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Berry Good Scones (ok, Dragonfruit!)

April 2, 2017

 

OK, so they aren't berry but they can be if you don't have dragonfruit. I was worried if I typed "Dragonfruit Scones" that most people would be like "Whaaa?" and keep scrolling.

 

Either melted acai berry packet can be used, or melted frozen raspberries or mashed fresh berries of your choice.  Regardless, they will be pretty and tasty and still paleo. Pour yourself a cup of Yerba Mate, and get baking; they will be ready in time for your second cuppa.

 

In fact, now that you've established you have about 15 minutes of free time, let's making this a little more fun. While the scones are baking, get your blood flowing a little and bump up that metabolism. 

 

10 Minute Refresh:

-For 1 min total, "prance" your feet, alternating lifting your heels. Then releve (rise to tiptoes) and down.

-2-4 min: stand with your feet wide apart, toes turned out (knees tracking over toes), sweep arms overhead reeeeeaaaching tall, and sweeping down, repeating a few times. Rise up to releve and down a few times with your arms overhead. Keep your legs out, feet in parallel, bend over touching your fingers to the floor (or shins) Back stays straight.

-5-7 min; Crouch down into a little ball and roll up, one vertebrae at a time, sweep arms overhead and repeat

-7-10 min: Lunge with one leg back, stand up without touching it to the floor and raise it in front of you straight-legged and touch your toe with the opposite arm. Repeat, alternating sides. 

Alternately, do part or all of this workout if you have time.  The no-impact workout makes it easy to do anytime!  (Even if you've recently noshed on a dragonfruit scone).

I love Tracy's workouts; not only are they fun, she has a fab accent.  I kinda love her and want to be her friend, is that weird?? This DVD is a great one to start with. OK back, to the recipe!

 

Dragonfruit Scones

yields 8

 

Recipe:

3/4 cup cassava flour

1/2 cup arrowroot flour

1 tsp baking powder (this corn-free/aluminum free one is great or make your own!)

1/8 tsp sea salt

1 "egg": use 1 chia egg for vegan, 1 gelatin egg for AIP, or chicken egg for paleo
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 tbsp pure maple syrup (1/4 cup for a sweeter scone)
1/2 packet melted pitaya (frozen dragonfruit, in frozen section of natural foods stores) Or you can use pitaya powder mixed with 1/4 cup water
Up to 1/4 cup water as needed
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

(I like this one-link is above-because it's alcohol-free, making it AIP safe and with no funky additives)

 

 

Directions:

 

1.  Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment.

2.  Make your egg if using: combine 1 TBSP ground chia with 3 TBSP water and set aside to gel for the vegan version. If making a gelatin egg, sprinkle 1 TBSP gelatin over 3 TBSP warm water, stir to combine and let sit.

3, Combine wet ingredients together, and with your hands mash and fold in dry ingredients until combined.  Add a little more liquid if needed. Optionally, add in rice "chocolate" chips or chocolate chips of your choice if you'd like a sweeter version. 

3.  Shape dough into a big circle, lay down a sheet of parchment paper and roll with a rolling pin and cut into 8 triangles.  

4. Bake 12 minutes and when cool, melt rice chocolate or make your own topping and drizzle on top. I used this rice chocolate here that is vegan but not AIP.

Topping alternative: whisk melted coconut oil with maple syrup and tapioca or arrowroot flour and pour on top.

 

 

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