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This knock-your-socks-completely-off recipe was created by our genius friend, Special Diet Private Chef and Certified Nutritionist Ariane Resnick. If you love our kind of nutrient-dense, allergen-free style recipes, you’ll really love her work at ArianeCooks.com.
Some people are content to see the world exactly as they view it through their eyes and call it a day, every day. Other people yearn for more: brighter colors, deeper feelings, cosmic connection. I’ve always been the latter, and even as a small child I did things to get “high,” like push on my eyeballs with my fingers because it made me see flashes of pretty colors. I have multiple memories of my mother scolding at me to stop that, it can hurt your eyes. It became a late-at-night (read: after 8 pm bedtime) pleasure, pretty much until I was old enough to smoke pot and moved on to that instead. My college years were spent seeing A LOT OF PRETTY COLORS on a regular basis, and in the many years since my UC Santa Cruz haze, aka since “growing up” (while remaining a rainbow haired tattooed girl in DIY torn up tank tops), I’ve transitioned to finding euphoria in everything from farmers markets to herbal tonics.
Just because tonic herbs are legal, doesn’t mean they can’t get you crazy blissed out. Beyond that, of course, are their myriad health benefits, which include everything from reversing gray hair (thank you, he shou wu!!) to helping your body better adapt to stress. The only real issue I ever had with herbal tonics is the fact that though they are best absorbed eaten as a food rather than taken as a pill, they tend to taste pretty nasty. Enter Longevity Power, purveyors of outrageously effective– and delightfully palatable– premium quality herbs.
When I first tried LP’s “Levity,” which is an extract of red asparagus root (not related to normal asparagus, the veggie), I seriously felt like I was back in Santa Cruz partying like the type of rock star I am way too old to make my body be these days. It tastes like caramel, and it feels like ecstasy. And it totally helps your body adapt to stress, to boot. Add to that their Epic Reishi, which has an espresso flavor and provides support for your immune system, liver, and nervous system, and what do you get? Well, if you’re a culinary creative, you get ICE CREAM. Killer joyful mocha ice cream that is crazy good for you, being made predominantly of avocado and sweet potato, and is both vegan AND paleo, in addition to low glycemic. It is also super easy to make, the most difficult aspect of it being the do-ahead roasted sweet potato, and no one will know it isn’t full of dairy, soy, or anything processed at all. Because ice cream, like everything else, deserves to make you feel really, really good inside.
Magic Mocha Chip Ice Cream
1 small roasted sweet potato (any color)
1 1/2 cups coconut milk or other thick milk
1/4 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
2 tbls coconut nectar or honey
3 tbls Longevity Power Levity
1 1/2 tsp Longevity Power Epic Reishi
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp chocolate extract
3/4 tsp salt
stevia to taste: I like Sweet Drops toffee and use 2 droppers full
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth. If you don’t have a high powered blender like a Vitamix, add additional milk as needed. This is awesome eaten straight from the blender as a pudding, especially if you add a couple tbls of coconut oil before blending. But if you want to persevere and take it a step further to the land of frozen summer happiness, just chill the mixture until cold (about 1/2 an hour in the fridge, presuming your roasted sweet potato was cooled off) and then process in an ice cream maker.
Add 1/2 cup cacao nibs or chocolate chips, or some of each, at the very end, and freeze until firm.
Serve with a sprinkle of extra reishi on top and subsequently confound your friends and loved ones when you give them some then let them in on the fact that the tastiest mocha ice cream they’ve ever had has not a drop of dairy, soy, or coffee in it. Whole foods and superfoods take the cake– hell, they take the whole dessert– every time.
One of our very best friends, the very talented Personal Development Nutritionist Ronnie Landis demonstrates how to create a unique and effective hydration & calming elixir. It is so exquisitely satisfying!
Have Ronnie Landis unleash his well-spoken wisdom into your mind at Ronnie-Landis.com
Have you heard of the term ‘estrogen dominance?’ Because we are all exposed to a daily bombardment of modern chemicals, many doctors and nutritionists believe this silent affliction affects well over 50% off the world’s population.
Most have it to a varying degree. I know I did.
It’s an inner terrain toxicity and imbalance that can cause the near impossibility of losing excess weight, low energy, and immune system and nervous system issues. There are quite a few natural strategies to reverse or prevent estrogen dominance and create hormonal harmony and in this video I describe the most powerful thing you can do first…
This Herbal Chocolate Dipped Fruit recipe will:
– protect your DNA from environmental toxins (many of the herbs are detoxifying and cell-protective in nature)
– unleash the better side of your genetics – tap into your greatest physical + emotional potential
– insure your health beyond what traditional health insurance could ever possibly offer
– give you resilience to stressful situations so you’re not bogged down by depleted energy dealing with life
You only need to buy 2 items to make this recipe – I’ve kept it super simple for you!
1) Fresh organic ripe fruit (preferably from your local farmer’s market for berries, and if you use bananas please make sure they’re super ripe!)
2) 1-4 Chocolate Goldies (you can use more; this is a starting amount and what I used to make the recipe in pictures shown)
1) Melt 4 Chocolate Goldies at a low temperature in the oven or hot water bath (in a bowl that’s within a bigger bowl of hot water) on top of the stove (each bar is 1 ounce so you’re melting 4 ounces total).
2) Chop your fresh fruit into bite-size pieces, place together on a plate for easy quick access, and get your natural wood / bamboo tongs & a spoon ready for action.
1) With the melted chocolate in a bowl next to your plate of organic fruit, pick up a piece of fruit with the tongs, scoop a spoonful of the chocolate and pour over the fruit, let the excess drip off, and gently place on a separate clean plate.
2) Repeat until all fruit is used (don’t forget to taste test!)
The Chocolate Goldies are a TEMPERED perfected superfood chocolate bar allowing your chocolate to naturally harden within minutes of being dipped with fruit. Once all fruit has been dipped or drenched, serve and enjoy as is, or pop in the fridge to relish later. YUM!!
The question may arise if you *have* to use the Chocolate Goldies – or can you just melt some bitter cacao paste, add some dried herbal powders, and call it good? My answer is that sure you can do anything you want, but not if you want supremely silky smooth (stone ground), truly aphrodisiac style, endocrine-supporting (hormone-balancing) cacao alchemy that will activate your inner power, ability to give and receive love, and inspire you to want more for yourself.
I’ve meticulously formulated the Herbal Harmony flavor that you’ll use for this recipe and it goes way beyond just adding a tonic herbal powder blend (Longevity in a Bottle) to a chocolate bar. Shoot for the stars you guys and you’ll zoom right past them IF you raise your standards and align with the most potent high integrity nutrition that is 100% recognized by your body as real food.
Prioritize your health & happiness, today… right now! What could be more fun or delicious than whipping up a quick batch of these chocolate dipped fruits and enjoying them as a treat with friends? You and everyone you make these for will adore them not only because they are a quick raw dessert recipe to make, but because you get your infusion of 40 different adaptogenic tonic herbs in every single bite. You don’t need to know how to formulate tonics or how to synergize herbs for maximum potency and absorption. I’ve done this complex step for you!
Have you made any recipes using the Chocolate Goldies? If so, we’d love to hear what you’ve done with them! Post a comment below and share how herbal infused healthy desserts have played a key role in helping you eat better as part of your overall wellness strategy.
Chocolate is the most unifying food. Infused with Longevity in a Bottle (our 40 ingredient blend of superfoods & herbal extracts) takes it beyond comprehension. You *can* have your cake and eat it too… your future self will thank you for it! HIGH LEVEL NUTRITION is where it’s at.
OMGhee! Christian Bates teaches you how to make the healthiest ghee possible, describes its many remarkable health benefits, and even shows you how to save a botched batch:
Check out ‘Longevity Power Elixirs‘ recipes book for nutritious recipes with ghee!
Comment Question: What nutrient dense recipe made with ghee would you like me to make next?
To your greatest health!
Is it time to change up your smoothie routine? Watch Christian Bates combine just the right special ingredients to create the ultimate energizing, immune strengthening, cell-repairing shake! You’ve never made a shake with a base like this before…
This versatile shake makes the perfect breakfast, pre-workout meal, recovery elixir and mouth-watering guiltless dessert!
Christian Bates makes the most powerful tonic herbal elixir for maximum stamina, endurance and power!
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Comment question: What are your favorite herbs this week?
To your greatest health,