5 Homemade Alternative Sports Nutrition Recipes We Love


Paleo? Vegan? Don’t Care? No matter what your dietary preferences, finding what types of sports nutrition is not only satisfying for your taste buds but also fuels your muscles is important. We’ve found that making homemade energy bars/balls is a fun way to customize the fuel to be exactly what you’re in the mood for. If you type in a simple strain of keywords on Google or Pinterest (our fav source for recipes), you’ll find hundreds of recipes to suit your needs.

Below you’ll find a few of our favorite recipes for homemade energy bars that accommodate alternative dietary lifestyles like vegetarian, gluten-free, and even paleo! FYI – these are great recipes even if you don’t follow an alternative diet. If you’ve got a recipe you love and want us to check out, comment below!


1. Brownie Fudge Energy Bars

(gluten-free & vegan)

If you are a choco-holic you’re sure to fall in love with this one! It’s gooey, rich and full of nutrients! Get recipe here!


2. Cashew Cookie Larabars

(gluten-free, vegan & paleo)

These are an instant classic! Whip up a batch of these bars for a crunchy, mild flavored bar for the perfect everyday riding snack. Get the recipe here!


3. Fruit Endurance Gel Blocks

(gluten-free & vegetarian)

“Never buy factory-made energy gels again” … sounds like a darn good plan! Try this recipe for homemade energy gels for a fun, gummy ride fuel. Get the recipe here!


4. Team Sky’s famous Rice Cakes

(gluten-free & vegan)

Team Sky is well known in the cycling community for being well dress and well fed. Now, they’re letting fans get an insider’s view on the teams nutrition! Check out this seriously well made video on these rice cakes and then get the recipe here!


5. Natural Homemade Paleo Sports Drink

(gluten-free, paleo & vegetarian)

Solid foods aren’t the only thing we love making at home – here’s an all natural sports drink recipe to try! Some of the ingredients seem obscure BUT you should be able to find them at your local natural foods store. Get the recipe here!

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