I don’t know where to start so I’ll just start with telling you that I’m really excited about this.
I’ve been wanting a substitute for gel blocks for a long time. I don’t like the texture or taste. I usually just stick to squeezable energy gels. I don’t love those either, but it’s better than hitting the wall on a long run.
BGE is a picky eater, but for some reason, he’ll still eat any of the aforementioned products. I’m not going to be one of those crazy wives who tell their hubbies what they’re allowed to eat, but I did want him to have something a little more palatable.
I went through bag after bag of fruit. I was determined not to use agar-agar or gelatin. Sometimes I got a good result (the filling in the fruit tarts) and sometimes I would end up scraping burned strawberries into the garbage. Poor strawberries.
Anyways, when Cynthia from Two Red Bowls debuted her mochi recipe last week, I immediately whipped up a batch without even bothering to change out of my stinky running running clothes. I even skipped my ice bath. While the mochi were in the oven, it hit me. The thing I had been missing from my energy jellies had been sitting in my fridge all along. Sweet rice flour!
These came out perfect and they helped BGE power through the last day of Sufferfest. And yes, they have a lot of sugar, but they’re meant for an instant carb boost before or during and intense workout. A sugar rush for your endorphin rush.