Homemade Bars and Snacks
If you want to control the ingredients going into your training fuel, check out sport-specific cookbooks such as Biju Thomas and Allen Lima's The Feed Zone Portables. It offers plenty of compact, whole-food recipes complete with all of the energy perks of packaged sports products. Get creative with post-workout shakes. Blend your own concoction by using nutrient-dense ingredients, such as fruit, greens, coconut oil, almond milk, flaxseed and spice extracts.
Remember: You call the shots when it comes to your nutrition. Trial and error is important in determining what types of fuel work best for you. Keep in mind that although the sports-product market is abundant, there are plenty of natural options to keep you well-fueled on the racecourse and performing at your highest level.
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