2 DIY Energy Gel Recipes With Honey & Coconut Oil

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Need energy for a run, workout or other fitness activity – fast? Gels are one of the best ways to go. Made from simple (but useful) natural sugars, often with added electrolytes, vitamins and minerals, gels provide a quick carbohydrate and nutrient boost for instant energy and support for preventing muscle breakdown during workouts. Rather than spending a fortune on the packaged kind, why not try making your own? These simple recipes can be made with pantry staples and a food processor. Just blend, pour into a zipper-lock bag and go, go, go!

Homemade Energy Gel

DIY Energy Gels
Add ingredients to your food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a baggie, then just clip the end when ready to eat. Gels can can also be stored in glass jars or travel-sized bottles.

1. Coconut Oil & Honey Energy Gel 

8 dates (pitted), soaked in warm water for 4 hours or overnight
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 Tbsp. raw honey(or maple syrup)
Sprinkle of sea salt

2. Molasses & Honey Energy Gel

2 Tbsp. raw honey
1 Tbsp. molasses
1 Tbsp. brown rice syrup

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Bonus: Flavor Variations
Add these enhancers to either one of the above recipes for extra flavor and nutrition.

Cinnamon Grapefruit
2 Tbsp. grapefruit juice
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mint Mocha Pick Me Up (2 servings)
½ tsp ground coffee
1 tsp. cacao powder or cocoa powder
Dash peppermint flavor
2 Tbsp. water

Banana Power
1 organic banana
3/4 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 cup organic agave nectar
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 tsp. sea salt


  1. Place banana and agave nectar in blender; blend until smooth.
  2. Combine mixture with remaining ingredients and energy gel (of choice) ingredients in bowl and stir until smooth.
  3. Add mixture to a zipper-top bag for on-the-go fuel.