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Loving the BITE: Balsamic Garlic Goodness for Cyclists

January 28, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Balsamic Garlic Goodness for Cyclists

I know I just posted about all the benefits of raw Apple Cider Vinegar, but I couldn’t keep this next recipe to myself any longer. It’s still vinegar, but used in a whole different way. There are still many health benefits to this one, and our 3-ingredient recipe is full of nourishing goodness. It’s goes...
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Loving the BITE: Cake for Breakfast – Not Your Mama’s Chocolate Cake

January 21, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Cake for Breakfast – Not Your Mama’s Chocolate Cake

If you want your cake and to eat it too, this post is for you. In fact, if you want your cake and to feel great, maintain or obtain a lean cycling weight, and stay satisfied throughout your morning by eating it too, this post is for you. It’s not your mama’s chocolate cake. In fact,...
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Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists should drink Apple Cider Vinegar

January 14, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists should drink Apple Cider Vinegar

 A couple years ago, I introduced a “health tonic” to help fight colds and sinus infections and improve overall health. It works great, and as more readers chimed in, I’ve learned that this old-fashioned folk-medicine-cure-all is used by many different people in different cultures all over the world. But there’s more to this story for a...
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Loving the BITE: Start-It-Right Orange Carrot Smoothie

January 7, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Start-It-Right Orange Carrot Smoothie

You’ve read it here before: This is not Jamba Juice. If you’re old-school, it’s not Orange Julius. Or Smoothie King. Today I have a big girl (big boy) smoothie recipe. You’ve been warned. As I type this, I’m on the brink of getting over a cold…one that feels like it could go either way –...
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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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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 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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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 BITE: Delicious Stir-Fry & 5 Tips for Staying Lean despite December

December 3, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Stir-Fry & 5 Tips for Staying Lean despite December

Ahhh December. Gotta love it right? For many, it’s busy, it’s cold (not for Darryl, of course), it’s a bit dark, and it’s easy to let your body hibernate. As in, plump up a bit for the winter. Additionally, there’s the Holiday rush, treats, parties, & festivities. Typically, healthy eating goes out the window...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Leftover-Turkey Chili Recipe

November 26, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Leftover-Turkey Chili Recipe

Got turkey leftovers? Well then, you’ve got lots to look forward to. Sure, you can just reheat Thanksgiving dinner in the days to come, or you can reinvent that turkey into a whole new meal. This works with turkey you’ve stored in the fridge, or, if you’ve truly got it coming out of your...
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Loving the BITE: Thanksgiving Menu 2015 and Fit Holiday Tips

November 19, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Thanksgiving Menu 2015 and Fit Holiday Tips

Every year at this time, I wonder where the year went and how we got to the end of November so fast. Oh, and what in the world should I plan for Thanksgiving?!? If you’re in charge of a dish, the meal, or a whole feast next Thursday, you may want to take a...
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Loving the BITE: 3 Favorite Healthy Chocolate-Rich Recipes

November 12, 2015
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Loving the BITE: 3 Favorite Healthy Chocolate-Rich Recipes

This time of year, as my sometimes over-scheduled Holiday plans ramp up, the weather cools, sunlight hours decrease, and I’m in-between my favorite sports (too much snow and cold for mountain biking but not yet enough for AT skiing – it’s a hard-knock life, I know), sometimes I need a little homemade pick-me-up. As...
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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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