Thursday, May 16, 2013

Power Bites

This is not a post about the evils of too much power... It's about food, of course!

With only a few short weeks until the See Jane Run 1/2 Marathon in Alameda, CA, I'm starting to think about what sort of fuel I'll want to carry with me on race day. I don't want anything to do with packaged bars, gels, or drinks. Yuck. I want something real. This recipe is a cross between the more complicated Power Balls and the super simple almond-stuffed-dates I sometimes take with me on longer runs. Of course you don't have to go running to eat them. They make a great snack any time!

Power Bites
makes about 20

1 (packed) cup pitted dates, coarsely chopped into halves or thirds
1/2 cup almonds, soaked in water overnight and drained
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well chopped.
Form small 1-2 bite sized "pellets".
Cut small squares of waxed paper, and roll the Bites up, twisting the ends of the paper in the same direction (like candy) for easy un-spinning on the move.
These don't really need to be refrigerated, but I keep them cold anyway, stored in a glass bowl with a lid.

1 comment:

Teri said...

Great idea. I would like to find foods to take on long hikes or backpacking. Most of the food for backpacking is freeze dried packaged food.