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Loving the BITE: Banana Bread for your Ride

September 15, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Banana Bread for your Ride

A couple years ago, we posted this Banana Bread recipe. Sort of a new twist training fuel on an old-school gooide. Since then, it’s become many of my clients’ go-to homemade fueling. Not too sweet, easy on the stomach, and delicious enough to motivate. Here are my thoughts on Banana Bread for Fueling: Back...
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Coconut Chocolate Cashews

September 8, 2016
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Coconut Chocolate Cashews

Since I fed you cucumber last week, I thought it was high-time for some dessert. And no, these aren’t low-fat, low-taste, diet dessert. If you’ve been here awhile, you know I’d never do such a thing. We’re not going for diet. Or skinny. Or scared. We’re going for real foods, real satisfaction, real fueling,...
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Loving the BITE: Cucumber Salad for the Cyclist-Gardeners (and the rest of us, too)

September 1, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Cucumber Salad for the Cyclist-Gardeners (and the rest of us, too)

This time of year, my gardener friends have cucumbers coming out their ears. And not to be mean, but it’s not a good look. If you’re in the same boat, here are some great options for cucumbers and why you, as a cyclist, should grow them or buy them, and then most importantly, eat...
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Loving the BITE: 3 Effective Pre-Ride Snacks Already in your Kitchen

August 25, 2016
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Loving the BITE: 3 Effective Pre-Ride Snacks Already in your Kitchen

We’ve all been there before. Looking forward to a good ride, and searching the pantry for quick snack before heading out.  Well, I’ve got good news. A great pre-ride fueling choice is likely at your fingertips, just setting in your kitchen, ready to nourish your body before you start. Here are three everyday foods...
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Loving the BITE: Energy Balls Are All the Rage

August 18, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Energy Balls Are All the Rage

What do you have when you’ve got nuts, dates, cocoa, & salt in a food processor? Sounds like a nutrient-packed snack or fuel option to me! If you take a look online these days, you’re sure to hear about “energy balls.” They are all the rage (do people even say that anymore?) Like most...
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Loving the BITE: Health-Upgrade Balsamic Dressing

August 4, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Health-Upgrade Balsamic Dressing

Here’s a shocker: I think more of our foods should be made at home.  I think when you buy a prepared food at the store, the time you save with buying it rather than making it should be spent checking (and double checking) the ingredients list.  I think athletes can stay healthy, recover better, train...
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Loving the BITE: Beet-It Chips

July 28, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Beet-It Chips

This week’s Loving the Bite recipe can’t be beat.  As a true SuperFood vegetable with a beautiful color, it’s hard to beat beets.  They can be intimidating, I know.  But, once you get used to adding them to salads, smoothies, and even snacking on them with our Recipe of the Week, you’ll find them...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Bars that will Break Your Bonk

July 21, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Bars that will Break Your Bonk

Ever need an on-the-go quick snack or mini-meal?  Or a more substantial snack for a long ride? Something that will provide quite a bit of calories but still go down easy? You know, something that will help break any risk of a bonk? Me too. But even in the midst of an entire aisle...
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Loving the BITE: Slow Cooker Carne Asada (PLUS Vegetarian Options & More Delicious Taco Ideas)

July 14, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Slow Cooker Carne Asada (PLUS Vegetarian Options & More Delicious Taco Ideas)

A couple weeks ago I posted a taco recipe that will change your life. Today, as promised, I have some ideas for taco fillings…the protein part. Each of these works great with the delicious taco cabbage slaw, cilantro, and home-fried shells! And although this recipe is a bit of a “cheat meal” for anyone...
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Loving the BITE: Lemon Ginger Smoothie

July 7, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Lemon Ginger Smoothie

Is it just me, or does a lemon, ginger, mint smoothie sound like the most deliciously refreshing dang summer smoothie you’ve ever heard of? In the whole world? Well, we’re about to find out, and here’s why you may just want to give it a whirl yourself. Recipe of the Week: Green Lemon Ginger Mint Smoothie...
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Loving the BITE: Carrot Fries are the Next Big Thing

June 30, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Carrot Fries are the Next Big Thing

Move over sweet potato fries. Carrot fries are the next big thing – mark my words. Why? They are inexpensive, super easy, incredibly nourishing, and oh-so delicious. This week, we’ll keep it easy with the how and why of scrumptious carrot fries. Recipe of the Week: Delicious Carrot Fries Ingredients: 8 carrot 1-2 Avocado oil, to drizzle...
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Loving the BITE: Big Ride Pre-Load

June 23, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Big Ride Pre-Load

It’s about 2 hours before your big ride. You’ve planned and prepared. Your bike is ready. But are you? When you face riding in hot summer temps for big mileage, you can do yourself a big favor by consuming a few “advanced ingredients” with your pre-ride meal.  We’ve covered Pre-Ride Nutrition a few times before. But...
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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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