint of this stuff in a waterbottle, mix and it's 3 hours food.
What about the added stuff in the Hammer powder? Also, how's the taste of homebrew maltose compared to sustained energy? Keep in mind I think sustained energy tastes like playdoh, so I'm not too choosy.
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What about the added stuff in the Hammer powder? Also, how's the taste of homebrew maltose compared to sustained energy? Keep in mind I think sustained energy tastes like playdoh, so I'm not too choosy.
Good on ya. I have to laugh: the highest food compliment that a cyclist can bestow is, "I've never barfed it up." If you look up all the added ingredients in SE, you'll find that none of them has ever been found to have any effect on endurance or energy, except by the people who are trying to sell it. I certainly don't notice a difference and I was a long time SE user.

I think my stuff tastes better because I use a flavored and artificially sweetened soy protein. If you want to stick with SE, try adding 2 squirts of Hammer Gel (raspberry) for every 5 scoops of SE.
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Peanut butter and honey sandwiches with raisins and/or banana slices on thick crusty wheat bread.

Carbs, protein, suger, potassium, vitamins. If you're not sure which one to eat, might as well have them all right?

The peanut butter also makes you thirsty and forces you to hydrate more.
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...I need...to get things into... form for easy eating while riding...
How about plasma-form?

It's easy, clean, fast.

Consistency of plasma -- a thick liquid, or a flowing semi-solid.

Put it in a Ziploc-type freezer bag. Bite the corner off when you're ready. Squeeze. Drink.

No chewing. Saves time. No mess. No contact with hands.

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I like using quick oats plus sweeteners and flavors.

Milk, yogurt, low fat buttermilk work well. Honey, brown sugar.

Mashed or blended fruit (bananas, dates, many other possibilities...).

Cinnamon, mace, cardamom, molasses, maple syrup.... many, many possibilities.
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How about plasma-form?

It's easy, clean, fast.

Consistency of plasma -- a thick liquid, or a flowing semi-solid.

Put it in a Ziploc-type freezer bag. Bite the corner off when you're ready. Squeeze. Drink.

No chewing. Saves time. No mess. No contact with hands.

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I like using quick oats plus sweeteners and flavors.

Milk, yogurt, low fat buttermilk work well. Honey, brown sugar.

Mashed or blended fruit (bananas, dates, many other possibilities...).

Cinnamon, mace, cardamom, molasses, maple syrup.... many, many possibilities.
Hmm...
Maybe in a gel bottle?
(if thin enough...)
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