Replace Gels and Energy Blocks with Real Food Snacks: Try Chocolate & Sea Salt Sticky Bites

Feed Zone Portables recipe Sticky Bites by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim FZPMost athletes are used to eating gels or energy blocks. Most athletes are also used to uncomfortable GI issues during workouts and races.

A sticky bite from Feed Zone Portables uses everyday, real food ingredients to deliver that sweet kick in a more palatable and gut friendly way.

Even more importantly, the higher moisture content in the carbs allows the body to more quickly absorb energy than a highly concentrated sports nutrition product.

Chocolate and Sea Salt Sticky Bites are an athlete favorite for their one-bite combo of salty sweetness. In this new video from Skratch Labs, Chef Biju Thomas shows you how to make them.

Watch the video and then try this recipe yourself!

Bitter Chocolate and Sea Salt Sticky Bites from Feed Zone Portables

1 cup uncooked sticky rice
½ cup uncooked rolled oats
2 cups water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons bittersweet
chocolate (chips or shaved)
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of sea salt

TOP WITH
2 tablespoons shaved bittersweet chocolate
½ teaspoon sea salt

Combine oats, rice, and water with a dash of salt in a rice cooker and cook. Let cool to the touch.

In a medium bowl, combine the cooked rice and oats with the remaining ingredients.

Stir to incorporate the flavor throughout the sticky mixture.

Press into an airtight storage container or shape as individual bites. Sprinkle with chocolate and salt. (Be careful not to add too much salt here.)

STORE› Press the sticky mixture into a shallow airtight container and top with plastic wrap. Simply cut and wrap bites as you need them.

WRAP› Place a heaping tablespoon of the sticky mixture on a small piece of plastic wrap. Press into a shape like an ice cube or spoon. Roll plastic wrap lengthwise and then twist the ends like a hard candy wrapper.

TIP Oats do not contain gluten, but they are often processed in plants where wheat products are made.

PER SERVING› Energy 101 cal, Fat 1 g, Sodium 197 mg, Carbs 20 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 2 g, Water 64%

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best. Get into the Feed Zone with over 300 real food recipes for athletes.

 

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