Loving the Bite

18
Jan
2011

We’ve decided to start tossing out a weekly recipe post over here at Loving the Bike.  What do you think?  Good idea….Bad idea….Totally Yummy?  Let us know.  Yeah, we’re a cycling website….but a cyclist has got to eat, right?  Anyway, we’ll try it this week and see what kind of feedback we get.  Thumbs up and we’ll keep putting out a super healthy, cycling nutritious recipe for you each Tuesday….Thumbs down and this will be the last recipe you see over here at LTB.

Loving the Bite: Almond Flour Waffles with Cottage Cheese and Berries

Love waffles but want to lose the spare tire?  Here’s a recipe you can love and that will love you back.

Make almond flour waffles (there’s many recipes out there….a great recipe and site: http://www.elanaspantry.com/forums/topic/my-favorite-almond-flour-waffles ).  Top 1 medium waffle with ½ cup cottage cheese, 1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds or Chia seeds and 1 cup berries (for sweeter topping mix 3 drops Stevia (1/2 teaspoon powdered) with berries, then place on top of cottage cheese).

 

Why Almond Flour? Using almond flour to make baked goods give you waffles that are essentially eggs and nuts rather than a grain-based waffle.  Especially compared to refined grains (white flour waffles), and even whole-wheat flour, almonds are higher in protein, heart-healthy fats, and many other nutrients. For those who are trying to lose weight, almonds don’t spike blood sugars or insulin output (which can lead to fat-storage).

Fuel the ride, nourish the body.

Enjoy Your Ride

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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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