3 delicious vegan energy snack recipes

On-bike fueling with plenty of natural goodness

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. All the recipes are easy to follow and take you through step-by-step to create everything from homemade nutritious products to tasty and hearty post-ride meals.

Coconut butter, date and cranberry energy balls

Try experimenting with different coatings on these vegan energy balls
Try experimenting with different coatings on these vegan energy balls

Creamy and rich in fats, these tasty, energy-packed little balls of goodness are based around coconut butter, 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!

Coconut butter, date and cranberry energy balls recipe at Olive Magazine

Masala nuts

Sick of sweet energy products? How about a spicy nut energy kick?
Sick of sweet energy products? How about a spicy nut energy kick?

Sometimes we crave something savoury to up our energy when riding, and nuts are a great choice, also adding a protein hit. 

Add a zingy flavour hit with this recipe, with the nuts coated in a home-made spicy coating. Pop them in a bag or box, stick them in your jersey pockets or bag, and away you go.

Masala nuts recipe at Olive Magazine

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
Whip up a batch of these tasty energy bars and fuel yourself for a whole week of riding and training

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.

Cacao, banana, date and cashew bars recipe at Olive Magazine

Check out more tasty recipes and get yourself fuelled for cycling from sunrise to sunset:

Aoife Glass

Women's Cycling Editor
A mountain biker at heart, also drawn to the open road. Likes big long adventures in the mountains. Usually to be found in the Mendip Hills or the Somerset Levels in the UK. Passionate about women's cycling at all levels.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Rocky, rough and a long way from anywhere.
  • Current Bikes: Liv Avail Advanced Pro 2015, Juliana Furtado 2013, Canyon Roadlite AL
  • Dream Bike: Juliana Roubion, Liv Avail Advanced SL
  • Beer of Choice: Red wine for the win!
  • Location: Weston Super Mare, Somerset, UK

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