Peach Crisp Recipe (Paleo) – Healthiest Treat Alive

Good morning! Today I have a recipe for you that is healthy enough to be eaten whenever you feel like it. But you’d never guess it. Seriously – take a gander at this thing of beauty:

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Did I just say ‘gander?’ I should be embarrassed. Didn’t people stop saying that, like, even before my parents were born?

Oh well. I make a good peach crisp so I guess you’ll have to keep me.

Wait. Did I just say peach? Not pumpkin?? A blogger in September not using pumpkin??

Yup. I’m here to save you from the sea of orange thats been pouring out of your computer/tablet/phone screen and into your kitchen all month.

Speaking of phones, since I take too many pictures and have no room left on my iPhone, I can’t get ios7. Is this good? Someone please tell me I’m better off, because right now I feel left out.

But I digress. As usual. Back to the peaches.

I wanted to use peaches in a recipe for my friend whom I respectfully refer to as “Peachums” on occasion. Long story.

That, and I’ve had a bag of frozen peaches in my freezer since way back when Justin Bieber was born. Ok, so not that long. But I still wanted to use them.

Also did you know that Peaches are rich in vitamin C? All the more reason to eat them this time of year when everyone and his brother has a cold.

I vote we all stop using pumpkin and start using peaches every fall. Just a suggestion.

Maybe I can win you over to my peach side with this crisp. Can pumpkins make a crisp? Didn’t think so.

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Peach Crisp

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, Soy Free, Egg Free, Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, yada yada

Serves 3. But on certain days this can most certainly serve 1. Trust me.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Frozen Peaches – very much thawed (or just use 3 fresh peaches)
  • 1/3 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons Almond Meal
  • 1 Heaping Tablespoon Almond Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (or honey)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  • Pre-Heat Oven to 350
  • Lay peaches in a medium sized baking dish (or in individual ramekins)
  • Mix together almonds, almond meal, almond butter, agave, vanilla, and salt until its crumbly.
  • Spoon mixture over peaches.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the topping starts to brown.
  • Let cool – but not for too long.
  • Even if you baked it in a dish, serve it in little ramekins for adorableness’ sake.

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Ta-da!

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3 Energy Bar Bite Recipes

Rarely do I enter the kitchen with the intention of making something that the rest of the world will find edible. I’m just not about that life. Until today when I was pushing the buttons on my food processor and something edible just kind of happened.

Even my mom, who likes things like Kool-aid, Cheetos, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups thought that these were “wicked good.”

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 Meet my newest creation- delicious energy bar bites (basically faux-larabars) that are packed full with all-natural ingredients that are sure to power you through whatever you have next on your training agenda…

Did I mention how delicious they are?

And that they’re super easy to make?

And cheaper than pre-packaged bars?

And that I have three different flavors for you -Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Coconut?

Dang, I’m good.

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Almond Butter Bites                                                                                                    Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of pitted dates – loosely packed – soaked in water for 20 minutes if you find they’re a little tough
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 2-3 heaping tablespoons almond butter

Directions:

  • Pulse dates and almonds in food processor until crumbly and a little sticky
  • Add in almond butter and pulse again until mixed throughout
  • Scoop into tablespoon sized bites (makes 16) or press into bars
  • Let sit in fridge for a few minutes if you’d like them to firm a little

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Peanut Butter Energy Bar Bites

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of pitted dates – loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 2-3 heaping tablespoons peanut butter (i used chunky pb)
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  • Pulse dates, almonds, and peanuts in food processor until crumbly and a little sticky
  • Add in peanut butter and pulse again until well mixed
  • Add in salt, to taste if you so desire
  • Scoop into tablespoon sized bites (makes 16) or press into bars
  • Let sit in fridge for a few minutes if you’d like them to firm a little

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Salted Chocolate Coconut Energy Bar Bites

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of pitted dates – loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 1/2 tbsp natural cocoa powder (basically unsweetened Hershey’s cocoa powder in the can)
  • 2-3 heaping tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  • Pulse dates and almonds in food processor until crumbly and a little sticky
  • Add in coconut and cocoa and pulse until incorporated throughout
  • Add in almond butter and vanilla and pulse again
  • Add salt to tase
  • Scoop into tablespoon sized bites (makes 20ish) or press into bars
  • Let sit in fridge for a few minutes if you’d like them to firm a littleIMG_3442

Wash ’em down with a nice glass of almond milk and go seize the day.

Question of the day:

Are you good at kitchen experiments? 

I’m not!

P.S. I also have a salted caramel coconut flavor… but I’m gonna make you wait a little longer to have that one 🙂

3 New Core Workouts & Almond Butter Ideas

Core workouts are probably my favorite. They’re one of the most important, too. A strong core is essential is having good posture and a healthy back and definitely comes in handy in nearly every sport imaginable.

When I run, I use my core to have good form; when I’m on my bike, I stabilize myself with my core; when I am doing shoulder presses, I squeeze my core so that my back doesn’t arch; when I…

you get the idea.

So here are 3 new Core workouts that you can either add to the end of another workout, or combine together to have a full “core day.”

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basketball copy

Incase you’re not sure, here’s how to do Side-to-Side Pushups.

Uses for Almond Butter

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Have you tried yesterdays Almond Butter Recipe yet? Whether or not your almond butter is homemade, there’s a huge variety of ways to put it to use so you can reap the benefits of almonds all throughout your day. Here’s a few of my favorite classics, and a few innovative recipes from other bloggers.

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Question of the day:

What’s your favorite way to use almond butter?

I’m definitely a big fan of the almond-butter-on-apples thang.