How I lost 70 pounds with NO SUFFERING!

2015Happy 2015!

Hello my friends! This year I have a new class I’m teaching in a city near you in the next few months! JANUARY I’m speaking in Reno, California, Utah, Atlanta, and North Carolina!

ALL tickets are free this year, and I’m showing you the secret to how I lost 70 pounds years ago….

–without counting calories

–without spending a lot of money

–and without eating miserable food!

photoboothIn the early years, my green smoothies weren’t as amazing as the one I’m going to show you at the lecture! Come take a photo with me, in our all-green Selfie Smoothie Station, and have a drink on me (I’m making the smoothies). I’m going to show you how to make your green smoothie a COMPLETE MEAL and a SUPERFOOD like no other habit can do.

You’ll leave with the recipe, a sample, and all the information in your hands. Bring a friend and get an extra ticket in our raffle for free cool stuff.

To Your Health in 2015! My wish for you is that it be the best year you’ve ever had–see you soon!

Red Velvet Dessert Smoothie!

red velvet smoothieThis is a delicious, easy, and healthy dessert recipe, shared with us by GSGLife Instructor Heidi in Ohio, using her favorite GreenSmoothieGirl superfoods. Enjoy!

Red Velvet Dessert Smoothie

1 cup almond milk

1 cup coconut milk or coconut water

1/2 med sized beet (I love beets, so I use a whole med sized)

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen cherries (about 10)

1 Tbsp honey or agave

1 tsp vanilla

flax-berries-720x7201 scoop GSG chocolate protein powder (organic, plant-based, raw, no isolates)

1 scoop GSG Chocolate Superfoods Greens (drink mix, organic and raw)

1 Tbsp GSG Life Sprouted Flax with Berries

Mix in a high-powered blender and enjoy!

Heidi F., Ohio, R.N.

GSGLife Instructor
www.mygsglife.com/gsgheidi

greensmoothiegirl.heidi@gmail.com

 

Carrie in Oregon tells us about her 26 days of Detox

heart stomach (1) (Small)On Jan. 3, we do the live, full-support GreenSmoothieGirl Detox together again! We have had well over 4,000 people join us since it launched 15 months ago!

It’s 26 days of eating a very pure diet to achieve cellular detoxification, as well as targeted cleansing of the colon, liver, kidneys, and gall bladder. Learn about it HERE.

A few weeks ago, Carrie in Oregon wrote us, about her experience finishing the program. I can really relate to emotional detoxification, which was my experience as well, the first time. I let go of things I had been harboring for years. As the body releases waste that may have been accumulating in the colon or elsewhere, for many years, protein fragments are released that some theorize contain the essence of emotions, including trapped negative emotions. Carrie said:

I decided to take the 26 day detox challenge to improve my health, I was utterly shocked when I lost 8 pounds, 6 of which I lost in the first week! I haven’t weighed this little in over a decade!

I also lost 2″ off of my stomach and 1″ off of my hips, although I FEEL like I lost about 6″ off of my stomach! I was dreading the 2 day watermelon section – I hate watermelon – but to my surprise they were very easy – I was a little hungry, but not starving or going crazy – I still hate watermelon though!pink smoothie (2) (Small)

The biggest gain for me was letting go of some very strong emotional baggage. For the past 3 years my husband and I have been dealing with a very difficult situation that filled me with anger and frustration. I was always upset and felt out of control, and just in general “wound up way too tight.” I noticed on this cleanse how clear my head felt, literally and figuratively. Something would upset me, and I would speak my piece and move on. I wasn’t carrying around this dead weight anymore.

Detox manual newMy mom was simultaneously on a different cleanse, when she saw how much weight I was losing, she started asking me about what I was doing. My sister is thinking about doing this cleanse as well. I highly recommend it. It’s worth the investment—I will do it again! The full support is so important, it gives you so many more aspects to think about and I loved the lectures from the doctors. Know the science behind what you’re doing and seeing that there are individuals in the medical industry that agree with the “health nuts” is awesome!

My favorite foods were the hot pink breakfast smoothie (my daughter wants it every time I make it), the purple heaven, and the crunchy avocado salad.

 

 

Are you ready to clean up your act, after the holidays?

time 2 detoxWhen I’m on speaking tour meeting my GSG friends, I get this comment a lot:

“I’ve been thinking about doing the GreenSmoothieGirl Detox, buuuuuut……”

I get it! The first time I did a 3-week detox program, it was after years of thinking about it, wanting to, but avoiding it. All out of fear of the unknown. I was sure that I’d have to crawl into bed and get someone to take care of my little children. I was sure I’d be miserable. I was worried I would fail.

I spent 20 years of studying and practicing detox practices and science, and 3 more years developing one of TWO most important things I’ve ever done. Just last year, we launched

The GreenSmoothieGirl Detox

And we’re doing it with LIVE SUPPORT on Jan. 3. Don’t be afraid to join us! Because you want the rest of the winter to be healthier than the first part was. Because you’d love to ditch that holiday weight gain. Because your want your every cell to sing! Not sag and shrink.

My favorite thing about people stopping me in public to tell me about their experience with the Detox isn’t the weight loss stories. Thought they’re cool.

(The average is nearly 13 pounds in 26 days! How do we know? Because you fill out a questionnaire at the end. I get every single one, and I tabulate responses.)

My favorite thing is actually when a Detoxer tells me about emotional issues clearing, and physical symptoms improving or disappearing. This is when I know that you’re making the connection between food, and your health.

(You’re going to have an entirely new liver in 90 days. Why not clean it out? And build it out of EXCELLENT raw materials? After all, it does more than 500 things for you EVERY DAY.)

saleWe’ve never had a DISCOUNT on the Detox program before! But we feel so strongly about the LIVE SUPPORT program, and the BUDDY program, that until Dec. 31 only, we’re offering

$20 off Full Support for One

And

$30 off the already-discounted Full Support for Two

sucess signWe have very nearly a 100% success rate for participants who do Full Support, and who bring a buddy. You’re SET UP TO SUCCEED!

I’m very much looking forward to doing another great live-supported event with my readers (I’m on a live Q&A call on Day 2), starting Jan. 3. Enjoy the discount, and we’ll see you right after the New Year in the forum, on the calls, all eating and doing the same things, and learning together!

 

1,000 Cheap Plant-Based Meals You Can Make in 15 Minutes

veggie wrap 1I’m about to tell you exactly how I eat. Simply, inexpensively, and with endless variety.

Except for salad dressings, I use few recipes. (And even those, I take liberties with!) The first few years in your journey to a whole-foods, plant-based diet, you follow a lot of recipes. (Longtime raw foodies call this “transitional eating.”) It’s normal. In fact, it’s an important phase. It’s instructive, as you experiment with whole foods and ingredients.

You spend a lot of time. Then eating starts to get much easier and simpler. You have many tricks up your sleeve. You are resourceful. Missing an ingredient or two is no problem.

The key to my method is, don’t stress about it. You can’t mess this up! Eating this way is cheap, and it’s also a great way to use a hodgepodge of random plant foods or leftovers in your fridge.

Be inventive and never get stuck in a rut–anything in the produce section fits in this way of eating. I virtually never add salt (even sea salt) to my food. Many of these fillings and sauces have so much flavor, you won’t miss added salt.

Start with a base, add one or more toppings or fillings, and play with sauces or spices. I hope this helps you enjoy the magical world of eating greens, vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, and nuts and seeds–the nutrient-dense plant kingdom of food!

 

BASE:

Bowl: brown or wild rice, quinoa, millet, lentils, split peas

Salad: romaine, spring greens, bean sprouts, or other sprouts

Wrap: sprouted grain tortilla, collard leaf, organic corn tortillas, nori (seaweed for sushi)

Noodles: spiralized yellow squash or zucchini, gluten-free whole-grain pasta, kelp noodles

 

Brown rice peas freeeFILLINGS / TOPPINGS:

Choose one or more of the following that you have on hand:

Lentils (with taco seasoning), any beans (seasoned however you like), or split peas (thick, day-old split pea soup is good!)

Brown rice, wild rice, quinoa (seasoned however you like

Hummus or baba ganoush (eggplant) spread

Sautéed vegetables (with fajita seasoning): think peppers, onions, tomatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnips

Raw vegetables: think jicama, tomatoes, any sprouts, matchstick carrots or other root vegetables, scallions

Olives of any kind, or olive tapenade

Tahini (sesame seed paste)

Avocados, sliced or mashed

Pumpkin, sunflower, or sesame seeds

Walnuts, pine nuts, sliced almonds, or chopped walnuts or pecans

 

pesto freeSAUCES AND SPICES:

Any salad dressing at all from Ch. 3 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods! They all work! Mix and match, at will!

Salsa of any kind

Pesto sauce (see 12 Steps recipe)

Mustard or Vegannaise

Sauces for Chinese, Thai, Mexican foods (avoid MSG, corn syrup, and other chemical ingredients–these are very inferior to all Ch. 3 dressings)

Have Indian, Italian, Thai, and Mexican organic spice blends on hand.

Always have ginger, turmeric, chili pepper, cayenne, dried parsley, and garlic powder, too. (I avoid pepper, as it is a gastrointestinal irritant.)A few dashes of whatever you feel like, to any of the above, and you’ve completely changed the flavor of the meal, plus added some nutrition!

You can toss into your fillings raw apple cider vinegar or miso (non-GMO) for flavoring.

Lee and Kristen on the East Coast show how medical expenses decrease as green smoothies increase!

KristenchartGreenSmoothieGirl reader Kristen, from the east coast,  sent me a story about her family’s improvement in health when they started drinking green smoothies and “cleaning up” their diet. Check out the chart that Kristen’s husband, Lee, made, showing how dramatically their healthcare costs went DOWN when their consumption of nutrient-dense foods went UP!

Kristen’s daughter’s health was declining, as a preschooler. An ENT doctor told Kristen that Riley needed tubes, as well as tonsil/adenoid surgery. Kristen began to study. She bought the Blendtec at Costco. The sales guy wrote GreenSmoothieGirl.com down, for Kristen, and told her to go there. Lee bought Kristen a 12 Steps to Whole Foods program several years ago, and she’s been devoted to increasing whole foods in her family’s diet. They cut out dairy. They dramatically decreased sugar. Within 6 months, Riley was off all drugs, including albuterol. She’s now 9 years old!

[Note from Robyn: Kristen is probably aware my oldest son was on albuterol and many other drugs, and that’s what we did–got him off dairy and sugar, and onto a diet of primarily greens, vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, in their natural state. As with Kristen’s story, the drugs and underweight and mucous and constant viruses didn’t disappear overnight–but they disappeared over 6 months. I agree with her, that it takes a dedicated effort, and a willingness to watch and wait as changes show up!]

what your story (2)Kristen writes,

“I love our story. I love how God has directed our path to better health. Four lives are changed, right here!”

Kristen, thank you for sharing. Your story is so similar to mine, and I hope that for years, as people search this blog and find you, that you are a part of inspiring them to make nutrition part of their wellness journey!