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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.’ ”

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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.

Freshly made ghee in glass

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:

UnCoffee Ice Creme Sundae Drizzled in Raw Chocolate Sauce (Rich in Tonic Herbs, Low-glycemic, Mostly Raw)

Vanilla Malt & Chocolate Butterscotch Swirl Gelato Fudgsicles Recipe (Raw, Ovo Vegan, Low Glycemic)

 

Dig in!

Christian

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

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

Written-out recipe:

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.

Step 4: Add in green ingredients and ice:
3 cups spring water ice cubes
1 – 2 teaspoons Chlorella
1 – 2 teaspoons Vitamineral Green

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

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!

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.

Bit and beginning to melt!

 

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

2 teaspoons Longevity Power Maca Bliss or He Shou Wu or Goji Joy or Mushroom Immunity or Longevity in a Bottle

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!

 

Like the idea of superfood butterscotch? Then you’ll LOVE my recipe for my favorite elixir, “Liquid Butterscotch Candy,” found in my book Superfood Beauty Elixirs.

 

-Christian

Twas the night before Christmas, when your kitchen elf self rocked it,

Making Raw Superfood Cookies, covered in chocolate.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a healthy Santa Claus cookie! St. Nick will really be flyin’ tonight after he takes a few bites out of these easy-to-make Superfoodized low-glycemic raw chocolate-striped cookies.

Christmas morning there will be bites out of these...

2 cups Brazil nuts, soaked

1/2 cup coconut shreds

3 tablespoons hazel nut butter (or your nut butter of choice, but hazel has a great “winter flavor” to it)

3 tablespoons birch xylitol (or your favorite sweetener of choice)

1 tablespoon cacao butter

1 1/2 teaspoons goji berries

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 pinch Organic stevia extract powder (NOW brand is the most mellow sweet flavor)

1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg (grate using a fine micro-plane)

1 pinch cinnamon

1 pinch grated fresh ginger

OPTIONAL: a few pinches of medicinal mushroom extract powder

Blend in a food processor until sticky but still mealy. Make lightly pressed (don’t over compress as we want our cookies light and crispy, not too dense) cookie shapes on a dehydrator tray with solid sheet. Dehydrate at about 120*F for 6 to 12 hours, until crispy on the outside but still somewhat moist on the inside.

You can start eating them warm at this point, but to make the chocolate stripes, first place the cookies on a plate in the refrigerator until cool. Then drizzle stripes of melted chocoalte over the cookies using your favorite raw chocolate recipe. Don’t use raw chocolate syrup. Use a chocolate that contains cacao butter or coconut oil in it so that the chocolate solidifies on the chilled cookies.

Serve yourself and serve Santa and his elves,

Just don’t let the dog or cat serve themselves.

Merry Christmas!

My Raw Superfood Pumpkin Pie recipe was created to do 3 fold:

1. Taste absolutely knock-your-toe-socks-off incredible! (Such a BRIGHT pumpkin flavor and classic pastry-like crust…for a raw style recipe.)

2. Contain Superfoods and Tonic Herbs which means that the more of this dessert you eat, the more therapeutic concentrations of minerals, nutrients and stress-reversing adaptogens you get!

3. Be a lower glycemic dessert! (The raw pumpkin pulp is said to be medium glycemic, but all other ingredients have very low sugar options.

 

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Make my pie to top off a holiday dinner with friends, family, your date, or your very own fly self!

NOTE: This recipe makes a 6″ pie. Double to make an 8″ pie or triple to make a big 10″ pie.

First, make the crust:

2 cups organic macadamia nuts

2 1/4 tablespoons Peruvian sweet potato powder (This delicious powder is available at many Whole Foods Markets and online) or lucuma powder

1 tablespoon sweetener of choice (glycerin, maple sugar, sun-dried cane juice, honey, birch xylitol, organic erythritol, etc.)

2 teaspoons organic raw cacao butter, ghee, or grass-fed butter

2 teaspoons Longevity Power Maca Bliss

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Blend in a food processor for about a minute until it becomes a paste-like consistency. DON’T over blend into a soft butter. Mold the “dough” into a 6″ pie pan (or a small plate will do just find) and make the rim tall and rippled using you fingers. Set aside and then make the pumpkin cream:

Abundance of pumpkin seeds and Vita-Mixes

3 cups diced organic pumpkin (cut a pumpkin in half, scoop out the inside with a large spoon and slice off the skin with a knife, then chop the inner flesh into cubes and pack into 3 cups)

1/2 cup young coconut meat or 1/3 cup Native Forest Classic Coconut Milk

2 tablespoons sweetener of choice (glycerin, maple sugar, sun-dried cane juice, honey, birch xylitol, organic erythritol, etc.)

2 teaspoons organic macadamia nut butter (you can always make this yourself by putting macadamia nuts in the food processor for several minutes)

1 teaspoon Longevity Power LEVITY or Longevity in a Bottle

1/4 teaspoon KAL stevia extract powder or more sweetener of choice, to taste

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (freshly micro-planed/zest-gratered sticks or powder) Note: Organic True Ceylon cinnamon is considered more flavorful and medicinal than Cassia cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

2 small pinches freshly ground organic nutmeg (It is always best to buy dried whole herbs and grind them yourself using a micro-plane/zester, especially with the delicate nutmeg nuance)

2 small pinches vanilla bean powder

small pinch freshly crushed organic clove bud (Buy dried whole cloves and take the bud (round part) off of the stem (twiggy part), grind it with your fingers and use about half the bud in this recipe)

optional: 1 crushed organic allspice seed

optional: 1 small pinch micro-planed fresh organic ginger or 2 small pinches organic ginger powder

Blend on high in a high speed blender using a push-rod to keep the ingredients caught in the blade. Continue blending for at least 3 minutes until warm and creamy. Spatula out the entire pumpkin cream recipe into the pie crust. Since it is warm, you may serve immediately or place in the dehydrator for up to several hours. Have the best holiday dessert experience ever! I just enjoyed a pre-Halloween dining experience with my girl Bethanne at our own home, and my pumpkin pie was the keynote plate!

If you LOVE the idea of combining Superfoods and simple gourmet (absolutely the winning combination for health and joy) as we just did in my Raw Superfood Pumpkin Pie recipe, then I know you’ll LOVE my eBook “Superfood Beauty Elixirs: Mouth-watering liquid nutrition for immunity, weight loss and longevity in 5 minutes flat!”

…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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