Loving the “Bite” Recipes

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: Roasted Salmon with Parsley Walnut Relish

March 29, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Roasted Salmon with Parsley Walnut Relish

Ancient Greeks used parsley to adorn their champions.  This week, we’re gonna eat it.  Parsley is much more than a decoration or a trophy, it’s a Super Food that can fight and reduce risk of cancer, neutralize free radicals that damage cells, give you a healthy smile, and promote heart health.  In this week’s...
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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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Loving the BITE: Grilled Grapefruit Chicken

February 16, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Grapefruit Chicken

Right smack-dab in the middle of winter, when the produce section of your local grocery store seems a little drab and your cycling cleats feel a little frozen, you can still find a wonderful in-season fruit that will fight free radicals, reduce cholesterol, and reduce your cellular inflammation.   And, if you embrace its...
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Loving the BITE: 3 Simple Hemp Seed Recipes

February 9, 2012
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Loving the BITE: 3 Simple Hemp Seed Recipes

What’s all this buzz about Hemp Seed (Hemp Hearts)?  I’ll admit it, I’m a newbie in this department.  How many of you have tried hemp seeds?  After being inspired by Darryl’s review and what I’ve found in researching them, I’m now on-board the hempseed nutrition bandwagon.  Why? They are simply a natural whole food...
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Loving the BITE: Super Bowl Menu

February 2, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Super Bowl Menu

It’s Super Bowl Week…what better time to bust out the SuperFoods?  If you’re looking to have a Super Bowl Party with nutrient-loaded foods that can make you healthier, stronger, leaner, smarter, faster, and of course, better looking, look no further than our Loving The Bite Super Bowl Party Menu: Party Appetizers: Black Bean &...
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Loving the BITE: Thai Seared Scallops

January 26, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Thai Seared Scallops

Want to be a happy cyclist?  How about a smart one?  One with a strong heart and good lungs?  Heck yeah, sign me up. This week, we’ll focus on a food that combines the nutrients needed to deliver on all these promises.  It’s not a magic potion or a gimmick.  It’s simply a Loving...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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