June 11, 2021
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
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!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
My Mind-Blowing Summer Treat Creation: Baruka Butter Chocolate Creamsicle
Last weekend, for a popsicle party I hosted, I invented this melt-in-your-mouth (literally!) good Baruka Butter Chocolate Creamsicle recipe. Its primary star is….you guessed it: Barùkas® nuts.
What are they? Barùkas® nuts are packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidant power, with fewer fat calories than any other nut and taste like an addictively amazing combination of cashew and peanut.
One tiny handful of these nuts includes:
- High-quality protein, with all the essential amino acids
- More fiber than any other nut
- Generous amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, and zinc
- More antioxidant power than blueberries
For more info on these tasty nuts, go listen to my podcast with superfood hunter Darin Olien, and get your own bag at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/barukas (15% discount automatically applied at checkout).
So how do you make the mind-blowingly good creamsicles?
Step 1: For 8 popsicles in average size popsicle molds, mix into a blender the following and blend on medium-high for 60 seconds:
- 4 tablespoons Barùkas® nut butter
- 1 can coconut milk
- 8 dropperfuls Omica Organics Vanilla Stevia
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 ripe banana
Step 2: Freeze in popsicle molds for an hour.
Step 3: Pulverize a cup of Barùkas® nut into small chunks in a blender or mortar-and-pestle.
Step 4: Either melt Lily’s stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips to form a thin sauce OR stir together 1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder, 1 tbsp melted coconut oil, and 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup or agave to form a chocolate sauce. Take one frozen creamsicle from the freezer, and dip it in the sauce.
Step 5: Sprinkle with the nut chunks or dip into the nut chunks to coat, then place the creamsicle on a sheet of wax paper and re-freeze. Repeat for remaining creamsicles.
Step 6: Bon appetit!
The Anti-Aging, Longevity-Enhancing, NAD/Caffeine/CBD Gum I've Been Waiting For
I've been wanting NAD+ gum to exist for a long time…
…and now it finally does.
My friend Craig Koniver, MD, who has been on my podcast, is the founder of Koniver Wellness and a pioneer in the field of innovative health supplements and treatments. All of Koniver Wellness’s products are developed through extensive research and feature potent ingredients and advanced delivery methods.
That being said, I'm not surprised that Craig was the one to develop PEAK gum.
The gum is comprised of 3 main ingredients—NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), caffeine, and CBD—which all work seamlessly together to help you feel more concentrated and energized, with an improved mood and lower stress. While caffeine and CBD are commonly known and available, with plenty of gums on the market, PEAK is the first to incorporate NAD+. I've talked extensively about the health benefits of NAD+ (check out my podcasts “The Next Big Anti-Aging Drug: Everything You Need To Know About “NAD”. and “The New Darling Supplement Of The Anti-Aging Industry (& The Truth About Whether It Actually Works”) and this article: “How To Keep Your NAD Levels Elevated (Without IVs) For Staving Off Aging, Cellular Health, Full Body Repair & Much More.”), and I've been injecting myself with this anti-aging coenzyme for a while now.
PEAK gum is a quick, effective way to microdose NAD+ on a daily basis—no needle necessary. I'm hooked!
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::: An Entirely New Cooking Experience: The Boundless Cookbook :::
You've discovered a new diet, so you tinker with a few Paleo, Carnivore, or Keto recipes for a bit, then you get bored, frustrated, or just tired of the food and give up and watch all of your progress disappear.
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- Never-seen-before biohacking recipes that will invigorate your body.
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Ancestral Health Symposium (August 12-14, 2021)
I'll be joining other researchers, clinicians, health enthusiasts, fitness professionals, and entrepreneurs at the 2021 Ancestral Health Symposium, a scientific conference that provides a forum for learning and discussion on all areas of human health.
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::: Enter To Win More Than $3,000 In Bike Prizes! :::
Kion products are my secret weapon for an optimized body and mind, so when I heard Kion was part of a BIG giveaway, I had to let you know. The Gravel Grinding Giveaway from ReddyYeti.com kicked off this week, and from now until July 6th you can enter to win a sweet bike-themed prize package worth more than $3,000. Kion has contributed a complete Performance & Recovery Bundle, and the other awesome prizes including a Destination 2 bike rack, a $200 gift card for cycling sunglasses from Tifosi Optics, and bike tires from Challenge Tires.
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