Paleo Pumpkin Pie


Paleo Pumpkin Pie

What you will need (FILLING):

What you will need (CRUST):

Directions (FILLING):

  1. Put 1/2 cup cashews in the food processor and blend until in fine chunks.
  2. Peel, cut and add the avocado to the mix.
  3. Blend until creamy.
  4. Place the mixture in a large bowl and add all other ingredients, starting with the pumpkin and coconut milk.
  5. Mix thoroughly (I used a Cuisinart “smart stick” hand blender, which worked perfectly).

Directions (CRUST):

  1. Add all ingredients to the food processor and mix until it looks like dough.
  2. Grease a pie pan and place dough in the center.
  3. Use your hands to stretch dough until it reaches the edges of the pan.
  4. Pour in the filling mixture.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!


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The courage I drew upon to begin this training regimen was equally matched by my gym-mates, each with their own story, reasons and at a point in their lives wanting to be better. We arrive at CrossFit after approaching life’s crossroad of personal or professional uncertainty. Some are students, young and eager to build a mind and body, to compete, train or perform. Some are young parents, newly enthusiastic about life and the hopeful legacy they nurture. Others like myself with older children, hoping to recapture some youth, strength and physique. Regardless, our endpoint is the same: good health=good life.
Inspiration predominantly comes from the owners, trainers and the facility. The new modern, state of the art facility of Lighthouse II allow Dan and Jack and their brilliant staff to teach, encourage, motivate and compel each member’s improvement. From barely finishing a WOD scaled to ability, my personal progression to Rx, acquiring skills of double-under jump rope, muscle-ups and the endurance achieved has improved my health immensely. The comradery, friendships, encouragement and insights are the Box’s double bonuses.
Ambition in life transcends all we do. Ambition is fueled by self-confidence and achievement. These two elements begin with a daily dose of discipline which I define as simply doing what you don’t want to do when you don’t want to do it. Having CrossFit in my day clearly puts the remainder of the day in perspective. Regardless of how imaginative or grand your ambitions are, the physical and mental fitness necessary to achieve them for me are encouraged by CrossFit.*
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