Bike Fuel Quickie: Chocolate Energy Gel Review!
A friend of mine from G+, Jul Snow, recently tried out my chocolate energy gel recipe. She even figured up the macronutrients (which I have been way too lazy to do), for which I’m immensely grateful.
You can find her review here:
Jul Rides Bikes: Chocolate Energy Gel Review
Variants I keep forgetting to mention that I’ve tried:
- Add Mint Extract!
This is the bomb. I use high-test peppermint extract.
- Add Orange Extract!
Again, awesomeness in a tube. Three words: Liquid … Chocolate … Orange.
- Add Coffee!
Mix up a teaspoon of instant coffee in a little hot water — just enough to dissolve the coffee crystals. Add to the gel ingredients and mix well. The result is a slightly-thinner mocha-flavored gel (unless you add a little cornstarch to thicken it) with a bit of a caffeine hit.
For what it’s worth, when I’ve made this, I’ve used enough crystals for one cup of coffee per about three to five servings of gel. You can make it stronger or weaker to suit your needs.
The Momma stayed with us last night and she took us out for breakfast this morning, so I haven’t tried biscuits-in-a-pan yet. I might make them for dinner tonight.
I’m still debating as to whether or not I’ve got a club ride in me today. I’m thinking not at this point, but I would like to get out on the bike.