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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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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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Power Mushrooms

It’s always surprising to us to see how many people don’t pay attention to getting the right vitamins and minerals in their diet. Often times, people get lost in the forest of macros (think protein, carbs and fat), and forget to pay attention to the trees. To be clear: Yes, we need fats and protein….

By Marvin April 19, 2018 | 

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DIY Healthy Bounty Chocolate Bar

We got jummy jummy in our tummy. Especially when we talk about sweets like Bounty chocolate bars. Often times, the nutritional profile of candy is less than stellar.  Luckily, in this case, many of the Bounty bar ingredients aren’t all that bad for you. Coconut is one of them. A regular Bounty bar is 22%…

By Marvin April 13, 2018 | 

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Marvin’s Green Dream Shake

When I came up with the idea to create the green dream shake, I aimed high. The shake had to be: Mostly fatty based (containing essential fatty acids) but still sweet Easy to make Made with ingredients that are available year-round High micronutrient density  Vegan Natural fat burning and testosterone boosting ingredients  Prevent blood sugar…

By Marvin March 14, 2018 | 

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Applesauce Rice Pudding

After February’s summery start, the sudden cold in San Francisco makes us long for warmer temperatures… (Though it’s still warmer here than in my homeland Germany!)  Anyways, let’s heat ourselves up with this awesome post-workout vegan meal! You can easily whip this baby up; it’s tasty and will definitely warm you from the inside out….

By Marvin February 23, 2018 | 

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Paleo Tuna, Avocado, Plantain Salad

Are salads boring? Not unless we’re talking about the classic garden salad, which generally features some mixed greens, a few tomatoes and a big dollop of dressing. Aside from being bland, simple salads also lack a bunch of minerals and vitamins, and are largely composed of water.    The problem with a meal that lacks……

By Marvin February 14, 2018 | 

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Post-Workout Energy Balls

    What’s small, round and fits in your mouth? Post-workout energy balls! 😉   We need energy! Nutrition, along with breathing, corrective exercise and relaxation, help rev up our energy. When we dig a little bit deeper, we have to understand that carbohydrates are the primary energy sources in our bodies. They are not…

By Marvin February 2, 2018 | 

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