Lemon Cream Pie Endurance Gel

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I love a good pie.  For Thanksgiving, I usually make three or four of them.  My dad loves cherry pie and chocolate pie so I make both of those and it’s just not Thanksgiving without a good pecan or pumpkin pie (or both).  For Mother’s Day this year, I made an incredible Lemon Meringue Pie.  And, yes, it was vegan!  It takes quite a bit of vegan magic to make a lemon meringue without eggs, but as you can see in the photo above, mine turned out so beautifully.  It was decadent and delicious and completely over the top.

So when I went to mix up a batch of new gels, I remembered that pie and thought it would make a great gel flavor.  It’s sweet without being too sweet, with a hint of vanilla and salt.  I took it on my 20-miler yesterday and it was smooth and easy on my tummy.

This recipe covers all bases:  maltodextrin for quick carb absorption, and a little glucose and fructose to make sure all the carbohydrate pathways are being utiltized.  You can choose to add caffeine or not.

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For more on the science of the ingredients, check out my original post on endurance gels.

As with all my recipes, I recommend weighing your ingredients for accuracy, but I have included traditional measurements as well.

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Serves 2

Lemon Cream Pie Endurance Gel

Each gel contains 118 calories, 28.6 carbs, 0 fat, 0 protein, 115 grams of sodium, 48.3 grams of potassium

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 40 grams maltodextrin (1/4 cup)
  • 15 grams agave (2 teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon pure corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • 1/16 teaspoon Morton's Lite salt (or sub regular salt)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 tablet of a 200mg caffeine pill, crushed (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients except caffeine if using, in a liquid measuring cup with a spout.
  2. Add one tablespoon of water at first and stir. I prefer my gels on the runny side so they are smoother to swallow so I add a second tablespoon of water.
  3. Pour into a gel flask and add caffeine powder, if using.
  4. If you have a FoodSaver, make 2 small gel-sized bags, stand bags upright in a glass, fill, add 1/4 tablet of caffeine to each gel if using, and seal without vacuuming. Mark a small tear line with a Sharpie near the top of the bag and make a tiny cut, being careful not to cut through the seal.
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