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Our 3 Favorite 4th of July Recipes!

Happy Independence Day! We love our holidays, especially those that involve cookouts with our beloved friends and family. Which is why we work hard to never let any dietary restrictions get in the way of our feasting fun. We’ve made a list of our top 3 favorite 4th of July inspired Paleo recipes. Enjoy, be…

By ascendbody July 4, 2017 | 

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Why Mindfulness Should Play A Role In Your Workout Routine

When I first started to enjoy exercise, not just do it because I knew it was important for my health but actually look forward to working my body to the point of exhaustion, I did it because I loved feeling myself grow in strength, stamina and endurance. I appreciated the aesthetic changes in my physique…

By ascendbody June 20, 2017 | 

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Paleo Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

INGREDIENTS 4 medium sweet potatoes 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice (we like avocado oil!) ½ small onion, diced 1 lb 80-85 % lean ground beef ½ cup diced tomatoes (from a can, no salt added) ½ tsp fine grain sea salt ½ – 1 tsp chipotle chili pepper (I used ¾ tsp) 1 tsp…

By ascendbody May 31, 2017 | 

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15 Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet According to Science

15 Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet According to Science What is the paleo diet? Widely recognized as one of the healthiest ways to eat, the Paleolithic (or paleo) diet focuses on nourishing the body with only unprocessed, unrefined foods – eating as nature intended. Extensive research in the fields of biochemistry, ophthalmology, dermatology, biology,…

By ascendbody May 30, 2017 | 

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Grilled Sugar Snap Peas With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Ingredients Spicy Peanut Sauce 1/2 cup natural peanut butter 1/4 cup reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar 2 Tablespoons honey 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 1 large clove of garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you are sensitive to spice try 1/8 teaspoon first) 2-3 Tablespoons of water  …

By ascendbody May 26, 2017 | 

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How Ugly Produce Can Change Your Life For The Better

How Ugly Produce Can Change Your Life For The Better Perfect symmetry, flawless colouring, blemish free fruit and vegetables, that come in their ‘natural’ shape and size. These are what we have been lead to believe are the perfect choices when selecting our produce. Because of this 1 in 5 pieces of fruit in America…

By ascendbody May 18, 2017 | 

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Fat-Burning Paleo Green Smoothie

Ingredients 2 handfuls baby spinach 1 ripe banana 1 cup almond milk 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks 1/2 tsp of ginger 1 tbsp chia seeds Directions Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Pulse until smooth. If smoothie is too thick, add water. If too thin, add ice. Serve and garnish with a sprinkle of…

By ascendbody May 17, 2017 | 

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No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Ingredients 1 cup dates, pitted 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch of salt 1 cup cashew nuts 1/4 cup chia seeds desiccated coconut (optional) Directions 1. Soak the dates in water for 10 minutes to soften. Drain and add to a food processor. 2. Add pumpkin puree,…

By ascendbody May 10, 2017 | 

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Easy 3-Ingredient Paleo Pizza Crusts

Ingredients For the coconut flour option 8 large egg whites (for thicker bases, use 5 whole eggs and 3 egg whites) 1/4 cup coconut flour, sifted 1/2 tsp baking powder Spices of choice (salt, pepper, Italian spices) Extra coconut flour, to dust very lightly For the almond flour option 8 large egg whites 1/2 cup…

By ascendbody May 3, 2017 | 

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SAUSAGE TOMATO BASIL FRITTATA (PALEO & WHOLE30)

INGREDIENTS 1 lb sweet Italian pork sausage, casings removed 1 tbsp coconut oil Bunch of fresh spinach, roughly chopped 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil *pinch of crushed red pepper (optional) 8 whole eggs, whisked ½ tsp onion powder ¼ tsp salt 2 roma tomatoes (or 3 smaller tomatoes), thinly sliced fine grain sea salt and…

By ascendbody April 26, 2017 | 

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