Soul Patch Green Smoothie Baby!

Healthy Zander Jensen enjoying a greensmoothie.
Healthy Zander Jensen enjoys his green smoothie!

At my lecture in Denver last month, a young mother of her first baby won the blender. I don’t think she was immersed in GSG culture–a total neophyte. I practically begged her to recognize the opportunity she has, to wean her baby onto perfect foods. Avoid the issues other kids in daycare centers, preschools, and elementary schools all over America have. ADHD, cancer, food allergies, asthma, obesity, sleep issues, and so many more. You don’t have to addict your child to sugar and chemicals, if you know better. One of our employees, the lovely Kami in Dallas, just got this letter from Robyn and Ryan Jensen, who sent this adorable photo of their son Zander. I guess sometimes a “green smoothie mustache” can take the form of a “green smoothie soul patch?” I hope this little story gives newbie moms hope that if you start young, kids DO NOT RESIST the green smoothie revolution! (Whole foods, no processed foods, few animal foods, and natural treatments for “life’s little emergencies!”)

I have been following Robyn for many years now.  I have a two-year old boy who doesn’t even know what it’s like to not have a green smoothie in his life. He is the healthiest boy I know his age.  All other kids are running around with runny noses and coughs.  Not my boy!  He is full of energy and life.  We recently just had another baby boy and we will be certain to follow the same steps with him.  I just want to say thank you to all of the people who are making the lives of my family and others so much better with your website and blogs.  Keep up the good work!  We love it.

Ryan and Robyn Jensen


California drought? What’s the answer to increased food costs?

california-drought-mapIf you’re following the news, California is in a severe drought which is projected to increase our food prices significantly. Two top ideas radically decrease the cost of your green smoothies and whole-foods lifestyle. One, it’s not too late to significantly decrease the effect of the drought on your family: plant late-summer and fall gardens.

Second, have a freezer to put extra greens in, for the winter, for your smoothies, as well as cut-up peaches when they come on in August. It’s an important investment in your health and preparedness. I like to cube and freeze watermelon to use in a January GSG Detox! (We have two days of kidney detoxification where we eat all watermelon—you can partially thaw frozen watermelon for delicious blended smoothies all day. Your Detox Buddy will be so jealous, so freeze some for her, too.) Then you won’t be at the mercy of lousy-tasting, winter watermelon if you can even get it.

We’ll be doing a live GSG Detox on Aug.1, by the way! More on that soon, but learn more about the GSG Detox and sign up before then, HERE. The average person loses almost 13 lbs. and detoxifies colon, lymph, blood, liver, kidneys and gall bladder so they can serve you with increased efficiency and energy!

I teach you how to garden, in any space, organically, and use everything in your garden deliciously in ways you might not have thought of, in Step 5 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.

Here is my YouTube video showing my compost boxes, easy to do, and helps you send almost nothing to the landfill, and lets you use your fruit/veggie scraps to nourish your next cycle in your garden!

Here’s another one of me in my garden from long ago, talking about how green smoothies are cheap when you garden!

GSG Operations Manager Nikki says she gets free beet greens and turnip greens at a community garden if you volunteer. Her community garden throws out most all the beet and turnip greens, keeping only the vegetable, because people don’t know those greens are great in smoothies!

Just for fun, here’s another older video about how I work with my kids in the kitchen and the garden—nostalgic to see how my now-teenaged youngest kids loved to help me.

New green smoothie fan ditches heart meds and IBS!

green benefitsDear GreenSmoothieGirl:

I am writing to share my success story with you. I am sure you get zillions of letters, but here goes.

I am 60 yrs old and exercise a lot but have struggled with my weight all of my adult life. I have had hypertension and high lipids, and have been struggling with medications. I started with green smoothies and these are the exciting results!

1.       Weight is no problem. Green smoothies keep it in check.

2.       I used to drink at least 2 liters of Diet Coke a day. I craved DC, making special trips to get it. I did not intentionally cut it out, I just noticed one day that I wasn’t buying it anymore. It doesn’t even taste good now. I think that the smoothies fulfilled the need that I had.

3.       I never get fast food anymore. It just doesn’t taste good. Even the smell is nauseating to me. I’d rather have a smoothie!

I-Love-Green-Smoothies4.       Most importantly, so many health issues have improved. I have always suffered with IBS. Not now. My blood pressure is normal (no meds). My lipids are normal (no meds). I recently went to the dentist and they take BP prior to any dental work. I was so elated that mine was normal that I didn’t notice the dental work!!

I never believe testimonials about products because I think that they are mostly made up. So that is why I decided to write to you. I have more energy, sleep better, and I think that overall, my health has improved tremendously.”

Becky S. in Ft. Worth, Texas

Baseball and green smoothies go so well together!

pork rindsIt’s turned beautiful here in Utah, just in time for baseball season.There’s nothing I love more than a double header, sitting in the sun, cheering for my boy and his buddies, booing bad ref calls, and trying to get Tennyson to drink his base-running green juice. The superleague Mojo has been winning tournaments (and losing, too), in a tournament every weekend in March and April all over the Western states. I’m tanned and tanked up on Vitamin D from all the watching. Baby Boy is my last baseball player, and I don’t want to miss any of it!

When I got to the fields for the first game of this tournament, a parent was feeding his little kid Pepsi and this bag of pork rinds. I have never seen pork rinds actually being consumed, though I have seen them in grocery stores. I had always wondered if people actually eat them!

I sat right next to this open bag of “Chicharrones,” dying of curiosity for 20 minutes, before I finally got up enough courage to take a photo of it. Then I laid low, no one having seen the stealth photography, and, when no one was looking, picked up the bag and read at the ingredients on the back. I’d been betting myself that I would find monosodium glutamate.

After all, if someone is going to eat the fried, hairy skin of a pig (a bag is only $2, boasts the packaging! Well, yeah–it’s the SKIN OF A PIG)…….why would they know or care if it was seasoned with some neurotoxins that can do frightening damage to the brain and nervous system?

I was curious, grossed out, outraged, and then sad. That there are companies who actually make this crap.

MSGSure enough, monosodium glutamate is on the ingredient list. They didn’t even try to cover it up calling it “hydrolyzed vegetable protein” or one of many other things that are really the poison, MSG, whose main function as an ingredient is to create addiction. Why hide anything on this particular label? People who eat pork rinds aren’t exactly health nuts. They’ll never know the diff, I guess, is the reasoning.

baseball 2After two wins, my son had a quick meeting with his team where he randomly announced, “LOOK HOW FAST I DRANK MY GREEN SMOOTHIE!” So the boys celebrated that, and their advancement in the tourney, with a cheer to Tennyson’s almost-drained pint-‘o-love.

The best part? Believe it or not, I had nothing to do with this toast to the green revolution. I didn’t even take the photo. I saw it happening, and a coach said to me, “You are wishing you had that in a photo for your blog, aren’t you?” I grinned. Yep. He hollered at the boys to come back and do it again.

Go Mojo 2014!



Can a Green Smoothie Change Your Life?

Sergei Boutenko

Sergei Boutenko has done what I believe is the third-ever green smoothie study. The first was done by his mother, with 30 participants in Roseburg, Oregon. The second was done by yours truly, published in The Green Smoothies Diet, and I had 175 participants in my survey. Now Sergei Boutenko has made a documentary about putting 10 extreme athletes, eating a standard diet, on a quart of green smoothie daily with amazing results. Although he charges you $7.95 to watch it, you can read about the results and basics of the experiment here, plus watch a trailer for Sergei’s documentary: