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benefits of drying food . . . part 2 of 3

So what are the benefits of drying food?   Pressure cooking preserves food, too, but kills all the enzymes at 240 degrees.   Canning also destroys water soluble vitamins.   Freezing is the other best way to keep your fruit and vegetables, but nutrients are lost over time, and most people just can’t keep much […]

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the best food dehydrator on the market . . . part 1 of 3

Today I’m telling you about one of my favorite tools for incorporating fantastic plant-food nutrition into your diet.   This is my favorite appliance, second only to the BlendTec Total Blender.   It’s the Excalibur dehydrator, my “oven,” the best rated food dehydrator in the world.   See if the person who loves you most […]

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Vitamix vs Blendtec

I am in the market for a blender and I came upon your blogs.   It seems that you would recommend a Blendtec over a Vitamix as do other bloggers.    I was  reading on another site that the Blendtec doesn’t stand up to blending frozen fruits and/or ice and so now I am wondering […]

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GreenSmoothieGirl Nutrition Quiz: new! improved! interactive!

Here it is, at last, the refined quiz to test how excellent,  energy promoting, and disease preventing  your diet is.   It should identify ways you can improve, and of course you know that  EVERY  ONE of those ways  is addressed in 12 Steps to Whole Foods.   It’s interactive, so your score is totalled […]

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Last comments about WHY BUY BLENDTEC rather than VitaMix

By the way, a nice thing about having two machines (or three, like I have) is that as a GSG evangelist, you want to lend someone a machine. I *always* have my second VM lent out. For a while my cleaning lady had it while she saved for her own, and currently my teaching assistant, […]

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BlendTec Warranty: my response, and BlendTec’s . . . part 2 of 2

To:                     GreenSmoothieGirl.com From:         Blendtec Date:           8/29/2008 Re:                   Blendtec Warranty Information Blendtec home blender warranty FAQ’s   Question – Is there any restriction on the number of times […]

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comments on BlendTec warranty, from me and BlendTec . . . part 1 of 2

I read some comments about BlendTec and VitaMix warranties on my blog when I returned from my long vacation. You can easily read the 7 reasons why I chose to promote the BlendTec Total Blender, instead of VitaMix (though I own both), here: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/best-blender.html. Okay, it’s really 6 reasons, because the last one is pretty […]

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relieving constipation . . . part 3 of 9 on ELIMINATION

When I was 25, I was in the middle of a period of having left behind the solid nutritional education and background I’d come from.   I was at work one winter day, and I was totally sick.   I was 20 lbs. over my current weight  (at age 41), lacking energy every day, unable […]

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on dehydrators, from an eater of Cheetos and Sweetarts

My good friend Michelle loves the Atkins Diet (has adopted it as an apparently permanent lifestyle, in fact).   She in no way embraces (or even acknowledges the benefits of) my lifestyle.   But I did convince her that she needs a dehydrator so she can soak/germinate her raw almonds that she just got in […]

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VitaMix vs BlendTec

So I came in from running and started to make a blenderful of GS.   Sometimes if my BlendTec is full of something else, or my kids put the container somewhere that I can’t find, I use the VitaMix instead of the BlendTec. This photo  shows  another reason  why I promote BlendTec over VitaMix.   […]

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