Everybody’s Working for the Weekend November 4 2010
Three rounds for time of:
135 pound Hang power cleans, 15 reps
Bethany’s Pecan Pie
Alright Roots Crew, you’re in this WTF Challenge and you’re kicking butt, but the holidays are just around the corner and winter entertaining is heating up. What do you do? Bethany provided this great recipe for Pecan Pie. Now, to be clear, it still has a shit ton of sugar in it (because let’s be fair, Pecan Pie IS sugar) and it is sort of what we call Paleo or Challenge Junk Food. Remember, sugar, whether it comes from a banana or a date or a Snickers bar is still sugar. It’s just the natural sources exist in a far less concentrated variety than processed ones (that last sentence was for you Eric) so we eat less of it, naturally.
To compare, this entire pie recipe that could feed roughly 8 people, has FAR less sugar than 2-3 Snickers bars! A serving has the same amount of sugar as 4 cups of broccoli.
So, have your pie and eat it to – just not everyday:)
2 cups almonds
3 dozen pitted dates, soaked for one hour, drained (save water)- (the soaking part is optional, it just makes them more soft)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups raw pecans
1. Put almonds in a food processor until they are ground med-fine. Then add 10 dates and blend the mixture until you get a crust-like consistency. You can add a bit of water if needed (can use leftover water from soaking dates).
2. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of a pie pan or 9″ square dish. (put in the freezer to harden while mixing the rest.)
3. Combine the remaining dates, cinnamon, sea salt, and vanilla in the food processor and mix until smooth. Fill the crust with this mixture, spreading it out with a spoon or spatula.
4. Top with whole pecans.