Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

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Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

Postby Herbsman » Wed Dec 05, 2012 18:42 pm

I have been using a small amount of orange juice due to the fact that it contains no artificial flavourings, preservatives or sweeteners and no added sugar. However I'm getting too lazy to keep buying cartons of juice and tired of the taste of orange, so blackcurrant cordial has been my flavour of choice. At over 50% carbohydrate I only use about 20 grams of the stuff (this makes a ~6% solution in addition to 32 grams of Maltodextrin in a 700ml bottle), which gives adequate strength of flavour to the drink. I'm sure you find this very interesting.

What do you use?

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Re: Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

Postby danowat » Wed Dec 05, 2012 20:33 pm

Lime cordial

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Re: Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

Postby NapoleonD » Wed Dec 05, 2012 21:43 pm

Tesco cherries and Berries and a pinch of salt...
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Re: Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

Postby suddons » Thu Dec 06, 2012 09:46 am

In this weather - I have one bidon still water and the other hot lemon , honey and ginger.

In the cold it only stays hot for about 30 mins - but is full of goodness to keep them winter bugs away.

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Re: Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

Postby SBezza » Thu Dec 06, 2012 09:53 am

Coconut milk and blackcurrent squash is my favoured drink on the bike, or just water depending on how long the ride is for.

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Re: Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

Postby Simon E » Fri Dec 07, 2012 22:26 pm

Pink grapefruit juice is my favourite, or occasionally a dash of blackcurrant squash. I tried apple juice but found it a little unpleasant in the stomach. I'm aware of the sugar added to drinks (won't touch artificial sweeteners) so on longer rides I take 1 bottle of water and 1 of mix and try to alternate them.
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Re: Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

Postby Bigpikle » Mon Dec 10, 2012 17:48 pm

Tesco uber concentrated lemon squash - cant stand all the sickly sweet energy drink flavours
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Re: Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

Postby wardieboy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 19:08 pm

Any Robinsons squash and a dash of salt.
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Re: Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

Postby ice climber » Tue Dec 11, 2012 17:32 pm

The coop black current high juice squash is good value and is possibly better than R****a. Certainly less sweet sugarey taste and with a pinch of salt.
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Re: Favourite DIY energy drink flavour

Postby Herbsman » Tue Dec 11, 2012 21:26 pm

Froomes Edgar wrote:Window flavoured, like most of BR I suspect

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