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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.
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.
My 100% healthful Vanilla Malt & Chocolate Butterscotch Swirl Gelato Fudgsicles will blast your taste buds with rich creamy flavor without spiking your blood sugar.** This superfoodized delicacy is designed to nourish your immune system and nervous system with its content of long-chain omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin c, tonic herbs, lecithin, and antioxidants.**
Place in a high-speed blender:
1 ½ cups organic pumpkin seeds (soaked and dehydrated rocks!)
1 1/4 cup warm tonic herb tea, gynostemma tea or spring water
½ cup organic walnuts (soaked and dehydrated rocks!) (careful of bulk-bin walnuts as they are notoriously oxidized, moldy or rancid)
4 organic pastured egg yolks or for a vegan option use a couple tablespoons non-gmo soy lecithin and a few dashes of spring water and cold pressed olive oil
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon organic ghee (my favorite) or cold-pressed organic 100% olive oil or 1/4 cup raw heavy cream
1 teaspoon organic almond butter
Blend on high for 1 minute and strain through 3 nut mylk bags (1 bag inside the other to create a 3-layered bag) into a large bowl. Pour back into the blender and then add:
2 tablespoons birch xylitol or wholesome sweeteners of choice
1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
¼ teaspoon stevia extract powder or ½ teaspoon for full sweetness (KAL brand and NOW brand are great tasting)
Blend on high for 15 seconds and then pour most into a pitcher leaving 1 cup in blender, then add to blender:
¼ cup organic raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon birch xylitol or wholesome sweeteners of choice
¾ teaspoon freshly squeeze organic lemon juice
Blend lightly. Set up your fudgecicle molds and pour the vanilla malt gelato (in pitcher) and chocolate butterscotch gelato (in blender) into the molds simultaneously to create a swirl of light and dark cream. Freeze for several hours. You may also just pour into a bowl and freeze to make gelato, or use a home ice cream maker if you have one. ENJOY!
To the greatest version of yourself!
I share your enthusiasm for a life built for longevity and peak performance. I want to share with you that my company is not a ‘discount product line.’ The quality and potency are there – and since you’re not paying for pills or capsules – all our products are already in a bulk-priced but elite-quality and extreme-potency form.
That said, I have found that increasing the percentage in one’s diet of herbs and superfoods is a winning strategy. Before Longevity Power, ‘feasting’ on tonics (and the accelerated healing and fully energized life that comes with it) was but a dream lived only by emperors past.
You see, the very mature and wise ‘nutrition theme’ of the 2010s is that no matter what diet path you follow, it must be rich in medicinal nutrients – less agriculturally tampered and closer to a virile wild state.
Raw… cooked… veg… primal… – chances are you’ll dabble in all of those labels over the years as I have, but no matter what is floating your boat right now, make sure it is abundant in nature’s medicine and a wide variety of immune-strengthening, hormone-balancing, stress-reversing, DNA-protective (and science-proven!) nutrients.
Enter: Longevity Power tonic herbs and superfoods. It is my life’s mission to ensure that you get to have all the life-transforming tonics your body craves. You shall not be held back from your potential any longer.** Get clear about the variety and quantity of powerhouse substances your body requires to reach your next set of goals.
Unleash into your life the healing power of herbs and superfoods!