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Blueberry Carrot Cake Parfaits

Blueberry Carrot Cake Parfaits

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Serves: 3-4

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots, finely shredded
  • ⅔ cup almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 35 grams (or 1 heaping scoop) Formulx Whey Vanilla Protein Powder (or 2 tablespoons coconut flour if you do not eat or use protein powder)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (optional)
  • 1 (14 ounces) can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight (I used Thai Kitchen coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

 

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Shred carrots as thin as possible. Place in large bowl.
  3. Add almond butter and eggs and mix well.
  4. Then add honey, protein powder (or coconut flour), cinnamon, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Grease an 8×8 glass baking dish with coconut oil, pour batter into the dish and place in oven. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top of the cake has a nice crust to it.
  7. Let cool before cutting in bite sized cubes.
  8. Once carrot cake is cooled and diced, scoop out the coconut cream that has hardened and risen to the top of the can. (Leave behind the coconut water to use for protein drinks/shakes).
  9. Place coconut cream in a bowl and mix with fork or whisk to soften. Then add vanilla extract and honey and mix well to combine.
  10. Add fresh blueberries to a bowl with maple syrup and place in microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds then use a fork to mash up the blueberries. If you do not want to use a microwave, cook over a stovetop until blueberries explode.
  11. Now layer the parfaits. Carrot cake, coconut milk whipped cream, blueberry sauce, then repeat.
Notes
This will make 3 jars full depending on the size of the jar, but can easily serve 4 or more.
Food as Fuel is back this January! Come to SICFIT Scottsdale January 16th at 7:30pm to learn about Paleo and nutrition that best suits you!

Sweet Sweet Paleo!

Programming for Monday, December 2, 2013

Set your self up for paleo success at the next holiday party you attend by bringing a dish you (and others) will enjoy, and help you resist the temptation of not-so-nutritionally mindful options. For those of us with a sweet tooth (or several!) I took the liberty of finding some of the MOST DELICIOUS and EASIEST paleo desserts out there. Did I say EASIEST? You’re welcome.
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These Double Layer Fudge Treats from PaleOMG.com are a sure-fire hit and are 100% paleo! But fair warning folks, just because they are paleo friendly doesn’t give us permission to release the breaks and jump in head first. Moderation is still key with yummy treats like these!

WARMUP
Parter (2) 1000 meter row: alternating 100 meter sprints
SKILL
Clean and jerk/ground to overhead
CONDITIONING
10 Rounds AFAP
01 Tough clean and jerk
05 Pull ups
10 Push ups
15 Air squats
30 Second rest
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SICFIT Scottsdale Holiday Nutrition Survival Guide

Strength in Conditioning for Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The holiday season is one of the most magical times of the year. It is filled with spending time with loved ones, cozying up in warm winter sweaters, and enjoying the sweet and savory treats of the season. Some of us may be thinking that it might take a magic trick of our own to be able to enjoy in all of the wonders of winter without totally undoing all of the training and lifestyle changes we have made this year.

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Have no fear because SICFIT Scottsdale has your back (and belly!) this holiday season with the Shed the Stuffing Seminar, hosted this Thursday from 7:30 to 9pm. Learn some delicious paleo-friendly holiday meals and snacks, along with some tips to keep you accountable to your workouts. Sign up at the gym or online before this class gets “stuffed!”

WARMUP
Med ball fun: toss, slam, wall ball, thruster, sit up
OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING  
Power snatch
LIFE: Snatch progression with pvc and barbell
FIT/SPORT: Work up to heavy single peer snatch
CONDITIONING A
3-5 Minute walking rest
5 Minute AMRAP
7 Power snatch + 7 air squats
LIFE 45/35 | FIT 75/55 | SPORT 115/75
CONDITIONING B
3 Minute rest
5 Minute AMRAP
3 Burpees + 3 wall balls… increase reps by 3 each round
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Simple Spinach Quiche

Tire of the same old breakfast morning after morning but in a hurry every day?  Try making this simple spinach quiche.  You can make it ahead of time and warm it up or if you have a little bit more time it only takes 30 minutes to have it fresh out of the oven.  With this breakfast you’ll have your protein and your veggies with one dish!

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Serves 3

Ingredients

  • 5 large eggs;
  • 1 ½ cups fresh spinach, chopped;
  • ½ medium onion, chopped;
  • 1 clove garlic, minced;
  • ½ cup coconut milk;
  • ½ tsp baking powder;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;

 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and coconut milk together. Make sure you mix things up really well.  As you continue to whisk, start adding in all the other ingredients.
  • Now you are left with greasing a 9” pie dish and pouring everything in. Bake the quiche for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through in the center. I also like when the edges get golden brown and have a little crunch to them.

Yummy!!

Scary Halloween?

Every year Americans consumes thousands of pounds of sugar at Halloween, often making it one of the scariest holidays for those trying to be healthy.  It doesn’t have to be so scary!  As Halloween is just around the corner you might be looking for those pumpkins to carve into your best creation yet.  When you carve up those orange balls, don’t waste that magnificent food… use it!  Pumpkin is great for you and can help you stay on the straight and narrow around this scary holiday.  One of the things we do at Halloween is snack on all that candy that the kids bring home, that you buy to give out, or your co-workers bring to work to get rid of!  Well plan ahead!  Bring with you your already made Halloween snack that’s full of nutrition.  Use those pumpkin seeds from your pumpkins to make this great holiday snack! Pumpkin-Seeds1

 

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients

  • 3 cups raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas);
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil;
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp chili powder;
  • 1 tbsp sea salt;
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper;

Technique

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds with the melted oil, chili powder, sea salt and cayenne pepper;
  3. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
  4. Let cool and serve or store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

 

 

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