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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,
In my new video “High Fruit? Low Fruit? Or…?,” I share an insight regarding the latest Internet health debates on sweet fruit intake, high sugar/low sugar, raw food, wild food, and indigenous-style eating. I have found that you can have your ultra healthful cake and eat it too…with a little-known clever food preparation.
All ancient and modern cultures have fermented foods. They take sugar-containing foods (some foods that are edible raw/unfermented and foods that are not truly edible until fermentation) and subject them to a fermentation process (wines, kefirs, yogurts, cheeses, beers, sauerkrauts, sourdough bread, etc.) to create a NEW food. This new food – or ferment – has gone through a biological medium (usually a symbiotic colony of lactobacilli (good bacteria) and yeasts (good fungi) that eats up the sugar and turns it into more probiotic bacteria, amino acids, B vitamins, and a huge amount of co-factor nutrients that do wonders for our health.
A ferment typically takes 36 hours to many months to finish depending on the ferment and thus it can do what our own intestines (which are also rich in good bacteria and yeasts) cannot because our digestive process should be 24 hours or less. For the hardcore raw food simplicity eaters who think that we can skip ferments, this is a big concept to accept.
We must also accept the fact that most agricultural food (from the farm and the garden) has undergone a multi-generational genetic change through selective breeding based on farmer’s preference, which typically makes a food bigger (less nutrient dense), sweeter (too much sugar than we need) and less bitter (not enough medicines, which act to nourish our body’s immune system, endocrine system, nervous system, etc.). On the flip side, we must also accept that a lot of wildfood is often very small, not pleasantly sweet, and too high in bitters (too many alkloids can be toxic to consume strait).
Interestingly, fermentation can be a solution to rendering BOTH the agricultural foods and the highly medicinal wild foods into a more ideal food for us humans to consume: a ferment.
For example, agricultural fruits have too much sugar for most people to handle without spiking blood sugar. However, if we ferment fruits in a controlled manner we end up with a low-sugar beverage that is even more nutritious than the fruit itself. We also can take highly medicinal food and let a ferment break down some of the harsh alkaloids. Wild cruciferous (and to some extent domesticated cruciferous too like the common cabbages) have goitrogens (thyroid function suppressors), but upon fermenting them into a sauerkraut the goitrogens are broken down. The phytates (anti-nutrients that block our absorption of certain nutrients) in seeds can be broken down through sprouting (which is similar to fermentation in that you are activating an enzymatic process via soaking seeds in water) and fermenting when making seed mylk kefirs/yogurts.
Most fermented products available at your local health food store are NOT organic and are often adulterated with extra cane sugar and preservatives. Or in the case of many store-bought kombuchas,
the kombucha ferment is just not DONE yet, and thus a lot of sugar still remains to be eaten and turned into other nutrients. Organic unpasteurized sauerkrauts are easy to find, but all the other ferments are few and far between: raw kefirs, organic pure meads and ciders, organic pure vinegars (other than apple cider vinegar)…these varieties of ferments are not conveniently available for us high-quality seekers yet. Thus I hope my article and video inspire you to start making your own from scratch so that you can have a variety of ferments to add into your regimen. Do some research online and start making your own kefirs and other ferments in your own kitchen.
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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!
Need something to add to your salad? Having a party? Need something hearty and delicious for any reason? Then make my raw dairy-free White Nacho Cheeze! You have the option of adding chia seeds (rich in beautifying omega3 fatty acids) or fresh aloe vera (rich in skin and organ-healing sulfur and immune system healing polysaccharides) to this recipe, either one makes the cheeze creamy and fluffy.
Blend the following in a high speed blender until creamy:
1 Cup Organic Brazil Nuts, soaked 1 to 24 hours
1/2 Cup Organic Pumpkin Seeds, soaked 1 to 24 hours
1/4 Cup Spring Water
Juice of 3-4 Large Organic Lemons
2 Tablespoons Organic Cold-Pressed Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Organic Cashews, soaked 1 to 24 hours
1 teaspoon Chia Seeds OR 1 Tablespoon Fresh Aloe Vera Inner Gel
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon organic jalepeno powder OR 1/4 teaspoon fresh organic jalepeno
2 medium-sized garlic cloves, peeled
If your blender does not “grab and vortex” the ingredients, add a little more spring water or lemon juice and/or use your blender’s plunger rod. Serve on salad, with organic vegetables, and/or with these:
P.S. Like superfood-containing recipes? Then you’ll LOVE my new eBook “Superfood Beauty Elixirs: Mouth-watering liquid nutrition for immunity, weight loss and longevity in 5 minutes flat!”