Electrolyte energy chew recipe to help fuel you up and pack power into your next workout or race. Just 6 ingredients. All natural, no artificial colors or flavors.
HOMEMADE ELECTROLYTE CHEWS
Author: Leanne Vogel
A Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Nut-free, Egg-free Recipe
Prep time: 60 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
Something I noticed while training for a half marathon, is that portable, clean power chews/shots/blocks are stupid expensive and (many) are loaded with weird ingredients that I would rather not have in my body.
I have always been interested in attempting to make my very own electrolyte energy chew recipe. And, after NUMEROUS attempts, I totally nailed it.
I wanted to address a couple of things with this recipe:: Thing #1: Electrolytes. Thing #2: Clean energy. Thing #3: Digestive support.
For electrolytes, I chose to use a combination of Ultima Replenisher and coconut water. The powder also did a fabulous job at flavoring and coloring the chews without me having to use anything artificial.
Clean energy, I opted to use cane sugar in this recipe for a couple of reasons. It doesn’t burn as fast as coconut sugar, it’s very accessible and agrees with my body.
Digestive support, many of the chews/shots/blocks on the market use waxes and oils. I found that these ingredients aggravated my digestive system. So, I dusted the tops with tapioca starch to prevent sticking. Worked great!
1 teaspoon gelatin
3 tablespoons cold coconut water
⅓ cup boiling coconut water
½ cup cane sugar
2 teaspoon Ultima Replenisher (electrolyte powder) - I used the grape and raspberry flavors
Natural food coloring, optional
1 tablespoon tapioca starch
Add gelatin and cold coconut water to a bowl. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
Add boiling coconut water.
Transfer to a small saucepan and add cane sugar.
Bring to a boil on medium-low heat. Once boiling, start timer. You'll want to boil the mixture for 13-15 minutes, being sure not to burn it or over-cook it to the point that it turns solid. At the 8 to 10 minute mark, the mixture will really start to bubble. This is a sign that the mix is about 5 minutes away from completion. Stir frequently.
It will be hard to check the consistency in the pot. Recommendation is to swirl it around with a spoon, pull the spoon out of the mix, then check the firmness of the mix. When the mixture drops from the spoon, it should be stringy.
Once complete, add Ultima Replenisher and natural food coloring, if using. Stir until mixed, moving quickly.
Carefully pour mixture into small silicon blocks, or shapes. I used this silicon mold.
Transfer to the fridge to solidify for 1 hour.
Remove electrolyte chews from mold and rub with tapioca starch. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and allow to sit for a couple of hours.
If chews are too hard, the sugar was too crystalized. If chews are too soft, the sugar was not heated enough.
Consistency - If chews are too hard, the sugar was too crystalized. If chews are too soft, the sugar was not heated enough.
Gelatin - you could try to make this recipe vegan by using agar powder instead of gelatin.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 3
Total Fat: 0.3
Sodium: 521 mg
Carbs: 15.8 g
Sugars: 14.1 g
Protein: 0.3 g
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