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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 admin June 15, 2018 | 

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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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Healthy Chocolate Cake!

Hey Ascend family!   Well, aren’t we all in love with chocolate? Chocolate in it’s natural form is soooo good for us. No- it’s true! That’s because it’s full of antioxidants, which protect our bodies from disease. So why does chocolate have a bad rap? You can blame refined sugar, which is pretty terrible for…

By Marvin May 29, 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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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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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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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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