Plyo, Pilates and Pie

It’s Saturday again! It’s a gorgeous sunny day here – hopefully it’s the same for you wherever you are! This week has been crazy; but was able to squeeze in some of my favourite things  smiley-face1

1. Plyo: short intense workouts were the theme this week ~ who doesn’t like to jump away the jiggle.

Jump squats: Stand tall with feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and shift your hips back as you swing arms directly behind you. Explosively jump off the ground as high as possible, while swinging arms up over head. Land softly with knees bent, coming back down into a squat position. Make sure to keep chest lifted as you jump. Do as many reps as possible. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.

 2. Pilates: pretty much lived in heels most of this week, my body needed a bit of TLC. my go to is the Rollover…I really love this exercise, and it also serves as a benchmark because I could barely do it when I first started Pilates, and now can do it on the reformer or on the mat.

pilates Which brings me to #3.

3. Pie: by Friday I was ready to sit back with friends and just relax. It’s a small photo as I already started inhaling this very berry pie. I stopped by my local farm stand and picked up a few pints of berries. This is another super easy recipe only takes minutes and no baking. Satisfies that sweet cravingsmiley-face1

berry pie

For the crust:                        For the filling:
1 cup of walnuts                    
5 cups of fresh           1 1/2 cup of almonds          3 tbsp of honey
1 1/2 cup of dates                1 1/2 tbsp of                                                                  cornstarch


In a food processor, grind the walnuts, the almonds and the dates until the mixture turns into a coarse texture. When done, the “dough” should stick together when pressed between your fingers. Press evenly in a 9 inches pie pan.

Take 2 cups of the berries and mix it with the cornstarch and honey using a blender until smooth. Place the mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat until it thickens. In a bowl, mix the purée with the remaining berries and pour in the crust. Allow the pie to set in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

What’s your favourite short on time workout?

Enjoy~XO

A.

#plyo #pilates #glutenfree #allisoasis

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