1. Muir Energy
If you prefer to refuel with real food but don’t want the hassle of creating your own pouches (or running around with a banana strapped to your fuel belt), Muir Energy is your best bet. The’ve got slow- and fast-burning whole-food pouches with simple formulas.
Fast-burning Blackberry Thyme contains just five ingredients: dehydrated blackberry (the fruit’s vitamins metabolize carbs quickly), raw coconut palm nectar and blackstrap molasses (body-fueling carbs/sugars), thyme essential oil (stimulates circulation and digestion), and pink Himalayan salt (balances electrolytes and prevents muscle cramps).
Slow-burning Cashew Vanilla Mate is made from raw cashew butter (slow-metabolizing unsaturated fat for sustained energy), raw coconut palm nectar and blackstrap molasses (carbs/sugar), yerba mate extract (caffeine, vitamins, and minerals), vanilla extract (antioxidants), and pink Himalayan salt to promote more even blood sugar levels and sustained energy, Savage explains.
“[Muir] would be my number one pick because they use very high-quality ingredients, nothing artificial, and are more complex than, say, maple syrup,” she says.
[$30 for 12; muirenergy.com]
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