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Paleo Challenge Day #22

Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Apples


Quantity: 10-12 small pancakes
Time:
about 30 minutes
Paleo Grade:
As is, this one’s a C due to the inclusion of butter in the apples. Cut the butter and you’ve got an A.
Vegetarian Adaptation:
None needed!

  • 16 oz. sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. agave nectar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil
  • 1 Granny Smith (or your favorite) apple
  • 2 Tbs. grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (more if you love it)

Step-by-Step Instructions HERE

Today’s Workout (Friday, June 22, 2012)

For total reps:
1 min DB Thrusters (50/25)
2 min Sit Ups
3 min Double Unders
4 min OH or DB Lunge
3 min Double Unders
2 min Sit ups
1 min DB Thrusters

Tomorrow’s Workout (Saturday, June 23, 2012)

Thursday or Friday Make-up

Paleo Recipe: Paleo Bars

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup carob powder or cocoa (optional)
  • 1/2 cup ground nuts (almonds, hazelnuts)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbs raw honey (optional, add more to taste)
  • parchment paper

Instructions

  1. Melt the honey and coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Once combined, add the carob, ground nuts and coconut and mix together.
  3. Pour mixture onto a small baking sheet covered in parchment paper.  Form into a square when cool enough to touch.
  4. Refrigerate until hardened. Cut into 4 servings.

Today’s Workout (Wednesday, May 23, 2012)

Strength: Back Squat 5 x5

Conditioning:

“Double Baseline”

800m Run

80 Squats

60 Situps

40 Pushups

20 Pullups

I love sweet potatoes

The famous Nurses’ Health Study at Harvard Medical School found that women who ate lots of foods rich in beta-carotene, such as sweet potatoes, reduced their risk of breast cancer by as much as 25 percent. Eating sweet potatoes is a smart move for you if you have high blood pressure. That’s because they’re rich in potassium, a mineral known for bringing pressure down. You’ll get more potassium from a sweet potato than you will from a banana!

When recommending a better choice of starchy carbohydrates- we always prescribe sweet potatoes over common choices such as white potatoes, pasta, or bread. Here are some cool links further explaining their benefits:

9 Benefits of Sweet Potatoe

WH Food- Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes vs White Potatoes

Today’s Workout (Thursday, May 10, 2012)

Strength: Front Squat 1RM

Conditioning

1 minute One Arm DB snatch (70/45)
1 minute One Arm DB snatch (other side)
1 minute Situp
rest 1 minute; 3 sets

Paleo Recipe: Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, hard-boiled
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • sea salt (optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel hard-boiled eggs and cut in half length-wise.  Spoon out yolks into a small bowl.
  2. Mash yolks with avocado, hot sauce and lemon juice.  Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Refill egg whites with the yolk mixture.

Today’s Workout (Thursday, May 10, 2012)

Strength: Weighted Pushup 1 RM

Conditioning:
25 Double Unders
100ft farmers carry (70/40)
25 Toes to Rings or 50 Situps
3 rounds-

Time Cap: 15 mintues

Recipe: Fried Eggs with Sweet Potato Hash

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs coconut oil, divided
  • 1 medium sweet potato or yam, diced into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 nitrite/nitrate free sausages, sliced
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced
  • 4 eggs
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons coconut oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and sweet potatoes, and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sausages and continue to cook until sausages are browned and sweet potatoes are slightly softened.
  4. Add bell peppers and 1 Tbs of water.
  5. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are completely soft, stirring frequently.
  6. Meanwhile, fried eggs in 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
  7. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve over sweet potato hash.

Todays Workout (Saturday, April 28, 2012)

Strength: Back Squat 5 x 5

Conditioning:

5 minutes of Wallball -rest 2 minutes

5 minutes KB SDLHP -rest 2 minutes

5 minutes Push Press (95/65)

Paleo Recipe: Almond Flour Pancakes

These Almond Flour Pancakes are light, fluffy, and only have three ingredients! If you need a quick, grain-free pancake recipe, this is it!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbs coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water (consider soda water for slightly fluffier pancakes)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • coconut oil
  • fresh berries

Instructions

  1. Combine almond flour, applesauce, coconut flour, eggs, water, nutmeg, and sea salt in a bowl, and mix together completely with a fork. The batter will appear a little thicker than a normal mix.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat with 1 tsp coconut oil.
  3. Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan once it is fully heated. Spread out batter slightly if desired.
  4. Flip like a normal pancake when the bubbles start showing up on the top and cook for another minute or two.
  5. Add more oil to the pan and repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Top with fresh berries.

Note: If the pan is too hot, the cakes will stick, burn on the outside, and/or not cook entirely through.

This recipe inspired in part or in whole from here.