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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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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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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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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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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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Rise Up to the New You 2018

  We’ve all heard the rumors about 30 day challenges – the results won’t last, they’re just trying to sell you something, you aren’t allowed to actually eat. Today we’re putting those rumors to rest once and for all. You don’t have to live on grapefruit and high priced protein shakes for a month or…

By Shane Young January 11, 2018 | 

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Joseph’s Story

For most of my life I have been thin. I could eat anything I wanted in large quantities (and I did), and not gain a single pound. I was very active in high school and college, mostly running and swimming. In my mid 20’s I started working out more and even hired a trainer because…

By Shane Young January 8, 2018 | 

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