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a day in the life . . .

Q:   Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, I’m trying to figure out what to feed my family, now that we’re committed to eating right, so I’m wondering what your family eats every day.   Could you just give me like  a “day in the life . . .”? A: Sure.   It’s not that this is the ultimate […]

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sprouting seeds and nuts

Q: ABOUT SEEDS: In your granola recipe, you indicate soaking sunflower/pumpkin seeds overnight makes them living plants.   I had understood this (making them living plants) didn’t happen until you could see the beginning of sprouting.   Can you do this with flax seeds, soak them overnight and add them to the green smoothie?   […]

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Probiotics and digestive enzymes

Q: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl,  what’s a good probiotic/enzyme you recommend? A: Probiotics and enzymes are two different things.   I like Pharmanex’s probiotic called ProBio because their scientists, whom I know and trust, have isolated a proprietary strain that supports all the others.   I can obtain these at wholesale cost for anyone who writes me, […]

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kefir grains

The next three days, I’m going to post some Q&A on subjects related to my recipe collection.   These are questions some  truth-seeking readers have asked: Q: ABOUT KEFIR GRAINS: I understand they are “friendly bacteria” that “keep on giving.”   They ferment milk into living organisms right?   Therefore, do they live indefinitely, and […]

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The 247 lb. vegan

Tony Gonzalez of the Kansas City Chiefs is the NFL’s highest-paid tight end. He’s 6’5″ and weighs 247 lbs. In the off season last year, he went vegan after a health scare (Bell’s Palsy). His experience is interesting, since no study I am aware of compares how vegans can amass or maintain muscle mass compared […]

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Eliminate junk food

On this next suggestion for helping kids to eat right, I’m going to mince no words: eliminate junk food. Get rid of the worst choices from your fridge and pantry. Just quit buying them, cold turkey. Especially soft drinks, processed meat (like hot dogs, bacon, and sausage), potato chips, and sugar. Life isn’t over or […]

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“I don’t want to live forever anyway”

A new study from the U.K. says four simple, healthy habits can increase your lifespan by 14 years. You won’t be surprised that they’re the same habits GreenSmoothieGirl.com is promoting. Teasing you now . . . wait for them . . . they’re below . . . I have a 32-year old friend H.J. who […]

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Teach children at home

Teach children at home, in age-appropriate ways, about nutrition, since that’s where most food prep and eating takes place anyway.I once taught my children about the three parts of a grain–the bran (fiber), the germ (vitamins), and the endosperm (the glue).I’ve told them that white bread throws away the two good parts and keeps only […]

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Parental responsibilities and rights

You might consider that part of parental responsibilities and rights includes keeping your talk about nutritious food positive, while expecting some reaction to your changes toward good nutrition.Avoid adopting the attitude, as you speak to your kids, that eating good food is a chore to be endured on our way to dessert. With a little […]

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Parenting Skills for Young Children

My next week of blogging will be about one of my favorite topics, possibly the #1 question I am asked—and the one I care about most.   How do I get my kids to eat right?   That is, parenting skills for young children when it comes to food and nutrition.   These blogs are […]

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