Monday, March 31, 2014

Chocolate Coconut Stuffed Dates

Well the 2014 CrossFit Open has come to a close, and let me just say, I am thrilled; thrilled that I got to experience the Open with so many friends, thrilled for working hard and coming in 44th overall in our fair city, but mostly thrilled that it's over! That last WOD was so incredibly daunting that I will admit a little piece of my soul died with it. If you don't know anything about CrossFit, then consider yourself lucky to have missed out on that workout. 

Here's what we had to do. For time:
21 thrusters (95/65)
21 bar facing burpees
18 thrusters (95/65)
18 bar facing burpees
15 thrusters (95/65)
15 bar facing burpees
12 thrusters (95/65)
12 bar facing burpees
9 thrusters (95/65)
9 bar facing burpees
6 thrusters (95/65)
6 bar facing burpees
3 thrusters (95/65)
3 bar facing burpees

Don't tell me that looks easy or fun, because you would be DEAD WRONG. The set of 21 and 18, while tough, are doable. Even the set of 15 thrusters wasn't so bad. But when I started on those 15 burpees, well, the wall I hit was unforgiving and made of steel. It was a total mind game. Yeah, you're more than half way, but you still have SO MUCH MORE TO GO! Thankfully, I survived. Sort of. 

If you made it through the WOD and are looking for a tasty treat to celebrate (or love dates, chocolate, and coconut like I do and just want a sweet treat), then these stuffed dates will make you taste buds do a happy dance!

Chocolate Coconut Stuffed Dates

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 1-2

Special Tools:
Mini food processor

5 medjooled dates, pits removed
1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp of raw honey
a handful of enjoy life chocolate chips (optional)

1. Take two dates and process them until they break down into a chunky paste
2. Add the coconut, cocoa powder, and honey and process until well combined. You may need to use a spoon to push down the sides so it mixes well. 
3. Spoon the mixture into the remaining dates and top with the chips. 

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