It might sound obvious, but splitboarding is a seriously demanding sport, so keeping our bodies properly fueled helps us travel further and ride longer.
Personally I feel that my body behaves better when I don’t eat grain-heavy foods, which means I have to put a little more thought into what I’m going to chow down on, so eating the right things so I don’t feel bloated and slugish is hugely important.
We usually prepare for our missions with some bacon & eggs, occasionally I throw in some salad if I’m super hungry and a huge fruit/vegetable juice straight from the juicer. Move over coffee – there’s nothing more energising than a massive glass of fresh juice !
My partner firmly believes in snacking while splitting, and I’ve got to agree..a big meal just doesn’t sit right when you’re slogging it out up the mountain. The drive to the slopes gives us time to digest our breakky before we get going.
Our favourite snack is what we lovingly call “back country chocolate”…even though we regularly eat it just because we can…
Back Country Chocolate:
- 1x 220g block of dark chocolate – anything over 60% cocoa
- 1x teaspoon coconut oil
- 200-250g mixed fruit and nuts – we use cranberries, almonds and cashews
Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a pot on LOW, continually stirring.
Once melted add in the mixed fruit and nuts and stir until completely coated.
Pour chocolate mix out onto a lined baking tray,
spread evenly and leave to set in the fridge.
This is seriously the tastiest, most simple recipe for packing a big energy punch with the added bonus of some sweet antioxidants and good fats for happy bodies.
Luckily for me, my partner is a chef, so we get to experiment with lots of new tasty treats, and even some fresh takes on old favourites, and I would love to hear your go-to recipe for active adventures, or even your take on our beloved ‘back country chocolate’!!
Posted on August 7, 2013, in food, splitboarding and tagged active, chocolate, energy, grain free, healthy, homemade, liftienz, misssnowitall, paleo, primal, ski touring, snacks, snowboard, splitboard, splitboarding, splitting, treats, winter. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.