My go-to energy boosts……

his little and easy to make balls of energy are perfect if you need a quick top-up before stepping out the door. I remember some of my runners turned up to a club session straight from work and felt a little lack in energy, so for the next session I had made then a couple of different flavored energy balls.


Try making these little delights, ready for the next time you need to grab and go.

No-Bake Oat & Nut Balls


*1 Cup of Oats, you may need to stick them

in a blender to break them down.

*2 tablespoons ground cinnamon or ginger

*½ Cup of finely chopped pitted dates

*¼ cup of honey

*¼ cup of water

*¾ cup shredded coconut, to roll in.


Mix into a bowl the oats, pecans, walnuts, dates, and the cinnamon or ginger. Then add in the peanut butter and honey, give it all a good mix. If the mixture is a little dry you may need to add a little more water so it sticks. Roll them into tablespoon-size and then roll them in the shredded coconut.

You can always add in a sachet of Mountain Morning Fuel which will give you even more go.


Mini Pancakes that pack a punch........these little gems I love, I've used these during some of my races including the Lakeland 50 and the Liverpool to Manchester 50.


*1/2 sachet of Morning Fuel

*1/2 banana

*1 large egg

*½ Cup of finely chopped pitted dates

*1 tablespoon ground cinnamon or ginger

*1 tablespoon ground cinnamon or ginger


Simple just mix all the ingredients together, then add a tablespoon of the mixture to a low heated frying pan. Gently fry both sides and then set aside.


Give them ago folks and let me know how you get on and what you think


Check out the Mountain Fuel range: https://www.mountainfuel.co.uk/


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