Category Archives: Nutrition

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cashews

Since I fed you cucumbers last week, I thought it was high-time for some dessert. And no, these aren’t low-fat, low-taste, diet dessert. If you’ve been here awhile, you know I’d never do such a thing. We’re not going for diet. Or skinny. Or scared. We’re going for real foods, real satisfaction, real fueling, and…
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Cool As a Cucumber Salad – Nutrition for Athletes

This time of year, my gardeningr friends have cucumbers coming out their ears. And not to be mean, but it’s not a good look. If you’re in the same boat, here are some great options for cucumbers and why you, as a cyclist, should grow them or buy them, and then most importantly, eat ’em…
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Perfect Whole-Food Pre-Training Fuel Choices

We’ve all been there before. Looking forward to a good ride or run, and searching the pantry for quick snack before heading out. Well, I’ve got good news. A great pre-training fueling choice is likely at your fingertips, just setting in your kitchen, ready to nourish your body before you start. We’re talking whole food…
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Power-Punch Cocoa Energy Balls

What do you have when you’ve got nuts, dates, cocoa, & salt in a food processor? Sounds like a nutrient-packed snack or fuel option to me! If you take a look online these days, you’re sure to hear about “energy balls.” They are all the rage (do people even say that anymore?) Like most things…
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Super Health Tonic

A couple years ago, I introduced a “health tonic” to help fight colds and sinus infections and improve overall health. It works great, and as more readers chimed in, I’ve learned that this old-fashioned folk-medicine-cure-all is used by many different people in different cultures all over the world. But there’s more to this story for an athlete.…
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Minty Lemon Ginger Smoothie

  Is it just me, or does a mint, ginger, lemon 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 Ingredients:…
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Tuesday’s Healthy Fuel Recipe: Cold Brew Coffee for Summertime

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 brewed 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 summer…
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Tuesday’s Healthy Fuel Recipe: Homemade Mayo – Condiment Swap

Not long ago, I made a mayonnaise for the first time. From. Scratch. I don’t know why I never tried before. I guess I kinda just gave up on mayo. I had replaced it with avocados (highly recommended) in many recipes, but still, sometimes, a little mayo would be good (like when trying to make…
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