Category Archives: clean eating

Whole 30 *gulp

Well Day 1 is pretty much over. I managed to get by with no nut butters *gasp which is a huge accomplishment seeing as I look forward to my tbsp of almond butter every morning over my fruit and coconut milk. My nut butters are what I’m working on for this whole 30 since I already am a pretty clean paleo eater. Anyways, all in all a great day. We will see what the next few days bring…especially once I start craving chocolate and am not allowed to just make my own chocolate snack 😁I’m nervous just thinking about it

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Paleo Sweet Potato Bread

Today’s workout is an oldie from bodyrock, this past week I have found myself doing more bodyrock.tv workouts. Lately I have been making my own but this week, don’t feel like mine
Today workout is Pumped Up Kicks
And this is how I did it, I like to change up the layout of workouts ALOT!
50/10
1. Skip
2. Skip
3. Frog jump + 2 push-ups
I repeated that again then moved ok to next exercise in the workout which is
1. skip
2. skip
3. Clean & Press + Squat & Press did that two times through and moved on. After I completed all 24rnds I then did it straight through with no skipping for 6 rnds (each workout one time through). This totals 30 rnds plus I did 12 min abs 😘
And let me just say, back to back weighted jump lunges SUCK!
So while that is just thrilling everyone to bits, I do have an amazing recipe to share ….
Sweet Potato Bread this is from PrimalLife on Instagram or her blog HERE
-4 eggs
-1.5 cup coconut flour (I only had 1 cup so I upped my almond flour by 1/2 cup)
-.5 cup almond flour (I did 1 cup)
– 1 tsp baking soda (I had none 😁)
-1 tsp baking powder (gluten free)
-couple pinches of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
– 1-2 tbsp cinnamon
– 3 cups sweet potatoes mashed

I cut 3 medium sweet potatoes in half and placed cut side down on baking dish which I first covered in parchment paper. I then mixed dry ingredients together. Once the sweet potatoes were cooked, I removed skin and mashed the potatoes and added to the dry ingredients and added the eggs that I had whisked which I am only mentioning now 😉because I forgot to mention them earlier. Next I pressed into a parchment-lined loaf pan and put in oven at 375 deg.for about 45 min.
I threw in some raisins and pumpkin pie spice and a little more cinnamon 🙂
I’m enjoying some now with an egg and coconut butter on top as my post workout meal

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awful, so awful at this…. & Paleo Chocolate-Chocolate Chip with Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Ok i know i’m the worst blogger ( can i even refer to myself as such) of all time! but never mind that, i have something so very exciting;

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Paleo Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with Toasted Coconut
very Long title yes. but so very good and worth the brain power needed to comprehend that much chocolate in one sentence.
ok here it is
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup *
3 Egg Yolks
1/2 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 bag or so of Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup Unsweetened Toasted Coconut Flakes

I put all ingreadients but the last two in a sacue pan and brought to a boil while whisking then i allowed the mix to cook and then refridgerated for 2 hours. Next turned on my icecream maker and poured ingredients in, about the last 5 min of the machine doing it’s thing, i poured in my chocolate chips and my toasted coconut. then i poured it into freezer safe dish and put in freezer for about an hour to harden a little. IT WAS DELISH!
* you could add more maple syrup, i just prefer a less sweeter ice cream

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Ok here’s the pumpkin recipe I mentioned earlier….yum! I would not add baking soda to the crust mix and I would not add as much coconut oil in the crust either. I would just get the walnuts ground up and add small amount of coconut oil to it.
Anyways pics? You bet!

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Recipe…here’s the link 😉
Paleo Pumpkin Pie; this recipe calls for butter but because I did not have any butter from grass fed cows I opted for coconut oil. Enjoy!

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Ok what we have here….

Ok so this is a little gem, reminds me of French toast with berries, I bet if you were to not scramble this and just fry it, you would have a pancake/French toast-like thing happening. I will most certainly be trying that maybe tomorrow for my pre-workout breakfast.

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This is delicious and filling. Here’s what I did:

-1 egg plus some egg whites(we go through alot of eggs so I add the whites to make them go further)
-1/2 banana
-1/4c coconut milk. Find one with no other ingredients
-cinnamon
-tsp Coconut oil for frying
Mix and mash together and fry ‘er up! Topped with unsweetened coconut flakes, and berries and some banana and a 1/2 tbsp of homemade raw almond butter! HEAVEN!

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Oh and stay tuned for my Paleo Pumpkin Pie I will be making with a ground walnut shell! Helloooooo!

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Home made….Almond butter

Ok so homemade almond butter; holy hell this has opened the door for an insane amount of possibilities! Can we say butter blends, can we saw raw cocoa almond butter or macadamia butter with cashews, roasted almonds, roasted any nut…..
All that’s needed:
1. kick-a$$ blender like the vitamix (heaven!) my favorites appliance in the kitchen!

2. Almonds

3. Patience. I’m not good with this but it’s required and the end product is beautiful….so I kept going. From dust to this magical cream that formed after minutes of scraping and rescraping…and minutes more and then finally…..magic.

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And the process….

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My Paleo take on Huevos Rancheros

Ok it’s been a while. Tons upon tons I should mention BUT I won’t. Want to know what I have been doing for hours at a time; Paleo. Google it, read every book about it like I have, listen to podcasts while going through hundreds of blogs like I have 🙂 I think it says something when CrossFit enthusiasts, quite arguably the worlds toughest workout, are also Paleo enthusiasts!

Today I bring you a recipe that is paleo friendly!

-Ground chicken or turkey or anything ground and lean
-green pepper diced
-1/2 tomato or more, diced
-cilantro to liking
-roasted jalapeño pepper *
-homemade taco seasoning

Fried meat up in some coconut oil, then added Ingredients
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To roast jalapeño I just just through the pepper on my gas stove, otherwise BBQ or oven!
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Then when it was nice and black on all sides, I ran it under water and scraped off black burnt skin

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Then I added the jalapeño to the mix and let that cook for a bit. Next I frayed half a sweet potato and half a zucchini together…..
Scratch that; I’m outta zucchini so just a sweet potato
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Once that’s all cooked to my liking I will add it to the meat mix of heaven, then I will fry up some eggs…
While we are waiting for that to cook, paleo info I would insist that you read Robb Wolf, he is an incredible writer and (I think) the most knowledgable person on the subject, he has lots of scientific info for all you info nuts like me and his writing is hilarious.
Websites. Wow I have a ton won amazing recipes.
nom nom paleo

health-bent

Primal Palate

Balanced Bites

Whole9; creators of Whole30

Tons more….but that’s all I have time to mention right now.

Ok here we go, I mixed in sweet potatoes and BAM!

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Next we fry eggs in……coconut oil. Always coconut oil in this house. Ok
And that looks like

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Breakfast

I am enjoying my delicious breakfast of oats, almond milk, buckwheat groats, flax seed, blueberries, raspberries, cinnamon, hemp hearts, and a tbsp of natural pb. This is probably the first time in well over a year I’m having something other than yogurt for breakfast, but this meal will give me all the energy I need for my workout in an hour

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Grocery haul

I got some wonderful ingredients for some baking I plan on doing this week. I plan on making Jamie Easons’ cinnamon swirl protein bread, as well as Skinny Chunky Monkey cookies recipe I saw on Six Sisters Stuff blog this morning. Really excited to try both of these recipes. Last week I made Jamie Easons’ Pumpkin Protein Bars . They were amazing! Consistency is perfect, somewhat like pumpkin pie but a little more firm =DEEEE-LISH!
Here’s a pic of them! Oh and my 8yr old LOVES them, it almost bothers me she likes them because now I have to share, seriously they are that good!

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I also picked up some
Nutritional Yeast for a “Cheesy” avocado pasta recipe I saw some time ago, just kept forgetting to pick up Nutritional Yeast which is loaded with B12 and gives a cheesy flavor. And the more I can use my spiraler; the better!

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Also grabbed these little baggies of goodness

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Since coconut oil is so good for you inside and out, I thought I would try out the flour, which is gluten free and low in digestible carbs as well as being a good source of protein! I’ll let you know what I think of it this week 🙂
Well that’s it for now 🙂

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