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When on the go, be it Trail Running, Ski Touring, Multi-pitch climbing, eating early and eating steadily is probably the best thing you can do to keep you energy high throughout the day and avoid the dreaded 'wall'. Carly P shared this recipe for sweet potato paste which you can customize with different amounts of carbs/fats depending on what you're used to and different tastes.

Recipe makes two tubes which is ~5 hours of moderate activity.


  • 2 Sweet potatoes / Yams
  • 10-20 ml Olive Oil / Butter
  • [Spice Mix A] Nutmeg / Cinnamon / Cloves / Allspice / Brown Sugar
  • [Spice Mix B] Cumin / Curry / Garlic / Salt / Pepper
  • [Spice Mix C] Cayenne Powder / Garlic / Salt / Pepper
  • [Spice Mix D] Cinnamon / Maple Syrup / Honey


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F
  2. Wash the sweet potatoes and without peeling, poke holes with a fork
  3. Bake for ~1 hour at 400F, rotate tubers at 30 minutes
  4. When ready, the sweet potatoes should feel consistently soft when punctured through the middle with a chopstick
  5. Peel the sweet potatoes
  6. Pulverize sweet potatoes in a blender, food processor or with a hand-masher until they are smooth
  7. Add olive oil or butter while mashing
  8. Divide out roughly a cup of mashed potatoes and mix in spices to taste
  9. Spoon/pour paste into the squeeze bottle incrementally. Slam bottle firmly to get rid of air bubbles after each addition.


  • Experiment with different flavours which you enjoy before your big run.
  • Having one sweet and one savory paste is better then two of the same. Variety is the spice of life.
  • Using a food processor is really great, the whole thing can be whipped up until it forms almost a thick cream of carb-goodness
  • Remember to eat early and eat consistently when active, the tubes work great because you can have them always accessible and just take a mouthful at a time every few minutes.