Oat Power Loaf

A super quick and easy loaf packed with long lasting energy from the oats, yogurt and seeds. This is ideal as a pre-exercise snack eaten 60-90 minutes before training. It could also work as a fuel option during a ride or trail run as it's easy to eat, doesn't fall apart and should get digested well without causing heaviness on your stomach.

Ingredients:

  • 300g Oats
  • 600g Greek yogurt (plain or flavoured)
  • 7 tbsp. Raisins
  • 4 tbsp. Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
 
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Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190C. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  2. Spoon mixture into a small non-stick loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes. You can check if the loaf is ready by inserting a knife into the centre & it comes out clean.
  4. Let loaf sit and cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and enjoying!

Real Food Fuelling - Energy Balls

 Makes approx. 25 balls

Makes approx. 25 balls

These are the BEST! A quick, simple, no fuss recipe that can be rolled into balls or made into bars. They make great pre-training snacks and you can roll or squash them into whatever size suits you and your training needs! The extra salt makes them perfect for those with higher sweat rates or salty sweaters!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 C soft dates
  • 1/2 C oats
  • 1/2 C Chocolate Peanut Butter - we used Fix and Fogg
  • A good couple of pinches flaked sea salt

Method:

  1. Pulse dates into a smooth consistency.
  2. Add oats and peanut butter and blend until well combined, it should form a ball in the processor.
  3. Roll into balls or shape into bars, sprinkle with sea salt. Store in fridge for a week (if they last that long!) or freeze in an airtight container for a later snack time!

LOW FODMAP ENERGY BALLS

A few clients have been asking me for a good low FODMAP energy ball that is suitable to use for fuelling before or during training. One of my favourite recipes, and approved low FODMAP recipe is from Monash University here, and combines oats, quinoa, cranberries and a few dark choc chips.  So rather than reinvent the ball - I'm sharing their goodness! Enjoy!