Saturday, September 29, 2007

'Bonk' Prevention

For those cyclist/endurance athletes out there, this is great to eat during endurance sports. I normally take a potato and a date ball per hour I am expecting to be out. The baby potatoes have a high GI and release energy quickly while the date balls have a lower GI and release it more slowly.

Baby Potatoes
Boil the baby potatoes in their jackets until they are soft and then leave them in the water overnight. Add salt to taste.

Date Balls
  • 4 Tbs x finely diced dried pitted dates
  • 2 Tbs x finely diced dried mango
  • 1 Tbs x roland's secret go-faster ingredient
  • 2 Tbs x dessicated coconut
  • 2 Tbs x sesame seeds
  • 100 ml x Honey
Mix all the dry ingredients together and add the honey until it forms a pliable dough. Roll into balls just smaller than golf balls and roll in coconut.

P.S. 'Bonk' in this context refers to what happens when your body runs out of energy during endurance events. When you hit the wall so to speak, you go Bonk. It does not refer to a specific form of exercise which it totally and utterly out of the question after you have bonked.

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