Aftershokz Are Rocking My Ride

12
Jul
2016
Aftershokz Are Rocking My Ride

As you already know, I like to ride to the soundtrack of my music playing each time I’m out cycling.  This is quite the controversial subject and I’m not here to stir things up again.  What I do want to share is information on a fantastic product for any of you who do or...
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Loving the BITE: Lemon Ginger Smoothie

07
Jul
2016
Loving the BITE: Lemon Ginger Smoothie

Is it just me, or does a lemon, ginger, mint smoothie sound like the most deliciously refreshing dang summer smoothie you’ve ever heard of? In the whole world? Well, we’re about to find out, and here’s why you may just want to give it a whirl yourself. Recipe of the Week: Green Lemon Ginger Mint Smoothie...
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You Likely Aren’t Reading This

04
Jul
2016
You Likely Aren’t Reading This

Yeah, sort of an oxymoron because if you’ve gotten this far then you are in fact reading this.  But come on, it’s Monday the 4th of July and the Tour de France is under way…..who has time to read a cycling blog? I guess the moral of this #MakeitHappen Monday post is to show...
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TdF 2016: What It Takes To Fuel a Grand Tour

01
Jul
2016
TdF 2016: What It Takes To Fuel a Grand Tour

What?  Is it really time for the Tour de France already?  Man, my life in the fast lane makes it tough for me to keep up with what’s happening in the world of cycling…..and it just hit me like two days ago that it’s time for the tour. Have you ever wondered how those...
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Loving the BITE: Carrot Fries are the Next Big Thing

30
Jun
2016
Loving the BITE: Carrot Fries are the Next Big Thing

Move over sweet potato fries. Carrot fries are the next big thing – mark my words. Why? They are inexpensive, super easy, incredibly nourishing, and oh-so delicious. This week, we’ll keep it easy with the how and why of scrumptious carrot fries. Recipe of the Week: Delicious Carrot Fries Ingredients: 8 carrot 1-2 Avocado oil, to drizzle...
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Open Yourself Up to Emotion

29
Jun
2016
Open Yourself Up to Emotion

A couple of weeks ago I published an articled called “My F’d Up Life in Paradise“…..and boy did that ever blow the doors wide open over here on the website. I’ve always been one who’s been pretty open and have shared both the good and the bad in my life.  It’s honestly been one...
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Big Time Discounts on Awesome Cycling Clothing

28
Jun
2016
Big Time Discounts on Awesome Cycling Clothing

Come on, who doesn’t want to rep our sport of cycling in any way shape or form….at all times and places?  Yeah, it feels great being seen in cycling t-shirts and clothing when you’re away from the bike.  I know I sure do love it. Well, I recently came across a company called Après...
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Loving the BITE: Big Ride Pre-Load

23
Jun
2016
Loving the BITE: Big Ride Pre-Load

It’s about 2 hours before your big ride. You’ve planned and prepared. Your bike is ready. But are you? When you face riding in hot summer temps for big mileage, you can do yourself a big favor by consuming a few “advanced ingredients” with your pre-ride meal.  We’ve covered Pre-Ride Nutrition a few times before. But...
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Après Vélo: My Highest Quality Cycling Shirts

21
Jun
2016
Après Vélo: My Highest Quality Cycling Shirts

Okay, so I just might have like enough cycling t-shirts where I can wear a different one for each day of the month.  I love them all equally, and am always proud to be promoting the cycling lifestyle through my clothing.  But I was recently sent some gear from Après Vélo, and they are...
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Loving the BITE: Best-Ever Cabbage Slaw for Delicious Tacos

16
Jun
2016
Loving the BITE: Best-Ever Cabbage Slaw for Delicious Tacos

Seriously, is there really anything better than a great taco? I mean really. These are the important questions in life. And my answer right now (I’m hungry): No, there’s not. And, while I grew up on, and still love the classic ground beef, beans, cheese variety, my taco-tastes have changed a bit. Every year,...
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A Guide To Surviving Your First Bike Trip

15
Jun
2016
A Guide To Surviving Your First Bike Trip

Planning and going on a bike trip can be one of the most adventurous and fun experiences of your lifetime. You can experience the area you’re in in a completely different way. However, it isn’t always smooth sailing. This guide will give you some great tips on surviving your first bike trip. Pick A...
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Loving the BITE: Cold-Brewed Coffee for Summer Caffeine

09
Jun
2016
Loving the BITE: Cold-Brewed Coffee for Summer Caffeine

It’s cold-brew season. Aka summer (or close enough, anyway). Just a few weeks ago, we discussed cold-brew green tea. Yes, please. Today, it’s cold brew coffee. Why, you ask? Deliciousness. Ease. Happy-belly-low-acidity – if you’re a coffee-lover with acid reflux, give this one a try. Better flavor. And, of course, it’s cold for hot...
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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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