Energy from Coconut Oil – Gary Roberts High Performance Recipes

WRITTEN BY: Sports Medicine
Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Coconut oil has many amazing properties including anti-inflammation and can be a good source of energy for exercise. Here are some recipes from Gary Roberts for pre- or post-workout!

Avocado Chocolate Pudding (serves 2-4)


2 large, ripe avocados

1 tbsp. coconut oil

1-2 tsp. raw honey

2 tbsp. raw cacao powder


Add all ingredients into a food processor or high-speed blender until smooth.

Coconut Energy Mash (serves 1)


2 tbsp. coconut oil, mashed

1 mashed banana

1 tbsp. ground flaxseed

1 tbsp. chia seeds

1 tsp. pure maple syrup or raw honey


  1. Mash banana and coconut oil in a small bowl.
  2. Mix in flaxseed, chia seeds and maple syrup.

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