Vegan pocket power balls

Easy to make / no bake pocket rockets to carry in your jersey and help prevent bonking on testing rides.  Homemade – so you know exactly what goes into them and a great mix of both fast and slow release energy sources.

vegan power balls
Vegan power balls

To make around 12 x power balls – you need –

  • 100 g of rolled porridge oats
  • 250 g of de stoned dates
  • 60 g of chia seeds
  • 50 g of agave necture or maple syrup

To make –

  • Tip oats, dates and seeds into a food blender ( i whizz half the ingredients at a time – to get an even mix )
  •  Blend for around 1 x minute
  • Add agave nectar or maple syrup and blend again for around 30 x seconds
  • Spoon mix out of blender and roll into balls – about 10 / 12 x golf ball sized
  • Place balls onto a grease proof paper lined tray
  • Put tray into fridge for about 1 x hour to firm up

These are great to have just before starting your ride or rolled in foil / grease proof paper in your jersey pocket to take with you.  The dates provide instant energy – being at the very top of the Glycemic Index table, while the oats provide long term, slow release energy – being in mid table.