take two, on apple seeds

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Don’t apple seeds have cyanide or arsenic in them? (This was in response to yesterday’s post.) Answer: I don’t think Snopes is the final answer on everything, but I like how they research topics. Here they are on apple seeds: http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/apples.asp If this troubles you, by all means take that extra step of…

anything to make food prep easier

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I was talking to someone today who said he puts whole, uncored apples in smoothies. Is that okay? Answer: Absolutely. I do it too. However, if your apples are not organic, quickly cut out the divots in the top and bottom of the apple. That’s where the pesticides collect, and it’s hard to…

How do I convert resistant family members to eating right?

If you know my writing, you know I’m always encouraging my readers to share with others what they’re learning that has changed their lives. One of my most common conversations with whole-foods enthusiasts and 12 Steps to Whole Foods converts is around this issue.   Here’s an email I got: “Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, I am excited…

how do I use green smoothies for weight loss?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: how do you get started on the green smoothie weight loss program? Please let me know I am interested. Answer: In my book The Green Smoothies Diet, I cover three different programs you can do. One is a three-day green fast for detoxifying your organs of elimination. Giving them a break from digestion…