Summer heat is weighing heavily on all of us, and visions of cool treats are definitely swimming around in my head as we knock out crazy wods in our unairconditioned crossfit gym. A couple of tasty treats you may want to pack in the freezer and throw in your gym bag for a quick post workout treat are frozen grapes or a frozen banana. I am experimenting with a frozen chocolate yogurt banana treat that I will get back to you on. Dig out some of the smoothie recipes on this site as well. Experiment with different fruits (peaches are great right now) - and let me know what your favorite concoctions are!
Ok, moving on - had a great conversation with Ariel at the gym today and she is slowly sliding into paleo but is looking for some seasoning options to spice things up. I was telling her about my new favorite spice - McCormicks Gill Mates Smokehouse Maple. I am using it on all of the pork I grill, as well as butternut squash. Just the right amount of tang and sweet to really bring out the flavor. This would also be excellent on chicken or salmon.
SmokeHouse Maple Butternut Squash
1 butternut squash peeled and cubed (or a bag already peeled and cubed - you can get at Trader Joe's or Walmart)
Pam Olive Oil Spray
McCormick's Smokehouse Maple Seasoning
Spray a baking stone or pan with Pam and spread out a single layer of cubed butternut squash. Spray again on top with olive oil spray. Season with Smokehouse maple seasoning to taste and roast in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20-30 min. Easy and a great side dish with any grilled meat.