Happy Holidays! Life has been a bit hectic lately, but I know that's typical this time of year. Balancing work, training, holiday parties, family gatherings, travel and a few competitions has kept me on my toes, but I've had a blast doing it all. Last week I was in Washington DC competing at the American Open for weightlifting and what an incredible experience its was. We spent five days lifting weights, sight seeing, bumping into friends and I even had the pleasure of attending a Paleo Cookie Swap hosted by Paleo Parents at their home in Virginia. 

I travelled to DC with my friends (both coaches and teammates) Danny, Charlie, Buddy and Micha. Charlie and Danny coached me through my lifts and made sure I had fun and stayed relaxed. They were great! I went 5 for 6 on my lifts, hitting a 76kg snatch and 99kg clean and jerk for 175kg total. I finished 8th place in my weight class (69kg) and I was extremely happy with that. It was my first national meet and my third weightlifting competition.

Now that I'm home and getting back to business I can focus on making Beaver Bites (which are now available in 6 gyms!) and prepping for the OC Throwdown, Wodapalooza and the CrossFit Open. I guess my busy streak won't be ending anytime soon, but that's okay, I love what I'm doing and I prefer busy to bored any day.

This morning when I woke up I decided it was going to be a day in the kitchen kind of day. I'd trained pretty hard all week trying to get some good conditioning and it was time to rest my body. So what else was I supposed to do with myself? I started with these waffles because I wanted a good recipe for Christmas morning and this will definitely be it! Try them out and let me know what you think.

Sweet Potato Waffles
Prep 10 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Servings 2


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato (I microwaved a small sweet potato for 4 minutes, then peeled and smashed)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat your waffle iron
  2. In a bowl or stand mixer combine all ingredients and blend until smooth
  3. Grease your waffle iron (unless it's non stick), pour in the batter and cook, remove when done (cook time will depend on your waffle iron)
  4. Serve waffles with any toppings you'd like. I served mine with pure maple syrup and Paleo Butter.