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Recipe: How to Make Cannabis Pumpkin Pie (Raw, Vegan, Paleo) - Leafly

Recipe: How to Make Cannabis Pumpkin Pie (Raw, Vegan, Paleo) - Leafly | Crossfit | Scoop.it
Recipe: How to Make Cannabis Pumpkin Pie (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)
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'Tis the season for pumpkin pie! From as early as September until New Years, pumpkin pie reigns supreme among the seasonal dessert selection. 

What's extra great about pumpkin pie besides its delectability is how hardy it is. From Costco to Grandma's homemade, I'm almost always pleased. So naturally, when I find a resilient dish like this, I push it to its limits. Can it taste good and have nutritional value? Everyone likes Oreos, for example, but such is not the case for brussels sprouts.

I give to you a recipe for cannabis-infused raw pumpkin pie that is meat (haha), dairy, and grain-free. Although I wouldn't tout its nutritional benefits, it should keep things running smoothly in that precious body of yours. And, to make up for any taste degradation or other disappointment attributed to defaming this dessert hero into an uncooked, animal protection weapon, it's spiced up with cannabis. Consider it a sugar coating.

Recipe for Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Pie (Raw, Vegan, & Paleo)

Cannabis Product:

8 servings Cannabis Oil

Ingredients:

Crust

1 1/2 C almonds2/3 C raisins or dried cranberries1/4 C coconut, shredded1-2 tsp vanilla or water

Filling

2 C pumpkin, cubed3/4 C dates, pitted5 T almond milk1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp vanilla1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice4 T cannabis oil + coconut oil, melted

Note: If 8 servings of your medicated oil is less than 4 T, add coconut oil until you have 4 T of oil.

Hardware:

Food processorBlenderPie tin

Directions:

Using a food processor, blend the almonds into a flour. Add the raisins. Finish with the coconut and vanilla.Add up to a teaspoon of water to adjust the consistency (the mixture should hold when pressed).Press the mixture into the bottom of a pie tin.Using your blender, combine the pumpkin, almond milk, spices, and vanilla into a liquid. Add the dates. Finish with blending in the oil mixture.Pour the filling into the crust. Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours.Bon appetit!
 
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CrossFit Women: Beauties or Beasts? | The Box Magazine – The ...

CrossFit Women: Beauties or Beasts? | The Box Magazine – The ... | Crossfit | Scoop.it
In a world of skinny jeans and low-fat foods, the ladies of the CrossFit world are like a band of misfits. Their curvy bums, defined shoulders and bacon consumption represent a community of women committed to health and fitness over all else

The typically independent, brazen and motivated nature of CrossFit women may not be among the stereotypical characteristics we use to define beauty. And the tattooed bodies, odd outfits and occasional grunting go against most standards of femininity. There’s no question that the elite of this sport are sheer animals, beasts in their day-to-day doings. But does a strong physique vanquish a woman’s potential to be classified as beautiful?

Various cultures and time periods reflect endless ways in which beauty can be defined. Women in Japan consume collagen and use bird-poop facials to keep their skin youthful and smooth. The Renaissance period embraced a full-figured-female as super sexy. Some tribal women of the world don brass rings around their necks as a sign of status or aim for fully tattooed lips to achieve a desirable appearance. In boxes around the world, strength and tenacity are redefining preconceived notions about beauty. It’s not the ladies with the perfectly curled hair or the damsels in distress who leave a room awe-inspired, it’s the glistening badass babes who rocks quads of steel and a snatch (the lift, of course) that can make a grown man cry.

CrossFit is a rapidly growing, worldwide sport that’s bringing attention to a kind of beauty that has historically been deemed too masculine. But suddenly, both men and women are drawn to the look of the athlete. Lifting, muscles and an appetite for competition are becoming attractive traits, regardless of gender. With no pre-determined body type, CrossFit represents short and thick to long and lean. The sport’s spokesmodels tout dark and light complexions alike, and a rainbow of headbands hold back every color of hair imaginable. The common theme in these women: fit and fierce. Toned bodies trump emaciated frames or plastic pin-ups, and we can only hope that this trend continues.

The world needs women and young girls to envy who don’t represent a genetic lottery draw, but the look of individuals who display a healthy and attainable appearance. In the past, women like Stacie Tovar, Christmas Abbott and Andrea Ager may have lingered in the shadows, viewed as too intimidating for mainstream status. But with CrossFit in the midst of a worldwide movement focused on “strong being the new skinny,” the leading ladies of CrossFit are stealing the spotlight. They serve as inspiration and embody what beauty should be. Fitness and food should not be feared but embraced as lifelong staples. These days, PR’s are pretty, lats are lovely, and sweat is sexy. The beasts and the beauties are one and the same.

-Abi Reiland
Co-owner and trainer, CrossFit 8035

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This focuses on CrossFit for women and how it's helpful for their minds and bodies.

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Raising the bar for women's weightlifting - Irish Times

Raising the bar for women's weightlifting - Irish Times | Crossfit | Scoop.it
Raising the bar for women's weightlifting
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If you think weightlifting's for tough guys, the entrance to Dublin's newest weightlifting club, nestled between a funeral parlour and Dolphin House flats, does little to disprove the myth.
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5 Things You Should Do Everyday

5 Things You Should Do Everyday | Crossfit | Scoop.it

In 1970, the average United States citizen spent $356 on healthcare. This figure rose to $8,402 by 2010.  When ranked as a percentage of GDP, healthcare costs were 7.2% in 1970 and 18% in 2010 (1). As you can see, healthcare costs have risen tremendously over the years. It is therefore in all or our financial best interests to take care of our bodies. Here are five such things that you should probably do every single day; things that will help you maintain proper functioning and prevent costly medical expenses later on in life.

Deep Squat

Why it’s a good idea:  The deep squat will help you maintain your hip flexion mobility (a technical way of saying that you’ll retain the ability to squat all the way down) throughout life. The deep squat is performed much more commonly in many Asian and Middle East countries and requires 95-130 degrees of hip flexion and 110-165 degrees of knee flexion (which is a lot of range of motion) (2,3). If you use this ability, you’ll keep it. If you don’t, however, you’ll lose it. Dr. Stuart McGill started performing this drill daily and credits it for helping him retain his hip function and prevent hip replacement surgery (4). If you’re a lifter, you want to retain your deep squat ability, as it’s been shown to lead to greater vertical jump transfer, quadricep and hamstring hypertrophy, glute activation, hip extension torque, postactivation potentiation, and deep squat strength compared to shallower squatting (5-10).

What to do: You don’t want to use extra loading on this drill, so no dumbbells, kettlebells, or barbells. Just squat all the way down as deep as you can go with your own body weight and remain flat-footed (don’t come up onto the toes). Now, with loaded squatting, it’s imperative that you prevent the lumbar spine from excessive rounding. But with the bodyweight deep squat, it’s okay to relax and let the spine sink down into the stretch. Hang out in the deep squat position for 30 seconds then rise back up. Just do this one time. 

 

READ MORE: http://bretcontreras.com/5-things-you-should-do-everyday/


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Divided We Fall - CrossFit Journal

Divided We Fall - CrossFit Journal | Crossfit | Scoop.it
Balancing the needs of competitive CrossFit athletes and general athletes can be done. Andréa Maria Cecil surveys the community for solutions. When CrossFit Dallas Central opened its doors, the CrossFit Games were in ...
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