Today I filmed inside a closed Good Earth store, where the Wilberts, Cornias, and Total Care Dental got the following fun surprises:
$50/week for the next 2 months in groceries from The Good Earth, presented by co-owner Scott Howard
$50/week for the next 2 months in groceries from SunWarrior, plus free protein powder, Liquid Light, and Ormus Greens, presented by co-owners Denley and Jan Fowlke
$100 gift certificates for green smoothies from the Roxberry franchises that have GreenSmoothieGirl franchises inside them, presented by co-owner Holly Jackman
Everyone was pretty excited. I gave each group a tour around the inside of a health food store, so they begin to feel comfortable there. I told them that you spend MOST of your dollars in Produce and Bulk…and when you figure out something is going to be a staple at your house, you buy a case/box of it and ask for a case discount. (Good Earth is happy to arrange this.)
The Wilberts and Cornias break my heart every time I see them because they are such beautiful families facing such daunting health challenges. The Hot Chicks of Total Care Dental crack me up because they are so much fun–they never stop laughing and joking around.
Dental Hygienist Jillene and I are cooking up a total GreenSmoothieGirl smackdown. She’s an extreme-athlete mom like me, and we are gonna have a contest: wearing athletic gear, a ref wearing a jersey and whistle on hand to enforce the rules, all oiled up with black football-player lines under our eyes, we are gonna make each other the NASTIEST. EVER. GREEN SMOOTHIE. Whoever takes the longest to gag hers down is GOIN’ DOWN.
(Help me with this: what should the loser have to do? I sense I should be spending some time boning up on pushups.) (I made the mistake of telling Jillene’s co-workers that I gag on wheat grass juice….they were quick to inform her of my Achilles Heel, my Kryptonite….I am SCARED. Maybe I will stop by Good Earth every day for a few weeks to drink wheat-grass shots. UGH. Her co-workers said, “Do you know who you’re dealing with?!”)
Anyway, it’s gonna be a smackdown of epic proportions. Stay tuned because that video will eventually air here. I called Jillene on Saturday to tell her about my idea, and she had to pull her bike off the road to answer and listen to my ideas. She is not jokin’ around, that girl.When I’m skiing, she’s biking. When I’m playing tennis, she’s training for a marathon. When I’m kickboxing, she’s probably crocodile hunting or something.
GAME ON. Bring your wheat grass juice and I’ll match you….ohhhh, no, I am not going to give my tricks away here. Muahahahaha.
And here’s Samantha’s blog, so you can follow along her path to whole foods and health. She and Nate quit drinking soda and started green smoothies on Monday. Enjoy her blog!