My Quest for the Sun

Best Job Ever

December 14, 2010
By
Best Job Ever

I’ve had some pretty cool jobs in my time, but nothing can compare to the position of Mountain Bike Tour Guide that I once held….oh, and I should also mention that this job was located on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Okay, so having a job that puts you on the seat of...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in My Quest for the Sun | 5 Comments »

The 13th

December 13, 2010
By
The 13th

It’s my Anniversary today.  Yep, seven great years with “the cyclist’s wife” and still going strong.  It all started with our first date on Friday the 13th of July, 2001 and we continued with the theme of the 13th by tying the knot on Sand Bank Beach in St. Kitts on Saturday December 13,...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in My Quest for the Sun | 15 Comments »

Shannon and I Reminisce Cycling in SKB

December 10, 2010
By
Shannon and I Reminisce Cycling in SKB

It might be a tiny little island, but the Caribbean island of St. Kitts is home to some of the West Indies best cycling. Actually, it’s sister island Nevis is pretty dang good for cycling as well.  The area of the twin-islands is 261 square kilometers (101 square miles), with St. Kitts occupying 168 square kilometers...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in My Quest for the Sun | No Comments »

I’ve Got the Music in Me

December 6, 2010
By
I’ve Got the Music in Me

There is no shortage of blog posts, Twitter threads, and Linkedin comments talking about cycling with your iPod….but I wanted to join in on this one for a minute.  I’ve been listening to music while biking ever since I got my first mp4 player six months after becoming a road cyclist.  The first day...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in My Quest for the Sun | 21 Comments »

How to Cycle a New Location

November 26, 2010
By
How to Cycle a New Location

Have you ever arrived in a city or town that is new to you and been unsure as to where to ride?  Not knowing which streets and highways are “cycling friendly” can make it tough when taking that first ride in a new location. Arriving in Florida this week, put me in this exact...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Cycling Tips and Information, My Quest for the Sun | 9 Comments »

Welcome to Austin

October 4, 2010
By
Welcome to Austin

If you didn’t already know….I’m in Austin right now.  Yeah, Austin, Texas – The state capital that prides itself on being far from ordinary. In fact, they celebrate being “weird.” Austin is a hot spot for creativity and embraces its community of musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and progressive thinkers. It’s home to a singer named Willie, a...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in My Quest for the Sun | 8 Comments »

Cycling Gypsy

June 4, 2010
By
Cycling Gypsy

My gypsy lifestyle has provided me and my family with a lot of different places to call home.  Over the past eight years, we’ve lived in four different countries with a duration ranging from two months to three years in any one location.  This lifestyle has meant that my 11 year old daughter has...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in My Quest for the Sun | 6 Comments »

Belize Debriefed

March 31, 2010
By
Belize Debriefed

I would have to say that my trip to Belize was extremely productive. The seven days that I spent in the country were jam packed full of travel, meetings, sites, and people. We crammed so much into that one week that it honestly felt like we had been there for a month. We were...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in My Quest for the Sun | No Comments »

Live From Belize

March 22, 2010
By

I arrived in Belize on Friday with the first experience in the country being a quick spin around Belize City. I had heard that this area isn’t a very nice place compared to the rest of the country, so I left the airport expecting the worst….and was pleasantly surprised. I recorded this video about...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in My Quest for the Sun, Video Blog | 6 Comments »

Belize That

March 19, 2010
By
Belize That

I’ve left Canada and spent last night back in the beautiful State of Texas.  We spent two years living in Austin, but last night was my first time ever in Houston. This morning I am off to Belize….Central America’s only country where English is the official language. I’m not going on a vacation….I’m not going...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in My Quest for the Sun | 3 Comments »

Take Me To The Promise Land

February 17, 2010
By
Take Me To The Promise Land

There are so many people around the world with the dream of moving to North America to start a new life full of tremendous opportunity.  Coming from a poorer nation or one at political unrest allows them the chance to do so much more and to provide the things they desire for their families....
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in My Quest for the Sun | 6 Comments »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Popular Threads

Causes

Switch to our mobile site

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

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.

Nutrition Tips