Try out this great training snack for endurance based sport like cycling events, obstacles races e.g. Tough Mudder, running events.
Its a great slow release energy boost to sustain your training effort and a great alternative to Bounce bar, 9 Bars and Natural bars which all contain extra sugar.
Training snack: Team Sky Rice cakes
500g short grain rice (arborio or pudding rice). Not quick cook, and don’t wash it.
Cook in a rice cooker with 1 litre of water, two table spoons of granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, vanilla, or nutmeg for flavour.
Cooking time should be about 20 minutes, making rice that isn’t too soggy. Don’t take the lid off during cooking. Leave the rice to rest for five minutes.
Add two tablespoons of coconut oil (which, despite it’s name, is a solid substance and not an oil) and 250g of cream cheese – chocolate Philadelphia is a favourite at Team Sky.
Lay out on cling film on a baking tray. Fold the cling film over the slab of rice to create a parcel – fold while the rice is still hot so it stays sterile.
Leave the tray to cool, then put in the fridge overnight.
The next day, chap the parcel of rice into energy bar-sized chunks. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Do not reheat the rice cakes.