Crossfit and Nut Butters

Hello!  This morning was another crazy day at Crofton Crossfit!  If you are just tuning in, here’s my first crossfit post.  It’s still kicking my behind and I’m loving every second 🙂  Here’s a snapshot of our workout today:

Warm up:

3 Rounds of: 30 double-unders, 10 pushups (release at floor), 5 Goblet squats

Stretch

Main Set:

25 mins. finding our 5RM Back Squat and 3RM Bench Press

5 Rounds of 200m Row followed by 1 min. rest

Results: 5 RM BS = 95, 3RM BP = 75, Row=4:35

COOLDOWN Foamroll!

P.S. – If you’re not familiar with the awesomeness that is foamrolling, see Jen’s Tutorial…she did a great job!

In other news, last night I made homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Almond Butter! It. Is. Awesome.  This is straight from Ashley’s blog, so kudos to her! I cannot take credit for this beauty.  Ashley over at “Edible Perspective” is the queen of homemade nut butters and has a million different flavors on her blog recipe site to tantalize your tastebuds.  If you have never made your own nut butters before, I highly recommend it.  All you need is a food processor.  If you don’t have one, please buy one for your own sanity…I can’t live without mine!

Picture of Ashley's nut butter from http://www.edibleperspective.com

Making your own nut butters is so much more cost-effective and you can control the ingredients going into your nut butters.  A huge plus.  If the ingredients in JIF, Skippy, and Peter Pan haven’t scared you away yet, try some natural peanut butter or almond butter.  And I’m not talking “Skippy Naturals”.  Have you read that ingredient list?? Sheesh. Trader Joe’s has some great options!  For example, the ingredients should not stray too far from ‘peanuts, salt’.  And homemade is just that much more awesome because you can add things like coconut or chocolate chips! Mmmm…

Hope everyone has a great week!!

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One thought on “Crossfit and Nut Butters

  1. Ashley says:

    I really need to make this again!! Thanks for the shout out. Glad you enjoyed it!

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