Jeff Newton talking about MMAXOUT Fitness

Been working out with MMAXOUT for years. I’m in CA now, but he still sends me some workouts to try. Very creative and varied; so many times I walked in his gym in PA to train, and I’m like “wait — you want me to do WHAT?” My muscles and lungs burn, but I feel great afterwards, and I just know that the workout made a real difference.
Jeff Newton
Highly recommend Bruce Drago health and fitness

Tortilla Egg Rolls

  • 2 small whole wheat tortilla’s or pita bread
  • 8 vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, broiled or oven-baked, to serve
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, finely chopped
  • 4 eggs (or just egg whites to eliminate extra fat), slightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Filler:  1 tbsp unsalted butter, 1tsp olive oil, 1/4 red bell pepper (seeded and diced).

  1. Heat the butter and oil on a heavy-based saucepan, and the bell pepper, scallion and sun dried tomatoes and cook or 5 minutes.
  2. Mix together the eggs and milk, season well, then pour into the pan.  Using a wooden spoon, stir the egg constantly but gently to ensure it doesn’t stick.  Cook for about 2-3 minutes until the scrambled egg is semisolid but creamy.
  3. Meanwhile, warm the tortillas in an oven or dry skillet, then spoon the egg on top and roll up.

Serve with the broiled tomatoes.

Herb Grilled Turkey Breasts

Serves 4       TOTAL TIME 30 MINTUES

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large Tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1Tbsp chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb turkey breast cutlets
  1. prepare outdoor grill or grill pan for direct grilling over medium heat.  From lemon, grate 1/4 tsp.  peel and squeeze 2 Tbsp juice.  In a small bowl, stir together 1 Tbsp juice and tomato, set aside.
  2. Prepare bulgur.  In 3 QT saucepan, heat 2 cups water to boiling on high.  Stir in bulgur and reduce heat to low, cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed.  Stir in parlsey, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp ground black pepper, lemon peel, and remaining lemon juice.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine oregano, mint and oil.  Pat cutlets dry, rub with herb mixture on both sides.  Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper to season both sides.  Grill Turkey 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink throughout, turning over once.  Top Turkey with tomato, serve with bulgur.

WHAT IS BULGUR? it is a form of wheat that is cleaned, dried and ground into a grain. – HIGH in fiber, low in fat and an EXCELLENT source of protein!

Cucumber, Mango, and Black Bean Salad

Serves 4

  • 1 seedless cucumber, washed and cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1/2 medium mango, cut into 1/3 inch dice
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  1. In a large bowl, toss cucumber, mango and black beans
  2. FOR DRESSING:  In a small bowl, mix like and orange juice, cilantro, salt and pepper.  Pout over cucumber mixture and toss well.  Let stand 10 minutes for flavors to blend.

Scallops with Grape Tomatoes and Mint

Makes 4 Servings

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound “dry” sea scallops, patted dry with paper towels
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 pint grapes tomatoes, cut lengthwise in half, or use 2 cups diced (1 inch cubes) ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint, plus small sprigs for garnish
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Hot cooked rice for serving

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until very hot.  Add the scallops and cook turning once, until opaque when pierced in the center with the tip of a sharp knife, about 5 minutes.  (If you have scallops of carrying sizes, remove the smaller scallops as they are cooked.)  Transfer to a platter.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium.  Add the tomatoes and mint and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes.  Add the vermouth and cook until the juices are thick ended, about 1 minute.  Return the scallops to the skillet and stir a few times to combine.  Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon over the hit rice, garnish with mint sprigs, and serve immediately.


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Eggplant, Smoked Mozzarella and Basil Rolls

  • 1 small eggplant
  • some salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 3/4 cup smoked mozzarella, cut into 6 slices
  • 1 vine ripened tomato, cut into 6 slices
  • 6 large basil leaves
  • 1tsp balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
  1. Cut the eggplant lengthwise into 6 thin slices and discard the two outermost slices.  Sprinkle the slives with salt and leave for 20 minutes.  Rinse under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Preheat the broiler to meduim-high and like the rack with foil.  Place the eggplant slices on the boiler rack and brush with oil.  Broil for 8-10 minutes until tender, turning once, and brushing with extra oil, if necessary.
  3. Remove from the broiler, then place a slice of mozzarella, a slice of tomato, and a basil leaf in the center of each eggplant slice, and season to taste.  Fold the eggplant over the filling and broil seam side down, for 3 minutes until the mozzarella begins to melt.  Serve drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar


Serves 2.