A close friend of Fearless was looking to replace his goo race fuel with solid food. There are a lot of great bars, gels, gummies and drinks out on the market for athletes to use, but sometimes its nice to gather, mix and create your own.
This recipe took a while to develop. I was looking to achieve a sweet, salty flavor and fine texture. So that the balls could be thrown in a bike pouch or pocket, I used brown rice syrup. If you are looking to replace this ingredient, I would recommend adding more honey and almond butter. Enjoy these balls or customize them to your liking ;)
1 cup Raw Cashews
1/2 cup Gluten Free Oats
1/4 cup Raw, hulled Sunflower Seeds
1/4 cup Medjool Dates or Raisins
1 Package Amazing Meal Natural Protein Powder or protein substitute of your choice
1 Bar Cocoa Well Energy Chocolate or chocolate of your choice
1/4 cup Enjoy Life Miniature Chocolate Chips or chocolate of your choice
1 Tbsp Raw Organic Cacao Powder
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1 Tbsp Sea Salt or to taste
1/2 cup Raw Almond Butter
1/2 cup Brown Rice Syrup
1 Tbsp Raw Honey
Yield 32 oz
Serving 1 oz ball
Combine dry ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until finely ground.
Combine wet ingredients (Almond Butter, Brown Rice Syrup, Honey) in a medium bowl.
If your food processor is large enough, add wet ingredients to dry. Pulse until combine in a sticky ball. Or, combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients in a large bowl and knead with hands until combined.
Evenly press mixture into a 8x8 pan. Cut 2” x 1” squares, weigh to 1 oz, roll into a ball.
Plastic wrap or package in a small bag that is convenient for a trail run or long bike ride.
Nutritional Facts (based on nutritional panels):
I picked up most of these ingredients at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s (Raw Almond Butter, Crunchy)
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