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Nutrition – Energy Balls

To help you fuel for the trails we have a favourite running recipe from Kim Matthews, who says: “One snack I like making are energy balls, mostly because they taste great, but also because there are endless combinations. They are perfect for a pre-run energy boost or post-run recovery treat.  These don’t last long in our house!”


Oats (ground and rolled)
A selection of nuts (e.g. almonds, cashew, walnuts, peanuts)
A selection of seeds (e.g. chia, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower)
A selection of dried fruits (e.g. dates, raisins, apricots, cranberries)
Shredded coconut
Cinnamon powder
Nut butter
Mashed banana


Mix as many ingredients as you desire in a bowl, adding as much banana as needed so the mixture holds together. Shape into small balls, coat the outside in extra coconut or sesame seeds, and keep in the fridge.