Fluid Energy Gel

How to make your own energy gel for endurance events.

Preparation time
15 minutes
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0 minutes
Total time
15 minutes
1⁄2 cup maltodextrin
2 tablespoons fructose
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon pectin
1⁄4 cup water
1⁄2 teaspoon vodka
1⁄4 teaspoon lemon juice (or flavoring of your choice)

Combine Maltodextrin, Fructose and Salt in a bowl. Stir well with a fork to eliminate any lumps.

Put water in a small saucepan.

Heat water until it steams but do not let it boil; reduce heat to simmer once it steams.

Add about 1/3 of the dry contents to the water; stir with fork until all lumps disappear.

Add vodka/gin and flavoring.

Add another 1/3 of the dry mix, stirring until all lumps disappear.

Add the remainder of the dry mix, stirring to dissolve all lumps.

When dissolved, remove from heat, pour into a coffee mug and refrigerate.

When cooled, the material should flow with the thickness of warm honey. Transfer to final container.

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