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We've been pretty busy over the last few months making a shed load of healthy and nutritious dishes for you all to try out.

As breakfasts are the most important meal of the day, we've tried to cram in as much protein and energy into our recipes to keep you going all morning and, perform your best on the bike.

Whether you're looking for something to munch on, on-the-go, before you leave the house, or a warm, filling breaky to keep the hunger at bay, there's something for everyone here.

Natural Energy Gel Recipe: Strawberry-Chia Gelly Cubes

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Sweet potato pancakes

These sweet potato pancakes are the perfect healthy treat for a fuelling breakfast or mid morning brunch and, are a great alternative to ordinary breakfast pancakes.

Adding fruits or vegetables to your pancake batter is a great way of adding more vitamins and minerals into your diet. We’ve made these ones with a little sugar, but they taste just as great without!

Ingredients (for 6 small pancakes):

  • 2 chopped sweet potatoes
  • 250ml milk
  • 100g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 40g of butter
  • 10g of sugar
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Method

Peel and steam the potatoes until soft, mashing them up in a bowl with the milk.

In another bowl, sift the flour, adding in the eggs and sugar. Then fold the mashed sweet potatoes into the mixture.

Heat up some oil in a frying pan and ladle the mixture into the pan, cooking them until they turn slighty brown in colour.

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I discovered breakfast burritos on a trip to Whistler, and I loved having something a little bit different to start the day. Over there, you can get them with all sorts of fillings, complete with refried beans, salsa and cheese. They are a great way of adding extra vegetables to your intake over the day

I like them a little simpler, with chorizo, red peppers and scrambled egg. You don’t need much chorizo; it just gives a little spicy kick and flavours the peppers. If I want to get a few more veggies in there, I’ll add some fresh spinach. If you are vegetarian, sprinkle some smoked paprika over the peppers instead of using chorizo.

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Ingredients (for 2 people):

  • 2 wholemeal or seeded wraps
  • 3 eggs
  • Around 6 thick slices of chorizo sausage, cut into small chunks
  • 2 or 3 small sweet peppers, or 1 large yellow pepper, cut into thin slices or strips
  • Black pepper
  • 1tsp olive oil (optional)

Method:

In a pan, heat up 1 tsp of olive oil and add a pinch of black pepper. If you have a non-stick pan, you may not need the oil.

Add the chorizo and peppers, and cook until the oil from the chorizo starts to colour the peppers and they are cooked through. Once cooked, remove and lay in a strip down the center of each wrap.

Meanwhile, scramble the eggs. You can use whatever method you like best, but I like to cook the eggs up in the pan once I’ve removed the peppers and chorizo, as the oil from the chorizo adds extra flavour to the egg.

Add the eggs to the wraps, roll up, eat and enjoy!

[part title="Breakfast on-the-go Fruit & Nut Bar"]

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If you want something that will prepare you for a good day in the saddle, then this high in energy fruit and nut breakfast bar is perfect.

Substitute it for your standard cereals and take it with you on-the-go! It takes only minutes to make but works best when kept in the fridge overnight.

Ingredients (for 2 large bars)

  • 3/4 cup of almonds and walnuts
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds
  • 8 dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
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Method

Cut the apricots, cherries, almonds and walnuts into fine pieces using a sharp knife. I found that the walnuts crushed up well using a potato masher!

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and stir together.

Transfer the mixture into a fridge-proof container or mould, you can use anything you find in the kitchen to get you the shape.

Leave to set in the fridge overnight and then cut into small bar shaped pieces.

[part title="Breakfast Waffle with Ricotta & Peaches"]

waffle

Every now and again we all need to treat ourself to a nice breakfast and this one has a whole of a lot of protein power to keep you going throughout the day.

We’ve cheated here and used pre-made waffles but if you have the time, it's a lot healthier and tastes better made from scratch.

Ingredients

  • 1 large wholegrain waffle
  • ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 a sliced peach (1/3 a tinned can of peaches)
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Method

Toast the waffle, layer the cheese and top with the peaches!

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