Archive for December, 2015

Loving the BITE: 12 Grape New Year’s Champagne & New Healthy Habits

December 31, 2015
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Loving the BITE: 12 Grape New Year’s Champagne & New Healthy Habits

Happy New Year! As you look to the beginning of 2016, I hope you see the opportunity for another blank page and new start. It’s one of my favorite Holidays, one of my favorite times of year. It’s refreshing. Along with my well-wishes, I’ve got some easy New Year’s drinks made with real-food ingredients and my...
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The Power of Hemp Seeds

December 29, 2015
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The Power of Hemp Seeds

I don’t often highly recommend things to people (well okay, I do recommend cycling).  But this is one thing that I honestly feel will improve your life and your cycling.   – Darryl I’m not a nutritionist, but I know good healthy food when I see it…..and one of the best foods out there in...
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Self Discovery or Self Improvement?

December 28, 2015
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Self Discovery or Self Improvement?

It’s been quite a while now that we’ve been pumping out these Make it Happen Monday posts over here at Loving the Bike…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pushing self-improvement messages just...
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Loving the BITE: Overnight Slow Cooker High-Protein Oatmeal

December 24, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Overnight Slow Cooker High-Protein Oatmeal

If you’ve got company coming over for the Holidays, or if you are the company, here’s your chance to impress your guests or hosts with a deliciously nourishing breakfast. And the best part? It cooks itself while you sleep. Of course, you could slave over cinnamon rolls and please everyone. But, if you’re following my...
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Loving the Bike TV: Keep Breathing

December 23, 2015
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Do you remember the movie, Castaway from about 15 years ago?  Well, there is a quote from the movie that I’ve always had floating around inside of me.  Every so often, those words need to surface so I can follow through with their wisdom. In this week’s Loving the Bike TV episode, I talk...
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Relaxing the Ride

December 22, 2015
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Relaxing the Ride

I know for many of you right now, you’re stuck inside on a trainer or might have hung the bike up all together for a few weeks.  But even if you’re not currently on the bike, let’s have a little discussion on relaxing the ride. What I mean by this is having that sense...
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Why is the Baby Rasta so Popular?

December 21, 2015
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Why is the Baby Rasta so Popular?

You don’t have to spend much time in Grenada before you start seeing the “Baby Rasta” sticker on the back of cars and busses.  If you’re like me, seeing it all over the place makes you wonder what the significance is of this popular image.  Yeah, that’s exactly what I’ve been thinking since arriving...
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Loving the BITE: Savory Quinoa Breakfast

December 17, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Savory Quinoa Breakfast

(During the last few months, I had the pleasure of working with a Nutrition Student as an intern. Today’s Loving the Bite is by Mirka Gores). Breakfast is an important part of the morning routine. It provides fuel for the day and can help inspire you to make better choices about the food you...
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Lazer Z1 Helmet Review

December 15, 2015
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Lazer Z1 Helmet Review

The past couple times that I’ve reviewed a Lazer helmet, I’ve done it with a video review because I like being able to show how the helmet looks and feels.  But, this time around, I’m laying out the goods in written content so that I can focus more on the features and speak about...
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Dude Making a Difference

December 14, 2015
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Dude Making a Difference

Want an easy way to get the #MakeitHappen attitude, and read a fantastic book at the same time?  Go read Dude Making a Difference. The author of this book is someone I have written about several times on this site, and I have labeled him “the Gandhi of our time”. Yes, remember Rob Greenfield?  He’s...
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Loving the BITE: A Super-Nourishing Drink that Always Hits the Spot

December 10, 2015
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Loving the BITE: A Super-Nourishing Drink that Always Hits the Spot

You know what sounds good to me right now? This very instant? Chai Latte. You know what sounds good to me most of the time? Chai Latte. It’s that good. And, this week, you can either hit up your favorite coffee shop, or follow this easy recipe to make your own at home. Your...
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Loving the Bike TV: A Different Perspective

December 9, 2015
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There has been a lot going on behind the scenes for me, and taking the time to view life from a different perspective was totally in need. It worked out great because my Son and I went out on a dolphin watching tour, and seeing things from the middle of the ocean can be...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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