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 summer we've fallen in love with the highly underestimated fruit: cherries.
Having teamed up with the cherry experts, CMI, 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 baking a number of delicious cherry recipes to boost your pedal power, and soothe your aching muscles whilst remaining healthy and easy to make.
We've rounded up our favourite CMI approved recipes for you to try at home. We'd also like to hear your recipes - so pop them in the comments at the bottom of the page!
Cherry Delight Overnight Oats
Start your day with some tasty oats. Packed full of complex carbohydrates, this slow release breakfast will keep you pedalling even through the toughest of routes.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Protein Balls
These delicious protein balls are packed with healthy ingredients, perfect for the post-ride and workout snack. We love this easy peasy recipe because it involves no baking whatsoever, just good old fashioned messy hands and a refrigerator.
Cherry Chocolate Recovery Drink
Chocolate, yoghurt, cherry juice and maple syrup make up this healthy recovery drink. When you get in from a ride or a workout session, there's nothing better than protein, carbs and healthy fats to replenish the energy stores.
Delicious Cherry Almond Butter Cookies
Who doesn't love a good cookie to snack on with their cuppa, or as part of a midday snack. These cherry chocolate power cookies are tasty crunchy little bits to fuels your mind and body for the next cycle session.
Yummy Cherry Scones
What better way to start the day than with a healthy cuppa joe and a freshly baked cherry scone. Serve for breakfast, high-tea or even pop one in your jersey pocket for a mid-ride munch.
Cherry Chocolate Granola Bars
Granola bars are the ultimate health snack, and they taste so much better when you've made them yourself with tasty cherry bites. Bake a tray of these lovely snacks and keep them for the trails, and for the post-ride snack.
Now it's your turn! We want to see your cherry baked goods, attempts at these delicious recipes and your own creations.
Comment and share your cherry kitchen creations below - and if you've got pictures, we'd love to see them...