What is a Sport Gel?
Sports gels, also know as energy gels, provide energy for exercise and promote recovery, commonly used in endurance events such as running, cycling, and triathlons.These pop-able fruit gels provide quick carbohydrates for exercise endurance and recovery.
Here is an easy recipe to make them yourself. These can be very expensive, so you could be saving yourself some money, but they can also be fun to make too!
Recipe for Fruit Endurance Gel Blocks
Makes approximatley 45 squares
1 cup light-colored natural cane sugar or granulated sugar
1 cup organic 100 percent fruit juice or fruit nectar, pulp-free (i.e., apple, cherry, mango, or berry)
1 3-ounce pouch liquid fruit pectin
1/4 cup honey, agave nectar, or DIY Glucose Syrup (see below)
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1. Lightly spray a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a medium saucepan, whisk the sugar, fruit juice, pectin, honey, and salt until thoroughly blended.
3. Bring mixture to a full boil over medium-high heat, whisking continuously. Reduce heat to medium and continue whisking for 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat and whisk in the lemon juice. Pour into the prepared pan.
4. Loosely cover the pan with a clean dish towel and let stand at least 12 hours until firm (do not refrigerate).
5. Invert the pan on a cutting board to release the gel. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1-inch squares.
Be sure to whisk constantly while boiling the fruit juice-pectin mixture or the pectin may form clumps.
Store the gels in an airtight container in a cool areafor up to 1 week. For longer storage, store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
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