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Remember when kombucha had just a tiny little corner in the refrigerated drink section of a natural food store? Fast forward 10 years, and today most stores now have multiple big end caps of kombucha with many competing companies. It’s almost cliché to make a kombucha reference in a yoga studio these days.
Here’s the insight: Bottled water kefir (a somewhat different ferment from kombucha) currently has just a tiny little refrigerated corner. Trust me, water kefirs are the next kombucha. Specifically, coconut water and fruit juice kefirs. They work for more people because there is no residual caffeine, nor a significant sugar content left because unprocessed sugars (from the coconut water and fruit) get eaten up by probiotic kefir bacteria more completely than sugar cane and honey.
But, you don’t have to wait for a big selection at the store – you can make it at home right now (and it only takes a couple days to ferment!).
Coconut Water Kefir
Pour 1 big size bottle of coconut water (not from concentrate) into a clean half gallon mason jar (it’s okay if it is pasteurized coconut water because it will become a living food).
OPTIONAL: Add freshly juiced organic watermelon or your favorite organic fruit juice
Add fresh organic water kefir grains (available from eBay) OR a dash (at least 1 tablespoon) of coconut water kefir (there are a few brands at many natural food stores including Kevita and Tonix).
Cover jar with a clean hand towel (allow air to be able to go into jar as this is an aerobic ferment which needs oxygen) and let sit for 24 hours during warm weather or 2-6 days if cool or cold weather.
Kefir is done when effervescent, not sugary sweet anymore, and tangy (due to the lactic acid produced by our friends – the probiotic bacteria – in the kefir culture). When kefir tastes done, refrigerate immediately to stop the kefir from producing an excessive amount of lactic acid. If your kefir grows kefir grains (looks like cooked white rice globules) (kefir does not always create grains: sometimes the kefir culture remains dissipated throughout the whole kefir) you should strain them out and continue to feed them by starting another batch of coconut/fruit-based kefir.
Want more immuno-enhancing, digestion-boosting water kefir recipes?! You’ll love the kefir elixirs in my book Superfood Beauty Elixirs.
2 HUGE Announcements:
1. Speaking of elixirs this summer, please go to http://LongevityPower.com and “pre-order” your stash of Longevity in a Bottle, my newest product, the world’s most comprehensive organic herbal superfood formula. Enjoy my exciting video all about it HERE.
To the your greatest vision of your life,
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,
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
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.
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
Happy New Year!
Kick-starting this year with excitement I present the trailer to my upcoming music video “The Cacao Rap:”
Think of this video as the pinnacle of “Edu-tainment,” the perfect way to both learn and have fun. The actual music video is to be launched within the next 1 to 2 weeks.
By the way, if you are as much of a cacao fan as me, be sure to get my eBook on how to make the best cacao drinks and other divine unique elixirs here: www.SuperFoodBeautyElixirs.com
(The written down Cacao Shake Recipe which I demonstrated in this video is at the bottom of this article.)
I recently gave a talk called “Discover Superfoods: Raw Cacao” at Whole Foods Market, Santa Rosa, CA, where I unleashed the cutting edge insights and “How To’s” in regard to an optimal Superfood-rich lifestyle.
In this 5-part video recording of my talk, you will learn how to make superior food choices amidst: the latest deceptions in agriculture, the new paradigm of food genetics and minerals, and the latest innovations in the foodie market.
Superfood Cacao Shake: the “extra-low-glycemic” energy and clarity drink made easy!
4-5 cups nut mylk (Blend a couple handfuls mixture of organic walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and hemp seeds with a quart of spring water, then strain through nut mylk bags into bowl)
1 1/2 tablespoons birch xylitol (or other wholesome sweetener of choice)
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon cold pressed organic olive oil
3/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Few pinches NOW brand Organic Stevia Extract Powder, to taste
Blend on high in a high-speed blender for 30 seconds, then add:
1/2 teaspoon AFA wild blue green algae
A few handfuls of spring water ice cubes
Blend for 10 seconds and serve in glass!
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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.
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WildBar: My original Superfood formulae, WildBar, produced with Ancient Sun Nutrition is available with free shipping on orders over $200 and 10-15% discount on select items. I have made WildBar a stocking stuffer every year since its debut Christmas 2006. Hint: The Mountain Mint flavored WildBar tastes just like chocolate candy cane fudge and the Mayan Spice tastes like cinnamon winter tea-flavored chewy goodness.
Superfood Beauty Elixirs Spiral Bound Book! Finally, our high demand eBook (still available as an instantly downloadable eBook or for your Kindle) is now available as a physical, in color spiral bound (perfect for opening flat on your kitchen counter with holiday guests) book through Amazon.com. Give the gift that keeps on giving, blessing your recipient with the ability to make herself or himself the most rejuvenating elixirs ever possible! Learn how to create mouth-watering liquid nutrition for immunity, weight loss and longevity in 5 minutes flat!
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Choose from hundreds of the highest quality herbs, spices and other superfood favorites. Note that the more pounds of herbs and spices in your cart, the higher discount you receive (up to 40% off!)
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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!