Have you ever heard of Dr. Stacy Sims ?
My super awesome business partner, Dr. Stacy Sims (check out her TEDx talk) she is a world famous sports physiologist, specializing in thermoregulation, nutrition and hydration, she has worked with some of the worlds best athletes and has pioneered the world of low carb hydration. She is also the author of a best selling book for female athletes called "ROAR" if you're a woman and you're active - this is a must-read!
Working with Stacy
Back in 2014 when I worked at the cycling team, I was lucky enough to get to meet and work with doctor Stacy Sims, she was the nutritional Ph.D tick of approval that I needed for my performance cooking and I became her hands on the ground implementing her nutritional philosophy in my cooking for the athletes. If you ask me, it was a match made in heaven.
Long story short, we teamed up and wrote a kick ass cookbook called
Eat Race Win and then we started a business together called ERW.
Ok, now you have been introduced to Stacy, whats with the salty balls?
As the name says, it's a ball and it's salty, or the original recipe is. I have made them square and vegan - but they are still AMAZING!
It's a protein packed super food snack to keep you going. The original recipe calls for whey protein, but I've changed things up and made it vegan and given it a summer citrus twist. Try them out I hope you like them,
(They have been tested on both kids and grown ups, EVERYONE likes them)
Vegan salty balls (square edition)
Yield: I cut 30 squares, but cut them how you like, there is 42 g of protein in the whole portion.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour in the fridge
130g (1/2 cup) peanut butter
5,5 tbsp (1/3 cup) maple syrup
55 g (1/2 cup) pea protein