Community Spotlight: Vivian Martinez

Community Spotlight: Vivian Martinez

Vivian Martinez Athlete Since: 9.30.13 Stats: Does it for the cuts Box Event Planner About Vivian: Because of Isabella Fitness, my fitness journey was able to evolve into something incredible. I grew up in a culture where women lifting weights was frowned upon. When I...
Basil-Mint Pesto

Basil-Mint Pesto

Step 1: Make the Purchase 1 Cup Fresh Basil (packed tight) 1/2 Cup Fresh Mint (packed tight) 1/2 Cup Cashews or Brazil Nuts (heaping) 1/2 TSP  Sea Salt 1/8 TSP Red Pepper Flakes 1/4 Cup + 1 TBSP Olive Oil 1 TBSP Lemon Juice 1 Clove Garlic Step 2: Make the Recipe...
Leg of Lamb

Leg of Lamb

Step 1: Make the Purchase 2-5 Pounds of Leg of Lamb (I used 2 pounds, 9 ounces) Sea Salt  Black Pepper 1 -2 Cups Bone Broth Crock Pot  Step 2: Prep Work Rub down the leg of lamb with sea salt and black pepper as well as any addition rubs you enjoy Refrigerator for a...
Cashew Butter

Cashew Butter

Step 1: Make the Purchase 10-12 ounces Cashews 3 TSP  Sea Salt 2 TSP Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract 1.25 TSP Simply Organic Ground Cinnamon 1 TBSP Cup Coconut Oil (Dr. Bronner’s) (If you want it more or less creamy add more or less coconut oil) 3 TBSP Coconut...
Community Spotlight: Mike Isabella

Community Spotlight: Mike Isabella

Mike Isabella Athlete Since: 10.11.12 500 Class Club Date: 11.30.15 Stats: Age: 72 DL: 255 Front Squat: 205 Back Squat: 235 S2O:150 Squat Clean: 165 Snatch: 105 5K: 38:25 Here are the 2017 Open Stats for this guy: Age:72  Division: Scaled Masters 60+ New Jersey: 5th...
Paleo Pasta

Paleo Pasta

Step 1: Make the Purchase 1 Jicama (Seen Here) 1 Zucchini 1 Cup Shitake Mushrooms For Sauce:  1 Cup Cashews 1 TSP  Sea Salt 1 TBSP Lemon Juice 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast 1 Cup Bone Broth 1 Garlic Clove (Chopped) Step 2: Prep Soak the cashews for 24 hours in 3 cups...
Liver!

Liver!

Step 1: Make the Purchase 1 Pound Liver from a grass fed or free range animal 2 Small Onions – Chopped 4-6 Garlic Cloves – Finely chopped 1.5 TBSP Cumin 1 TSP Sea Salt 1/2 TSP Turmeric 1/2 TSP Paprika 1/2 TSP Cinnamon 1/4 TSP Cayenne Pepper 1/4 TSP Ground...
Ben’s Meatballs

Ben’s Meatballs

Step 1: Make the Purchase 1 Pound Grass-Fed Ground Meat or Poultry 3 Shallots Finely chopped. Once chopped place them on a paper towel to absorb the water from them 2 Egg YOLKS 2 TBSP Parsley 2 TSP Sea Salt 1 TSP Cumin 1 TSP Turmeric 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder 1/2 TSP...
Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Step 1: Make the Purchase 4 Bananas For the sake of lowering sugar content in the banana, purchase bananas on the greener side This will make it a little harder to mash up all the bananas 1 Egg 1.5 Cups Almond Flour 2 TSP Baking Soda 1 TSP  Sea Salt 2 TSP Simply...
Nut Bread

Nut Bread

Step 1: Make the Purchase 2 Cups of assorted nuts (of your choice: Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pecans, et cetera) 3 Cups of seeds (Pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, et cetera) 1.5 TSP Sea Salt 2 TSP Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract 1 TSP Simply Organic...
DIY: Deodorant

DIY: Deodorant

Often people ask me about personal care products. I believe in making as much of your own “stuff” as possible. The closer you can get the origin of something, the more you can control what goes in or on your body. Deodorant is a rather easy one. Pros Only...
Community Spotlight: Kyle McSpedon

Community Spotlight: Kyle McSpedon

Kyle McSpedon Athlete Since: 9.9.13 500 Class Club Date: 2.20.17 Stats: DL: 435 Front Squat: 325 Back Squat: 420 S2O: 260 Squat Clean: 315 Snatch: 215 Grace: 2:05 Fran: 7:24 DT: 8:25 5k Run: 21:09 5k row: 17:49 As of March 10, 2017 About Kyle: I started doing CrossFit...
Beef Brisket

Beef Brisket

Step 1: Make the Purchase Beef Brisket or Chuck Roast: Depending on how many mouths you are feeding or want leftovers for yourself will determine the size. I can usually make 2-3 pounds worth that will last me throughout the week if I eat it once a day. Once...
Chocolate has Evolved: It’s time to reap the benefits

Chocolate has Evolved: It’s time to reap the benefits

What is the difference between Cacao and Cocoa? Cacao pods are large football-shaped fruits. They grow off the trunk and limbs of the cacao tree Cacao beans are found inside the pods. The beans are harvested, fermented and dried. When you see cacao nibs or powder in...
Fasting Info

Fasting Info

Fasted vs Overfed State (Updated: 2.15.17) “How our body responds to a calorie deficit is largely dependent on our hormonal state. Your body is more concerned about avoiding a blood sugar crash than it is about maintaining muscle mass. That’s why during fasting we...