Make Your Own Banana Sweet Potato Real Food Fuel

Tired of overly sweet gels? Try making this real-food endurance fuel instead!

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This whole-food gel alternative will keep you fed and ready to rock any endurance running event.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 109

Carbs: 27G

Sodium: 311mg

Potassium: 514 MG

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  • Puree 1/2 cup roasted or steamed sweet potato (peeled) with 1 medium banana
  • add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup water and blend until smooth
  • Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time to achieve desired texture
  • Store up to 3 days in the fridge. Put in flask or Ziploc bag for in-run whole food fueling!


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