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What did you make, when did you eat it, and where?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, what do you eat in a day?   Not only what did you eat, but WHERE were you when you ate it (soccer field, etc.), and when did you make it, etc.?   Answer:   I logged three weekdays  in a row, just for you.   (I think this question was a nice […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 7 of 12

Today, good stats about the fact that Americans need EDUCATING on the subject of a plant-based, whole-foods diet. (You know GSG.com has an agenda to get YOU to help spread the word–and many of you already do so, brilliantly.)   98 percent of the wheat eaten in the U.S. is eaten as white flour.   […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 1 of 12

I’m going to bombard you with a bunch of statistics and expert quotes about a plant-based diet versus an animal-protein diet, for 12 days.   These gems are gleaned from one of my favorite sources, John Robbins’ The Food Revolution.   He quotes 60+ sources in every chapter.   Where Campbell’s The China Study is […]

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what did we pack/eat in Europe . . . part 2 of 2

For lunch, we’d stop at a market and buy something like this every day: 1.           6 nectarines 2.           6 large carrots (I never saw baby carrots in Europe) 3.           A loaf of whole grain bread (a comedy of communication errors […]

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easy, quick whole-food snacks/soups, and free wellness programs . . . part 2 of 4

I was telling you about how excited I have been to discover Whole Food Farmacy’s large line of ready-to-eat whole plant foods:   www.greensmoothiegirl.wholefoodfarmacy.com   Check it out–lots of different plain, sweet, or savory “fast” snacks that are sustaining, nutritionally dense, and easy to grab out of the cupboard.   Every one of my kids […]

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Does God want us to eat plant food? . . . part 4 of 4

The late LDS (Mormon) prophet Gordon B. Hinckley was kinder than I was in my statement yesterday that LDS people are mostly “grossly negligent” in their observance of Word of Wisdom scripture.   He said this: “I regret that we as a people do not live [the Word of Wisdom] more fully.”   The late […]

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Does God want us to eat plant food? . . . part 3 of 4

The LDS (Mormon) scripture known as the “Word of Wisdom” was delivered to Joseph Smith in 1833, at a time when virtually all men were smokers and drinkers, and no one knew those were bad habits.   The scripture says it is for the “weak and the weakest of all saints,” and it requires things […]

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Good, Better Best: CHEESE

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: what’s good, better, and best for CHEESE? Answer: Some people think soy cheese is a good alternative. I think it’s highly processed and not worth the expense. Also, it tastes yucky.   Good: cheese made from organic, no-hormones or -antibiotics-added milk Better: raw, organic cheese, no salt added or sea salt added Best: […]

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what should I put on my cereal?

***Note: I apologize to all those who have sent me unanswered email questions.   I am trying to get to them all.   FYI, I  prioritize what is blogged over what is emailed.       Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: What should I put on my cereal? Most people put fractionated (skim, 1%, or 2%) antibiotic- and […]

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Eating right on vacation . . . part II

How do you spend your vacation dollars? This is my breakdown of vacation expenses for my family of six (not including boring stuff like gas):   Attractions: $729 Disneyland two days, $329 Universal Studios, $570 Wicked = $1,200 Bang for the buck:Lots of fun, family bonding time, and memories–PRICELESS Souvenirs:$28 Wicked CD, $40 t-shirts = […]

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