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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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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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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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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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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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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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