We love baking ride goodies to fuel us for our cycling adventures, and we also love making recovery creations for the post-ride fill-up too. This spring, we’ve fallen in love with the highly underestimated fruit: cherries.

Having teamed up with the cherry experts, USA Montmorency Tart Cherries, we’ve learnt that not only do they taste good, there’s a wealth of nutritional and body benefits to be gained by introducing these little red orbs into your diet.

With the expert’s help, we’ve been busy whipping up a storm in the kitchen with a number of delicious cherry recipes to boost your pedal power, and soothe your aching muscles whilst remaining healthy, and easy to make. The video recipe series will cover:

Tart Cherry Pie Snack Balls: You'll need...

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  • 1 1/2 cup dried Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1 cup dry roasted, salted almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon water

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process about 1 minute, or until ingredients are in small, relatively uniform crumbles.

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Form mixture into balls or bars. Enjoy!

If that wasn't easy enough, check out the short video below of us making our own in the TWC kitchen.

For further information about the health benefits of cherries, and for inspiration on how you can introduce them into your diet, head over the the CMI website here.