Loving the “Bite” Recipes

Loving the BITE: Recipe for the Long Ride – Carborocket Review and Giveaway

April 17, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for the Long Ride – Carborocket Review and Giveaway

Sometimes, you’ve just got to get on your bike and ride all day.  Not a 1 hour or 2 hour ride.  But, a 5+ hour ride that allows you to comfortably get into the rhythm of cycling, while not-so-comfortably pushing your limits.  I love long bike rides. If you want to feel almost as...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Turmeric Sauce and Great Health Benefits

April 10, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Turmeric Sauce and Great Health Benefits

When’s the last time you added a good, healthy dose of turmeric to your meal?  If not within the last week or so, it’s time to get on it.  Turmeric is a wonderfully nourishing spice, that works to reduce overall inflammation in our bodies, provide antioxidants, and promote health. This week, we’ll stay lean...
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Loving the BITE: Green Ginger Grapefruit Smoothie for Lean, Mean, Cycling Machines

April 3, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Green Ginger Grapefruit Smoothie for Lean, Mean, Cycling Machines

I hate to be a downer, but I’ve got some bad news.  Grapefruits are tough to come by in the summer.  The prices go up and they’re not as plentiful.  I know, this likely ruined your Tuesday.  I guess the only thing to do is eat ‘em up, while you can. This week, we’ll...
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Loving the BITE: Spinach Pesto Over Spaghetti Squash Pasta

March 27, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Spinach Pesto Over Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Summer’s coming, and that means it’s time to stock up on vibrant, beautiful vegetables.  Bring on the Summer Veggies.  Well, maybe it means more than that, but fresh vegetables and fruit are a wonderful part.  And, for the cyclist, summer’s wonderful cycling opportunities combined with vegetable-saturated clean-eating can make for a wonderfully healthy season....
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Loving the BITE: Let your Ginger be your Medicine

March 20, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Let your Ginger be your Medicine

With an average 80 revolutions per minute on the bike, knee flexion and extension occurs about 4800 times an hour.  That’s a lot of joint use.  Perhaps joint overuse throughout an entire season.  It’s estimated that 50% of cyclists experience knee joint pain as an overuse injury, in addition to other joint overuse pain...
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Loving the BITE: Lettuce Turnip the Beet

March 13, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Lettuce Turnip the Beet

Beets are so good for you, they deserve clever titles like Lettuce Turnip the Beet.  In fact, this saying can be found on t-shirts and posters, all over the internet.  What more evidence do you need to eat more beets? Well, if you need more, you’ll find it here.  This week, we’ve got a...
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Loving the BITE: Honey in a Flask – Easy Homemade Gel

March 6, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Honey in a Flask – Easy Homemade Gel

If you like the ease and effectiveness of gels, but desire to consume mostly “real,” natural foods on your ride, this post is for you.  It’s short and it’s sweet.  In fact, it’s just the right amount of sweet. Recipe of the week: Honey in a Flask – Easy Homemade Gel Ingredients: 1.5 Tbsp....
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Loving the BITE: Hot Roasted Chickpeas (World’s Best Snack)

February 27, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Hot Roasted Chickpeas (World’s Best Snack)

I can’t stop eating these.  Seriously. I just about ate the whole dang batch.  I hate to brag, but they might be the best snack food in the world.  I’ve saved about 1/2 cup for my family to share.  And the only reason I’ve saved it and not finished them off myself?  To brag...
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Loving the BITE: Coconut Caramel Sauce and Optimal Recovery

February 20, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Coconut Caramel Sauce and Optimal Recovery

I’m not a fan of “one-best-way” thinking when it comes to sports nutrition.  It’s rarely the case.  Often, instead, there are many good ways.  Some exceptional and successful athletes use paleo-style diets while others are vegans.  Some eat snacks between meals religiously, while others seldom eat more than 3 squares a day.  Some take...
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Loving the Bite: Powerhouse Lunch and Condiment Swap

February 6, 2014
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Loving the Bite: Powerhouse Lunch and Condiment Swap

How would you describe your afternoons? Energized and productive? Ready for a great ride? Or lethargic and ready for a nap? If the latter, you may want to take a look at your lunch.  If it’s typically loaded down with processed foods and refined carbohydrates, you may feel a whole lot better by swapping...
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Wonderfully Orange Super Bowl Recipe and Party Tips

January 30, 2014
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Wonderfully Orange Super Bowl Recipe and Party Tips

Are you ready for some football?  I sure am.  You see, I was literally born a Denver Bronco fan.  I had no choice.  I was born into a family that celebrated Bronco games most every Sunday of the season.   Yes, even those Super Bowl Sundays in the late 1980s.  Those were ugly, but...
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar, Part 2

January 16, 2014
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar, Part 2

If you’re feeling less-than-energetic, you’re in luck.   This week’s Loving the Bite recipe is made up of 7 Energy All-Stars…and this time, I’m recommending a new variation. 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 quick and then fading. The...
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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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