Buddy Fruits & Veggies
Fruit purées are not new, but adding vegetables (superfoods) to them, thereby making smoothies portable, IS new. Buddy Fruits have a small pouch that makes them easy to pack in a sports bag, or even carry in a pocket. Their recipes are simply fruit purées, vegetable purées, and fruit juices. Most have 15 grams of carbohydrates per pouch making eating them the equivalent of eating 1 whole apple.
Processed produce are not a first choice normally, but 1 to 2 hours before sport, when digestion time is limited, processing food helps speed up digestion. So have fruit and vegetable purées in the hours closer to sport and right after sport to benefit from a quick-digesting option.
Fruit and vegetable purées can be combined with milk or soymilk to make a quick smoothie on-the-go. Many grocery stores carry tetra-packed milks that will preserve unrefrigerated. Fruit and vegetable purées can also be great energy top-ups in combination with a recovery snack.