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What’s green, lean and tastes delicious? Our Slim Shamrock Shake, made with fresh mint, is a charming way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day next week. Fool your friends with this healthy treat! ingredients ½ cup vanilla frozen yogurt 8 large fresh mint leaves 1 frozen banana 1 handful of spinach (trust us!) 1 scoop Ignite Series™ V-Core™ Vanilla whey protein ½…

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a plant-based protein powerhouse! These gluten free goodies can be blended into a flour that adds a delicious nutty flavor and a protein boost to your favorite foods. Chickpea flour has twice as much protein than whole wheat flour, and six times more than all-purpose flour. It’s also an excellent source of folate, and good…

Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, gluten free, rich in the powerful antioxidant beta-carotene, and most importantly, delicious! Trade in traditional toast for flavorful sweet potato toasts! They are easy to make, versatile, and a great way to boost nutrition. Preparation Trim one side of your sweet potato flat so it can rest. Carefully create slices ¼ inch thick the…

If you’ve heard the term inflammation discussed and wonder what all the buzz is about, you’re not alone. The hot topic of inflammation is increasingly important as we unlock more information about how this natural defense mechanism can both help and hinder our health. Inflammation is a natural part of our body’s immune response. It is necessary for healing and…

It’s common knowledge alcohol can cause weight gain. It has 7 calories per gram which is closer to that of fat (9 calories per gram) than carb and protein (4 calories per gram). Alcohol also inhibits fat burning and can reduce gains from strength training. To top it off, alcohol lowers our inhibitions and increases appetite. Consider these simple tips if…

Make 2017 your best year yet with these healthy and tasty food swaps: White Rice Cauliflower Rice Bread Lettuce Cups Butter Mashed Avocado Spaghetti Spaghetti Squash Noodles Croutons Baked Cubed Tofu Cow’s Milk Plain Unsweetened Almond Milk White Cane Sugar Pure Maple Syrup Salad Dressing Olive Oil & Vinegar Vegetable Oil Grape Seed Oil Potato Chips Baked Zucchini Chips Sugary Energy…

‘Tis the season for festive parties, glistening décor, and most notoriously, gifts! When it comes to the fitness enthusiast in your life, we have all you need to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with ideas that will not only support their goals, but make you the most thoughtful of them all. Set Them Up for Success… …with…

You probably recognize cranberries as a holiday staple, but their health benefits make them a superfood that should be enjoyed year round! Health Benefits of Cranberries: Supports weight loss Boosts kidney and bladder health Lowers bad “LDL” cholesterol for a healthy heart Strengthens the immune system Has anti-aging properties May prevent cancers Supports healthy teeth and gums Author: Sarah Mattison…

What are the Best Multivitamins for Crossfit

Crossfit is a challenging and physically demanding activity. It's one that truly becomes a lifestyle to many of its devotees. Crossfit it undeniably good for your physical health, but to maximize your benefit, you need to consider other factors as well like eating a healthy diet and getting enough sleep. One of the best ways for a Crossfitter to take…

Adding in vegetarian sources of protein is a great way to boost nutrition and reduce your carbon foot print.  Try adding these plant powerhouse foods to your diet. Quinoa Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is often mistaken as a grain, but is actually a seed cooked like rice.  Quinoa is gluten-free, and a complete protein meaning it contains all 9 of the…

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