Archive for the ‘Liquid Nutrition’ Category
Dairy-Free ‘Egg’ Nog Energy Smoothie
Blend on high in a blender for 15 seconds:
1 1/2 cups full-fat BPA-free unsweetened organic coconut milk
1 1/2 cups ice
1 1/2 tablespoons wholesome sweetener (honey, maple syrup, etc.) – or a few pinches stevia extract if your on a no sugar kick
2 teaspoons LongevityPower’s Maca Bliss (Energizing, Warming, Creamy Flavor, and replaces the egg yolk in this case)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground organic nutmeg
optional: 1/16th teaspoon organic cinnamon powder (True Ceylon cinnamon is best)
Serve in glass (or take on the go in a mason jar) and garnish with more freshly ground nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla bean and Maca Bliss.
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It’s time to show you my latest in superfood creations: My Off the Hook Superfood Ghee Ice Cream which features some ancient foods to help you succeed at your allergy free high nutrition living so that you can make your health and fitness goals come true!
You’ll notice in the title that I did not say ‘Dairy Free.’ Keep an open mind as I explain. I’m about to introduce to you something that is neither vegan, nor raw. Okay, it’s an all out cooked animal product.
I know, I know… you’re thinking “Christian…my bro… I’m into adding in more raw plant foods into my life, not more cooked animal foods. You must be trippin.’ ”
Let me explain. I’m into balance, not labeling myself (but I am into labels on food products and I am for labeling of GMOs!); I love adding in the very best from every tradition. I’m into the cleansing aspects of hardcore raw vegan approaches, but several years (yep, I was a raw vegan for that long) of avoiding animal products just starts to feel bad. The body aches for what it needs.
According to a several thousand year old vegetarian/mostly vegetarian tradition practiced by billions of people called Ayurveda, this cooked animal fat is considered life itself. Whoa! It’s called Ghee. And it’s what the Ayurvedic doctor ordered.
For all the people who aren’t ready to try ghee, I won’t be pushy. I’m going to give you strategic and tasty options to make this ice cream a vegan/dairy free one, but I also invite (gently persuade) you to try an amazing ingredient which is the only milk product I regularly ‘do’ at this time (or maybe will ever do because all other forms of dairy except this one give me a mucus reaction): Ghee.
Ghee is the traditional Ayurvedic clarified butter. It’s pure butter oil with nearly 100% of the casein, lactose, milk solids and water removed. It’s made from organic grass-fed cow butter. Butter is 80% oil, 20% milk. Ghee is 100% oil, 0% milk. It’s pure essential fats – like coconut oil or cacao butter, but it’s an animal product and is high in CLA (Conjugated linoleic acids), a category of fatty acids that has been shown to have anticancer properties, strengthen immune function, and help the human body healthfully burn fat and healthfully reduce body fat deposits.
And yet it’s not raw. Ghee is made by cooking butter just above 200*F to coax the milk solids to separate off, leaving the pure butter oil. This process gives ghee a most enjoyable butterscotch flavor (before artificial flavors, butterscotch flavor was literally made from scorching butter, or ‘butter-scorch’.)
So why is ghee so fabulously healthy even though it is cooked? Well it’s just like coconut oil, which is highly resistant to oxidation from heat. Perhaps you have heard that coconut oil is consider the healthiest oil with which to cook. Well, I put coconut oil in 2nd place. Ghee is the most healthful to cook with and has an even higher smoking temperature. It’s healthy saturated fat content protects it from oxidation during heat. But, like all oils, ghee should be kept in glass, away from plastic and away from direct sunlight and be used as fresh as possible for the most health benefits.
I recommend Ancient Organics Ghee. These guys rock, are local to me (as is the farm they get their butter from), and obey the Ayurvedic details when they make the ghee (like only making it during the full or waxing moons.)
My Off the Hook Superfood Ghee Ice Cream Recipe tastes like vanilla butterscotch carmel with a hint of foresty goodness from all the adrenal-restoring tonic herbs in it.
Feel free to double this recipe.
Blend in blender on medium-high for at least 1 minute until very warm (so that the fats emulsify):
2 1/2 tablespoon ghee (or warm coconut oil or melted cacao butter, but ghee will give it the best ice cream flavor and texture without the ice cream allergens)
1 1/2 tablespoon non-GMO lecithin powder
1/2 can (7 oz) BPA-free canned full-fat organic coconut milk (Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk is great)
1 free-range organic egg yolk or additional 1 teaspoon non-GNO lecithin powder (if you choose egg yolk, you are deciding for yourself how to handle raw egg yolk so use your very best judgement)
Then add and blend on high for 20 seconds:
2 tablespoons non-GMO glycerin (this is really low glycemic amazing stuff!) or sweetener of choice (honey, etc.)
1 1/2 tablespoons spring water
1 teaspoon Maca Bliss
1 teaspoon Goji Joy
1 teaspoon LEVITY Red Asparagus Root Extract Powder
1/2 teaspoon Prepared He Shou Wu extract powder
1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon KAL stevia extract powder (use less if you are sensitive to stevia, use a touch more if you love stevia!)
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
OPTIONAL: 1 teaspoon Longevity Spirulina (best tasting spirulina!)
Pour into an ice cream maker, or into a bowl to set for a few hours in the freezer. Scoop into a small serving bowl and drizzle with Edible Goddess Chocolate Gold (best chocolate sauce ever!) or my very low glycemic butterscotch-caramel sauce:
Butterscotch-Caramel Sauce Recipe
Stir until smooth in a small bowl using a small silicon spatula. Feel free to double or triple recipe:
1 tablespoon non-GMO glycerin (the zero-glycemic option) or any wholesome liquid sweetener of choice
1/2 teaspoon ghee or warm coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon LEVITY Red Asparagus Root Extract Powder
1 pinch KAL stevia extract powder, to taste
P.S. Check out my other ice cream recipes:
Take your health up a big notch daily with this quick and easy to make yet divinely tasting beverage! With only 5 ingredients (64 ingredients if you count every phenomenal superfood and herbal extract in Longevity in a Bottle) your compliance level will surely be high. Combining compliance with the best nutrition ever = you taking the right action to get results.
Easy Longevity Elixir Recipe
Put in any blender:
3 cups spring water
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
stevia extract to taste
~I like KAL stevia extract powder the best. For people who don’t like stevia much I’ll use 1/16 teaspoon. For people who love stevia I’ll use 1/8 teaspoon. Most of the time I’ll use about 3/32 teaspoon.~
Blend. Let the foam dissolve for about 2 minutes. Serve in glass and enjoy your health journey!
This one’s going to rock your world.
The research is in: Herbal tea making does wonders for your immune system, induces bliss, cuts cravings, and builds resilience to stress. That said, most people have replaced the 5000+ year old tradition of tea making with coffee, soda and really crappy beer. But if you’re reading this you know those crappy beer days are being happily phased out because making herbal tea is SO much more creative and fun, yet just as habitually simple and energizing.
I’ve made some pretty narly teas in my days. I felt so good from them, but the bitterness factor was in the “my family won’t drink this” level. I was boiling medicinal mushrooms, roots, green leafed herbs and very sour berries like schisandra berry all in one pot. Good times, still do it.
A’hem. Look, making myself and yourself healthier with bitter brews is just a small part of my mission. But the biggest part of my mission is to make really tasty (like gourmet hit-the-spot tasty) products that everyone loves AND are just as potent and life changing as the bitter stuff! Enter: My Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe (So good, our mom’s will rave about it!)
This tea combines 2 of the tastiest teas humanity has ever created: chaga mushroom and mulling spices. Note: The ingredients are a cinch to get.
Mulling spices are nearly synonymous with pumpkin pie spice, chai spices, and wassail (a holiday alcoholic mixed drink – “Here we come a-wassailing…”) spices. You can buy organic cut and sifted mulling spice blends or you can buy each herb individually. Try you local natural food store for a blend. The basic organic mulling blend includes about equal parts:
Organic cinnamon (true Ceylon or Cassia)
Organic allspice berries
Organic dried ginger bits
Organic dried or fresh orange peel
OPTIONAL: Star anise, smaller amount of ground nutmeg, and vanilla.
I get almost all my tea making herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Chaga mushroom: This mushroom breaks every rule of being a mushroom. Rule 1: Taste. Instead of the weird earthy taste, chaga tastes like vanilla extract. It actually has naturally occurring vanillin in it. Rule 2: Accessibility. You don’t have to wildcraft chaga at just the right season, you can simply order it all year ’round HERE. Rule 3: Price. When buying wild-mimicked chaga (small pieces or ground), it’s surprisingly cheap for being such a precious mushroom. And, you can brew the chaga over and over and it still keeps saturating the water with its beautiful dark brown pigments and medicinal compounds.
Why use Chaga? Chaga is the highest antioxidant whole herb ever documented. It’s about tied with the antioxidant level of raw cacao. Chaga is loaded with polysaccharides – healing sugars that rapidly improve the immune system. Chaga is the quintessential herb of Russia that Russian scientists continue to study and use themselves. Out of all the medicinal mushrooms, Chaga seems to be in second place – Reishi mushroom taking first prize in all around health benefits. Learn more about chaga and reishi in my article about them HERE.
The Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe in 3 easy steps:
1. Place a handful of mulling spices and a handful of wildcrafted chaga mushroom (small chunks, cut and sifted, or granules) into your pot. Add spring water and simmer for 15-30 minutes or more. Add more water if brewing for more time – it’s okay to brew longer.
2. Let cool slightly (not burning hot, just very warm) and pour through a very fine strainer (or nut mylk bags) into a ceramic mug.
3. Add a tiny pinch of sea salt and a few pinches or drops of stevia extract to taste. Taste test and serve to everyone (You don’t even have to tell them how healthy it is!) for the best holiday cheer as we advance into the new year!
For those of you not satisfied with just chaga and mulling spices (and you know who you are), you can add in my new product Longevity in a Bottle. Simply add in 1-3 teaspoons while the tea simmers. It will impart a bit of a root beer flavor to your holiday tea but it won’t throw off the flavor. Yes, you can heat/cook/simmer Longevity in a Bottle without messing with its properties. It’s a good and fun idea actually. Enjoy!
To you taking your health to the next level throughout the holidays this year!
In the mean time, enjoy my crowdfunding video and funding project description:
When I was 15, I lost 50 excess pounds in 6 months by biking every weekend, eating fewer of my favorite sourdough baguettes, and introducing a handful of key superfoods into my life.
I learned at a young age that a few small actions done well can have profound results for my health and wellness. I wanted everyone to experience this firsthand!
Fast forward to 2006 (age 21). With the help of my friends I created the WildBar (http://WildBar.info), the first organic, raw, superfood-infused meal replacement bar. Tens of thousands of people like you loved its taste and bliss-enducing potency.
Today (I’m 27) I need your help with my next product launch: Longevity in a Bottle, created by my fresh company Longevity Power Inc.
Longevity in a Bottle is the first synergistic blend of humanity’s greatest 58 organic superfood and herbal extracts that for thousands of years have promoted vitality, immunity, and long-lasting energy.
Many of these herbs built your ancestor’s DNA which led to you!
Nowhere in history have these herbs been combined in one place so that you can take full advantage of the immortal traditions of Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic herbalism, Pacific coastal and island medicinal traditions, European folk herbalism, and North and South American shamanism.
And no time in history has humanity desperately needed access to the health and vigor that our ancestor’s once knew, than now! All ingredients in Longevity in a Bottle are adaptogens which promote vitality and immunity by nourishing the body’s ability to adapt to toxic and stressful environments, something we can all relate to.
We acquire and blend our elite quality ingredients while setting the organic and green standard in the wellness industry. Longevity in a Bottle is a vegan product freshly sealed in completely recyclebable amber glass bottles with metal caps, and contains no fillers or flowing agents, and is comprised only of 58 of the world’s greatest organic, wild, non-GMO and pesticide-free superfoods and herbs including extracts of:
LONGEVITY AND CELLULAR REVITALIZATION:
American and Panax Ginseng;
Red sage root;
IMMUNE SYSTEM ENHANCEMENT:
Reishi mushroom fruitbody, spores and mycelium;
Wildrafted Chaga mushroom fruitbody and mycelium;
Agaricus blazei fruitbody and mycelium;
Turkey Tail fruitbody and mycelium;
Maitake fruitbody and mycelium;
and 20 other rare medicinal mushrooms;
Pau d’arco bark;
PEAK MENTAL AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND LIBIDO ENHANCEMENT:
Maca root juice;
He Shou Wu;
Red Asparagus root;
Longevity in a Bottle in 3 sizes:
Small size bottle: 20 grams; 4 full servings
Medium size bottle: 75 grams; 15 full servings
Large size bottle: 300 grams; 60 full servings
The 2 teaspoon full serving (beginners start with a 1/2 teaspoon and gradually increase over a month) of this rich brown powder stirred into water, shaken into a nut milk, or blended into a smoothie (imparts a coffee-like flavor) once a day is all it takes to accelerate your health results that lead to positive transformation. I know you love to accelerate your health results and the way you feel every single day!
Longevity in a Bottle is the culmination of my ten years work in the organic food world. Listen closely, as I need YOUR help right now to get Longevity in a Bottle manufactured, labeled and sent directly to your body.
Pre-order your Longevity in a Bottle through my RocketHub project site. This is not an investment or charity. It is an exchange: funds from fans for rewards from me. It’s an All & More funding mechanism: if I don’t reach my financial goal I get to keep what I raise. But if I do reah my goal, I get access to RocketHub’s exciting opportunities.
If you help me surpass my goal of raising $56,800 (fingers crossed!), the additional funds will go to launching Longevity in a Bottle’s hot sister product:Immortal Aphrosidiac.
UPDATED TENTATIVE TIMELINE:
-August: RocketHub campaign ends; ingredients ordered; label designing starts.
-September: Label designing complete, online pre-launch campaign commenced.
-October: Longevity in a Bottle manufactured; rewards shipped to contributors; company launched.
The Bigger Picture: The immediate embrace of this business makes me believe that people are ready to uplevel their health and enjoy a richer life where they have more energy to pursue their passions and more happiness in their heart to live a life of love with their friends and family.
Seeing people of every age light up when they take my products, and transform from rags to riches with regard to their health and quality of life, makes me feel like I am doing my part to make life that much better… and to me, THAT is success!
To your greatest health,
Founder, Longevity Power Inc.
Remember when kombucha had just a tiny little corner in the refrigerated drink section of a natural food store? Fast forward 10 years, and today most stores now have multiple big end caps of kombucha with many competing companies. It’s almost cliché to make a kombucha reference in a yoga studio these days.
Here’s the insight: Bottled water kefir (a somewhat different ferment from kombucha) currently has just a tiny little refrigerated corner. Trust me, water kefirs are the next kombucha. Specifically, coconut water and fruit juice kefirs. They work for more people because there is no residual caffeine, nor a significant sugar content left because unprocessed sugars (from the coconut water and fruit) get eaten up by probiotic kefir bacteria more completely than sugar cane and honey.
But, you don’t have to wait for a big selection at the store – you can make it at home right now (and it only takes a couple days to ferment!).
Coconut Water Kefir
Pour 1 big size bottle of coconut water (not from concentrate) into a clean half gallon mason jar (it’s okay if it is pasteurized coconut water because it will become a living food).
OPTIONAL: Add freshly juiced organic watermelon or your favorite organic fruit juice
Add fresh organic water kefir grains (available from eBay) OR a dash (at least 1 tablespoon) of coconut water kefir (there are a few brands at many natural food stores including Kevita and Tonix).
Cover jar with a clean hand towel (allow air to be able to go into jar as this is an aerobic ferment which needs oxygen) and let sit for 24 hours during warm weather or 2-6 days if cool or cold weather.
Kefir is done when effervescent, not sugary sweet anymore, and tangy (due to the lactic acid produced by our friends – the probiotic bacteria – in the kefir culture). When kefir tastes done, refrigerate immediately to stop the kefir from producing an excessive amount of lactic acid. If your kefir grows kefir grains (looks like cooked white rice globules) (kefir does not always create grains: sometimes the kefir culture remains dissipated throughout the whole kefir) you should strain them out and continue to feed them by starting another batch of coconut/fruit-based kefir.
Want more immuno-enhancing, digestion-boosting water kefir recipes?! You’ll love the kefir elixirs in my book Superfood Beauty Elixirs.
2 HUGE Announcements:
1. Speaking of elixirs this summer, please go to http://LongevityPower.com and “pre-order” your stash of Longevity in a Bottle, my newest product, the world’s most comprehensive organic herbal superfood formula. Enjoy my exciting video all about it HERE.
To the your greatest vision of your life,
Up-level your green juicing and wild/superfood protocol for free! Yes, wild thistle juice is 100% free except the cost of cleaning your juicer. 😉 Better yet, this liver-soothing, blood-building potion is outstandingly good for you. Enjoy my video: http://youtu.be/56-h40R_b8w
Want more wild green elixirs? You’ll love the Wild Grass Dream in my book Superfood Beauty Elixirs: www.SuperfoodBeautyElixirs.com
Happy New Year! Presenting…the Best of ChristianBates.com in 2011!
To develop superfood products, I have taken a 5 month break from writing and video making for ChristianBates.com. However, I am fully charged to reach out, educate and entertain in 2012. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, please pick from the best of my 2011 posts (includes hilariously informative videos and articles). Go ahead, click on the links below (They will open in new windows or tabs so that you can easily come back to this page):
The Cacao Rap (Music Video): As fly as the It’s Gettin’ Real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot rap or even flyer? You decide.
Gathering Spring Water For My Hot Tub: The ‘How To’ adventure you MUST see!
Superfoods Song (Music Video): Me on the mic; 80+ superfoods sung in a high speed Mexican Hat Dance.
Simple Raw Chocolate Hazel Nut Mylk Smoothie Recipe: A scrumptious liquid recipe that was put into a gluten-free cooking book.
High Fruit? Low Fruit? Or Fermentation? (Video and Article): The ancient secret of fermenting the sugar out of your favorite fruits to make tantalizing low-glycemic elixirs!
6 Unique Kefirs (with Video): Everything you can do with the best ferment ever!
Japan’s Nuclear Fallout To Hit Western North America and What To Do About It: Educate yourself.
Anti-Radiation Elixirs (Video with 2 Recipes): A savory soup and sweet superfood smoothie, Mmmmm.
The Best Compost Ever! (Video: Composting At Home Explained): Let me show you how it’s done.
Raw Superfood Cream-filled Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe: I can read your mind, “I want!”
Kelp Chips Recipe, like Kale Chips but BETTER: Kale is great, but Kelp is wild!
Get Your Natural Game On! (HOT CONTROVERSIAL Video): Make this fascinating video go viral now.
My Facebook Community Created My Superfood Smoothie (VIDEO): 1st time it’s ever been done.
Make 2012 your year for extraordinary health,
I requested my Facebook friends submit LIVE their favorite superfood ingredients so that we could all co-create a top-notch smoothie together. Thank you Facebook friends – one of the tastiest and funnest-to-drink smoothies I have ever made!
Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OunLC3Maphg
Watch on NaturalNews: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=B1699CCFD84B4F396339FDFB419585E0
Step 1: Simmer 20+ minutes in pot your tonic herb tea consisting of:
2 cups spring water
2 teaspoons shisandra berries (chopped)
2 teaspoons goji berries (chopped)
couple pinches prepared he shou wu
1/4 cup sliced and chopped reishi mushroom
1 tablespoon gynostemma
2 teaspoons rehmannia root
**All herbs can be ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs.**
Step 2: Make nut and seed mylk:
1 quart spring water
2 teaspoons almonds butter (I used soaked, dehydrated, stone ground almond butter made at home)
2 teaspoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
big handful of soaked hazel nuts
big handful of soaked pecans
2 teaspoons hemp seeds
hot/warm tea from step 1, strained
Blend in a high-speed blender on high for 1 minute and strain through 3 nut mylk bags (1 inside the other for reenforcement) into a large bowl. Then pour back into blender.
Step 3: Add in remaining ingredients:
1 tablespoon raw cacao butter
2 teaspoons maca powder
1 teaspoon pine pollen
2 teaspoons raspberry powder
1 teaspoon coconut oil
small handful fresh blueberries
1 pinch bee pollen
1/2 teaspoon Bee Mana (royal jelly powder)
2 tablespoon birch xylitol
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
about 1/2 teaspoon KAL stevia extract powder (or use less if your are sensitive to stevia’s flavor)
Blend on high for at least 1 minute. Taste. Add more stevia if desired.
Blend on high for 10 seconds or until ice is homogenized. Serve in your favorite glass and share the love!
Learn how to SIMPLY make your own epic smoothies and elixirs at home: http://SuperfoodBeautyElixirs.com
My 100% healthful Vanilla Malt & Chocolate Butterscotch Swirl Gelato Fudgsicles will blast your taste buds with rich creamy flavor without spiking your blood sugar. This superfoodized delicacy is designed to nourish your immune system and nervous system with its content of long-chain omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin c, tonic herbs, lecithin, and antioxidants.
Place in a high-speed blender:
1 ½ cups organic pumpkin seeds (soaked and dehydrated rocks!)
1 1/4 cup warm tonic herb tea, gynostemma tea or spring water
½ cup organic walnuts (soaked and dehydrated rocks!) (careful of bulk-bin walnuts as they are notoriously oxidized, moldy or rancid)
4 organic pastured egg yolks or for a vegan option use a couple tablespoons non-gmo soy lecithin and a few dashes of spring water and cold pressed olive oil
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cold-pressed organic 100% olive oil or organic ghee or 1/4 cup raw heavy cream
1 teaspoon organic almond butter
Blend on high for 1 minute and strain through 3 nut mylk bags (1 bag inside the other to create a 3-layered bag) into a large bowl. Pour back into the blender and then add:
2 tablespoons birch xylitol or wholesome sweeteners of choice
1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
¼ teaspoon stevia extract powder or ½ teaspoon for full sweetness (KAL brand and NOW brand are great tasting)
Blend on high for 15 seconds and then pour most into a pitcher leaving 1 cup in blender, then add to blender:
¼ cup organic raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon birch xylitol or wholesome sweeteners of choice
¾ teaspoon freshly squeeze organic lemon juice
1/2 – 1 teaspoon Longevity Power LEVITY
Blend lightly. Set up your fudgecicle molds and pour the vanilla malt gelato (in pitcher) and chocolate butterscotch gelato (in blender) into the molds simultaneously to create a swirl of light and dark cream. Freeze for several hours. You may also just pour into a bowl and freeze to make gelato, or use a home ice cream maker if you have one. ENJOY!