We are less than 2 weeks away from Ragnar Kentuckiana and we are making our lists of foods to bring. Our team generally will get a group list going so we can figure out what is needed.
One of the tricky things about the food list is figuring out foods that work for everyone. One of our favorites snacks comes from an energy bite recipe. We store them in our team cooler and can easily be grabbed before or after your run leg. I’ve found that the simple ingredients are easy on the stomach.
This recipe can be made so quickly that my daughter Izzy can whip up a batch in no time. As a high school runner, she’s always looking for portable snacks for before and after practice. She often modifies it if we have a missing ingredient.
So when I was looking for some help with this post, Izzy was glad to assist.
First, we gathered all of the ingredients. You will need the following:
- 1 cup oats (we use quick oats)
- 1/3 cup Honey or agave nectar
- 1/2 cup Peanut butter
- 1/2 cup Chocolate chips, dark
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Flax seeds, ground
Sometimes we will add coconut flakes or chia seeds just to change it up a little. The recipe is super flexible and forgiving.
After mixing up all of the ingredients, place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
After the 30 minutes, remove the bowl and roll the dough into balls about the size of a golf ball.
Store in a container in the refrigerator, your Ragnar cooler, (or on your Simba plate) and enjoy:-)