Home made or industry made?

After a long ride, during and before for that matter nutrition (fuel) is as we all know important, the body can do so much for so long on what’s available but for endurance, multi hour exercise then you’ve got to feed the beast.

Off the shelf

So I’ve been back training hard for 2 months now and for the long runs and rides I take water, and energy gels, they are easy to carry and swallow and give me a good boost for 20+mins about 10mins after taking one.

But I’ve read the ingredients list and don’t know what half of it is! So the 80% vegan in me says don’t be eating that! Get something natural. Which is where the recipe for the energy balls came from: see post

Now I know theirs needs to last on shelves for ages so preservatives are a must there, but mine don’t, mine need to last in the fridge for maybe 5-7days.

I know how the branded stuff works for me when I take it, regularly taking protein following gym sessions. But I found the energy balls just as good (if not better) on a long run and ride.


Can I swap out the industry stuff for natural stuff and does that affect me? Is it better or worse? Cost more or less?

The plan

1. Get some recipes

2. Go shopping

3. Get prepared (making and baking)

4. Give it a try

5. Blog the results

Will keep posting on the progress. Oh and a 80% vegan what I call myself as I eat eggs daily and fish once a week. It’s just my diet.

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