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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!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
– Delicious “Low Carb-High Collagen Chocolate Nut Butter Loaf” I Made
Earlier this week I made my boys so-called “Cookie Dough Bread,” which I affectionately have re-named “Low Carb-High Collagen Chocolate Nut Butter Loaf.” I discovered this recipe in Paleo Magazine and decided to make it for the little guys while they were at basketball camp for a post-camp snack. I may have stolen a slice or two myself. This stuff is friggin' DELICIOUS! Here's the recipe:
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup cashew butter (I used Artisana)
- 2 heaping scoops Ancient Nutrition Chocolate Multi-Collagen (code: BEN will save you 15%)
- 1/2 cup KNOW Foods Unsweetened Low-Carb Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 4×8 loaf pan with parchment paper. With a mixer, mix eggs, baking soda, cashew butter, and collagen until fully combined, then fold in chocolate chips and spoon batter into loaf pan. Bake until golden brown (around 35 min for me) and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes, then remove, cool on a wire rack completely, and slice up. It's pretty good with…you guessed it…more cashew butter. Bon appetit, and let me know if you try it!
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Yesterday I made my boys so-called "Cookie Dough Bread", which I affectionately have re-named "Low Carb-High Collagen Chocolate Nut Butter Loaf". I discovered this recipe in @paleomagazine from @lilsipper and decided to make it for the little guys, while they were at basketball camp for a post-camp snack. I may have stolen a slice or two myself. This stuff is friggin' DELICIOUS! Here's the recipe: -4 large eggs -1 tsp baking soda -1 cup cashew butter (I used @artisanaorganics – link for that and all the rest of this stuff in bio) -2 heaping scoops @ancientnutrition Chocolate Multi-Collagen -1/2 cup @knowfoods Unsweetened Low-Carb Chocolate Chips Preheat oven to 350. Line a 4×8 loaf pan with parchment paper. With a mixer, mix eggs, baking soda, cashew butter and collagen until fully combined, then fold in chocolate chips and spoon batter into loaf pan. Bake until golden brown (around 35 min for me) and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes, then remove, cool on a wire rack completely, and slice up. It's pretty good with…you guessed it…more cashew butter. Bon appetit, and let me know if you try it!
– Another Life-Changing Book I'm Currently Reading
In last week's weekly roundup, I told you about the book The Second Mountain, and how deeply meaningful I found it for direction and purpose in life. After reading it, I dug into a similar title: Falling Upward by Richard Rohr.
In the book, he seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or “gone down” are the only ones who understand “up.” Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as “falling upward.” In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness. If you liked the Second Mountain, you must read this one as a follow-up. It's a life-changer. Here's a video I shot that includes a bit of inspiration from this book and from The Second Mountain.
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Did what I consider to be a relatively functional workout this morning that was actually pretty fun too. Here’s how it goes (see photo gallery for what the rotational deadlift and the bear row crab press look like). Air Assault bike – breath through nose 60 seconds, then all out standing 30 seconds, and finally all out sitting 30 seconds. 60 Mace Tire Slams Repeat Air Assault sequence 5 Bear Row Crab Press per side Repeat Air Assault sequence 5 Rotational Deadlift per side Repeat Air Assault sequence 20 Overhead Walking Lunges Repeat Air Assault sequence 15 KB Snatch per side Repeat Air Assault sequence If you’re up for a challenge, repeat the entire sequence above. Have fun and prepare for your core to be LIT UP!
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