THE BEE’S KNEES
Manuka honey is well known for its health properties, but the fact that it consists of 80 per cent carbohydrate (from the simple sugars fructose and glucose) and 18 per cent water is what makes it the ideal base for a real-food energy gel. Manuka Sport’s Bee-fit Gel (£1.99, manukasport.com) blends honey with fruit juice and electrolytes, delivering 27.5g of carbs per 45g serving. The best bit? The moreish flavour. Our tester even poured one over her bowl of porridge on race morning. You know, for the buzz.