Loving the “Bite” Recipes

Loving the BITE: Homemade High-Energy Protein Bar for Breakfast

March 3, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Homemade High-Energy Protein Bar for Breakfast

If you’re feeling less-than-energetic, or if you’re tired of the same ol’ same ol’ breakfast, you’re in luck.   This week’s Loving the Bite recipe is made up of 6 Energy All-Stars.  And, what better time to eat energy all-stars than first thing in the morning?  To be sure, the energy from these bars isn’t just...
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Loving the BITE: How Cyclists can Fight the Fatigue

February 25, 2016
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Loving the BITE: How Cyclists can Fight the Fatigue

Most adults feel fatigued at least some of the time. The schedules, the work, the commute, the commitments, and the everything in between can drag us down a bit. But, should our workouts and rides be a major cause of fatigue? I say no. Sure, if you plan and ride a big ride or race,...
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

February 18, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Do you feel that? The feeling of sore knees or ankles? I feel it. My ankles hurt a bit more this time of year because I’m “skinning” uphill at least a couple times per week with skis pulling on my ligaments and joints (there’s something about weight on your feet that gets those ankles!). And with...
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Loving the BITE: Cookies vs. Dates vs. Honey vs. Gels

February 11, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Cookies vs. Dates vs. Honey vs. Gels

I’m not a one-best sort of person. No one size fits all or black and white recommendations here. Instead, I’m more of a good-enough sort of person. Or, probably more accurately, a good-fit sort of person.  This applies to many things in my life, and one of them is certainly training fuel. When I’m...
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Loving the BITE: Marcel’s Special Pesto

February 4, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Marcel’s Special Pesto

When I was in college, every Friday we had pizza in the cafeteria. Sounds great, right? Sure does! However, it was a small college with a tight budget. We didn’t have the “anything you want to eat” anytime you want it like many universities do now (and I’m thankful, otherwise the Freshman 15 would have...
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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: 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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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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