Our good friend and ultra runner, Kirk Hardwick, has been on the case and has come up with this dead simple, fabulous Chocolate Brownie recipe. In his own words, Kirk says ..."a brownie recipe that gives me all the nutritional benefits of the Mountain Fuel system, yet also uses healthy ingredients to provide a delicious treat. It would even make a great race day fuel cut into bite size pieces". So, with no further ado, here is how to make them...
Packet of Mountain Fuel - Morning Fuel
150g Cashew Nuts (soaked for 6 hours in water then well drained)
100g Macadamias (soaked for 6 hours in water then well drained)
60g Raisins (or other equivalent dried fruits such as dates or figs)
50g Cocao Powder
30g Chia seed
5 Tbsp Maple Syrup
3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tsp Vanilla essence
0.5 Tsp Sea Salt
Simply blend all the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. Then put the mixture into a greased baking tray and refrigerate for 3 hours before cutting into bite size chunks. Wrap in foil for easy transport on long runs.
Enjoy and feel free to tweak the recipe to your personal tastes.