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It’s that time of year when spicy holiday tea can become a daily savored health strategy!

The classic mulling spices that induce nostalgia for holidays past are: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and citrus zest. These herbs are very similar to a chai spice blend which tends to also have cardamon and black pepper. Other mulling spices include star anise and a variety of fruits (apples, raisins) or fruit ferments (cider, wine, etc.)

Robust Autumn Tonic Tea

This recipe is a spicy tea up-leveled with tonics herbs for supreme nutritive abundance so your body can remain warm, glowing, blissful and immunologically-strong throughout the fall and winter.**

 

Bring to a simmer for at least 10 minutes:

 

2 cups spring water or 1 quart spring water for a lighter tea

1 tablespoon cut and sifted organic cinnamon True Ceylon Cinnamon is more tonic than Cassia cinnamon, but if you only have cassia just use it ūüôā

1/2 teaspoon organic ginger powder or grated fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon freshly micro-planed organic citrus zest (orange, lemon, tangerine, etc.)

        or several slices of organic citrus fruit

        or 1 drop organic essential oil of orange

        or 1 teaspoon organic dried orange rind bits

        or 1 teaspoon aged tangerine peel

2-5 organic whole dried cloves, pinched to break apart

2-5 organic dried allspice berries, pinched to break apart

1-3 pinches worth freshly micro-planed organic whole nutmeg

1-2 pinches sea salt

2-4 teaspoons tonic herb extracts, to taste

        Longevity Power Maca Bliss for serious warmth, vigor and creamy-malty taste

        Longevity Power Mushroom Immunity for a coffee-chai-like flavor and robust immune system strength

        Longevity Power Prepared He Shou Wu Extract for bliss, beauty and a nutty- chocolate-like flavor

        Longevity Power Longevity in a Bottle to capture the healing vigor of the forest

        Longevity Power LEVITY to lift above the stress of the mundane and get grounded and for a caramel-butterscotch-like flavor

        Longevity Power Goji Joy for pure happiness and a sweet, rich berry flavor

 

OPTIONAL: stevia extract or wholesome sweetener of choice, to taste

OPTIONAL: add organic apple cider (hard or fresh juice) or  organic wine to make wassail *be cautious when using alcohol (flammable) on a stovetop*

 

Strain through a very fine metal strainer or fine cloth nut milk bag into ceramic mugs. Grin and share!
Robust Autumn Tonic Tea
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Cheers to you being your healthiest version of yourself!

-Christian

 

 

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
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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! These grounding, nerve-calming substances go so well with holiday spice flavors and will allow your body to reverberate with holiday season cheer.**

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.

 

Raw Superfood Pumpkin Pie RECIPE

 

Make my pie to top off an autumn 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 ghee and/or organic raw cacao butter and/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:

Raw Superfood Pumpkin Pie RECIPE

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 ground vanilla bean

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. Garnish with goji berries or sprinkles of cinnamon and ground vanilla bean.

 

 

To your greatest version of yourself!

Christian Bates

Founder, Longevity Power

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
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Take your health up a big notch daily with this quick and easy to make yet divinely tasting beverage! With only 5 ingredients (44 ingredients if you count every phenomenal superfood and herbal extract in Longevity in a Bottle) your compliance level will surely be high. Combining compliance with the best nutrition ever = you taking the right action to get results!**

Super Fast and Easy Longevity Elixir Recipe
Easy Longevity Elixir Recipe

Put in any blender:

3 cups spring water

handful ice

2 teaspoons Longevity in a Bottle (or use Maca Bliss or Goji Joy)

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

stevia extract to taste (I like NOW Better Stevia¬†stevia extract powder the best. Don’t like stevia much? Use 1/16 teaspoon.¬†Stevia addict like me? Use 1/8 teaspoon or more.)

Blend. Let the foam dissolve for about 2 minutes. Serve in glass and enjoy your health journey!

 

Christian Bates

 

 

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
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Hey, it’s Christian Bates, founder of Longevity Power. I love making and eating¬†my Longevity Snap Bar recipe. Promise me that you’ll think lovely thoughts of me when you end up making this 1-3 times a week starting now through the new year!

What makes this home-made bar a superstar? Unlike every other food bar, this one is 1) rich in superfoods and tonic herbs and 2) very low glycemic. When a little lucuma and stevia are the only sweeteners, you end up with a bar you can snack on all the time with no blood sugars ups and downs.** The bar tastes like white chocolate caramel dessert, but has energizing substance to it like a wholesome snack should. And by adding in Longevity Power’s signature herbal formulas, we end up with my favorite strategy for health and longevity:

Taste + Health Density = Compliance + Results (I hope you like health-oriented math equations as much as I do!)

 

Longevity Snap Bar Recipe:

Blend the following in a food processor into a fine meal (do NOT over blend into an oily paste)

2 cups soaked and dehydrated organic raw almonds. If you don’t have this then use organic raw pistachios!Longevity Snap Bar Recipe (Organic, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic)

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

2 teaspoons lucuma powder

1 teaspoon Longevity Power’s¬†Maca Bliss

1/2 teaspoon Longevity Power’s¬†Longevity in a Bottle

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon KAL stevia extract powder. If you are less partial to stevia, use 1/16th teaspoon instead and add 1 tablespoon raw honey. If you love stevia like me, then use a sprinkle more, to taste.

 

After blending into a fine meal, add in:

1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon melted organic raw cacao butter. Melts above 90*F. I usually use a low temperature oven to melt in a glass mason jar.

a couple pinches of ground vanilla bean or a couple drops of organic vanilla bean extract

OPTIONAL: For a basic almond-white chocolate flavored bar, leave as is. For a holiday flavor add a couple pinches of cinnamon powder, a tiny pinch of cloves and a tiny pinch/grate of nutmeg.

 

Blend for about 20 seconds. Prepare you molds of choice (chocolate bar molds, ice cube trays, small plates, almost anything!) by placing a few organic raw cacao nibs in the bottom of each mold trench. Pour batter into molds and place in freezer for 15-20 minutes or more. Bars become hard like chocolate. Remove from molds and keep in mason jars in fridge or very cool area. Or serve to your friends on plates garnished with almonds and cacao beans.

 

To your daily health goal!

-Christian Bates

www.ChristianBates.com

 

 

 

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
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This one’s going to rock your world.

The research is in: Herbal tea making does wonders for your immune system, induces bliss, cuts cravings, and builds resilience to stress.** That said, most people have replaced the 5000+ year old tradition of tea making with coffee, soda and really crappy beer. But if you’re reading this you know those crappy beer days are being happily phased out because making herbal tea is SO much more creative and fun, yet just as habitually simple and energizing.

I’ve made some pretty narly teas in my days. I felt so good from them, but the bitterness factor was in the “my family won’t drink this” level. I was boiling medicinal mushrooms, roots, green leafed herbs and very sour berries like schisandra berry all in one pot. Good times, still do it.

The Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe (Family Pleaser)A’hem. Look, making myself and yourself healthier with bitter brews is just a small part of my mission. But the biggest part of my mission is to make really tasty (like gourmet hit-the-spot tasty) products that everyone loves AND are just as potent and life changing as the bitter stuff!¬†Enter: My Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe (So good, our mom’s will rave about it!)

This tea combines 2 of the tastiest teas humanity has ever created: chaga mushroom and mulling spices. Note: The ingredients are a cinch to get.

Mulling spices are nearly synonymous with pumpkin pie spice, chai spices, and wassail (a holiday alcoholic mixed drink – “Here we come a-wassailing…”) spices. You can buy organic cut and sifted mulling spice blends or you can buy each herb individually. Try you local natural food store for a blend. The basic organic mulling blend includes about equal parts:

Organic cinnamon (true Ceylon or Cassia)

Organic cloves

Organic allspice berries

Organic dried ginger bits

Organic dried or fresh orange peel

OPTIONAL: Star anise, smaller amount of ground nutmeg, and vanilla.

I get almost all my tea making herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs.

The Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe (Family Pleaser)

Chaga mushroom: This mushroom breaks every rule of being a mushroom. Rule 1: Taste. Instead of the weird earthy taste, chaga tastes like vanilla extract. It actually has naturally occurring vanillin in it. Rule 2: Accessibility. You don’t have to wildcraft chaga at just the right season, you can simply order it all year ’round HERE. Rule 3: Price. When buying wild-mimicked chaga (small pieces or ground), it’s surprisingly cheap for being such a precious mushroom. And, you can brew the chaga over and over and it still keeps saturating the water with its beautiful dark brown pigments and medicinal compounds.

The Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe (Family Pleaser)

Wild chaga growing on a birch tree that I harvested during a trip to Maine this summer.

Why use Chaga? Chaga is the highest antioxidant whole herb ever documented. It’s about tied with the antioxidant level of raw cacao. Chaga is loaded with polysaccharides – healing sugars that rapidly improve the immune system. Chaga is the quintessential herb of Russia that Russian scientists continue to study and use themselves. Out of all the medicinal mushrooms, Chaga seems to be in second place – Reishi mushroom taking first prize in all around health benefits.¬†Learn more about chaga and reishi in my article about them HERE.

The Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe in 3 easy steps:

1. Place a handful of mulling spices and a handful of wildcrafted chaga mushroom (small chunks, cut and sifted, or granules) into your pot. Add spring water and simmer for 15-30 minutes or more. Add more water if brewing for more time – it’s okay to brew longer.

2. Let cool slightly (not burning hot, just very warm) and pour through a very fine strainer (or nut mylk bags) into a ceramic mug.

3. Add a tiny pinch of sea salt and a few pinches or drops of stevia extract to taste. Taste test and serve to everyone (You don’t even have to tell them how healthy it is!) for the best holiday cheer as we advance into the new year!

BONUS SECTION:

The Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe (Family Pleaser)For those of you not satisfied with just chaga and mulling spices (and you know who you are), you can add in my new product Longevity in a Bottle. Simply add in 1-3 teaspoons while the tea simmers. It will impart a bit of a root beer flavor to your holiday tea but it won’t throw off the flavor. Yes, you can heat/cook/simmer Longevity in a Bottle without messing with its properties. It’s a good and fun idea actually. Enjoy!

To you taking your health to the next level throughout the holidays this year!

Christian Bates

Founder of Longevity Power Inc.

Author of ChristianBates.com

 

 

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
The Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe (Family Pleaser)
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