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Homemade Recipe: Tart Cherry Gel.
Servings: 5 (slightly less than 1/4 cup each).
1/2 cup frozen tart cherries
1/2 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp honey
1. In a blender or food processor, blend cherries and orange juice. Add in chia seeds and salt. (It will be slightly foamy on top)
2. Let chia mixture sit for 5 minutes, then give a good stir. Let sit for another 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.
3. Add honey and thoroughly combine (it should be really thick). Pour slightly less than 1/4 cup of gel into 5 individual snack size plastic baggies.
4. Freeze until the night before a run. Place in fridge to thaw.
To consume: You can just rip a hole in the side of the plastic bag and eat the mixture straight up or dilute the mixture with water and consume throughout your run in a normal water bottle.
Nutrition info per servings: 104 calories, 2 g fat (0 g sat fat), 1.5 g pro, 24 g carb, potassium 55 mg, sodium 60 mg.
Recipe courtesy of www.irunonnutrition.com.