Came home today in super-productive mode.
On a bit of a high after increasing my Deadlift 1RM by 20 pounds, this morning. (Does deadlift deserve a capital?)
I am not sure if that means anything to you, but I was pretty happy with myself, considering weightlifting has been a very challenging new hobby over the last 12 months.
Although my conditioning has seemed to have improved dramatically after my first year at CrossFit, my strength has been cruising along behind. The good news is, I am not using a PVC pipe anymore!
On my way home, I picked up some organic spinach and some pineapple and made myself and hard working husband, a smoothie with crushed ice and mint.
Blessed with left overs, I made some icy poles for the kids. The pineapple is so sweet, they still eat the whole thing. Such a healthy treat and easy to make.
I remember as a kid on our farm. My mum would always use the surplus fruit to make icy poles and frozen fruit for desserts. I also remember finding it very uncool at the time too..agh, the times they are a changin.’
Here are the icy poles, among other things in my freezer door.
My freezer is a bit of a hidey-hole. Mostly, nobody opens it except for me, so it is where I stash some of my goodies.
Most important to me are the dates in the top right corner. They taste better frozen, as do cranberries and the kids cant reach them!!
Dates are the easiest Paleo treat and can soothe a sugar craving in an instant.
They are high in iron and taste great too!You do have to get good ones though. I use to not like them until I found some good ones with the right amount of moisture. I find that the ones that are kept in the fridge at the supermarket, taste the best.
Under the dates is a grass fed steak I am hiding away for a night on my own and to the left are two containers of bone broth I made a few weeks ago. Bone broth is so useful to add to stews, soups, sauces, curries and just to drink as a warm drink when someone isn’t feeling well.
Finally on the bottom right are two essentials – ice pack for accidents and grass fed butter for coffee.
I have to say, I love my bullet proof coffee in the morning. I love it with ghee too, but it really depends on the butter or brand.
I always add Asian cinnamon as it is much sweeter than the other varieties.
The difference is really phenomenal, if you see Asian cinnamon and you like cinnamon in your coffee, I highly recommend that you toss it in the trolley.
After my pineapple spinach project, I got hungry and commenced to make some guacamole and then some sweet potato noodles and then a bacon, pumpkin, rosemary fry up, eventually all eaten together with loads of rucola (rocket salad) and some cucumber left over form last night’s salad.
Here are some pictures:
My husband was pretty happy about his lunch.. I think he is hoping that I will PR everyday!!
Happy Cooking! xx