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Soul Patch Green Smoothie Baby!

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 […]

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Natural Suntanning and Sunburn Prevention and Relief

Rodale News reported recently on foods that can (a) prevent sunburn, and (b) treat sunburn. I love lavender oil for treating sunburn, after I first slather fresh aloe vera on it. (Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you must have an aloe plant in your house. They are succulents and hard to kill. […]

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Energy drinks, to “get through the day?”

I have been researching energy drinks—a fairly new phenomenon, but exploding in popularity, especially among young people. The Millennials and Gen Y (actually, all young people in all generations) are generally ill-educated about health and nutrition and also unmotivated by risks. 30 years from now, they’ll be saying what we are: “Ah, I wish I […]

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From 7 Years Ago, Starting This Blog……to Now

Seven years ago, as I started this blog, I ruminated a lot on my family’s menus, the “in the trenches” work I was doing daily, raising kids from 6 to 13 years old. Time has flown. Now I find myself still parenting, but in a far more limited way. One teen lives with me, the […]

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Which is worse, regular or diet soda?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Which is worse, diet soda or regular soda? Answer: You’ve heard it. The joke goes, “I’m a health nut—I’m having a DIET soda with this burger and fries.” This is a very hard question to answer. Because to say that one is worse than the other is to imply that the less-bad option […]

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

If 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. […]

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Three win Yantra Mat

Three GSG readers won the Yantra Mat kit. You can learn more about it HERE. Congrats, ladies, for being the first to read my blog that day. Early bird gets the worm! Trista Coombs WestValley City, UT Marianne Verboncoeur Riverton, UT 84065​ Seanna Bloemer Oregon City, OR  

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If you win the Blendtec…..give your “used” one to someone who will do great things with it!

We give a fabulous Blendtec Total Blender to someone at every lecture. In Boise, Idaho, Shawna R., who attended with her physician husband, won the blender. She says she is an introvert whose main goal in life is to “blend into the crowd.” She actually considered NOT claiming her grand prize, just so she didn’t […]

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More about whether wheat / gluten are really the Devil

I got a lot of mail about my newsletter on whether it’s appropriate to vilify all grains, and all gluten. Thanks for the feedback and personal experiences you shared! That original newsletter about whether we should really stop eating grains, is on my blog, HERE. Feel free to share your thoughts. A couple of the […]

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First 3 to write us get a Yantra Mat, free!

Want your own acupressure treatment in your home? I bet you’ve always wanted to lie on a bed of nails, right? Muahahaha. Hear me out on this. Introducing the Yantra Mat. I had the company send me one to try out. They claim that 20 minutes a day lying on it achieves the following benefits: […]

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