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Coach Judi’s No-Fruit 6-Minute Green Smoothie

I flew to Atlanta on a Thursday, recently, for a 4-city tour ending in Raleigh, North Carolina just over 48 hours later. One of the most intense speaking tours I’ve ever done.  I took Coach Judi with me, and I heard her telling someone on Saturday night, “We’ve had only one meal since Thursday.” And […]

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Juana eliminates muscle and joint pain with an easy smoothie recipe

My cleaning lady, Juana, who is basically the best thing that ever happened to me, has lost 20 lbs. in the past few months. Kristin asked her how, and she said, “I eat what Robyn teaches. Plants.” She does my green smoothies, hot pink smoothies, fermented foods, the works. She’s helped me for at least […]

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Michael’s 9 Favorite Raw Recipes

I edited these recipes at 10 pm and was so hungry when I was done! If having great ideas and recipes is the key to healthy living, you’re now 9 steps ahead, thanks to Michael and RaeVern Dumond of Seattle. Thank you, my friends!  Raw Lemon Cookies 4 cups raw cashews ( soaked 4 hrs) […]

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Xylitol as a sugar alternative, banana bread recipe, part 2 of 2

Here’s an example of a recipe using XyloSweet, a brand name for xylitol available at health food stores that does not use chemicals to extract the sweetener from corn cobs, birch trees, or coconut shells. You can substitute this ingredient for sugar, 1:1 or use slightly less xylitol, in any recipe.  Xylitol has 40% fewer […]

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Split Pea Soup! part 4 of 4

Split pea soup got a bad rap in some classic horror flick I can’t remember, but just wait a little minute, here, because it deserves another look. It’s yummy, it’s cheap, it’s filling, and it digests by the time you go to bed. And that lets you rest, rebuild, and repair all night. Which tends […]

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How I Beat My Sugar Addiction

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Please do an article on the dangers of artificial sweeteners. I am trying to stop eating sugar, but am SO weak!  I’ve been reading some recommended books, and trying to exercise willpower, and I still struggle.   I’m curious what your process was, that led to success, and how you’ve been able to stay off […]

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You miss cheese? Try this!

Pam Opdyke is a GreenSmoothieGirl reader who brought 20 people with her, from 2 hours away, to my Sacramento lecture in April. She passionately blogs about health and nutrition topics for friends and family. She shared this “cheeze” recipe that she said is wonderful  on steamed veggies, baked potatoes, in veggie lasagna, on sandwiches, or […]

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Wrecking whole foods with nasty other stuff

Matthew texted me this photo he took at Walmart, and said, “Can you tell me where to get some pork jowls?” What the devil are pork jowls and why would anyone eat them? Who makes these signs? Has anyone reading this ever eaten the fatty underbelly of the chinny-chin-chin of a little piggy? My least-favorite thing ever is […]

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Patty’s Raw Italian Feast……we say goodbye to Mary Poppins

As you might now, for a couple of months we’ve had the pleasure of Patty Maher living with us and working for us. She just got offered a $100k/year job here locally, and I can’t compete, so the kids are saying goodbye to our very own Mary Poppins. You don’t have to say goodbye to […]

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Five-Minute Chocolate Frosting

IMPORTANT NOTE:  I REMOVED THE  MUFFIN RECIPE BECAUSE PATTY APPARENTLY WROTE SOMETHING DOWN WRONG WHEN SHE MADE THE MUFFINS. PLEASE FORGIVE ME! I will re-post if we re-make the recipe and I have more confidence in it. Thanks for your patience as I make mistakes sometimes. Five-Minute Chocolate Frosting: 2 cups Cocoa MoJo 2 cups […]

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