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Homemade energy drink(7 posts)

Homemade energy drinkSprint-Nick
Mar 24, 2003 3:32 AM
Just wondering if anyone has any good recipes for energy drinks possibly that have a bit of protein added in.

Thanks in advance!
Nick :)
Im sure there are plenty ofthe bull
Mar 24, 2003 3:49 AM
wild funky fruits down there you can crush up and dilute with water!Are you down under?
Im sure there are plenty ofSprint-Nick
Mar 24, 2003 4:32 PM
Yes I'm down under! Not many funky fruits though :( Last year when I was in Trinidad there were corner coconut booths everywhere that sold watermelon and stuff as well but nothing like that here. O well!

I got some pictures that I'll post when I get a chance. I have a really cool one of me with Ryan Bailey and Sean Eadie then I got the oppurtunity to race Sean Eadie in a sprint tourney. I got whooped but it was still one of the coolest races of my life! I should be getting the pictures of that in the next little while :)

Cheers,
Nick
Arsenic?? Cyanide?? (nm)Alexx
Mar 24, 2003 4:41 AM
re: Homemade energy drinkJack9
Mar 24, 2003 5:31 AM
I copied this a while back, don't remember where from.

Home-brew power goop:

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

Be sure to mix everything together well, and it should make enough to fill a 5 serving GU flask.

This recipe works nicely. You may see some bubbles on the surface of this stuff, but that is just a natural occurrence of the molasses. One thing really nice is that neither honey nor molasses needs to be refrigerated, so you can keep it in your pocket all day, and even use it the following week. I probably wouldn't go much past a week, but it should still be good.

The nutritional content approximates 25g carbs, 45mg sodium, 35mg potassium, with plenty of vitamins and minerals that you wouldn't get with the store bought stuff. Another nice thing about the honey recipe is that it is all natural. Honey comes from bees that get nectar from flowers. Maybe you've passed a honeybee hive on a trail, and just maybe there was a bee in there making the honey that you are going to use on your next ride! Ok, that's a stretch. Molasses is not actually any part of the four-legged mammal, but is refined from sugar cane. As Homer Simpson would say: "Mmmmm, suuuugggarrrrrr." Salt comes usually from salt mines, but you could always buy "sea-salt" and use that. I suppose "sea salt" comes from the sea, but with truth in advertising at the current lows, who really knows.

My experiment did not end at just the plain ol' goop. It was still raining out, so I thought back to something I read somewhere about a 4 to 1 carb to protein ratio. I guess that is supposed to be a good thing (Thanks Martha Stewart), so I made a recipe for that too.

Honey goop with a protein kick:

6 Tablespoons of Honey
5/8 teaspoons of Blackstrap Molasses
6 and 3/8 teaspoons of Soy Protein Isolate
1/16 teaspoons of salt
1-3 Tablespoons of water

Mix everything together in a cup, add water as needed to develop a nice ‘goopable' consistency. Makes 5 servings.

I tried out some of this at the DINO 12-hour race, and it worked pretty well. The Soy protein gives it a nice kick. I wouldn't leave this one in the sun for too long though. Not that I've had any moss growing in it, but I would probably try to keep this one fresh.
Thanks! :) (nm)Sprint-Nick
Mar 24, 2003 4:28 PM
milk+sugar+salt (protein) H2O+sugar+salt (no protein) nmnoveread
Mar 24, 2003 7:57 AM