Riding Fuel – Almond Coconut Protein Bars

Words and Photos by Lottie Bildirici I’ve never really been a fan of protein bars simply because I never had a reason to eat them. Whenever possible, I try to find whole real foods to eat, and I always come prepared. I find so many protein bars to be glorified candy bars with tons of unnecessary […]

Ride Fuel – Creamy Nutella Protein Smoothie

Words and Photos by Lottie Bildirici Nutella is a classic flavor loved by all and, when translated into a healthy smoothie, equals perfection! This smoothie is not  too heavy and has a nice balance of protein, thanks to the tofu, and carbohydrates, thanks to the banana. It’s also really low in fat. (Keep in mind […]

Riding Fuel – Oat Pecan Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole

Words and Photos by Lottie Bildirici Topping Recipe: 3 cups oats 1 cup date 1 cup raw mixed nuts or pecans 1/2 cup melted coconut oil dash cinnamon dash nutmeg dash cloves dash sea salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Topping Directions: In a food processor process oats until roughly chopped then place in a large […]

Riding Fuel – Simple Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples

Words and Photos by Lottie Bildirici Recipe: 6 apples, cored 1 1/2 cup oats, divided 1/4 cup date sugar 1/4 cup raisins 2 tablespoons almond butter 2-3 tablespoons water 1/2 cup pecans 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanila extract Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, core 6 apples and place in a baking dish In […]

Riding Fuel – Long Ride Salted Chocolate Almond Butter Bars

Words and Photos by Lottie Bildirici These homemade bars are a play on some of my favorite store-bought ones. I was able to achieve that delicious balance of crunchy and chewy textures…but with nutritious ingredients! The bars have a satisfying but subtle sweetness from maple syrup and a touch of salt to help you stay […]

Outside is Free Recipe Chilli Con Beans and Flatbread

Words and Photos taken from Outside is Free by Henrik Orre. Recipe: 4 slices of flatbread 1 onion ½ tbsp chopped red onion 2 tbsp chopped spring onions 1 clove of garlic ½ red chilli 1 carrot 1 jar crushed tomatoes (about 300 ml) 2 tbsp smoked BBQ sauce ½ orange, peeled 150 g canned red beans […]

Riding Fuel – Almond Butter & Jelly Long Ride Rice Cakes

Words and Photos by Lottie Bildirici It’s no secret that pro cyclists have been fueling their rides with rice cakes for years. To properly fuel on the bike you need carbohydrates that will be digested quickly and give you that instant energy you need to forge forward for the umpteenth mile. Sushi rice is a great […]

Riding Fuel – Coffee Bites

Words and Photos by Lottie Bildirici Recipe: Yields 15 Truffles ¼ Cup Whole Roasted Coffee Beans 1 Cup Raw Walnuts plus 1 Cup Crushed Walnuts 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon 2 pinches of Sea Salt 2 Cups of Dates pitted (soaked in hot water for ten minutes) Directions: Add coffee beans to […]

Riding Fuel – Pre-Workout Blueberry Maca Muffins

Words and Photos by Lottie Bildirici Recipe: 2 ½ Cups plus 1 Cup Old Fashion Oats ½ Cup of Chia Seeds ¼ Cup of Maca Powder 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder 2 teaspoons of cinnamon 3 Bananas (very ripe if possible, frozen can be used just let thaw) 2 Cups of Unsweetened Almond Milk (or a […]

Riding Fuel – Avocado Teff Bread

Words and Photos by Lottie Bildirici Recipe: 1/2 cup teff 1 cup wheat germ 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup nutritional yeast 2 teaspoons baking powder  1 medium avocado 3 tablespoons tahini 1 tablespoon of white miso optional 3 tablespoons flaxseed mixed with 1/4 warm water set aside 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon […]