February 23, 2023
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Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts, and more!
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My Latest Fascinating Discoveries: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
My Latest *Delish* Chocolate-Peanut Butter Keto Brick Cheesecake Recipe
You learned about the amazing keto brick here.
Basically, Keto Bricks are one of my favorite sources of on-the-go nutrition, with each “brick” (yes, they're big) packing 1,000 calories, with roughly 90 grams of fat, 30 grams of protein, and only 14 grams of total carbs.
I bring these with me when I'm hiking or hunting, and if you're an active person who needs massive amounts of low-carb calories for mountaineering, hiking, hunting, etc. I cannot recommend these enough. They are even shelf-stable above room temperature, which is great for long, hot hiking days.
The ingredient profile is clean and packed with nutrition. For example, here are the ingredients of the Buttered Maple Pecan flavor:
- Raw Organic Cacao Butter
- Grass-Fed Whey Protein (Maple Pecan)
- Pecan Butter (Roasted Pecans)
- Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
- Himalayan Sea Salt
Other flavors include ingredients like organic golden flaxseed meal, raw organic fermented cacao nibs, sacha inchi protein, and even ground coffee beans.
But these things are versatile for more than just chopping and eating. You can actually melt down an entire Keto Brick to make some of the most creamy and delicious cheesecake you’ll ever have in your life. While I prefer the buttered maple pecan flavor or chocolate peanut butter for this recipe, you may also want to experiment with Milk N’ Cookies, Peanut Butter or Toasted Almond Coconut!
-1 cup almond flour
-1/2 Keto Brick, melted (I melt over low-to-medium heat in a pot over the stovetop and stir frequently as it melts to keep it from burning, mostly because I’m too lazy to use a double-boiler setup, which works even better).
-½ tsp vanilla extract
-2 tbsp granulated sweetener
-1 large egg
-1 large egg
-2 tbsp monkfruit, allulose, or stevia
-4 oz cream cheese or coconut cream, room temperature
-1 tbsp sour cream or full-fat yogurt or coconut yogurt
-1 tsp maple or vanilla extract
-½ Keto Brick, also melted
-½ cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Mix the almond flour (you can also use coconut flour if desired) with the melted half-brick, vanilla, and sweetener. Add in egg and combine.
- Spread this mixture onto a lightly greased cake mold, loaf pan or baking pan, pressing it in with your fingers. Form a short lip around the pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F.
- Remove crust from oven and allow to cool on counter or in fridge.
- Chop pecans or walnuts and evenly sprinkle over the cooled crust. Save a little extra for the topping if you want.
- Mix melted half brick, cream cheese or coconut cream, sour cream or yogurt, sweetener, maple or vanilla extract, and egg (you can just mix this all up in the same pot you melted the brick in if you allow it to cool slightly so the egg doesn’t cook).
- Pour filling over the crust and spread, ensuring there are no exposed areas.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350°F, or until the middle is set. Let cool then refrigerate, preferably overnight.
- Sprinkle with toppings like nuts, goji berries, blueberries, drizzled honey, low-sugar chocolate chips, or any other topping of your choice! Cut into slices if using a loaf pan or squares if using a brownie pan.
Want to try it for yourself? Grab your Keto Bricks here. (Also keep an eye out for my brand new cookbook coming soon, Boundless Cookbook 2.0, as I like to call it.).
My New Parenting Book Is Available To Pre-Order Now
That is, I just put the finishing touches on my brand new parenting book – which covers and decodes everything from education to baby nutrition to discipline to legacy to finances to college and much, much more!
It's called…drumroll please…
Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents.
This book isn't just written by me and my superstar wife Jessa. Rather, I put together a dream list of amazing and inspirational parents who I admire and asked them to share their best-of-the-best tools, tactics, and habits for raising incredible children in this modern world.
Part of my motivation to create this anthology of parenting wisdom was my own wish to know “all the answers” before I became a parent. I would have loved to have had the perfect parenting blueprint. Unfortunately, when Jessa and I were young parents, there was no step-by-step instruction guide that existed for how to raise impactful, happy, and fulfilled young humans – so we, along with most parents, walked into this life-altering journey without a blueprint.
But now it exists. Why try to go on this parenting journey alone and make time-wasting and life-changing mistakes when parents who have come before you can share with you all their insider secrets?
So now Boundless Parenting is here…I couldn't be more excited, and guess what? Pre-orders are LIVE right now! Head over to BoundlessParentingBook.com to learn more and sign-up for pre-order notifications.
A Quick Little “By The Way”…I'm Hiring
That's right: I'm hiring!
I'm currently on the hunt for a superstar part-time Editorial Assistant to join our team at Ben Greenfield Life. Click here to learn more and apply if you're interested!
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
“Forever Dog”: Longevity Enhancing Secrets For Maximizing Your Dog’s Lifespan & Healthspan, What To Feed Your Dog, 8 Ways To Walk A Dog, Vaccines & Much More With Dr. Karen Becker.
This episode was brought to you by Apollo (code BG15), Lucy Nicotine Gum (code BEN20), Organifi, LMNT, Essentia (code BENVIP), Ben Greenfield Coaching, and Shine Sedona.
The Ultimate Vinegar Extravaganza – The Medicinal & Culinary Miracles Of Vinegar, How To Make Vinegar, Vinegar On Ice Cream (!) & Much More With TJ Robinson.
This episode was brought to you by HVMN (code BENG20), BiOptimizers (code BEN10), Clearlight Sauna (code BEN), Naboso (code BEN), Ultimate Longevity, Six Senses Event, and SHINE Sedona.
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Articles I Published This Week:
The Ultimate Guide To Cold Thermogenesis, Part 3: My Favorite Home Cold Tub Setups, Cold Shower Tips, & How I Chill Out Daily.
My full article feed and all past archives of my articles are here if you want to check out past articles.
Product Of The Week:
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Six Senses Retreat: February 27, 2023 – March 3, 2023
Join me for my “Boundless Retreat” at Six Senses from February 27th, 2023 to March 3rd, 2023, where you get to improve on your functional fitness, nutrition, longevity, and the delicate balance between productivity and wellness. Complete with a healthy farmhouse breakfast, yoga spa sessions, and sound healing, you get to learn how to live a boundless life just like me, and I'd love to see you there. Learn more here.
Shine Event / VIP Dinner: March 10th – March 12th
I want to personally invite you to an intimate VIP dinner experience with my family and I in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. I'll be in AZ during that time presenting as a keynote speaker at the Breath, Body & Beyond ‘Shine' event from March 10th to the 12th, and I'd love to see you there for my formal dinner on the 11th. At this dinner, you'll be presented with an exquisite home-style dinner personally prepared by the entire Greenfield family, a free signed copy of Boundless Cookbook, a personalized Q&A with me, and entertainment by local vocal artist and my younger sister, Aengel Greenfield. Learn more here.
Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Aminos Featured Flavors
Kion Aminos just added mouth-watering Watermelon and Mango to their already delicious lineup of essential amino acid supplements.
If you aren’t using Kion Aminos yet, it’s time to start.
Check this out: You’ve probably heard that your body is made up of mostly water. What you probably haven't heard is that everything is 50% amino acids.
These building blocks of life are essential for health and fitness. No matter how you like to move—whatever you do to stay fit—amino acids are essential.
This is why Kion Aminos is my fundamental supplement for fitness.
I drink them every day for energy, muscle, and recovery.
Kion Aminos is backed by over 20 years of clinical research, has the highest quality ingredients, no fillers or junk, undergoes rigorous quality testing, and tastes amazing with natural flavors.
So, if you want to naturally boost energy, build lean muscle, and enhance athletic recovery…you need to get Kion Aminos.
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Asking A Quick Favor About My New Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I just wanted to quickly thank all of you who ordered a copy of my new book, Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits for Spiritual Stamina.
This book was written and inspired by my own personal temptations, struggles, and failures, and informed by what I’ve studied and learned along the way.
It’s my deepest wish and prayer that it touches your life and gives you the tools and tactics you need to build your own spiritual stamina, strap on your sword, trust God and experience the peace, love, and joy of His creation.
If Endure does make even the smallest impact on your life, I would love it if you could help me spread the word far and wide, by:
- Leaving a review on Amazon
- Sharing the book on social media and tagging me (@bengreenfieldfitness)
- Buying a copy for your friends and family
Thanks again for all your support!
P.S. I can also give special discounts for bulk purchases of my books. So, if you would like to use them for a Bible study or a book club, please email publishi[email protected], and my team will get you set up.
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