It Hurts so Good- Introduction to Foam Rolling

It Hurts so Good- Introduction to Foam Rolling

Foam rolling (also known as self-myofascial release or SMR) is a fantastic way to work out those painful knots, strengthen muscles and experience greater range of motion. I like to think of it as “self-massage” and if done correctly, can improve muscular performance and increased blood flow to muscles. Because of advances in technology, we have become sedentary individuals. We sit for extended periods of time and sometimes stay in the same...

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Ingredients 1 cup organic virgin coconut oil 1 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter (with less than 5 grams of sugar) 2-3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder Sweat Leaf Stevia drops Splash of vanilla extract (optional) Chopped pecans (0ptional)   Directions In a medium saucepan melt the coconut oil and peanut butter over low heat. Stir in the cocoa powder. Stir in the pecans Add stevia to taste Remove from heat and add vanilla...

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Chopped Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries, Pecans and Blue Cheese

Chopped Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries, Pecans and Blue Cheese

Brussels sprouts have been all the rage lately.  Not only are they tasty but extremely nutritious.  If you roast Brussels sprouts it brings out a more sweet and nutty flavor so I always prefer roasted to raw.  These little morsels are considered a member of the cruciferous vegetable family and pack a powerhouse of protein, vitamin C and vitamin K.  Enjoy!!       Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts 1 C roughly chopped pecans or...

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We all know that exercising is a pain in the ….

We all know that exercising is a pain in the ….

It all started back in 1988 at a Jazzercise class in Logan, Utah.  I thought “How hard can this be? It’s a class where you dance around using your Jazz hands.”    In walks our instructor and we started our first routine to the 80’s song “Just Got Paid” by Johnny Kemp.  About half way through the class I felt like I was either going to die of a heart attack or die laughing because the Jazzercise moves were probably the most ridiculous ways I had...

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Spicy Eggplant and Lentil Salad

Spicy Eggplant and Lentil Salad

                Ingredients 4 tablespoons oil ( grapeseed or ghee) 2 1/2 t chili powder 2 1/2 t curry powder 2  medium eggplants cut into 1 inch cubes 1/3 c lemon juice 1/4 c prepared salsa 1/4 c honey 1/4 t salt 1/4 t fresh ground pepper 1 1/2 c cooked lentils 2 bunches of scallions 4 cups of torn romaine lettuce 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and diced 1/4 c coarsely chopped peanuts or cashews 1/4 c fresh...

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