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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

This blog post has been written exclusively as a Guest Blog for The Edible Goddess. Read the full post.

“Hi Edible Goddess fans! This is Bethanne’s love, Christian Bates.I love boosting my health through therapeutically nutritious elixirs, superfood drinks, and tonic herbs and occasionally doing a fast or cleanse on them, and I really hope you do to or will start to today.

Christian and Bethanne

And yet I see so many people doing the second best thing, which is trying get their trace nutrients from green vegetable juice only.

May I be frank and bold? There are countless…..”

Read the rest here!

Raw cacao is considered by some the best food ever, by others a stimulant not part of an optimal diet, and by others the most nutritious food ever but they don’t eat it because its too stimulating in their experience. It’s so funny how things in the raw food world are seemingly conflicting, but of course there is truth behind it all. I’d like to appeal to everybody here and show you what I do with cacao that cancels the stimulation side and turns on the balancing side. If you have sworn to yourself that you are done with cacao, or if you are currently eating bags of cacao every week, either way this is the blog for you.

Tonic herb ice cube tray nougats drenched in blue green algae chocolate

My technique of eating cacao without the stimulation is a new way of looking at chocolate that is also the ancient South American way of looking at chocolate: eating cacao with an abundance of tonic herbs and other superfoods.

Blueberry pie with chocolate-shilajit seed crust

So, next time you make an all raw cacao drink, chocolate ice cream, hard chocolate, fudgey pudding, chocolatey bliss balls, cacao-containing energy bars, chocolate pie, or any other raw recipes you enjoy, consider ammending those recipes with the rich earthy flavors of these tonic herbs and superfoods (each ingredient is a link to a source of the ingredient I really like):

Internet orders + blender + cacao + herbs = gourmet cacao without the stimulation

~Astragalus Powder

~Blue Green AFA algae

~Chaga Mushroom powder

~Cordyceps Mushroom powder

~Ginseng Bude Blossom Crystals

~Goji berries (Up to you to decide whose goji’s you like best)

~He Shu Wu extract powder

~Host Defense multi-mushroom mycelium powder

~Lion’s Mane mushroom extract

~Mucuna powder

~Noni powder

~Pearl Powder

~Reishi Mushroom extract powder

~Rhodiola extract powder

~Royal Jelly (Sean Lee Gardner’s Organic Powder)

~Shilajit powder

~Spirulina powder (“Azteca” and “Manna“)

~Tonic Herb Tea (Bethanne’s blog shows you how to make this; this tea is perfect to make as part of the nut mylk base for the cacao drink! We get all our tea herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs)

~Vanilla Bean powder

I am going to request that you let loose some ideas you might have about your chef skills and realize that you are ALREADY a deeply skilled master alchemical chef ready to whip up a cacao recipe with this technique – even if it is just simply bliss balls (bunch of coconut flakes, hemp seeds, cacao, a couple teaspoons of tonic herb powders and sweetener mashed and rolled into small balls!). Another simple quick recipe is to mix raw cacao powder with melted coconut oil, some sweeteners, pinch of salt, and your choice of herbal powders, and then put into ice cube trays and chill.

My very Edible Goddess sipping a reishi "hot" chocolate

There is one more variable to the situation of how stimulated or balanced you feel with cacao and that is the quality, processing temperature, and sprouting of the cacao. Sprouted cacao (hardly available on the market today, but will be available soon) will likely be the ideal cacao as the spouting may lower the theobromine content and boost the more calming constituents. We will see, and you can bet I am really excited to see, if a sprouted cacao revolution comes about. Of course, if the cacao has been pressed or even secretly roasted despite being labeled “raw,” then that can also mess with the desired more balancing effects of cacao. We hope that truly raw heirloom and wild quality cacao will only grow in the market and that all the sources will get much better at consistently having the best ever cacao beans, powder, butter and paste – all made with integrity and love.

For now, don’t fear cacao. Eat as much cacao and herbs as you can handle so that you can enjoy the best health ever with therapeutic amounts of minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and spirit-boosting effects contained within all of these superfoods and herbs.

If you are reading my blog then you have probably dabbled with certain superfoods, or you might be well on your way to incorporating a whole superfood program to your best-ever fun and healthy lifestyle. We can make a difference in our health by trying all the big superfoods out there (raw cacao, blue green algae, maca, goji berries, marine phytoplankton, etc.), but I want to talk about 4 of them that you might not have realized can change your life, your body, the radiant vital health of your tissues….if the dosage is high enough!

MSM Powder

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur molecule that is found in plants, in rain, in your body, and just about everywhere but the Standard American Diet. Most people are seriously deficient in sulfur and suffer the constipating impermeability of their cells and tissue as a result of such deficiency. Taking MSM not only plugs sulfur in where it is biologically needed, but greatly opens up your body from the inside-out, detoxing you and allowing more nutrition of what you are already eating to go deeper into you cells. This promotes more vital tissue function, flexibility and growth, including having hair and nails grow in stronger. MSM can reverse allergies and speed up recovery after exercise, but most importantly it simply is key to going to a newer level of health. We go on MSM programs of having a daily half gallon drink of water that contains over 10,000 mg of MSM (1 tablespoon of MSM powder, 1 heaping tablespoon of MSM crystals). When one first does MSM, spread your daily dosage out over the whole day not having more than a couple thousand mg at once, or it might feel detoxingly-weird. Then within a month, full dosages start to feel really good. We use OMICA’s new MSM Crystals.

Shilajit Powder

Shilajit is a resin found in the Himilayas where it oozes out of walls of rock. It is the product of eons of the Earth pressing plant and soil matter, creating an edible coffee-tasting concentrate of minerals and fulvic acids. Considered the best “herb” of Ayurvedic medicine, the fulvic acid content can pull out heavy metals even when one is already taking zeolites. We recomend getting it in powder extract form. You can blend in 2 tsp of it to a sweetened nut mylk for the best “latte” ever! Again, you gotta do this one everyday for days in a row to push the best health ever button and experience the results!

We have already had half of this batch of coconut water kefir in the last 2 days!

Coconut kefir is a drink made from taking coconut water and kefir grains and fermenting them for two days into an effervescent sugar-free probiotic-rich soda. We recommend taking 3 large packs of ONE brand coconut water (word is this product is the best quality and is pasteurized at a raw temperature below 120*F) and mixing the coconut water with a small bag of kefir grains (purchase kefir grains organic and vegan from eBay), let sit in a towel-covered lid-open gallon glass jar in warm area. When done, blend the kefir with some vanilla and stevia to make the best soda ever! This substance makes me smile with my first sip as my ecosystem of good bacteria in my body light up as new friends come aboard. We need a lot of probiotics because we are supposed to have pounds in our gut, and we all come from a toxic background where everything we ate had some antibiotic poisonous bad-bacteria and yeast promoting trait. Taking small probiotic capsules usually aren’t enough, and to take an efficacious amount of capsules is not a good bang for your buck. Doing a daily regimin for weeks at a time with coconut kefir can reverse the sad symptoms of residual vitamin B deficiency and probiotic deficiency, as well as boost digestion to no end! If you have any yeast issues, your solution may center around coconut kefir.

Amla berry extract powder

High Vitamin C BerriesThese berries include Camu, Acerola and Amla. The tissue-healing, immuno-modulating, feel-great qualities of taking these daily in large dosages is perhaps necessary for health. Just having the vitamin C from eating oranges is really only enough to prevent scurvy. We want to have wild amounts to get the results we are looking for. Daily blenderfuls of water, couple teaspoons of camu or amla powder or a couple tablespoons of acerola powder combined with a pinch of salt and stevia will get the job done.

Now if you can somehow get all 4 of these substances in large doses most days for the next 3 months, then your next level of health is imminent and uncapped. Stay tuned: Bethanne and I are creating a tonic elixir recipe ebook soon that will show you how to make high dosage drinks with these superfoods in the tastiest way ever!

I want to hear from you! Please respond to this post if you have any success stories or any healthful results you have experienced from taking any of these 4 magical superfoods. I read all comments. Thank you!

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