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ideas from readers, part 1 of 3

GSG reader Brynna came up to me at the gym yesterday. She said a friend of hers doesn’t want to lose the benefits of green smoothies while they go camping, so she made LEATHER out of her GS in the dehydrator. It worked great! (Be sure to chase it with a big glass of water! […]

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the healthiest shopping cart in Costco

I was in Costco a few days ago and the lady behind me in line said, “That is the healthiest shopping cart I have ever seen!” I told her I write books teaching people how to eat whole foods and I have a site called GreenSmoothieGirl.com. I told her about GSG because she looked like […]

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growth of GSG.com

Today I got auto-emailed by Alexa, which ranks GSG.com 154,101. I am told this is incredible for a site less than 3 years old run by an internet moron. (I was clueless about the WWW 3 years ago and, sadly, continue to be.) It tells me we have achieved a google rank of 4, that […]

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door-to-door meat salesmen

I just answered my front door and thought you would like this: Salesman: “Do you like chicken or beef?” Me: “Neither! We like to eat plants. We serve a more or less vegetarian diet here.” Salesman: “What if it’s only $2/lb.?” Me, big smile: “Even if it were free!” Salesman, face falling: “Oh. Sometimes people […]

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more thoughts about agave

As if we haven’t done this subject to death. From the consensus of many people commenting on my blog about Mercola coming out against agave, it looks to be about 50/50. People who’ve had a positive experience with that product, versus people who’ve had a negative experience. The only ways I can explain this are […]

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double header Saturdays

Today I did what I’ve come to think of as quintessentially SPRING for me, for the past 10 years: DOUBLE HEADERS! One of my favorite things in the world is 4 hours of baseball on a sunny day. My 16 y.o. Cade said something slightly snippy to me the other day about all those green […]

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Costco products to avoid

I was at Costco today and saw another product that is an egregious example of how savvy marketers are preying on those who have a small amount of nutrition information but don’t understand the big picture. More and more companies are truly motivated to provide us with excellent nutrition. It’s exciting. We live in a […]

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How can I promote healthy school lunch in my area?

After my Renegade Lunch Lady blog entry, Emily asked, “What I want to know is what can I specifically do in my area?” She refers to turning nutrition around in the institutions that serve our children. Especially schools. And any organizations that outreach to families. Well, there are macro issues–for the community organizers and big […]

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Is agave a superfood or a poison?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Dr. Mercola says agave is going to kill me! Is he right? Answer: I have been inundated with emails about this. In every class I teach, someone brings it up. First of all, Dr. Mercola didn’t exactly say that, although he allowed it on his web site. Mercola is a brand, a big […]

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Mormon and vegetarian

LDS (Mormon) friends, check out this article by GSG reader Brett Wilcox about his “coming out of the closet” at church about being a vegetarian. Most interesting to me is the health benefits he and others received shifting to a plant-based diet: http://www.vegsource.com/news/2010/03/mormon-word-of-wisdom-and-vegetarianism.html

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