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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

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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Stuffed Grape Leaves (gut friendly)

Ingredients: 1lb lean organic grass fed beef 1/2 large white vidala onion 1/4c fresh parsley-chopped 1/4 fresh cilantro-chopped 2 garlic cloves-chopped 1 organic carrot, peeled and chopped 1/2c chopped leeks 1 tsp celtic or baja salt 1 tbsp ghee 1 … Continue reading

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Mandy’s Healing Shake

  As many of you know, I have multiple chronic illnesses, particularly Interstitial Cystitis and chronic Lyme and multiple other co-infections.  Not to get into the details, I have spent the entire summer researching about this illness and the root … Continue reading

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Homemade Gelatin for GUT HEALTH

So recently I became really interested in foods that can help repair a “leaky gut”.  I have learned that most hormonal imbalances, chronic infections and autoimmune conditions can stem back to a damaged and leaky gut.  What this really means … Continue reading

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