My husband and I have made the performance energy bars (most contain fruit) from the recipes in the book: THRIVE: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life, by Brenden Brazier, a Vegan triathlete.
The recipes are a little labor intensive, but we loved the coconut mango energy bars, and I just make an extra batch for the freezer. I can sparkmail u the recipe, if you don't have access to/want to buy the book. There are recipes in the book for banana energy bars, pomogranate amaranth energy bars, papaya yerba Mate energy bars, ginger pear, apple cinnamon, etc etc.
You'll need stuff like cooked quinoa, ground flaxseed and sometimes hemp protein for many of the recipes.
PS: Just now read Ev's post below: Same book referenced. It's a good one for vegan athletes!
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I thought the same thing but now I think that it's probably not practical to have real fruit on you while you run. Mushy bananas, bouncing around apples - fruit leathers are probably the way to go. Check out Brendan Brazier's (I think I spelled this wrong) Thrive book - it has recipes for pre, during and post workout meals. He's a raw foodist so most of the recipes are raw foods, but don't let that turn you back.
I'm a runner...working my way up to a half-marathon in August. As my distance builds, I'm going to need to refuel during workouts, and I don't want to spend a ton of money on it. One idea I've heard from many others is gummy bears or fruit snacks. Does anybody know of any good vegan fruit snacks or something along those lines?
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