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Peanut Butter Honey Chicken

Happy 4th of July America! Time to get the BBQ out and grill all our favorite meats. My first pick for healthy meat is definitely chicken. When it’s high quality, chicken is one of the best lean protein sources we have on this planet. Now what’s one of the worst mistake we can make on…

By Marvin July 3, 2018 | 

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Lime Shrimp Salad

Hey Ascenders!   We need to cool down! As the weather heats up this summer it’s important to keep our bodies hydrated. That means more water, and more minerals! Today’s healthy Paleo salad contains tons of minerals and H20.  Vegetables in general are mostly made up of water, minerals and vitamins.   Leafy greens are…

By Marvin June 29, 2018 | 

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Paleo Burger Buns

Happy Friday Ascend family! It’s summer, and if you’re anything like me you’re celebrating the warm weather with (too) many BBQs.  But though burgers are a great source of protein, the gluten packed buns can mess up your diet. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes you should allow yourself to enjoy the whole package: French fries,…

By Marvin June 22, 2018 | 

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Chocolate Carrot Balls

Ascenders! There are 3 major things we can’t get enough of: Love, laughter and chocolate! Natural based chocolate is a great antioxidant deliverer and contains a lot of healthy fat. Today we are going to combine chocolate with quickly digestible carbs. Here’s why: when you burn all your energy after an intense workout out of…

By Marvin June 15, 2018 | 

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Rainbow Power Salad

June is all about rainbow power. And, delicious as it is, we’re not just talking about this salad! It’s Gay Pride Month, and we’re in celebration mode here at Ascend Body. This month is all about honoring the diversity that makes our gym, our city and our world, such a rich and beautiful place.  …

By Marvin June 6, 2018 | 

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Sweet Potato Dream

Hey Ascend family! It’s about time for a new recipe featuring our favorite secret weapon: the sweet potato. Most of the time we like them crunchy. But fries are just one of many possibilities when it comes to sweet potatoes.  Today we want to present you with a different taste by combining sweet potatoes with…

By Marvin June 1, 2018 | 

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Healthy Chocolate Cake!

Hey Ascend family!   Well, aren’t we all in love with chocolate? Chocolate in it’s natural form is soooo good for us. No- it’s true! That’s because it’s full of antioxidants, which protect our bodies from disease. So why does chocolate have a bad rap? You can blame refined sugar, which is pretty terrible for…

By Marvin May 29, 2018 | 

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Paleo Beef Tacos

Viva Mexico! If you’ve ever been to San Francisco’s Mission District, you’ve probably noticed the that there are taquerias on almost every block. And one thing you can always find in a traditional taqueria is..TACOS! Mmmm, tacos. Who doesn’t love them? If you look at what’s inside those delicious little tortillas, you’ll find that most…

By Marvin May 14, 2018 | 

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Paleo Bread & Butter

Hey Ascenders! Do you like bread? As a German, I grew up eating it my entire life. And even if I know it’s not really the healthiest, nothing beats a hot loaf of bread! Plus, the recipe options are endless.. You can throw together a sandwich, or just butter up a slice and eat it…

By Marvin May 4, 2018 | 

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Healthy Mango Sorbet

Can you feel the summer breeze? It’s almost May, and San Francisco is getting warmer every day! Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of summery promises on fitness social media. You know what I’m talking about- those too good to be true programs that promise you a six pack in 4 weeks. Of course, if…

By Marvin April 30, 2018 | 

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