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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 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

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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Paleo Pizza

Yummy, yummy pizza! Who doesn’t love it? In all variations,  it’s one of America’s favorite foods. Normally we would suggest eating pizza as a post-workout meal. Za’ contains a lot of carbohydrates from the wheat in the dough, fats from cheese, and vitamins and minerals from the veggies on top. All of those nutritional factors…

By Marvin January 4, 2018 | 

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Owner Shane Young’s Story

Hi Everyone. Happy 2018! It’s a New Year, and a new day! I hope you had a wonderful and fun time celebrating the conclusion of 2017.                 Today I wanted to share part of my personal story with you. (That little pic above was taken just a few days…

By Shane Young January 4, 2018 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Restoration

Vegetarian Zucchini Boats

New Year incoming, wohoo! A new year presents a fresh start to chase your dreams, improve yourself, and stick to your resolutions. One very common New Years resolution is to lose weight and eat healthy. Well today we’re going to help you reach that goal, by sharing the perfect, low-calorie recipe to fill you up…

By Marvin December 28, 2017 | 

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