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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.

 

Superfoods Song REMIXED! (HOT Music Video): Bethanne Wanamaker on the mic!

 

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!

 

Vanilla Malt & Chocolate Butterscotch Swirl Gelato Fudgsicles Recipe (Raw, Ovo Vegan, Low Glycemic): Yeah… your welcome.

 

UnCoffee Ice Creme Sundae Drizzled in Raw Chocolate Sauce (Rich in Tonic Herbs, Low-glycemic, Mostly Raw): A meal in itself!

 

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,

Christian

Presenting: My UnCoffee Ice Creme Sundae…drizzled in raw chocolate sauce! This outrageous dessert will nourish your soul’s desire for both nutty coffee-like richness and herbal medicine. Here at ChristianBates.com I combine the satisfying world of gourmet delicacy with the healing world of tonic herbs, superfoods, and wild foods.

Sundae Sundae Sundae!

RECIPE:

1 cup tonic herb tea

1 cup organic pecans, soaked

1/2 cup soaked and spouted black wild rice (soak in spring water for a day, rinsing a couple times)

2 large eggs, de-shelled (Vegans: Use a few dashes of non-GMO soy lecithin and a dash of olive oil instead)

4 Brazil nuts, soaked

1 teaspoon chia seed

Blend on high in a high-speed blender for 45 seconds. Strain through 3 nut mylk bags (1 inside the other to create a 3 layered bag) into a bowl. Pour back into a clean blender and add:

3 tablespoons Dandy Blend (herbal, gluten-free coffee flavoring powder)

2 tablespoons birch xylitol

1 tablespoon cold pressed olive oil

1/4 teaspoon stevia extract powder (KAL and NOW brands have a great non-bitter flavor). Use a dash more to taste.

Few pinches sea salt

Blend well. Pour into a bowl and place in freezer for several hours or pour into an ice cream maker if you have one. Serve in rounded scoops, sprinkle with blue green flakes, vanilla bean powder, and drizzle with warm my low-glycemic chocolate sauce:

LOW-GLY CHOCOLATE SAUCE RECIPE

1/4 cup birch xylitol

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

3 tablespoons tonic herb tea or spring water

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon raw almond butter

1 pinch stevia extract powder

Blend in a blender on medium-low for 5 – 10 minutes or until all the xylitol crystals are dissolved. Pour into jar or bowl and warm in low-temperature oven for a few minutes before serving on ice creme.

Note that my Low-Gly Chocolate Sauce recipe is proportionately high in birch xylitol. Be careful not to have too much at once or the xylitol will make your stomach uncomfortable. My other xylitol-sweetened recipes usually have a low, diluted amount of xylitol where it doesn’t pose this issue, but in this case – to replace typical sugar syrup content of all other chocolate sauce recipes – I used more of the very low glycemic birch xylitol.

My mission is to create recipes and formulae that combine rich flavors, ancient herbs, superfoods and wild foods, in a way that inspires people to take charge of their health and have total joy doing so. The latest pinicle of this mission is my book Superfood Beauty Elixirs. Please purchase a copy today so that you can join me in creating paradise on Earth and in your body one slurp at a time!

Can you sing-a-long to my “Superfoods Song” music video? I sing about the top health-promoting Superfoods and Superherbs that I consume often.

Superfoods Song” is a spoof on the “Yacco’s Nations of the World” cartoon which is an adaptation of the Mexican Hat Dance song. I knew there was a positive reason I loved cartoons as a kid…to spoof them as an adult!

This video is brought to you by my channels IrresistibleHealth‘ on YouTube (to which you are invited to SUBCRIBE) and ChristianBates‘ on NaturalNews.tv (which you are invited to FOLLOW).

Learn how to get the world’s top Superfoods and Superherbs in your body the easy way HERE: http://SuperfoodBeautyElixirs.com

“Superfoods Song” Lyrics (with links of stores and organizations relating to each Superfood COMING SOON!):

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Acai Berry, Acerola Cherry, Amla, Alfalfa, and Aloe Vera,

Ashwagandha root and Asparagus too, Astragalus, Ayahuasca

Bee pollen, Blue Green Algae, Brazil Nut, Burdock, Cacao, Cacti with spines

Camu Berry BERRIES! Cat’s claw, Chanca Piedra, Chilies of many kinds

Chlorella, Chia, Cinnamon, Cistanche, Coca Leaf, Codonopsis

Coconut water and meat, Colostrum, Deer Antler, Dunaliella Algaes

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Eucommia Bark, Fulvic Acid, and Ferments like Ciders, Kefir, Sauerkrauts,

Goji Berry, Grasses of the wild, Ginkgo, Ginseng, Gotu Kola

Gynostemma Leaf, He Shou Wu root, Hemp Seeds, Horsetail, Jujube, Maca

Marine Phytoplanktons, Medicinal Mushrooms like Agaricus and Chaga

More mushrooms include Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, Poria, Reishi,

Shiitake, Turkey Tail back to the M’s, who doesn’t love Milk Thistle Seeds?

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Mucuña, Neem, Nettle, Noni, and Oatstraw, Passion Flower, Pau D’Arco

Pearl, Pine MSM, Quararibean flowers, Rehmannia, Oh!

Rhodiola, Royal Jelly, Sea vegetables like kelp, Schizandra berry and Shilajit

Spirulina, Spring water, Tobacco, Tulsi, Vanilla, (&) Zeolite drinks!

There’s thousands more to be discovered in the wild world at large I do think

Let’s keep trying them all and healing more and more as we…

Fill up our pantry and fill up our blender to make the most powerful superfood superherb tasty longevity drinks!

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This article marks the first of many “Wild Food Closeup” posts where I describe my favorite accessible wild foods and provide top notch recipes that use the featured wild food as a main ingredient.

Upper Brazil nuts in brown seed coat, lower naked out of seed coat

The delicious Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) is one of the most accessible wild foods on the planet because – chances are – it is imported right to your favorite stores. Almost all Brazil nuts you can buy are wild-crafted in South America, where the up to 170 foot tall, up to 1000 years of age Brazil nut tree is native. The nuts (botanically they are not nuts, but seeds) are imported conveniently naked out of “shell.”

The Brazil nut tree has rarely been cultivated because it requires the long-tongued orchid bee to be pollinated and bare fruit. The orchid bees require the nearby presence of the orchid Coryanthes vasquezii. The male bees pollinate the orchid and must acquire the scent of the orchid to attract the female bees. The female bees pollinate the coiled Brazil nut flower. No orchid, no bee population. No bee population, no pollination. No pollination, no fruit which contains the Brazil nut.

This pollination intricacy is actually good news because it means that the Brazil nut has therefore escaped thousands of years of agricultural cultivation, a man-made process than generally ends up lowering the mineral and medicinal content of the end food cultivar. Equally as good news is that this necessarily provides income for tropical forests without destroying them.

Brazil nut fruit pod, looks similar to cacao fruit pod

Brazil nut leaf, pod, shell, nut

In the health-world, Brazil nuts have been made famous for containing a phenomenal amount of the trace mineral Selenium, which is a necessary co-factor in just about every system, organ and gland of the body. Most foods and soils are low in Selenium.

Brazil nuts are one of my favorite foods because they are both wild and caloric (and did I mention yet: also incredibly delicious!). We hear about wild foods like dandelion, miner’s lettuce and reishi mushroom, but those foods don’t give us the calories, oils and bulk proteins (in other words, the macronutrients) that we humans need. To find a wild food that is both therapeutically nutritious and abundant in calories is actually rare and requires either a lot of knowledge to find and wild-craft ourselves or an industry out of Bolivia, Brazil and Peru that harvests 20,000 tons of Brazil nuts per year (which is down from over 100,000 tons in 1970!)

Be wary of Brazil nuts that have been sitting around in a bulk been for a while, exposed to light and dirty hands. If your Brazil nuts acquire a slightly moldy flavor, which is common, it means that aflatoxin has developed and they should not be eaten.

Most nuts and seeds we can buy (sweet almonds, English walnuts, etc.) are cultivars that are just not as virile and full of life-force medicine as their wild origins. But choosing to add in wild Brazil nuts allows us to easily transition into a diet-lifestyle that generally makes us more “virile and wild” in our health. Get yourself some high quality organic Brazil nuts and start making some amazing recipes today.

Recipes using plenty of Brazil nuts:

RAW GREEN BRAZILLY ONION BAGEL

Place the following in a large bowl:

Onion bagel ingredients mixed in bowl prior to pressing through solid cone juicer

3 large onions, peeled and cut into pieces

2 cups Brazil nuts, soaked 1 to 24 hours

3/4 cup olive oil

3/4 cup ground chia seed

1/3 cup tonic herb tea

2 teaspoons sea salt

2 cloves garlic, peeled

Several dashes of spirulina

OPTIONAL: 1/2 teaspoon chipotle, cayenne or chile pepper of choice

Mix with spatula in bowl. Then push through a slow moving juicer with the solid (not porous) plate in place into another bowl. Mix on more time and place on solid-sheeted dehydrator trays into “half bagel” shapes (like thick pancakes with holes in their center.) Dehydrate at about 120*F for a few hours, then flip onto screen trays and dehydrate a few more hours until crispy on the outside and somewhat moist on the inside.

RAW CREAM “CREME OF NUT BUTTER” CHEZE

Raw Green Brazilly Onion Bagels spread with Cream "Cream of Nut Butter" Cheze

2/3 cup Brazil nut butter (make this by blending Brazil nuts in a food processor until creamy)

2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon spring water

2 teaspoons hemp seeds

2 teaspoons birch xylitol, honey or your favorite healthful sweetener

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Blend in a blender  until thick and creamy. Spread on your Raw Green Brazilly Onion Bagels.

Want more exquisite wild-food-containing raw recipes? Then my book Superfood Beauty Elixirs is just for you. Visit www.SuperfoodBeautyElixirs.com to read all about it (I know you’ll love it) and don’t forget to tell your of similar mindset friends!

…Continued from Mexican Fiesta Week part 1: RawFried Beans (Bean-free Mock Refried Pinto Bean Recipe)

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.

White Nacho Cheeze garnished with parsley and cayenne!

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:

Mexican Fiesta Week pt. 1: RawFried Beans (Bean-free Mock Refried Pinto Bean Recipe)

Mexican Fiesta Week pt. 3: Spicy Meat-free Ground Beef

Mexican Fiesta Week pt. 4 (final part): Secret Hot Pepper Kale Chips!

Addictive Spirulina Guacamole

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!”

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