Spring Energy Real-Food Nutrition

Packing the right food for long or short adventures can be hard, especially for high-output activities like running and biking. Spring Energy was founded by an entrepreneur and self-proclaimed foodie, and a PhD nutrition science expert. The duo focused on natural foods and a move away from high-sugar and lab-based ingredients.

After too many years of gummies and sugary drink mixes, our editor stumbled across Spring Energy after googling “real food snacks for endurance athletes.” She ordered a couple of wild-sounding gels — “apple sass” and “hill aide” — made real food. The single-serving packets pack and provide easily digestible nutrition in a form endurance athletes are familiar with. Plus, there are loads of vegan options, bars, and hydration mixes, too.