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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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My new website, LongevityPower.com, for my new company, Longevity Power Inc. has launched, thanks to the unending support of my fans. You have kickstarted my company with pre-sales of Longevity Power’s first signature product, Longevity in a Bottle – 60 of the world’s greatest superfoods and herbs concentrated into the ultimate elixir of health.
I made Longevity in a Bottle as the go-to product for longevity, beauty, and energy, so that you can get the best of the best without having to shop around. When added to your smoothie it makes the smoothie ritual go a heck of a lot faster (e.g. 1 Longevity in a Bottle ingredient rather than 10+ separate ingredients!)
Make your dreams come true,
Herein describes the ingredients of my new leading-edge nutrition product, Longevity in a Bottle, and why I chose a whopping 60 of them.
Longevity in a Bottle is designed to de-stress you, give you long-burning energy, nourish your immune system, revitalize your cells and promote longevity like nothing else you have ever experienced. To do this, I’m not going to rely on just one great superfood or one great tonic herb, but rather the many greatest superfoods and herbs from the greatest ancient nutritional systems from around the world.
I have lived the last several years of my life consuming these herbs and superfoods in various forms. I chose to take very potent extracts of my favorite (and historically, the favorite of these top medicinal traditions) and combine them into a balanced and synergistic form safe and recommended for daily use so that you can experience the benefits of these super substances your ancestors spent generations perfecting the use of. Longevity in a Bottle is one culmination of humanity’s ability to share our greatest traditions together (That’s a big part of the American dream)!
I’ll be using the word “Jing” in the definitions of many of these herbs. In Chinese tonic herbalism, jing is one of the “three treasures” of life energies that govern the vitality of your human experience. Jing is the essence of your physical body and needs to be nourished to promote longevity, sexual and hormonal vitality, and kidney health. Think of jing as your youth, and think of it metaphorically as the wax of a candle. Jing is burned daily (faster with stress), you must continue to build it up or it will eventually burn out.
Eucommia Bark Extract – Eucommia ulmoides: Made from a latexy bark. Powerful joint and tissue building jing tonic from Chinese tonic herbalism.
American Ginseng Root Extract – Panax quinquefolium: The cooling type of ginseng from North America which causes serious jing building and massive adaptability response in your body to stress, which is why ginseng is the most famous tonic herb in the west (for all the western people who experience the stress of modern western lifestyles.)
Panax Ginseng Root Extract – Panax ginseng: The warming type of ginseng from Asia. See above.
Prepared He Shou Wu Root Extract – Polygonum multiflorum: A near-black substance that richly nourishes the kidneys and causes bliss. Epic jing building herb.
Prepared Rehmannia Root Extract – Rehmannia glutinosa: Considered “the kidney’s own food” in Chinese medicine, this is the most grounding and restorative herb ever. To nourish the kidneys is like recharging your battery packs.
Astragalus Root Extract – Astragalus membranaceus: Studies show that astragalus is the quintessential herb for DNA repair. Check out my article on it HERE.
Agaricus Blazei Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Agaricus blazei/subrufescens: One of the richest in polysaccharides (pure immune system food) of all the medicinal mushrooms.
Red Asparagus root Extract – Asparagus cochinchinensis: The “flying de-stress herb.” This bliss-inducing jing substance also makes a great aphrodisiac. Check out my article on it HERE.
Goji Berry Extract – Lycium barbarum: All the fun of goji berries but in a concentrated form rich in polysaccharides. Boosts human growth hormone and bio-potentiates all other herbs and food consumed with it.
Turkey Tail Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Trametes versicolor: A very well studied mushroom. It is incredible in the case of tumors and does wonders for liver health.
Cordyceps Mycelium Extract – Ophiocordyceps sinensis: This is an excellent jing tonic and immune system modulator. Wild cordyceps mushrooms are about a $million a pound, so we grow cordyceps techie style and make a potent extract of the mycelial biomass.
Gynostemma Leaf Extract – Gynostemma pentaphyllum: This is just like ginseng in effect, but from a leaf. It’s been studied almost as much as green tea, but it has no caffeine and has lots more adaptogenic effects.
Schisandra Berry Extract – Schisandra chinensis: The 5-flavored berry. Because it contains all 5 flavors it has a broad spectrum of effects from its diverse medicinal constituents. It is considered the most well-rounded, most powerful herb in Chinese tonic herbalism.
Poria Mushroom Extract – Wolfiporia extensa: This fungus grows on the roots of pine trees. It has all the immune system benefits of a medicinal mushroom and also calms the mind and soothes digestion.
Horstetail Extract – Equisetum arvense: High highest source of bioavailable silica in nature. Silica is the beauty and youth mineral. It’s a plant, by the way. Longevity in a Bottle is a vegan product.
Red Sage Root Extract – Salia Miltiorrhizae: This herb massively increases circulation in the body.
Jujube Fruit Extract – Ziziphus zizyphus: Jujube is nourishing by itself, but has been used for thousands of years in Chinese tonic herbalism to balance and bio-potentiate other ingredients in an herbal formula thus providing for a more well-rounded effect.
Eleuthero Root Extract – Eleutherococcus senticosus: Provides a deep calm energy in the body helping the body adapt to stress and physical excursion.
Maitake Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Grifola frondosa: More immune system food.
Cistanche Extract – Cistanche deserticola: A potent aphrodisiac and jing replenisher.
Morinda Root Extract – Morindae officinalis: Pure jing to build up your lifeforce.
Rhodiola Extract – Rhodiola rosea: One of the top cold-climate-growing herbs for athletes that builds jing and aids in the oxygenation process of the body.
Shiitake Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Lentinula edodes: Another famous source of polysaccharides to make your immune system intelligent.
White Atractylodes Root Extract – Atractylodes macrocephala: Very revitalizing, energizing and digestion boosting.
Noni Fruit Extract – Morinda citrifolia: This is the superfruit of the Pacific coastal medicinal traditions. It’s loaded with polysaccharides and sulfur (the beauty and tissue repair mineral).
Maca Root 10:1 Extract – Lepidium meyenii: The concentrated water-alcohol extract of maca for hormone balancing and core energy.
Wild-Mimicked Chaga Extract – Inonotus obliquus: The “King of Mushrooms” is rich in antioxidants, polysaccarides and a host of other substances including melanin to support beauty and immune system robustness. Russia has done countless studies on chaga, proving it to be one of the most important herbs ever used.
Shilajit Extract: A natural mineral pitch which slowly oozes out of rock over eons is high in fulvic and humic acids which promote detoxification. The “rock invincible” (Shilajit is a Sanskrit word) is often considered the #1 herb in Ayurveda.
Organic Reishi Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Ganoderma lucidum: The Queen of the mushrooms that builds jing while providing mental calm and focus. Rieshi “works on you” over months of daily consumption to help dispel bad habits. Our organic reishi is sustainabley grown on many different herbs (instead of logs) to increase its nutrient content and is triple extracted to attain a very high polysaccharide content.
Organic Reishi Mushroom Cracked-Cell Spores – Ganoderma lucidum: The spores of reishi are considered many times more immune system modulating than anything ever discovered.
Pine Pollen 10:1 Extract – Pinus massoniana: The stuff is magical. Pine pollen gently boost testosterone and help curb excessive estrogens in both men and women.
Organic Amla Berry Extract – Phyllanthus emblica: Rich in vitamin C and used in almost every Ayurvedic herbal formula as a well-rounding and bio-potentiating ingredient.
Organic Ashwagandha Extract – Withania somnifera: Sometimes called “Indian ginseng,” this supertonic root provides the immune system and long-burning energy support we’re looking for.
Organic Holy Basil Extract – Ocimum tenuiflorum: Also known as Tulsi, this is the ultimate vitality tonic in Ayurveda.
Organic Mangosteen Rind and Fruit Extract – Garcinia mangostana: The quintessential anti-inflamitory tropical superfood.
Organic Mucuna Extract – Mucuna pruriens: This bean pod contains a huge amount of neurotransmitter precursors, making it the happiness herb of the decade.
The following 24 freeze-dried organic medicinal mushroom mycelia grown on organic mycelienated brown rice are the “live food” portion of the formula. They are superfoods unto themselves, rich in polysaccharides. Synergized together they impart the wisdom of the mushroom kingdom onto you:
Organic Raw Agarikon Conk Mycelium, Organic Raw Artist Conk Mycelium, Organic Raw Birch Polypore Mycelium, Organic Raw Agaricus Blazei Mushroom Myc., Organic Raw Bunashimeji Mushroom Myc., Organic Raw Chaga Mushroom Mycelium, Organic Raw Cordyceps Mushroom Mycelium, Organic Raw Enoki Mushroom Mycelium, Organic Raw Ice Man Fungus Mycelium, Organic Raw Lion’s Mane Mushroom Myc., Organic Raw Maitake Mushroom Mycelium, Organic Raw Mesimakobu Mushroom Myc., Organic Raw Nameko Mushroom Mycelium, Organic Raw Oregon Polypore Mycelium, Organic Raw Oyster Mushroom Mycelium, Organic Raw Poria Mushroom Mycelium, Organic Raw Reishi Mushroom Mycelium, Organic Raw Shiitake Mushroom Mycelium, Organic Raw Suehirotake Mushroom Myc., Organic Raw Turkey Tail Mushroom Mycelium, Organic Raw White Wood Ear Mushroom Myc., Organic Raw Willow Bracket Mycelium, Organic Raw Wood Ear Mushroom Mycelium, and Organic Raw Zhuling Mushroom Mycelium.
This concludes a breif introduction to the ingredients of Longevity in a Bottle.
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.
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,
Please enjoy my new video on how to make 2 exquisitely delicious elixirs that contain essential nutrients that fill up your cells’ receptor sites, inhibiting the absorption of radioactive chemicals that mimic these nutrients (such as radioactive iodine).
Superfood Seaweed Soup Recipe
1 quart spring water (or less for a thicker soup)
2 cups freshly brewed hot tea of reishi mushroom slices, ginseng, other medicinal mushrooms, goji berries and other tonic herbs of choice
1/4 cup organic unpasteurized miso (chickpea rocks!)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup (or up to 1 cup) whole sea vegetables of choice (kelps, dulse, etc.)
2 cloves garlic
squeeze of lemon juice
OPTIONAL: more spices like cayenne, chipotle, peppercorn, etc.
Blend on high in a high-speed blender for 2-3 minutes. Should be warm with sea vegetables well blended. Enjoy in your favorite mug.
Ashwaganda Super Cacao Shake Recipe
1 quart spring water
2 cups freshly brewed hot tea of reishi mushroom slices, ginseng, other medicinal mushrooms, goji berries and other tonic herbs of choice
1 1/2 raw organic pumpkin seeds, soaked
1 1/2 raw organic Brazil nuts, soaked
1 tablespoon chia seed gel (1 part chia seeds mixed with 2 parts spring water, let sit for at least an hour)
Blend on high in a high-speed blender until smoth. Pore into a 3-layered nut-mylk bag (3 nut mylk bags, one inside the other) over a bowl. Squeeze the herbal nut mylk out and remove and compost the pulp that remains inside the bags. Pore the nut mylk back into the blender pitcher and add:
1 tablespoon raw cacao butter
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon ashwagandha extract powder
1 teaspoon raw maca powder
1/2 – 1 teaspoon sea salt
few dashes vanilla bean powder
few dashes to taste KAL brand or NOW brand organic stevia extract powder
Blend on high until smooth. Strain through the same empty 3-layered nut-mylk bag into the same bowl. Squeeze the bags to create a very smooth warm chocolate mylk. Pore back into the blender pitcher and add:
2 teaspoons afa wild blue green algae
2 – 3 cups spring water ice cubes
***SPRING TIME CLEANSING!*** Head over to http://SuperfoodBeautyElixirs.com and grab yourself a copy of my book Superfood Beauty Elixirs. Try all 35 liquid elixir recipes so you can cleanse and enrich your body to birth into a your most joyful and healthiest spring time ever! My book and I are here to support and encourage you.
Note: This full video will only be available free until midnight Wednesday October 27th 2010! It will then revert back to a free 10 minute preview. If you would like to enjoy the All Access Pass so that you can continue to review this video and other Monday Night Live! @ Cafe Gratitude educational presentations and videos, CLICK HERE.
In our 90 minute presentation we demonstrated how to make 2 of our favorite Superfood Beauty Elixirs:
Ginger Orange Soda Pop
This drink glistens with its enticing ginger-orange flavor, and calls to you with its friendly bacteria content!
2 cups coconut water kefir
1 cup spring water ice cubes
1/2 teaspoon NOW brand organic stevia extract powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ginger
5 drops organic orange extract liquid
OPTIONAL: 2 teaspoons fresh Aloe Vera inner gel
Blend on high in a high-speed blender for 15 seconds and strain through a nut mylk bag to remove the ginger bits, into a medium-sized bowl. Transfer from the bowl into glassware of choice. May your day sparkle with magnificent health!
This is the ultra refreshing, Superhero version of the lemon-lime-cherry flavored soda you might remember as a kid. Fully loaded with vitamin C and MSM; extra light and crisp.
5 cups spring water
1 1/2 cups spring water ice cubes
1 tablespoon acerola cherry powder
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoon MSM powder
1 teaspoon NOW brand organic stevia extract powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt 3 drops organic orange extract liquid
OPTIONAL: 1/4 teaspoon goji berry extract powder
Blend in a high-speed blender on high, let foam dissolve for 3 minutes, then serve in glass. Quench your thirst for liquid nutrition that makes your soul smile!
If you like what you saw in the video and you would like 35 phenomenal elixir recipes like the two above (each unique recipe has its own array of top quality potent and therapeutic superfoods) then my eBook Superfood Beauty Elixirs is for you. Purchase it by clicking here!
I am completely enthralled to announce the *official launch* of the Superfood Beauty Elixirs eBook! Bethanne Wanamaker and I have been poured 6+ months of love into this creation and we are ecstatic to announce that it is ready for the world!
Click HERE to purchase my 1st eBook, Superfood Beauty Elixirs. Thank YOU!
We were blessed to have David Avocado Wolfe write the foreword and you’ll find his amazing introduction to our eBook will strongly encourage you to immerse yourself in the world of liquid nutrition.
CICK HERE TO SEE OUR FULL-COLOR COVER with shots of 6 of our favorite elixirs: Kids Orange Elixir, Shilajit Coffeechino, Ginger Orange Soda Pop, Master Cleanse Kefir, Dark Vanilla Cherry Elixir, Chocolate Tonic Blendie, and Pink Limeade!
Superfood Beauty Elixirs, 90 pages
Mouth-watering liquid nutrition for immunity, weight loss and longevity in 5 minutes flat!
THE BEST TONIC ELIXIR BEAUTIFYING DRINKS FOR THE WILDMAN OR EDIBLE GODDESS IN YOU!
Table of Contents
Foreword By David “Avocado” Wolfe
Introduction: Q & A With the Authors
BASE INGREDIENTS AND TOOLS
The Importance of Your Water Source
Ingredient Glossary and Sources
Appliances and Tools
The Coconut Water Kefir ‘How To’
The Super Tonic Herbal Tea ‘How To’
The Tonic Herbed Nut n’ Seed Mylk ‘How To’
Ginger-Orange Soda Pop
Master Cleanse Kefir
Orange Marine Phytoplankton Kefir Slushy Soda
Spicy Ginger Ale
Vanilla Crème Cider
SPRING WATER ELIXIRS
Aloe Noni Healer
Blue Manna Icy
Blue Manna on the Fly
Citrus Sea Cooler
Kids Orange Elixir
Liquid Butterscotch Candy
Orange Snow Breeze
TEA AND TONIC HERB ELIXIRS
Dark Vanilla Cherry Elixir
Celery Garden Paradise
Cucumber Carotenoid Creation
Wild Grass Dream
Cacao Party Elixir Bowl
Chocolate Tonic Blendie
Nostalgic Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Tonic Ice Cream Dream
Autumn Earth Tonic Soup
Tonic Sourdough Onion Bread
DAILY MENU IDEAS
Daily Menu Ideas: Sample Day 1
Daily Menu Ideas: Sample Day 2
About the Authors
From the foreword by David “Avocado” Wolfe:
“Anytime I imbibe an elixir created by Christian and Bethanne, I know I am experiencing The Best Day Ever! Christian and Bethanne are relentless students of the best health ever and are themselves health educators. Their knowledge of superfoods, and superherbs and how to mix them into delicious beverages is extraordinary. Yet even more extraordinary is that they somehow got these delicious, healing recipes onto the pages in this book in a way that makes it easy for you to understand and apply their knowledge. Over time, their knowledge will become your knowledge leading you to an awesome level of health and expanded awareness…
Superfood Beauty Elixirs will do everything the title promises. You will learn all about superfoods and superherbs and how to liquify them. This book contains an underlying theme of liquid nutrition. Turning a healthy portion of your nutrition into a liquid saves you time, money, and most importantly, energy — liquids are easier to digest than solids. How do you get the best nutrients ever into your body in the fastest and easiest way possible? Liquify them! Superfood Beauty Elixirs shows you how you can use your blender and teapot to reach heaven.”
Click HERE to purchase Superfood Beauty Elixirs. May it be key to your healing and ever-growing level of health!
P.S. Do you know people with whom to share the powerful message of liquid nutrition? I invite you to sign up for my lucrative affiliate program!
“Hi Edible Goddess fans! This is Bethanne’s love, Christian Bates.I love boosting my health through therapeutically nutritious elixirs, superfood drinks, and tonic herbs and occasionally doing a fast or cleanse on them, and I really hope you do to or will start to today.
And yet I see so many people doing the second best thing, which is trying get their trace nutrients from green vegetable juice only.
May I be frank and bold? There are countless…..”
Raw cacao is considered by some the best food ever, by others a stimulant not part of an optimal diet, and by others the most nutritious food ever but they don’t eat it because its too stimulating in their experience. It’s so funny how things in the raw food world are seemingly conflicting, but of course there is truth behind it all. I’d like to appeal to everybody here and show you what I do with cacao that cancels the stimulation side and turns on the balancing side. If you have sworn to yourself that you are done with cacao, or if you are currently eating bags of cacao every week, either way this is the blog for you.
My technique of eating cacao without the stimulation is a new way of looking at chocolate that is also the ancient South American way of looking at chocolate: eating cacao with an abundance of tonic herbs and other superfoods.
So, next time you make an all raw cacao drink, chocolate ice cream, hard chocolate, fudgey pudding, chocolatey bliss balls, cacao-containing energy bars, chocolate pie, or any other raw recipes you enjoy, consider ammending those recipes with the rich earthy flavors of these tonic herbs and superfoods (each ingredient is a link to a source of the ingredient I really like):
~Goji berries (Up to you to decide whose goji’s you like best)
~Vanilla Bean powder
I am going to request that you let loose some ideas you might have about your chef skills and realize that you are ALREADY a deeply skilled master alchemical chef ready to whip up a cacao recipe with this technique – even if it is just simply bliss balls (bunch of coconut flakes, hemp seeds, cacao, a couple teaspoons of tonic herb powders and sweetener mashed and rolled into small balls!). Another simple quick recipe is to mix raw cacao powder with melted coconut oil, some sweeteners, pinch of salt, and your choice of herbal powders, and then put into ice cube trays and chill.
There is one more variable to the situation of how stimulated or balanced you feel with cacao and that is the quality, processing temperature, and sprouting of the cacao. Sprouted cacao (hardly available on the market today, but will be available soon) will likely be the ideal cacao as the spouting may lower the theobromine content and boost the more calming constituents. We will see, and you can bet I am really excited to see, if a sprouted cacao revolution comes about. Of course, if the cacao has been pressed or even secretly roasted despite being labeled “raw,” then that can also mess with the desired more balancing effects of cacao. We hope that truly raw heirloom and wild quality cacao will only grow in the market and that all the sources will get much better at consistently having the best ever cacao beans, powder, butter and paste – all made with integrity and love.
For now, don’t fear cacao. Eat as much cacao and herbs as you can handle so that you can enjoy the best health ever with therapeutic amounts of minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and spirit-boosting effects contained within all of these superfoods and herbs.