Ben Greenfield’s Weekly Roundup: March 10
March 16, 2023
Welcome to Ben Greenfield’s Weekly Roundup!
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 giveaways, discounts, and more!
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My Latest Discoveries: New Things I’m Trying, Books I’m Reading, And Much More!
2 Of My Must-Try Recipes That Feature A Quite Underrated Kitchen Hero
A natural treatment for centuries for various ailments, such as cleaning ulcers and sores, vinegar is still used today as a home remedy for coughs, insect stings, and warts.
Vinegar also has cardiovascular benefits, as it can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of fatal ischemic heart disease. Moreover, consuming vinegar regularly has been associated with anti-tumor activities and can help regulate blood sugar levels. It contains polyphenols, which are also found in fruits, vegetables, wine, coffee, and chocolate, and may help lower the risk of chronic diseases.
The ways you can add vinegar to your diet to improve your health go way beyond drizzling it on your salad with a little olive oil – though for that, you’ll want to pick up TJ’s olive oils, too. TJ recently shared two of his favorite vinegar recipes with me – a shrub cocktail and a deglazed pear balsamic pork chop – and I was blown away by both (listen to that podcast here).
Calamansi Vinegar Shrub Cocktail:
For the shrub cocktail – which is perfect for reducing the glycemic index of the meal and aiding digestion – I used:
🍐 Calamansi vinegar from Greenfield Pantry
🍐 Shiso leaf (and for more about shisho and shisho recipes, check out my sons’ GoGreenfields episode here!)
🍐 Sparkling water
🍐 Splash of lime or lemon juice
Prepare your shrub cocktail by combining Calamansi vinegar with rum, sparkling water, and a touch of salt in a glass jar. Let it sit for about six hours, then strain and serve it with your meal.
Deglazed Pork Chop
For the pork chop, I used:
🍐 US Wellness Meats bone-in pork chop
🍐 Dijon mustard
🍐 Shiso leaf
🍐 Grains of Paradise pepper (the pepper that “burns fat,” look it up!)
🍐 Pear balsamic vinegar from Greenfield Pantry
🍐 Olive oil
To prepare the pork chop:
🍐 In a bag, season the bone-in pork chop with shiso leaf, Dijon mustard, salt, and Grains of Paradise pepper.
🍐 Preheat the oven to 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
🍐 Cook the seasoned pork chop for about 2.5 hours.
🍐 While the pork chop is cooking, prepare the glazed onions by caramelizing them in butter in a pan and setting them aside.
🍐 Baste the pork chop with a little bit of juices from the seasoning bag, but leave most of the juices for deglazing.
🍐 Sear the pork chop for four minutes on both sides.
🍐 Deglaze the pan by adding the reserved juices from the seasoning bag and scraping the brown bits of pork chop – add the glazed onions to the pan and cook down for a few minutes.
🍐 Serve the pork chop with the glazed onions and drizzle with the pear balsamic vinegar sauce.
Be sure to check out the rest of TJ Robinson’s artisanal olive oils and vinegar. They’re my hands-down favorites for cooking, and his vinegar in my opinion are the BEST!
Why I Eat Baby Food
Alright, I admit it…I don’t have a baby, at least not right now.
My twin boys are 15 now, and the days of baby food are long gone. But baby or no baby, there’s still baby food and formula holding a hallowed place in the pantry at the Greenfield house.
Joe and Serenity Carr, past podcast guests of mine, founded Serenity Kids to provide an alternative to the traditional preservative-infused, high-sugar, high-carbohydrate baby foods (that by the way, leave kids addicted to carbohydrates for the rest of their lives).
Their baby food is so addictively good and so nutritious that I often eat it right alongside my ribeye steak and salmon, and use it as a smoothie ingredient and go-to snack. I also occasionally toss some Serenity Kids A2 Whole Milk Toddler Formula into my morning smoothies, as I find it makes them uber-creamy and delicious and also imparts the health benefits from organic, grass-fed A2 whole milk such as easy-to-digest protein, gut-nourishing prebiotics, vitamins, and minerals.
So when I heard that Serenity Kids recently launched addictively flavorful dairy-free smoothie pouches, I was all in.
Unfortunately, most of the smoothie products for babies and toddlers on the market contain mostly sugary fruits with little to no protein.
Joe and Serenity’s secret weapons? Grass-fed collagen and organic coconut cream.
Their dairy-free pouches are made with only the best ingredients and are carefully selected to ensure your child (or you) gets the nutrients they need to thrive. Jam-packed with organic vegetables, protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients, they’re also free from any added sugars, GMOs, and antibiotics.
With a variety of flavors to choose from, including Berry Butternut, Sweet Potato Spice, and Beet & Carrot, there’s a Serenity Kids smoothie for every taste preference (even for the pickiest of kids). With the convenience of single-serving pouches, they’re perfect for on-the-go snacking—no need to whip out your favorite ingredients or the blender.
So if you (and/or) your kiddo want to reap the benefits of wholesome, delicious, super-convenient nutrition, check out Serenity Kids’ dairy-free smoothie pouches, and use code BEN for 15% off your first order.
My New Parenting Book Is Officially Available Now!
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.
It’s called Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents, and it’s kind of like Tim Ferriss’s Tools of Titans or Tribe of Mentors, but for parenting. In other words, this is a book that takes the best of the best of raising babies, children, and teenagers, decoding discipline, planning education, creating legacy, meaning and purpose, diet, nutrition, fitness, tackling the in-and-out daily nitty-gritty of being a successful parent with practical tips from the trenches and tons more.
Basically, it’s the book I wish I had existed when I first became a parent, and thank goodness, Boundless Parenting is now officially done and has been unleashed on the world.
This book has been a labor of love, and I’m beyond excited to see it finally come to fruition.
You can pick up a copy of my brand-new parenting book here. And if you like it, I would love to hear your review on Amazon.
Let My Team And I Coach You
I provide personal fitness and nutrition coaching.
WAIT! Don’t gloss over that.
The phrase “personal fitness” gets thrown around so much that it is starting to fade into background noise. Please allow me to clarify. My team and I do not provide you with cookie-cutter sets and reps or random macros downloaded somewhere else from the internet. Your coach will do a deep dive into your labs, lifestyle, and goals before crafting you a program that’s personal.
That way I can proudly say that my team provides you with truly personal fitness and nutrition coaching that I want you to take advantage of.
Click here to check out my coaching program and let’s see how I can help you achieve your goals this year.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
The Most Advanced New Technologies For Water Filtration, The Science of Structured Water, How The Greenfield’s Caught the Entrepreneurial Bug & Much More With Ben Greenfield’s Little Brother Zach Greenfield.
This episode was brought to you by Element Health CBD (code BEN15), Hiya, HVMN (code BENG20), Apollo (code BG15), Joovv (code BEN), and Ben Greenfield Coaching.
Q&A 453: Science-Based Trick For Morning Alertness, Hard vs. Easy Cardio Debate, How To Make A Vegan Diet Healthy, The Benefits Of Cigarettes & Much More.
This episode was brought to you by Lucy Gum (code BEN20), JoyMode (code GREENFIELD), BON CHARGE (code GREENFIELD), Inside Tracker, Kion Aminos, and BGL Careers.
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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.
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 Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I just wanted to quickly thank all of you who ordered a copy of my 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:
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.
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