I do my workouts as soon as I get home from work. Typically 5pm or so. I eat lunch at 1pm. I need some quick energy to get me through the workouts, Normally I take a gel before and maybe mid ride depending on the length, with a bottle of mix to drink through the ride if over an hour.
I ran out of gels and was at the store with box in hand waiting to checkout when I saw some honey for sale in the checkout line. It got me thinking, i read the nutrition on the honey and then on the gels. Pretty darn close on carbs and sugars. The honey isnt cheap but not as expensive as the gel. So I put the gels down and grab the honey to try. I then did some google ing and found that orange juice and apple juice are also pretty close, same as a lot of natural juices. So I grabbed a bottle of each of those thinking when I get home I can slam a glass of juice and some honey and net the same benefits. Seems reasonable? I mean gels are great on the road due to the convenience and packaging. But in the garage, sugar and carbs should work fine right? Am i missing something in the logic? Anyone else do anything similar?