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When I was 15, I lost 50 excess pounds in 6 months through some simple diet and exercise commitments.* The experience left me with a passion and desire for gaining as many benefits out of my nutrition and fitness habits as possible. I felt so much better that I became determined to turn my body into the healthiest expression of itself from then on.
I sought to find the most healthful and efficient practices available. I tried so many different diets along the way, a huge variety of foods, herbs and supplements, I made mistakes and made great decisions too. I came to the realization that one of the most impactful categories of nutrition most people were simply not consuming: Tonic Herbs (the missing food group!) These extremely nutrient dense tonic herbs and superfood extracts are now proven by science yet known for thousands of years as capable of restoring and upgrading the body’s state of health and performance in so many ways.*
But almost all of the tonic herbs available were difficult to come by, overpriced, weak in potency, or required taking the time to gather, prepare and brew for hours oneself. This made no sense to me as those who were lucky enough to learn about tonic herbs usually couldn’t stick to taking them and so they lost the cumulative benefits of life long functional health that tonic herbs help deliver.
Enter: Longevity Power!
I decided that I would be the one to provide the most potent, comprehensive, pure, cost-effective and simple to use tonic herbs possible. These are the tonics I consumed myself and shared with my loved ones, and I’m blessed to be able to dedicate my life and profession to sharing the way of tonic herbs with you.
Look through my 10 Longevity Power products to find which ones will help restore and upgrade your health and fitness needs.* You may find that one formula is what your body really needs at this time in your life. Or perhaps your body craves a bundle of products so that you can gain all the health and performance benefits of a life lived in the nutritional bounty that is your birthright!*
To your greatest health!
*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.
Hi. Christian Bates here, founder of Longevity Power. It’s time to show you my latest in superfood creations: My Off the Hook Superfood Ghee Ice Cream which features some ancient foods to help you succeed at your allergy free high nutrition living so that you can make your health and fitness goals come true!**
You’ll notice in the title that I did not say ‘Dairy Free.’ Keep an open mind as I explain. I’m about to introduce to you something that is neither vegan, nor raw. Okay, it’s an all out cooked animal product.
I know, I know… you’re thinking “Christian…my bro… I’m into adding in more raw plant foods into my life, not more cooked animal foods. You must be trippin.’ ”
Let me explain. I’m into balance, not labeling myself (but I am into labels on food products and I am for labeling of GMOs!); I love adding in the very best from every tradition. I’m into the cleansing aspects of hardcore raw vegan approaches, but several years (yep, I was a raw vegan for that long) of avoiding animal products just starts to feel bad. The body aches for what it needs.
According to a several thousand year old vegetarian/mostly vegetarian tradition practiced by billions of people called Ayurveda, this cooked animal fat is considered life itself. Whoa! It’s called Ghee. And it’s what the Ayurvedic doctor ordered.
For all the people who aren’t ready to try ghee, I won’t be pushy. I’m going to give you strategic and tasty options to make this ice cream a vegan/dairy free one, but I also invite (gently persuade) you to try an amazing ingredient which is the only milk product I regularly ‘do’ at this time (or maybe will ever do because all other forms of dairy except this one give me a mucus reaction): Ghee.
Ghee is the traditional Ayurvedic clarified butter. It’s pure butter oil with nearly 100% of the casein, lactose, milk solids and water removed. It’s made from organic grass-fed cow butter. Butter is 80% oil, 20% milk. Ghee is 100% oil, 0% milk. It’s pure essential fats – like coconut oil or cacao butter, but it’s an animal product and is high in CLA (Conjugated linoleic acids), a category of fatty acids that has been shown to have anticancer properties, strengthen immune function, and help the human body healthfully burn fat and healthfully reduce body fat deposits.
And yet it’s not raw. Ghee is made by cooking butter just above 200*F to coax the milk solids to separate off, leaving the pure butter oil. This process gives ghee a most enjoyable butterscotch flavor (before artificial flavors, butterscotch flavor was literally made from scorching butter, or ‘butter-scorch’.)
So why is ghee so fabulously healthy even though it is cooked? Well it’s just like coconut oil, which is highly resistant to oxidation from heat. Perhaps you have heard that coconut oil is consider the healthiest oil with which to cook. Well, I put coconut oil in 2nd place. Ghee is the most healthful to cook with and has an even higher smoking temperature. It’s healthy saturated fat content protects it from oxidation during heat. But, like all oils, ghee should be kept in glass, away from plastic and away from direct sunlight and be used as fresh as possible for the most health benefits.
I recommend Ancient Organics Ghee. These guys rock, are local to me (as is the farm they get their butter from), and obey the Ayurvedic details when they make the ghee (like only making it during the full or waxing moons.)
My Off the Hook Superfood Ghee Ice Cream Recipe tastes like vanilla butterscotch carmel with a hint of foresty goodness from all the adrenal-restoring tonic herbs in it.
Feel free to double this recipe.
Blend in blender on medium-high for at least 1 minute until very warm (so that the fats emulsify):
2 1/2 tablespoon ghee (or warm coconut oil or melted cacao butter, but ghee will give it the best ice cream flavor and texture without the ice cream allergens)
1 1/2 tablespoon non-GMO lecithin powder
1/2 can (7 oz) BPA-free canned full-fat organic coconut milk (Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk is great)
1 free-range organic egg yolk or additional 1 teaspoon non-GNO lecithin powder (if you choose egg yolk, you are deciding for yourself how to handle raw egg yolk so use your very best judgement)
Then add and blend on high for 20 seconds:
2 tablespoons non-GMO glycerin (this is really low glycemic amazing stuff!) or sweetener of choice (honey, etc.)
1 1/2 tablespoons spring water
1 teaspoon Maca Bliss
1 teaspoon Goji Joy
1 teaspoon LEVITY Red Asparagus Root Extract Powder
1/2 teaspoon Prepared He Shou Wu extract powder
1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon KAL stevia extract powder (use less if you are sensitive to stevia, use a touch more if you love stevia!)
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
OPTIONAL: 1 teaspoon Longevity Spirulina (best tasting spirulina!)
Pour into an ice cream maker, or into a bowl to set for a few hours in the freezer. Scoop into a small serving bowl and drizzle with Edible Goddess Chocolate Gold (best chocolate sauce ever!) or my very low glycemic butterscotch-caramel sauce:
Butterscotch-Caramel Sauce Recipe
Stir until smooth in a small bowl using a small silicon spatula. Feel free to double or triple recipe:
1 tablespoon non-GMO glycerin (the zero-glycemic option) or any wholesome liquid sweetener of choice
1/2 teaspoon ghee or warm coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon LEVITY Red Asparagus Root Extract Powder
1 pinch KAL stevia extract powder, to taste
P.S. Check out my other ice cream recipes: