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Loving the BITE: Homemade Syrup for Chocolate Milk Recovery

May 10, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Syrup for Chocolate Milk Recovery

A few months ago we got the conversation going about Chocolate Milk for recovery.  And, as a fan of this approach, I was inspired to go to the store and get some chocolate syrup for this purpose.  For months, I’ve been hooked on using milk with honey for recovery, but variety is the spice...
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Loving the BITE: Build-Your-Own Pre-Ride Smoothie

May 3, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Build-Your-Own Pre-Ride Smoothie

The pre-ride ritual.  Most every cyclist has one, whether strategic or not.  At the top of the list is what to eat.  Some ride on nothing, even after fasting through the night.  Some swear by oatmeal, energy bars, or baked potatoes.  For me, when it comes to my favorite pre-ride fuel, it’s gotta be...
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The Third Bottle

May 2, 2012
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The Third Bottle

It’s that time of year when many cyclists are cranking up the miles for some long, hot rides….which also means a need for more hydration.  I’m sure most of you have at least one (but probably two) bottle cages on your bike.  But what do you do when you’re in need of carrying more...
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Loving the BITE: 10-Minute Thai Shrimp Curry

April 26, 2012
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Loving the BITE: 10-Minute Thai Shrimp Curry

What’s the best “fuel”  for training? It’s day-in and day-out healthy eating.  It’s what I call “Daily Nutrition” (as opposed to “Training Nutrition”).  Without a foundation of nutrients that fight oxidative stress, build our immune system, contribute to heart health, and fight disease, we’d be in no shape to ride hard.  In fact, if...
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Loving the BITE: Fresh Lemon Fuel Bars

April 19, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Fresh Lemon Fuel Bars

Another ride.  Same ol’ bar.  If your fuel on the bike is anything less than inspiring, it’s time to make a change.  This week, we’ve got a Lara Bar-ish knock-off that’s sure to refresh your taste buds, legs, and wallet.    It’s no-bake, easy to make, and uses only 5 whole-food ingredients.  And, this...
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Loving the BITE: Dark Chocolate Avocado RECOVERY Pudding

April 12, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Dark Chocolate Avocado RECOVERY Pudding

Avocado chocolate pudding?  Before you click the “dislike” button in your mind, hear me out.  In the world of foodie blogs, there’s recently been a lot of chatter, pinning, and reposting of Chocolate Pudding recipes made with avocados.  And yes, it’s delicious.  It’s whole-food, velvety smooth, super-chocolaty, relatively low sugar, and very easy to...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Green Chili Sauce

April 5, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Green Chili Sauce

I grew up in the mountains of Southern Colorado, within 50 miles of the New Mexico border.  There are many things I loved about my childhood, and one of them is the smell of New Mexico Green Chilies.  I can still smell the aroma of chilies roasted at farmers markets and fairs, and peeled...
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Loving the BITE: Dr. Lim’s Rice Cakes

March 22, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Dr. Lim’s Rice Cakes

I was recently asked to give my thoughts on Dr. Lim’s Rice Cakes.  Have you heard of them?  Dr. Allen Lim is the world-class physiologist who’s worked with many professional cycling teams, the US Cycling Team, and who has recently co-written a cookbook entitled The Feed Zone Cookbook.  During his career, he has created...
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Loving the BITE: Black Pepper Tenderloin

March 15, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Black Pepper Tenderloin

It’s been said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” If this is true, this week’s Loving the Bite key ingredient is super-sophisticated. It’s a very simple food that’s been around for thousands of years, and you almost definitely have in your kitchen right now. And yet, in all its simplicity, it promotes health by...
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Loving the BITE: Gluten-Free Protein Power Muffins

March 8, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Gluten-Free Protein Power Muffins

Seems like a great week to shake things up a bit.  Are you game?  Let’s use some different ingredients, bake them, and come up with a wonderful alternative to our normal breakfast.  Something new. We were asked by the good folks at Udi’s Gluten Free to make this week’s Loving the BITE a part of their “Look...
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Loving the BITE: Baked Beet Chips

March 1, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Baked Beet 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: A Double Shot of Sunflower Seed Recipes

February 23, 2012
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Loving the BITE: A Double Shot of Sunflower Seed Recipes

Recently, while at my favorite Japanese restaurant and eagerly awaiting my sushi order, I was introduced to a wonderful broiled tofu appetizer.  It was good. But, I’m not here to talk about tofu.  I’m here to get you to eat more sunflower seeds.  Why? They are an energy-packing, delicious whole-food that gives a cyclist...
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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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