Making Your Own Carbohydrate Gels

Making your own gel is an awesome idea even if you are not spending a fortune on them. I’m curious to tweak this recipe as well! Thanks for the great idea from All Season’s Cyclist!

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Last a fall I was out on a long bike ride with a friend of mine when he asked me how much money I spent a month on the carbohydrate gels I use. It was a question I really hadn’t thought much about before, but after doing a few quick calculations in my head I was shocked. Most of the carbohydrate gels I use are organic (a word usually synonymous with expensive), and during most of the year I go through 30 packs a week which comes out to $180 a month (I am so glad my wife never looks at the American Express statements). After I got home I decided to see if I could find a way to cut my expenses by creating my own carb gels, and at the end of this article you will find a few recipes…

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6 thoughts on “Making Your Own Carbohydrate Gels

  1. I have abandoned the use of gels altogether because it was too much work trying to keep my electrolytes in balance. Now I use electrolyte tablets and take in real food for caloric intake. Much better results.

    1. What kind of real food do you take? I find my body prefers liquid calories and then real food after to recover from “gu gut”. I also am a big fan of EFS because of the electrolyte content and the palatable taste of their low sweetness choices of flavor. 🙂

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