Fueling With Real Foods, Part 4: Pocket Fuel Naturals {and a giveaway!}

I’ve written before in this series about how convenient gels are for fueling on the go, but unfortunately they just don’t agree with me.  While whole foods are a great alternative, they’re not always practical.  In my search to find foods to fuel with that are effective, yet convenient enough to take with you on your workout, a friend of mine recommended I check out Pocket Fuel Naturals.


Pocket Fuel Naturals makes on the go pouches of 100% natural butter blends.  There is nothing in the ingredients that I cannot pronounce or that I don’t know exactly what it is.  For example, here is the list of ingredients for their Banana Blueberry flavor:


See?  Isn’t that a beautiful sight?  All whole, natural ingredients for 100% natural energy.  You can also see from the  Nutritional Facts that it contains all the essentials that your body needs to fuel an intense workout (169 calories, 38mg sodium, 173mg potassium, 12g carbs, 5g protein).

Now that I was satisfied with their quest to provide natural energy, I wanted to try it for myself to see if it is effective.  I took a pouch with me on my 11 mile run over the weekend.  At about mile 6, I was starting to feel fatigued, so I pulled out my Chocolate Haze Pocket Fuel (hazelnuts, almonds, sugar, cocoa powder, sunflower oil, sea salt) and opened it up.  Can I just say, these things are dangerous.  Talk about freakin delicious!  The consistency is thicker than energy gels, but thinner than peanut butter.  The sweetness of the chocolate combined with the hazelnuts and sea salt make for one seriously delicious way to fuel.  I could eat these as a snack.  My one and only complaint is that it was a little difficult to get all of the product out of the package.  It does say on the package to squish and squeeze before opening, which I did, but apparently not enough.  I was a little sad that I couldn’t get that last little bit out of the bottom because it was so damn good.  But alas, it worked great.  I had enough energy to finish my 11 mile run, even in super hot temps.  I love that it is all natural, contains everything your body needs and that it comes in such a convenient package.  Did I mention it comes in a variety of flavors as well?

Also, if you’re looking for a little extra energy, Pocket Fuel Naturals makes Cold Brew Coffee Energy Shots in Mocha, Vanilla and Java.  I think I will be taking one of these along for my midnight half marathon coming up in a few weeks!

And now on to the best part.  Pocket Fuel Naturals has provided me with all of these Pocket Fuels and Energy Shots to give away!


Isn’t that so awesome of them?  So, comment below and tell me if you’ve ever tried Pocket Fuel Naturals and then click on the Rafflecopter link to enter.  I will choose 3 winners at random and each winner will receive 3 Pocket Fuel Naturals Nut Butter Blends, along with 1 Cold Brew Coffee Energy Shot.  The first winner will get to pick the flavors they want, then the second, and the third winner will get what is left.  Giveaway ends Thursday night (7/24) at midnight PST and winner will be announced on Friday.  Good luck!


25 thoughts on “Fueling With Real Foods, Part 4: Pocket Fuel Naturals {and a giveaway!}

  1. I have tried them before and loved them….BUT, I have yet to use them on a run. I really need to try them on a run, I’m just worried about needing too much water to wash them down :/ Did you need a lot to wash it down?

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  3. I’ve seen them at a couple of expos and tasted one flavor, which I really liked but then could not find in my local stores and I forgot which one it was!

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