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Feed Zone Portables: Blueberry & Chocolate Coconut Rice Cakes

  • By Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim
  • Published Jun 10, 2013
  • Updated Oct 9, 2013 at 1:03 AM UTC

A simple, real food solution to take on your next long ride or run from the new cookbook Feed Zone Portables.

Blueberry & Chocolate Coconut Rice Cakes

Servings: 15
Time: 25 minutes

3 cups uncooked sticky rice
4 ½ cups water
¾ cup coconut milk
¼ to ½ cup raw sugar to taste
juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt, or to taste
6 ounces chocolate chips (half of a regular bag)
1 pint fresh blueberries

  • Combine rice, water, and a dash of salt in a rice cooker and let cook.
  • Transfer cooked rice to a large bowl and add coconut milk. Add sugar and lemon juice.
  • Stir thoroughly and salt to taste.
  • Let rice cool then spread half onto a 9” x 13” baking pan. Press flat.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips and berries evenly over the rice.
  • Gently press the remaining rice over the berries and chocolate.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes, cut into squares and wrap.

Per serving: Energy 249 cal, Fat 6 g, Sodium 194 mg, Carbs 45 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 4 g, Water 65%

RELATED RECIPE: Blueberry Flax Muffins

About Feed Zone Portables

When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found athletes weary of processed bars and gels and the same old pasta. So Lim joined professional chef Biju Thomas to make eating delicious and practical. When the menu changed, no one could argue with the race results. Their groundbreaking Feed Zone Cookbook brought the favorite recipes of the pros to everyday athletes.

In their new cookbook Feed Zone Portables, Chef Biju and Dr. Lim offer 75 all-new portable food recipes for cyclists, runners, triathletes, mountain bikers, climbers, hikers, and backpackers.

While preparing the Feed Zone approach for his athletes, Dr. Lim discovered an important clue about why so many pro cyclists have been abandoning highly processed nutrition products. Pro athletes have been leaving these products at home because of bloating and digestive distress that often occurs when highly concentrated carb solutions enter the gut. These unnatural concentrations can temporarily dehydrate athletes and cause negative side effects. Real foods, with much higher water content and natural sugar concentrations, digest more easily, more quickly, and with less likelihood of dehydration, bloating, and GI distress.

Feed Zone Portables features real food recipes that are simple, delicious during exercise, easy to make, and ready to go. Learn more at Velopress.com.

RELATED – Feed Zone Portables: Banana Waffles

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