Feed Zone Portables: Banana Walnut Two-Bite Pie

A simple, real food solution to take on your next long ride or run from the new cookbook Feed Zone Portables.

Photo: Biju Thomas and Allen Lim

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A simple, real food solution to take on your next long ride or run from the new cookbook Feed Zone Portables.

Banana Walnut Two-Bite Pie

Servings: 12
15 minutes hands-on, 10–20 minutes in oven

Fruit pies work well with any crust and they double as a tasty dessert. If you plan to enjoy them on a ride, use just 1–2 tablespoons of filling in each pie to limit fiber. Let the pies cool completely after baking so the filling firms up.

2 large bananas, diced
¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or your favorite baking spice

To Make Fruit Pie Filling
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and pair with the pie crust of your choice. Use just enough dough to wrap the fruit mixture, trimming off the excess. If you use a traditional or gluten-free crust, you might find you have some dough left over.

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About Feed Zone Portables

When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found athletes weary of processed bars and gels and the same old pasta. So Lim joined professional chef Biju Thomas to make eating delicious and practical. When the menu changed, no one could argue with the race results. Their groundbreaking Feed Zone Cookbook brought the favorite recipes of the pros to everyday athletes.

In their new cookbook Feed Zone Portables, Chef Biju and Dr. Lim offer 75 all-new portable food recipes for cyclists, runners, triathletes, mountain bikers, climbers, hikers, and backpackers.

While preparing the Feed Zone approach for his athletes, Dr. Lim discovered an important clue about why so many pro cyclists have been abandoning highly processed nutrition products. Pro athletes have been leaving these products at home because of bloating and digestive distress that often occurs when highly concentrated carb solutions enter the gut. These unnatural concentrations can temporarily dehydrate athletes and cause negative side effects. Real foods, with much higher water content and natural sugar concentrations, digest more easily, more quickly, and with less likelihood of dehydration, bloating, and GI distress.

Feed Zone Portables features real food recipes that are simple, delicious during exercise, easy to make, and ready to go. Learn more at Velopress.com.

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