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Recipe Collection of Fatigue Fighting Treats

Don't get struck down by a loss of energy, try one of our home made fatigue fighting snacks!

There’s nothing worse than feeling dizzy, light-headed or tired because your body lacks the strength it needs during exercise.

Eating high in energy foods can help to prevent this from happening, whether you eat them before, after, or even mid cycle, to help you quickly regain back your full potential if you’re not feeling too perky.

Whether you’re a chocolate lover, are into the flavour of ginger, or looking to find new ways to use up the protein powder in your cupboard, we guarantee that you’ll be wanting to replace your standard shop brought energy bars for these fuelling tasty snacks.

Protein Powder Recipe: Energy Cookies

We think we’ve found the perfect post cycle cookie. We’ve used ingredients rich in energy and protein, the final list may sound quite odd, but the flavours work really well together once baked.

You will be bouncing with the energy you thought you never had after eating just one of these cookies!


  • 1/2 a cup of applesauce
  • 1/4 a cup of honey
  • 1/3 a cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 a cup of water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 a cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 a cup of oats
  • 1/2 a cup of goji berries
  • 3 cups of high fibre cereal
  • 1/4 of a cup ground flax seed


Preheat the oven to 190 °C/gas mark 5.

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Baked Oatmeal

TWC’s baked oatmeal is the best thing since sliced bread. Not only is it filling and delicious, but it’s packed with energy, making it the perfect snack before any long and tiring bike ride.

The Goji berries and apple sauce work so well with the oats, giving a rich fruity taste.  We had to refrain from eating the whole bowl even before it went into the oven…


  • 2  cups oats (one cup = 30grams)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp of milk


Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4.

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

Pour the mixture into small cake cases on a baking tray/baking cake tray.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Protein Powder Recipe: Apple, Flax and Cinnamon Doughnuts

Our protein powder doughnuts are a great way to introduce more protein to your diet and have a lovely light and fluffy texture.

Having never made doughnuts before, we think these came out really well and they most importantly were super tasty. We found that the vanilla protein powder in this recipe does overpower the rest of the flavours, so if you prefer, use an unflavoured protein powder.

Make sure you have tried sweetened protein powder before, as the taste can be quite strange at first!

Ingredients (for 6 small doughnuts)

  • 1 apple
  • 1/8 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup flaxseed
  • 1tablespoon dried coconut flakes
  • maple syrup for drizzling


Preheat oven to 160c/Gas mark 3.

Mix all ingredients together in a blender, or using a hand held mixer.

Pour the mixture into 6-holed mini donut mould.

Bake around 15-20 minutes or until they are cooked through.

No Bake Energy Bites

If you’re looking for a quick and easy fatigue fighting treat, look no further than our no bake energy bites. Requiring very little (and very cheap) ingredients, they also take minutes to make and can be eaten easily, on-the-go!

Just three energy balls will provide you with enough buzz to get you out and about exploring on your bike!

Ingredients (for 12 balls):

  • 1 bowl of dry oats
  • 2/3 of bowl of dry coconut flakes
  • 1/2 a bowl of natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 a bowl of dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 of a bowl full of honey
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract


Stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed. Make sure the texture is not too dry or runny, otherwise the balls won’t be able to stick.

Transfer the mixture into a container and let the balls chill in the fridge for half an hour. Roll the mixture into balls in the palm of your hand, dig in and enjoy.


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