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Loving the BITE: Best-Ever Cabbage Slaw for Delicious Tacos

June 16, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Best-Ever Cabbage Slaw for Delicious Tacos

Seriously, is there really anything better than a great taco? I mean really. These are the important questions in life. And my answer right now (I’m hungry): No, there’s not. And, while I grew up on, and still love the classic ground beef, beans, cheese variety, my taco-tastes have changed a bit. Every year,...
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Loving the BITE: Cold-Brewed Coffee for Summer Caffeine

June 9, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Cold-Brewed Coffee for Summer Caffeine

It’s cold-brew season. Aka summer (or close enough, anyway). Just a few weeks ago, we discussed cold-brew green tea. Yes, please. Today, it’s cold brew coffee. Why, you ask? Deliciousness. Ease. Happy-belly-low-acidity – if you’re a coffee-lover with acid reflux, give this one a try. Better flavor. And, of course, it’s cold for hot...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Mayo – Condiment Swap

June 2, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Mayo – Condiment Swap

Not long ago, I made a mayonnaise for the first time. From. Scratch. I don’t know why I never tried before. I guess I kinda just gave up on mayo. I had replaced it with avocados (highly recommended) in many recipes, but still, sometimes, a little mayo would be good (like when trying to...
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Loving the BITE: Peanut Butter Dates for your Ride

May 26, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Peanut Butter Dates for your Ride

It all started with salted dates. About 3 years ago, I posted about salted dates as a great training fuel. Many of my clients and readers regularly use them for their carbohydrates and sodium on a ride. Today, we’re taking up a notch. For a more substantial fuel option, maybe as the “whole food” you...
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Loving the BITE: Cold Brewed Iced Teas for Cyclists

May 19, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Cold Brewed Iced Teas for Cyclists

Iced tea is the stuff of summer. The official drink. And the more I learn about the benefits, the more I want to drink it. If you’re looking for a great drink this summer, give cold-brewed tea a try. It’s got a non-bitter, delicate taste, is easy to make, and offers benefits far beyond most...
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Loving the BITE: Raw Cocoa Chocolate Milk for Recovery

May 12, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Raw Cocoa Chocolate Milk for Recovery

Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. I’ve found a new way to make chocolate milk (dairy or non-dairy). I use a bit of chocolate milk in my coffee, I use it for recovery after riding, and it’s a treat for me kids. The best part of this recipe? It’s easy,...
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Loving the BITE: High Protein Chia Pudding Makes a Great Snack

May 5, 2016
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We’ve got a new high-protein snack option this week. Actually, it’s a great option for breakfast, lunch, snacks, pre-training or recovery. Let’s just call it versatile. It uses just 4-5 ingredients, packs in a whopping amount of protein (especially for a snack that can be made with vegetarian/vegan only ingredients), and utilizes the great...
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Loving the BITE: Why Cheat Meals are Oh-So-Important

April 28, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Why Cheat Meals are Oh-So-Important

Growing up, I don’t think I had ever had proper fish and chips. That was, until a trip to England and Ireland about 9 years ago. We spent 12 days between the 2 countries, and I must have eaten fish and chips 7 of those days. I absolutely loved it. And don’t worry, we...
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Loving the BITE: Amino Acid Run-Down

April 21, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Amino Acid Run-Down

Tucked away in my pantry, I have a bucket of powders, pills, and secret ingredients. It’s funny, as a self-proclaimed whole-food yogurt-making-hippie, I feel the need to sort of hide it in the back.  But, it’s very important to me, helps me feel recovered, strong, and balanced throughout the duration of season, and I wouldn’t...
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for a Healthy Road Trip

April 14, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for a Healthy Road Trip

Days: 10. Hours on the road: 45. Miles: 2879. Destinations: 7. Roadside pee stops for our 2 year old: 18 billion (don’t judge me). Nights camping in the sand: 2. States: 6. Speeding tickets: 0 (oh yeah!). Jalama burgers: 2 (Jalama Beach is a great cycling destination – wow!). These were the stats of my...
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Loving the BITE: 1 Recipe, 6 Ingredients, 5 Minutes. Endless Awesome Energy Bars

April 7, 2016
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Loving the BITE: 1 Recipe, 6 Ingredients, 5 Minutes. Endless Awesome Energy Bars

What can you get with 6 ingredients, 1 recipe, and 5 minutes? Hmmm.  How about endless variations of a delicious, effective, whole-food energy bar!  It’s no joke.  In just minutes, you can make your own perfect energy bars.  These are tasty, real-food, great fuel, and require no cooking.  On the bike, you’ll find that...
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Loving the BITE: A Bit of Island Flare with Black Beans & Mango

March 31, 2016
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Loving the BITE: A Bit of Island Flare with Black Beans & Mango

It’s snowing outside here (again), so it seems like a perfect time for a dinner with a little Island flair. Something to brighten up the view, for this snowy March day. Even if it’s not dumping where you are, if it’s sunny and bright and warm, you’ll love this one. Black beans shine as this week’s highlighted ingredient. ...
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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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