so as i’ve been on my journey i’ve made a lot of different fueling types. i’ve made a chia and date gel that i had difficulty getting into and out of a flask, i’ve made rice cakes, i’ve made pizza and cinnamon rolls, i’ve made date bars, i’ve made oatmeal peanut butter balls, i’ve made various blends of fruits and veggies and protein sources and put them into pouches. each type of fuel i made i thought of the different ingredients and how that might help my body in certain parts of racing. i also try to think of ways that might put quality nutrients into my body rather than just junk.
so i documented the two types of homemade fuel i used on the bike portion of timberman. i made sweet potato quinoa pouches and a cherry flaxseed puck from the book Powerhungry (which is a fabulous book of homemade protein bars).
Here’s the sweet potato and quinoa pouches:
Here’s the cherry flaxseed pucks:
The combination of sugars and protein kept me fueled for the run. I supplemented with some dates midway through the bike and a few pretzels for the extra salt.
My hope is to continue to share more fueling ideas and experiments as time progresses.