Workout so far today:
Ran 5 miles on the treadmill. First .5 mile warm-up, then 4.5 at 8:00/mile pace.
Taught a spin class. Sweated it out like a mother.
We’re stepping it up around here this week in a few different ways.
First of all with running. I’m a little nervous. With the Runner’s World Challenge training plan I have my first week of Yasso 800s. I’ve heard about them, but have never done them before. It’s on the schedule for tomorrow.
Second, we are so going to make this sometime this week.
How cool is that? You know Beaker is our favorite around here, right?
And fourth, well, we’re stepping it up in the snack department of course.
We’re making cinnamon roasted coconut chips. Yep.
Yesterday I roasted pretty much anything and everything throughout the day. I managed to burn quite a few things while it was over 90 degrees outside. Who does that?
I bought these plain coconut chips from Sprouts the other week.
They’ve been sitting in my pantry so I decided I wanted to try to roast them. I got the idea from the book Well Fed (which is an awesome paleo recipe book by the way).
My first attempt didn’t turn out so well.
They roast quicker than I though.
But, luckily my second one did.
These are fabulous. There isn’t any sweetener added. It’s not needed as the natural sweetness of the coconut comes out a bit as they roast. They can be eaten on their own or used in granola or as a topping. Whatever.
I’m sure you can make a big batch and store them in an airtight container, but I like to do the single serving thing because sometimes I get confused with huge batches and eat them all in one day. Ha ha.
Here you go.
*STUFT Detox Friendly
Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Chips
makes 1-2 serving
2-4 tablespoons of raw coconut chips
Spread out coconut chips in a single layer on parchment paper.
Sprinkle with sea salt and cinnamon.
Bake in oven at 375 convection for 6-7 minutes. (It goes by very quickly. Be careful.)
Eat as is or use them in just about anything.
What’s my favorite?
Oh, I made my own trail mix with roasted plantains and a mixed nut mix from Trader Joes.
Oh yes. Brilliant, I know. Brilliant and delicious.
You know what’s even better?
Putting that trail mix on top of a chia applesauce concoction.
Cold Apple Pie Non-Oatmeal
In the bowl-
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon chia
1 tablespoon coconut flour
splash of vanilla
apple pie spice (just cinnamon and nutmeg will do)
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
I combined the above and let sit in the fridge for a couple hours. It was like a cold bowl of apple pie non-oatmeal if that makes sense. It was good.
Okay, well, I just wrote this post in record time. I apologize for any grammatical or spelling errors. I’ll fix them later.
Oh, and I’ll leave you with a little Monday afternoon motivation.
Hope you’re having a marvelous Monday!
Do you like coconut? What’s your favorite way to eat it?
Um, crafts…… have any good ideas to share that are toddler friendly. We’re trying to find our creative side over here.