Maca energy balls

March 10, 2017

My next race is creeping up on me which means it’s definitely time to start practicing the long ride nutrition. I don’t want a poorly stomach to affect me again this year, so I really need to find some snacks that work for me! I am yet to try these on a ride, but they are delicious as an afternoon snack! These are raw so they are nice and easy to make in big batches, they’re also vegan friendly and of course, gluten free.


  • 250g chickpeas (I used a 400g can and that was i’s drained weight)
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 50g coconut
  • 70g almond butter
  • 25g maple syrup (or date syrup, honey)
  • 40ml almond/coconut milk
  • 3tbsp. maca
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Simply blend up all of the ingredients and roll into balls… I got about 22 out of this mixture, but it’s up to you how big/small you want to make them! Put them in the freezer for 2 hours to firm, before transferring to the fridge.

Em x

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  • Reply Alice May 5, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Hi Emily, I’m training for my first ironman and focusing on my long ride nutrition atm. What can u recommend that avoids tummy issues. I’m making Homemade granola oat bars with dates, nuts, peanut butter, banana etc. To give me energy. If there anything else u can recommend?

    • Reply emily May 5, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Alice,

      How exciting! I think it’s difficult to avoid tummy issues when you are sat down for so long consuming so much food and drink, but I think the one thing you can do to prepare is practice using the same things!

      I have been using Tribe and also Veloforte bars – natural and easy to digest!

      Good luck!

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