I’m headed out on a cycling trip here in the Czech Republic for 3-5 days to seek some sun (hopefully), fun, and adventure with a few friends. Traveling with Celiac disease can be a bit tricky at times, but the best thing to do is to be prepared as you never know what you’re going to come across as far as restaurants. I needed a healthy snack that would provide protein and a zap of energy. I am not eating anything packaged right now, so all of those pre-packaged gluten-free bars that are pricey and often have preservatives and who knows what else in them are out of the question. So I decided to try something new! These energy blasts are not only gluten-free, but they are dairy-free and sugar-free as well. Might as well as some more variables into the equation! I also packed a small cutting board and a ceramic knife with a blade cover so I could chop up some fresh fruits and veggies along the route as well.
Gluten-Free Energy Blasts
3/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
1 cup certified gluten-free oats
1/4 cup chia seeds (can be found at Country Life here in Prague)
1/3 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 sunflower seeds
1/2 cup roughly chopped cashews
1 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
This is super easy……wait for it……wait for it………. 1. Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands. 2. Shape into desired pan lined with wax paper or baking paper and cut or form balls. These are packed in the saddle-bags on my bike as I write. I think I’ll need all of those vitamins and minerals while I’m biking! Enjoy!
p.s. You can feel free to add more of any of the above nuts or seeds you really enjoy or use what you have on hand!
* place in refrigerator to help maintain shape