I can’t believe tomorrow is already Friday! I don’t know if it has to do with the fact that I’m getting older, but time seems to go by so quickly these days. Of course, it doesn’t help that my days have been jam-packed full of work, CrossFit, and cooking. When will there be some time to relax? Alright, enough with the complaining, I can just hear my dad say now “You gonna play you gotta pay!” Ha! Oh Daddio… how I miss thee!
So, last night I had my first physical therapy appointment to correct the pain in my hip. I didn’t really know what to expect, and to be honest I didn’t really want to go, but man I’m glad I did! Turns out that running a 5k without any training is definitely not a great idea because I caused my hips to jump out of alignment. When the PT was examining me, you could actually see that there was an inch or so difference between the height of my hip bones. It was crazy! We did a few exercises to help push my hips back into place and I can already tell it’s better. That, coupled with a few exercises to strengthen the muscles around my hips, and I should be back to 100% in no time. WOOT!
Moving on to a more exciting topic, I have a new recipe for you! A couple of weeks ago Michael and I were shopping in Whole Foods and noticed they had some plantains, which was incredibly exciting. The Whole Foods by our house never has them, so we had to buy at least 3 for good measure. We normally just slice them up and fry them in coconut oil, but I wanted to do something different for a change. I decided to blend them up with an egg, cinnamon, and salt, and then fry them in coconut oil – best. idea. ever.
2 – 3 Ripe Plantains (the riper the better)
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
3-4 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
Blend the plantains, egg, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor until almost smooth. Heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat until it’s melted and hot. Spoon 1 – 2 Tbsp. of the mixture into the skillet and let cook until bubbly (2-3 minutes). Flip and cook on the other side. Enjoy that crispy cake of delicious goodness!