I am trying to get my ability to absorb carbs during my 3 hour races up. As discussed many times on the podcast, this requires training of the gut. Unfortunately, the idea of all those Torq gels (they are the ones I race with) makes my wallet hide.
I see the discussion on homemade drinks and other foods (money-saving hacks) but I am not having any luck figuring out how to make gels. Just drinks of various kinds.
Specifically, I want to make the 1:1 ratio (glucose : fructose) to maximize uptake. What recipes have you used?
I found the one below:
7 and 1/3 tablespoons of honey 3/4 teaspoons of blackstrap molasses 1/10 teaspoons (just shy of 1/8 tsp) of table salt
he lists the content as having 25g carbs – but I have not yet worked out the ratio. (I will work on this and report back).
I struggle to understand how many other recipes using Chia seeds, dates, and sweet potatoes are doing to be absorbed as fast without guy issues.
Does the TR community have a homemade gel recipe?
perhaps another thread should be “How to train your gut for higher CHO absorption?”