DYI Energy Gels: for Long Runs, Racing Triathlons, Marathons, Running

Energy gels are carbohydrate gels that provide energy for exercise and promote recovery, commonly used in endurance events such as runningcycling, and triathlons. Energy gels are also referred to as endurance gels, sports gels, nutritional gels, and carbohydrate gels. (thanks Wikipedia

One of the best energy gels you can get in nature is simple and plain Honey, yes, just a tablespoon of honey itself has 17 grams of carbohydrates, if you are keen to make your own here is a simple and wonderful recipe.


  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1/3 cup of Rice Syrup, Agave Syrup or Honey
  • 2 Pinch of Himalayan salt or table salt (as I said in a previous post don't be too fancy about it, if you don't have the Himalayan salt use table salt we just need any source of sodium)

Take the blueberries and grind it, and pass it through a strainer into a bowl, add the salt and the agave syrup (rice syrup or honey) and mix it together after the mixture is consistent and put it into your gel flask.

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Fuel Belt - Gel Flask 6oz.
I have been tasting all this recipes by myself and I can tell you they work as well or even better than regular gels or energy drinks, give them a go you wont regret it, is better for your pocket and your health.

See you on the next post, please leave me your comments.

Oscar Mendez
Remember to Swim, Bike and Run with Energia Sports


Triathlon Officer, Triathlete wannabe and starting to do Trail Running lately

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