Homemade Energy Gels

Runners (or uber athletes) who follow Paleo may miss those fast-popping energy gels for the 10th mile.  I found an awesome way to make your own:

Blend the following in a blender or food processor:

  • 8 medjool dates or 10 to 12 pitted dates (soaking them overnight makes these easier to blend)
  • 4 tablespoons agave or maple syrup or honey
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds (high in protein, fiber, omega-3s, calcium)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 2 teaspoon dulce (seaweed) flakes, snipped in tiny pieces
  • couple of pinches of sea salt

 

It’s all about the dates!