April 6, 2023
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup!
In this weekly post, I share with you my most interesting discoveries of the week, including 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 opportunities to learn, giveaways, discounts, and more!
My Latest Discoveries: New Things I'm Trying, The Latest Life Hacks, Books I'm Reading, And Much More!
How To Make Healthy, Baked Donuts…With Baby Food.
I'm working on a new cookbook (see BoundlessCookbook.com for my latest one), so things have been gettin' hot in my kitchen with new recipe experimentation, including baby food donuts.
Yes, you read that right.
I'm known for eating baby food, often straight from the pouch – squirted into my gaping maw – and at other times used as a savory salad dressing, creamy smoothie ingredient, or a low-calorie dessert substitute. But, as a grown baby like me should be, I'm quite picky about my baby food, which is why I only eat the stuff from a company called Serenity Kids.
You can listen to my podcast with Serenity Carr, the founder of Serenity Baby Foods here, but in short, this is the most nourishing, infant-appropriate, cleanest baby food I've ever discovered, jam-packed with tasty, nutrient-dense flavor combinations of pasture-raised meats, organic vegetables, and healthy fats and designed to neatly match the nutrient ratio properties of breastmilk.
The original Boundless Cookbook included my twin son's mouthwatering, guilt-free, Paleo Pumpkin donuts, so I'd be remiss not to include more donut action in this cookbook. These baked blueberry donuts, inspired by Serenity herself, are full of fresh blueberries and topped with a sweet coconut glaze.
They're perfect for a weekend breakfast, and if you're like me, even better when dipped into a piping hot mug of black coffee. The primary superstar ingredient in them is, of course, Serenity Food's Berry Butternut Smoothie (basically a smoothie pouch designed for young ‘uns), which contains organic butternut squash, organic coconut cream, organic blueberries, water, organic spinach, hydrolyzed grass-fed bovine collagen, organic lemon juice.
30 to 45 minutes
Tools and Materials
- Silicone donut molds
1½ cups almond flour
1 cup tapioca flour
2 scoops collagen, unflavored or vanilla
1½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
1 cup fresh, organic blueberries
1 Serenity Kids Berry & Butternut Dairy-Free Smoothie + Protein
¼ cup plain yogurt
3 large free-range eggs
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted & cooled
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp apple cider vinegar
¼ cup coconut butter
¼ cup coconut cream
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional – you can use an alternative sweetener such as stevia instead if desired)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: coconut flakes or bee pollen
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and generously spray your donut pan with coconut oil spray. If you’re using a silicone donut pan (preferred), you don’t need to spray the pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the smoothie pack, yogurt, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla until a smooth mixture forms.
- Stir in apple cider vinegar to wet ingredients until just combined.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, collagen, baking powder, and salt until combined.
- Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth and combined.
- Fold in the blueberries until mixed throughout the batter.
- Fill each donut mold ¾ of the way full.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow donuts to completely cool before popping them out of the mold.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk together the coconut butter, coconut cream, vanilla extract, and maple syrup or honey (if using) until mixture is smooth & thick, about 5-6 minutes.
Assembling the Donuts:
- Dunk each donut in the glaze.
- Sprinkle with unsweetened coconut flakes or bee pollen if desired.
- Store donuts in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
How's that sound? Pretty delish to me! Be sure to check out Serenity Kids for all the good stuff if you want to recreate this recipe.
Done-For-You Body & Brain Reinvention From My Team Of Ben Greenfield Life Certified Coaches
Good news: we've had a *record number* of you reach out to my personal coaching team this month.
Challenging news: I can only take on two more people to create a 100% custom fitness or nutrition plan for them next week.
If you're looking for a personal plan, check it out today or it might be a few weeks' wait to get in.
Click here to check out my coaching program to see how I can help you achieve your goals this year.
I Was Featured On Primal Kitchen's Podcast!
I was recently featured on Primal Kitchen‘s podcast where I chatted with co-founder Morgan Zanotti about a wide range of topics, including unconventional physical and endurance therapies, the controversial use of drugs for weight loss, and my top tips for a long-lasting marriage.
And if you aren't familiar with Primal Kitchen, they're a company that produces condiments and sauces that are made with high-quality ingredients that make mealtime easy and delicious. I highly recommend you check them out if you haven't yet (and use code BEN to get 10% off your order)! I'm pretty much addicted to their ketchup, mayo and mustard particularly.
Check out some highlights from the podcast episode by clicking the links above, or click here to learn more.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
The “Monster Mash” Muscle-Building Tactic, Live Like A Polar Bear, Decoding Vitamin C, Melatonin, Iodine, Magnesium & More With Dr. Leland Stillman.
This episode was brought to you by Apollo (code BG15), Vuori, BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough (code BEN10), Timeline Nutrition (code BEN), and Ben Greenfield Coaching Corporate Program.
A Done-For-You “Shotgun” Formula For Fixing Your Digestion (The Gut Repair Formula), Oral Peptides, Mold & More With LVLUP Health’s Kyal Van Der Leest.
This episode was brought to you by Organifi Red Juice, Joovv (code BEN), Seed (code BEN15), Bubs Naturals (code BENG), Naboso (code BEN), and Boundless Parenting.
Ben Greenfield's VIP Text Club: To receive exclusive texts from Ben Greenfield, text the word “FITNESS” to 411247 (within the U.S. only).
My Article Feed:
My full article feed and all archives of my articles are here.
Podcasts I Was Featured On This Week:
Author Ben Greenfield’s Unconventional Methods for Better Health and a Happy Marriage
Product Of The Week:
::: Easily Improve Your Cellular Health And Wellness (& Get A Free Gift) With NanoVi :::
Proteins play a crucial role in cell functioning.
DNA specifies the number, type, and sequence of amino acids required to form a protein, which is produced by complex cellular machinery as an unfolded protein. To perform its intended function, water with specific properties accumulates on the surface of the unfolded protein, triggering it to fold into its precise 3-D shape.
NanoVi is a revolutionary device that helps with this last step, protein folding. Now, drugs target individual proteins (and researchers must know the folded shape since it determines function). 80% of current drugs are manipulating proteins in some way—often with side effects because the protein interactions are not understood or can’t or can't be controlled.
NanoVi doesn’t single out individual proteins, instead, it improves their whole environment—all proteins live in water so NanoVi supports them through the water. This is why they look for water to find life in space—it is essential for all life.
Drugs tell proteins what to do, and they override the body. NanoVi assumes the body knows what to do and simply makes it easier for proteins to get the work done.
So there's your cellular wellness lesson for the day!
Personally, I've been using NanoVi for the past six years and it has become one of my preferred biohacks. I simply breathing through the device's mouthpiece or the nasal cannula that comes with my NanoVi Exo. I find it convenient to use during my regular activities, such as exercise, where I wear the nasal cannula to avoid the need for a still head. However, you can also use the arm without inserting tubes into your nose, which is the case when using the nasal cannula.
NanoVi is an exceptional technology that provides one of the most rapid, secure, and advanced approaches to DNA repair, accelerated tissue, and cellular membrane regeneration, and quicker recovery. It is also a remarkable solution for improving mitochondrial health, promoting longevity, and a great addition to any anti-aging, fitness, or recovery regimen.
Click here to learn more about how it can improve your cellular health and wellness.
PS: My readers receive a ruggedized transportation case at no cost when you use the link above. Be sure to use that link so that you can receive worthwhile information like study results and pricing. Happy shopping!
Health Optimisation Summit: June 17th – 18th, 2023
Don't miss the opportunity to join me at The Health Optimisation Summit in London! This is your chance to be part of a community of 2,500 like-minded people and learn from world-leading health speakers. You'll be able to fast-track your health journey, discover cutting-edge secrets and hacks, explore the latest tech and gadgets, and find the cleanest and healthiest supplements and nutrient-dense foods. Don't miss out on this incredible experience! Learn more here.
HUM2N: June 19th, 2023
With a limited guest list of only 20 individuals, HUM2N is focused on personalized health and wellness coaching. The event will feature a panel discussion between me and Dr. E (the founder of HUM2N), followed by an audience Q&A session. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to experience at least one biohacking treatment such as NAD+ IV, Cryo, or Hyperbaric Oxygen, as well as enjoy lite bites and beverages in partnership with Loui Blake – HUM2N CMO and serial entrepreneur in the healthy food space. Non-alcoholic beverages, mocktails, and organic wine from Dry Farm Wine will also be provided. All attendees will receive a Superhuman 2 protocol worth £750 that they can book at their convenience. Learn more here.
Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
Kion Product Of The Week: Brand New Kion Protein Bar
You know I’m a huge fan of Kion.
They combine the cleanest natural ingredients into complementing supplements (and foods!) that help you unlock your body’s natural energy.
And their new Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar is out of this world delicious.
Not only that but it is made with only real, whole-food ingredients—giving it balanced macronutrients for clean, stable energy.
The Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar’s complex flavors and texture come from real, natural, whole-food ingredients such as…
- Organic almonds
- Organic cocoa nibs
- Organic chia seeds
- Organic coconut, and
- Organic honey
And it contains 11 grams of satiating protein from grass-fed whey protein isolate to support your active lifestyle.
I promise you, you’re going to love this new protein bar. Click here to try it.
Asking A Quick Favor About My New Book Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents.
I just wanted to quickly thank all of you who ordered a copy of my book, Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents.
After two years of interviewing some of the top parents on the planet…
…. from crazy macho Alpha dads like the controversial “Liver King” and Spartan race founder Joe DeSena…
…to peaceful backwoods, unschooling, off-grid gardeners, and homemakers (including my children’s wilderness survival instructors and my own wife Jessa)…
…to outside-the-box thinking fitness icons like Kelly and Juliet Starrett, Paul Chek, and the Vega “Fat Fueled Family”…
…to a host of other entrepreneurs, billionaires, single moms, and dads, my own dear parents, pastors, education experts, legacy builders, wealth managers, and many others who have created impactful, happy, and resilient children…
…I’ve finally put the finishing touches on a 600+ page parenting book that is the most comprehensive parenting book that exists. It’s like the blueprint for raising a human.
If Boundless Parenting 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 [email protected], and my team will get you set up.
This Week's Most Popular Instagram Post:
This Week's Most Popular Tweet:
This Week's Most Popular Facebook Post:
2 thoughts on “The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 3/30-4/6”
Ben I started using the NAD3 and really notice a difference off that – would love if you had them on the pod! Do you still take thorne NR or just nad3
Does added ingredients to the Mitopure Urolithin A, such as Red Iron Oxide Color give concern?