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With powerful classes, uncompromising coaching and a passion to constantly challenge what was thought to be the edge of human capacity. Learn highly functional movements applied with intensity and good eating habits - mysteriously expel the unwanted!
A great turnout for the running clinic! Remember practice practice practice!!!
Just a short follow up on the nutrition discussion and those raw protein bars:
Benefits of Pumpkin seeds:
contain good quality protein.
contain very good
levels of essential minerals like copper,
potassium, calcium, iron,
good source of B vitamins
very good source of
anti-oxidant vitamin E;
ability to help lower LDL “bad”
Benefits of Chia seeds:
2x the potassium of bananas
3x the antioxidant strength of blueberries
3x more iron than spinach
6x more calcium than milk
7x more vitamin C than oranges
8x more omega 3 of wild salmon
15x more magnesium than broccoli
They were known in ancient society as the "Running Food" and is said
ancient warriors would sustain themselves on long journeys with a single
spoon full of the seeds daily.
Heat the coconut milk, eggs, and honey until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat add vanilla and then cool in the fridge. Once cooled put in ice cream maker and follow the manufactures instructions. You will be enjoying an ice cool treat in just 35 minutes!
Any fruit can be added to the coconut milk and pureed before you cook the custard.
In our many exquisite differences
we as humans are left with few things in common. The biggest commonality
comes when we all enter the world. On fire. Brash quixotic and loud. We
are all born with the world at our hands. What a beautiful gift. What
brightness we can be.
John Wesley used to say, “catch fire with
enthusiasm and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” He knew
like many do today that fire burns a lot of people the wrong way, but fires burn hottest with passion as fuel. And fires that burn pure, burn for a long time.
People are mesmerized by the flame. You
may not want to burn bright today, but somebody may need your light. It
may feel like you will burn yourself down but its better to light the
world brighter than it ever has been, than to leave it cold and dark.
A lighthouse allows sea goers to see the danger ahead. Your fire lets the world see you eliminating the danger before them.
Faces around us are illuminated by the light we are willing to shine on them regardless of the dark they display. Either we highlight their blessings, or eliminate the shadow they cast everywhere they go.
Fire is contagious. If you burn hot enough you will catch everyone around you on fire. They in turn will feed your good deed by stoking your flames when you most need it. When your unable to do it yourself.
The warmth our fire throws comforts a lost soul, makes tender a tortured traveler, inspires an inventor.
Ashes prove that what was thought impossible yesterday, has been accomplished today. That one day darkness can be eliminated if we are only willing to stare long enough into the abyss looking for the light.
The flame you burn may resemble fires before you. But its not the same. Its unique. Its meaningful. Its one of a kind. Its about burning “your” brightest, not “the” brightest.
Never let anyone put your fire out. Burn
so hot you live forever in a single spark in the wind. In a mere
burning ember that one day becomes the biggest blaze the world has ever
Put in Vitamix and blend. Cover the bottom of a 9inch spring form cake pan with the coconut flakes
(this prevents the cake from sticking the the pan). Pour the almond
mixture on top of the coconut flakes, spread out and mold into the cake
3 cups raw cashews soaked for three hours
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla or 1 vanilla bean, split open and seeds scraped, pod discarded
1/2 tsp sea salt
Blend the cashews, lemon, honey, coconut oil, vanilla/vanilla bean, and
sea salt. Blend until smooth. Pour on top of crust.
1 bag of frozen blueberries (or any berry that you prefer)
honey to sweeten
Simmer blueberries and honey on low heat to blend. You can add a little cornstarch to thicken. Pour on top of filling. Place the pan in the freezer for at least three hours or overnight.
Before serving place on counter to thaw slightly.
Pepsi Next claims to have 60 percent less sugar without sacrificing taste. The secret to keeping its sweet taste comes from the use of THREE artificial sweeteners: aspartame, acesulfame potassium, and sucralose.
Aspartame (Nutrasweet and Equal) is believed to be carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives combined.
Acesulfame potassium (Acesulfame-K) has been linked to kidney problems, and sucralose (Splenda) has been found to reduce the amount of beneficial microflora in your gut by 50 percent—in addition to being associated with many of the same adverse reactions as aspartame.
Contrary to popular belief, research has shown that artificial sweeteners can stimulate your appetite; increase carbohydrate cravings; stimulate fat storage and weight gain. Diet sodas may actually double your risk of obesity.
Calling all Spartans... Just a reminder of the Spartan Race in Calgary on Saturday, August 18th For more info click here: When registering, select the CrossFit heat 10 am. I hear that there are already a lot of people from the gym going. As the date gets closer we will see about the possibility of getting a bus.
If August 18th, does not work and you are looking for an adventure race check out Mud Hero July 22. This race is held in the Kananaskis Country. I know there is a couple of chicks doing this one :)