Save money and make your own tasty energy snacks. These recipes are simple, delicious and packed full of natural goodness.
They’re perfect for keeping your energy levels up as you ride, whether you’re vegan or not.
We’ve partnered with Olive magazine (also published by Immediate Media) to bring you the very best recipes for cyclists. Olive‘s recipes are easy to follow and take you through step-by-step to create everything from homemade nutritious treats to tasty and hearty post-ride meals.
Coconut butter, date and cranberry energy balls
Try experimenting with different coatings on these vegan energy balls Olive Magazine / Immediate Media Co
Creamy and rich in fats, these tasty, energy-packed little balls of goodness are based around coconut butter that’s made from the coconut flesh.
Oats, dates and cranberries add sugars, and you can experiment with different coatings to provide different flavours and textures. Freeze-dried raspberries or crushed pistachios are our favourite!
Sick of sweet energy products? How about a spicy nut energy kick? Olive Magazine / Immediate Media Co
Sometimes we crave something savoury to up our energy when riding, and nuts are a great choice that add a protein hit.
Plus, there’s a zingy flavour hit with this recipe as the nuts are coated in a spicy mix. Pop them in a bag or box, or stick them in your jersey pockets, and away you go.
Cacao, banana, date and cashew bars
Whip up a batch of these tasty energy bars and fuel yourself for a whole week of riding and training Olive Magazine / Immediate Media Co
Energy bars are one of the most convenient ways of getting sugars, proteins and other essential minerals into your body to help support it during exercise. However, they can be expensive, and the ingredients don’t suit everyone, especially if you are looking for vegan options.
These bars are super-simple to make at home, and they’ll keep for up to a week, so you can cook a batch in advance.
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