Maple and Apricot Energy Gel


Non-Alcoholic beverage

Recipe — Maple and Apricot Energy Gel
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

  1. Place the apricots and water in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the fruit is very soft.
  3. Add the maple syrup and salt, then puree using a food processor or hand blender. Add as much water as needed to create a more liquid texture. Leave to cool.
  4. Transfer to a flexible container that can be used during your workouts and competitions!

Energy gels are a source of carbohydrates and therefore provide a quick energy boost when you need it most. This homemade version contains natural ingredients and 30 g of carbohydrates, the same as store-bought gels. When training for more than 60 minutes, the recommendation is to eat between 30 g and 60 g of carbohydrates per hour. One or two servings of this recipe are ideal for longer workouts. You can experiment with other dried fruit or fresh fruit to find your favourite combination. Per portion: 118 calories; 1 g protein; 0 g fat; 30 g carbohydrates; 1 g fibre.

The Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec is not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes by Mélanie Olivier

Sports Nutritionist

Non-Alcoholic beverage Recipes

More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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