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About mandyfitness

fitness trainer and certified nutritionist ISSA Certified Personal Trainer ISSA Certified Sports Fitness Nutritionist MS Biology Clemson graduate student of Biology (Summer 2016) Spinning instructor Group Fitness instructor

No-flour Cacao brownies

So I have to admit, I am a sucker for chocolate!  Lately, I have become really interested in cacao, and being that it’s a superfood, I am always looking for new recipes that contain this tasty ingredient.  I hesitantly tried … Continue reading

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Why we love Matcha Tea!

We love matcha tea! Here is a summary why we love it so much and drink it often. The health benefits of green tea consumption have been reported to include: cancer inhibition, allergy relief effects, cognitive dysfunction, and preventive effects … Continue reading

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Ginger and Tumeric Shot

I was at Earth Fare the other day and I tried a ginger shot.  Within 15 minutes, any feelings of inflammation subsided.  The amazing ginger and its anti-inflammatory effects!  Immediately I came home and invented this recipe. Here is what … Continue reading

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Delicious Hummus Recipe

Adapted from Inspired Taste You Will Need 1 (15-ounce) can Organic chickpeas 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon) 1/4 cup (60 ml) well-stirred organic tahini 2 large raw garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Adapted from Maryland University of Integrative Health Ingredients: o 1  ½  pounds cauliflower, trimmed and cut into 1-inch florets o 6 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice ( I used Lime!) o 6 Tbsp. EVOO o ½ tsp. ground turmeric o … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients: o 2 ounces Lilly’s sugar free chocolate chips o 1/4 cup water-boiling o 1/2 cup walnuts o 1 Tbsp. unsweetened Cacao powder o 2 Tbsp. unsweetened Cacao nibs o 1/2 cup pitted and halved Medjool dates o 1 tsp. … Continue reading

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GUT HEALTHY Banana Muffins

I improved the recipe to make it even more gut healthy! Ingredients: 100g coconut flour 4 bananas 1c flax seed meal 1 tbsp manuka or raw honey 1 omega-3 pasture raised egg 2 tbsp goat milk or organic whole  milk … Continue reading

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