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Yes, you can detox and feast too! How do you want your burger uncooked: well done gourmet or rare nutrition? How about both! I’m talking about an organic raw plant-based burger recipe that not only satisfies the heartiest of stomachs but nourishes and detoxifies your body.
It is my mission to empower you (and the world if you’ll help me!) with the strategy of combining superfood nutrition with easy-to-make, yet exquisite gourmet. Nutrition + Gourmet = Compliance = Health Results. Make this burger now because you deserve it. (Why would you not? Come on get crackin’!)
Blend in a food processor for 5- 10 minutes:
5 cups soaked (2 – 24 hours) organic pumpkin seeds (approximately 3 1/2 unsoaked pumpkin seeds)
2/3 cup cold pressed organic olive oil
1/2 cup soaked (or not soaked, no biggy!) organic raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped ripe organic bell pepper
1/3 cup raw organic sesame tahini
1 – 2 tablespoons organic unpasturized sauerkraut
1 tablespoon raw organic dark-colored miso of choice
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon fresh de-stemmed rosemary
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon organic ground cayenne
juice of 1 lemon
4 cloves organic garlic
OPTIONAL (but choose at least 1 to make this a truly detoxifying and super nitrifying burger!):
1 – 2 tablespoons zeolite powder (deeply detoxes environmental toxins from your body)
1 – 2 tablespoons richly brewed herbal tea of prepared rhemannia and shisandra berries (such a great “grilled” burger flavor, not to mention youth-building power)
1 tablespoon medicinal mushroom powder of choice (immunity with meaty flavor)
When somewhat smooth, add:
1 cup chopped peeled organic onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh organic leafy herbs of choice (cilantro is great! so is parsley!)
Blend lightly for 10 seconds or until onion and herbs are mixed but still somewhat chunky. Using a spatula, make over a dozen 4-5 inch patties on sheeted dehydrator trays or parchment paper covered baking tray. Dehydrate in dehydrator at 145*F for 2 hours or place in a convection oven at the lowest heat possible (avoid going over 160*F. If your highest setting is much higher simply turn off the heat after 20 minutes but keep the convection fan on. Reheat as needed.) for 4 hours. Flip and continue to dehydrate in dehydrator/oven for at least 1 hour before serving or up to 12 more hours for a chewier burger.
Serve warm with a salad and other organic richly nutritious recipes of choice.
COMMENT QUESTION: What’s your favorite savory recipe to which you add super-nutritious things? Quick, post your answer below!
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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,
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.
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!
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.
If you are reading what I write this holiday season, chances are you are also thinking about what healthy and sustainable gifts to give your friends and family. What products can both make your recipient smile with satisfaction and be truly healthful, sustainably created, ecological and of great value to our continuing legacy of real down to Earth health and joy that more and more people (especially ourselves) are cultivating these days and wish to share with our loved ones?
We vote with our money and send a message to what we want our world to be like tomorrow when we share our word, deed and gift! Paradise on Earth is possible, and is already here when we take our solstice spirit to its appropriate outcome of investing in and giving only those gifts that represent the highest health of our times.
Below, you will find most of my favorite companies whom, just like you, CONSISTENTLY CHOOSE to share the cutting edge, most healthful products to the world. These products – from WildBars to Vitamixes – are of great variety (under $10…to a grandiose Santa gift; small stocking stuffer…to the giant wrapped package with the big red bow), so enjoy my top picks to serve your gift giving needs and have the Best Holiday Season Ever!
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Learn how to make the most aromatic, delicious crusty-outside-moist-inside warm raw bread rolls (gluten-free, grain-free) that you can serve as one of your keynote items on your holiday table!
“Don’t forget the bread rolls!”
I remember filling up on the herbed (onion and thyme) refined-wheat bread rolls as a kid. I stopped eating processed foods with all their side effects at age 18, so all my past obsessions with foods were “as a kid!” Now it’s time to kick-start the holiday season (mine and yours) with kick-butt nutrition that satisfies your stomach’s heart, your nostalgic tastes, and your body’s many nutritional needs for Superfood nutrition. There will be NO post-dinner zombies this year, only the energized serene feeling that uncompromised-quality superfoods like my Ultimate Holiday Thyme Bread Rolls.
Ultimate Holiday Thyme Bread Rolls topped with avocado, a nutty stuffing, sprouts and generous globs of miso-mushrooms gravy!
Ultimate Holiday Thyme Bread Rolls Recipe
Feed through the top of a food processor with the shredder blade (single cut shredder blade, NOT the small holes grater blade), or slice thinly with knife:
2-3 medium-large onions, peeled and cut into smaller pieces.
Place onion shreds into large bowl.
Blend in a food processor (now with “S” metal blade) into a meal consistency:
3 cups organic sunflower seeds or organic fresh non-rancid walnuts or black walnuts if you can get them. OPTIONAL: Soak, rinse and germinate nuts/seeds ahead of time.
3/4 cup chia seed
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 clove garlic
Then add and blend again until dough-like:
1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh thyme or dried cut and sifted thyme
Add this batter to the bowl of onion shreds and sprinkle in:
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2-4 teaspoons Longevity Power Longevity Spirulina
OPTIONAL: Longevity Power Maca Bliss
Mix and mash with your bare clean hands and shape into bread roll shapes of your choice and place on dehydrator trays. Dehydrate 6 hours, then turn rolls over and dehydrate another 4-12 hours. Dehrate longer if you want crispy rolls, shorter if you want extra moist rolls. Serve warm from the dehydrator. Have the Best Holiday Season Ever!
This delicious and aromatic cream of sage, rosemary and thyme soup is loaded with mood-lifting, libido-enhancing, nervous system nourishing superfoods so as to pleasure your holiday fancy with a partner and keep you both feeling grounded and energized. Your nervous system from your brain to the sensors of your skin will come alive as the coconut oil combined with the minerals in the sea vegetables soothes your receptor sites making you feel at ease and home for the holidays from the inside out. This is also one of the few savory recipes today that contains the renowned hormone-modulating maca.
Serves 2 on the lighter side: Feel free to double the recipe.
Blend in a high-speed blender on high for 1 – 2 minutes:
2 1/2 cups warm herbal tea (ginger and medicinal mushrooms like shiitake are easy and flaverful!)
3 tablespoons organic miso (chickpea miso is excellent and soy-free)
3 tablespoons organic dried sea vegetables (choose from whole kelp, dulse, sea lettuce, laver and other favorites)
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, grass-fed ghee, or more coconut oil
2 teaspoons hemp seeds
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed organic lemon or lime juice
1 – 2 teaspoons Longevity Power Maca Bliss
1 teaspoon organic fresh or dried rosemary
1 teaspoon organic fresh or dried sage leaf
1/4 teaspoon organic fresh or dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon organic dried cayenne (whole dried or powder, approximately 40,000 IU, a measurement of heat units)
1 pinch sea salt
1 clove garlic
1/8 teaspoon MORE dried cayenne
The soup should end up quite warm (because of starting with warm herbal tea and the warming friction of the blender) and creamy with the sea vegetables well blended. Blend longer if using a low-powered blender. Pour into ceramic mugs or bowls and garnish with parsley, coconut amines/organic soy sauce, more lemon or lime juice, ad sprinkles of cayenne powder or Maca Bliss.
Feel the love for the holidays! Take great care of yourself!
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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!
This recipe really does taste like that thick mashed pinto bean dish we all love or have loved. Now you can experience the far more beautifying, living Superfood version – the perfect addition to a salad or a night of raw mexican cuisine! This recipe has the option of adding in some of the immuno-modulating and mood-lifting medicinal mushroom extracts, so if you have some, be sure to put them in.
Blend in a food processor until creamy, usually a few minutes of blending:
2 1/2 Cups Organic Sunflower Seeds, soaked
1/2 Cup Organic Cold-Pressed Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Fresh Tomatoes or Sweet Pepper of choice
1 1/2 Tablespoons Sesame Tahini
1 heaping teaspoon Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Cumin Seed or Dried Chipotle
1 medium-sized garlic clove, peeled
OPTION: After blending until creamy, add in 1/4 Cup chopped Organic Yellow Onion, and blend in for a few seconds, keeping the onion chunky.
This truly decadent recipe only gets better with Addictive Spirulina Guacamole!
Serve with a large raw salad made with garden or farmers market greens, or make as a snack scooped with celery or your favorite raw crackers.
If you make this often, you will grow your taste for fine mineralized cuisine, gain and keep the energy that comes with consuming the polysaccharides (slow burning healing sugars) of medicinal mushrooms and quality raw oils (slow burning, beautifying, does not stick to your ribs) of well sourced seeds and olive oil. Enjoy!
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!”