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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: Obtain Your Goal Strength:Weight (Plus APEX Giveaway)

December 19, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Obtain Your Goal Strength:Weight (Plus APEX Giveaway)

Here’s your chance to achieve success with your strength to weight ratio goals, and improve your cycling performance. It’s been said that a goal without a plan is just a wish.  Last year, during the “off-season,” and throughout the year in my posts, I’ve provided tips for eating healthy, fueling yourself well on the...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Whole-Berry Chia-Cranberry Jam

November 21, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Easy Whole-Berry Chia-Cranberry Jam

Get ‘em while you can.  For a limited time, you can buy a pound of berries for just $1.00-1.50 at your local market.  For anyone who’s familiar with berry prices, this is a STEAL.  And,right now, it’s the price of a SuperFood berry often reserved for the Holidays – the cranberry. While they may...
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Loving The BITE: Real Food Pumpkin-Spice-Latte

October 24, 2013
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Loving The BITE: Real Food Pumpkin-Spice-Latte

It’s all the rave.  #PSL.  #pumpkinspice.  Or, for those who have missed it, Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s at Starbucks, of course, McDonald’s, and many coffee shops  across the country. With the big-name franchises, its big money as a seasonal favorite latte this time of year.  And why not?  Pumpkins and pumpkin spice are wonderfully...
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Loving the BITE: Cyclists’ Great (Non) Cereal Challenge

September 19, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Cyclists’ Great (Non) Cereal Challenge

  Many, many cyclists begin their day with a bowl of cereal.  This can be a good thing, a nutritionally neutral thing, or a downright bad thing.  Sure, a picky consumer can find a cereal that actually provides health, wellness, and energy benefits.  But by default, most cereals leave much to be desired, and...
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Loving the BITE: Healthy Carrot Cake Snack Bites

August 22, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Healthy Carrot Cake Snack Bites

Are nutrient-packed, fresh, healthy foods really affordable?  I’ve gotta tell you, one of my pet-peeves is when health advocates swear that eating whole, real foods will actually save you money compared to buying unhealthy ones.  Sure, if you eat out every night, you’ll save money buying healthy foods from the store and making dinner at home. ...
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Loving the BITE: Tour de France Special – Chocolate for Breakfast

July 11, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Tour de France Special – Chocolate for Breakfast

If you’ve got Tour de France fever, you may find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to watch live coverage.  And, you may just get hungry, tired, or lethargic by the time it’s time for your own morning ride.  Which brings me to the subject of our Loving the Bite recipe this...
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Loving the BITE: 6 Summer Hydrators to Improve Your Ride

June 27, 2013
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Loving the BITE: 6 Summer Hydrators to Improve Your Ride

Whether on the bike, in the office, or working outside, hydration is crucial for the cyclist.  It’s obvious why it’s so important when riding.  But, do you realize that chronic day-to-day dehydration can also have a huge effect on your ride? Dehydration can be the source of fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, and more.  It also...
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Loving the Bite: Grilled Caribbean Jerk Foil Packets

June 20, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Grilled Caribbean Jerk Foil Packets

Summer’s all about easy, no-mess, delicious meals from the grill.  Fresh foods that provide the colors, tastes, smells, and nutrients you want and need.  This week, we’re getting the heck out of the kitchen and keeping it easy on the grill.  Foil-packet-easy.  Toss in some protein, vegetables, spices, and healthy fats, and you’ve got...
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar

May 23, 2013
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar

If you’re feeling less-than-energetic, 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 quick and then fading.  The ingredient combo provides quick and long-lasting...
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Loving the Bite: Top 5 Homemade On-the-Bike Fuel Recipes

May 16, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Top 5 Homemade On-the-Bike Fuel Recipes

Sometimes, you just have to take matters into your own hands, head to the kitchen, and make some dynamite training fuel. Or, at least, I tend to have to.  For 12 years, many miles on the bike, and many mountains climbed, we’ve chosen my homebrew drinks, bars, and whole food options.  Here’s my top...
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Loving the BITE: Chemical-Free Coffee

May 9, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Chemical-Free Coffee

This week I’m on a mission.  A pantry purge, if you will.  When I shop for foods that are not completely whole food (for whatever reason), I generally try to avoid: high omega-6 oils like soybean oil and corn oil, artificial sweeteners with the exception of occasional stevia, colorings and fake flavorings, monosodium glutamate, high...
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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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