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Ever Heard Of This Primal Superfood?
My boys and I made pemmican this week!
Haven’t heard of pemmican? Understandable, but trust me, it's definitely worth trying…
Pemmican is a highly nutritious food made of dried meat, dried berries, and tallow. It was first made by the indigenous peoples of North America, and later by Arctic and Antarctic explorers. The boys and I decided to try our hand at making pemmican, putting a few special Greenfield touches on the traditional recipe.
Here's how we did it. You'll need…
- 1 1/2 lbs of meat **We used a fresh sheep that the boys learned how to field dress, butcher, and prepare themselves! Game like this makes for excellent jerky or pemmican if you use the right spices and preparation techniques.
- Salt, pepper, Organifi Red Juice powder, and paprika
- Fresh or frozen wild blueberries
- Grass-fed bison or beef kidney fat, leaf fat, suet, or tallow
The first thing we did was freeze the meat, firming it up so we could slice it thin. Then thawed the meat just a bit to allow for it to be cut, cut it into chunks and then we made a special “rub” and let it soak into the meat for 12 hours in the fridge. The rub consisted of Organifi Red Juice powder (this stuff caramelizes particularly well for making jerky or pemmican, or any meat dish, for that matter), sea salt, paprika, and black pepper.
Next, we dehydrated the spiced sheep meat and wild blueberries at 155°F for 15 hours in the Excalibur food dehydrator. The meat turns into a sort of dry jerky when you dehydrate it, which we then pulverized to powder form in a food processor or blender. After the sheep meat, we repeated the solid-to-powder process for the blueberries, and then mixed the two powders together.
Then it was time to render the fat. We melted down Belcampo beef suet for our liquid fatty goodness, then slowly poured the beef suet into the powder mixture. (You don't want to add more fat than the powder soaks up, but if you do over-fat it, you can throw in a little almond meal to rethicken.) After it firmed up in the fridge (only takes about 1-2 hours max), we cut it into bars, but you can also roll it into balls. Pemmican can keep for up to five years depending on storage conditions, and this particular twist on pemmican turned out amazingly!
What do you think? Is pemmican something you would try to make (and eat)? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. And for more unique recipes, check out my new cookbook at BoundlessCookbook.com.
Protecting Yourself & Your Home From EMF With “Ancient Shapes”
On my recent podcast with Paul Chek, we really geeked out on BioGeometry, and it’s a hot topic that I'm super excited about and that I’ve been researching heavily. BioGeometry is based on physics, using the subtle energy principles of ancient geometric forms to introduce natural balance to all of the different energy qualities found in a living system. I realize it sounds woo, but the moment I stepped into Paul’s home I felt the instant peace that these principles produce, and then began to experiment with some of the personal BioGeometry pendants and personal protective devices myself.
The folks at BioGeometry—based out of Egypt where they’ve been studying pyramids and other ancient geometric shapes—have developed modern, simple, personalized solutions to help protect you and your home from the source of environmental stress, including electrosmog, EMF, and radioactivity. My handyman Steve recently installed a BioGeometry Home Energy Balancing system (get free shipping off $60+ orders with code BEN) in my home.
This balancing kit that Steve used included one home energy-balancing cube, one clearing tray, electricity attachments, and water attachments. The stickers are placed on the Wifi router, smart meters, windows, and a few other electrical devices.
All of this probably sounds pretty fringe, but it’s fascinating. I’m sure you’d like to learn a lot more about exactly how this works…so hang tight! I’ll be recording a quite thorough podcast on BioGeometry soon.
Have you ever heard of BioGeometry? Do you have any installations in your home that help combat all of the ‘dirty’ energy that we are bombarded with in modern society? Comment below with any thoughts or questions you have on this! I look forward to answering them for you soon.
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::: This Changed The Way I Used Essential Oils :::
Did you know that you can shift your health by stimulating the most important nerve in your body?
This nerve plays a massive role in your overall health and is super easy to activate—but most people don’t even know about it.
If this nerve isn’t functioning as it should, your body can’t rest, regenerate, and heal, and you start to experience health issues you can’t shake regardless of what you try.
But you can actually trigger a cascade of healing by simply strengthening and stimulating this nerve with a therapeutic blend of essential oils, like the Parasympathetic blend from Vibrant Blue Oils.
This means you can finally eliminate those unwanted health issues such as anxiety, migraines, extra weight, brain fog, and fatigue.
Stimulating this nerve with essential oils is sort of like pushing a reset button, and by incorporating it into your daily wellness ritual, you can start to feel like the most focused, energetic, motivated, happy, and youthful version of yourself. I topically apply the parasympathetic essential oil blend behind my ears for vagal nerve stimulation. It works very well for relaxing me.
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::: Join Me For My First Ever Transformation Challenge! :::
The challenge runs from April 19th to May 31st, and over the course of 6 weeks, you will be guided to optimize every aspect of your physical fitness, diet, sleep, relationships, and beyond.
You'll experience lightning-quick fat-loss results—minus all of the confusion and damage that many other weight loss programs offer.
Additionally, you will learn everything you need to know in order to…
- Create a healthy living environment so you are not constantly bombarded by the health disruptors of modern society.
- Train using the minimum effective dose so you don’t need to spend hours crushing it in the gym.
- Decode what you should and shouldn’t eat to maximize fat loss.
- Sleep better than ever before and wake up feeling energized.
- Properly utilize cold exposure for a variety of benefits, including becoming lean, defying aging, and more.
- Become in tune with a mindfulness practice and emphasis on relationships to create a deep-rooted foundation that will allow for lasting, positive change.
This is the perfect chance to build an optimized routine and the discipline needed to sustain results with the support of my coaches and a community of like-minded challenge champions.
::: 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.
Today, I’m putting all of that to an end as I finally unveil my top-secret project I've been working on: the Boundless Cookbook. Yes, I’ve been holed away in my secret Batman lab kitchen testing all manner of superfoods, fringe ingredients, recipe twists, molecular gastronomy, and a whole lot more to bring you this new and unique culinary guide.
Here’s what you’ll discover inside:
- Never-seen-before biohacking recipes that will invigorate your body.
- How to prepare nutrient-dense wild game, fish, and organ meats that taste like heaven.
- My secret mouthwatering rubs, salts, and marinades that give your muscles and nervous system the building blocks they need to operate at peak performance.
- My best tips on preparing smoothies and cocktails that will boost your muscle cell growth, help you eliminate brain fog, and reduce inflammation in your body.
- My drive and energy-stimulating superfood concoctions, which will boost your sex drive and take intimacy with your partner to a new high.
- Guilt-free, healthy desserts from my wife and twin boys that actually taste good and don’t take your blood glucose and insulin on a rollercoaster ride.
- All of that, and much, much more!
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