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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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Quick & Easy Post-Workout Sandwich

Hey guys, what’s up?   Listen- does the following situation sound familiar? You finished your workout, got home 30 minutes after, immediately felt hungry, but couldn’t stomach the thought of another shake… Plus there was no time for preparation.   We’ve all have been there, am I right?   Today, I came up with a…

By Marvin April 2, 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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No Stress Tomato Sauce

Hi Ascend family! As you probably know, one of our health philosophies here at Ascend is to keep stress at a moderate level. Unfortunately, for many of us, cooking and prepping food ahead of time is annoying, time consuming and stressful. So lately, I’ve been concentrating on finding simple food hacks that take the stress…

By Marvin March 9, 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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Your Valentine’s Day Menu!

  It’s that time of year again… Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air!   Valentine’s Day is all about doing something special for your loved ones, whether that’s a significant other, a best friend, or a co-worker. Regardless of if your valentine is your roommate of 2 months…

By Marie February 13, 2018 | 

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Guilt Free Nutella

Oh Nutella, you God of chocolate, who doesn’t love you? When it comes to chocolate, Nutella is definitely on the top of our list. But that might just be all the sugar talking. After all, Nutella is 55% pure sugar.  Hazelnuts, the healthiest ingredient in Nutella, barely make a dent in terms of nutritional value….

By Marvin February 9, 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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Spicy Shirataki Noodles with Shrimp

  Happy Friday Ascenders! How’s it going today?   We are right in the thick of our “Rise Up to the New You 30-Day Challenge”. One big part of the challenge is learning about nutrition and preparing healthier recipes. Today we’re using an ingredient you might have heard of, but never tasted: the Shirataki devils…

By Marvin January 26, 2018 | 

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5-Minute Spicy Paleo Chicken Salad

Chicken plays a huge role in most Paleo diets. For good reason! Full of protein, free of carbs and low in fat, chicken makes the perfect pre-workout meal. Plus, poultry contains many essential amino acids (the kind our bodies can’t make and need to get from our diets). Chicken is especially rich in the amino…

By Marvin January 19, 2018 | 

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