I made a Greek yogurt parfait with blueberries and some Paleo “granola” that I whipped up the night before.
I know there’s a lot of Paleo “granola” and Paleo “crunch” recipes out there, so I’m not the first to create something like this, but I simplified the recipe by using what I had in my kitchen. And, hey, you might like my recipe better than the others (it’s salty and sweet), so here’s my version!
- 1.5 cups almond flour/meal
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup mixed nuts
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
You can pretty much add anything you want to your Paleo “granola” once you have your base ingredients. I had shredded coconut, a bag of mixed nuts, and sunflower seeds on hand, so that’s what I used. Feel free to add whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen!
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
- Combine base ingredients in a large bowl; blend well.
- Mix in your add-in ingredients.
- Spread mixture onto a prepared baking sheet. (I sprayed my baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray, but you could use coconut or olive oil.)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing after 10 minutes or so.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
Tough WOD yesterday! I swear, any WOD with more than 3 or 4 rounds kills me and yesterday’s had 6! Yowsahs.
10 Box Jumps
Rx: (95, 65) (24”, 20”)
Scaling #1: (65, 45) (24”, 20”)
Scaling #2: 45, technique, PVC; whichever weight allows you to keep the bar over your heels and the weight in your heels (20”, 15”)
Before the WOD, we worked on headstands, and I got my very first one—thanks to some awesome coaching tips from Kerrie. I actually did a bunch of headstands and managed to stay balanced in the pose for a few seconds. It was cool.
For the WOD, I did scaling option #1 (45 pounds for the Overhead Squats and a 20” box for the box jumps) and finished in 13:30. I tried to keep up with Kerrie, but she was en fuego and almost lapped me! Haha! Trying to keep up with her definitely made me push myself, so I know my time was faster because of her.
For lunch, I cooked up a turkey burger and then topped it with guacamole. On the side, I head some roasted summer squash and some mashed butternut squash.
A little while later, I snacked on some baby carrots and rice crackers with some more guacamole, which I can’t seem to get enough of. Basically, when it’s near me, I need to eat ALL OF IT!
I also snacked on some a lot of Paleo “Granola” over the course of the afternoon. I couldn’t keep my hand out of it!
Question of the Day
What foods do you have trouble controlling yourself around?
P.S. My cousin just sent me this video and it’s absolutely adorable. It’s a dog teaching a puppy how to go down stairs. ADORABLE!!!