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chocolate: friend or foe?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Is chocolate actually good for me? Will you do a good/better/best on all the carob and chocolate options? I’m craving chocolate after having a baby and want to know what’s best. Answer: It’s a confusing subject because so many products have been made from cacao, the seed of the fruit, the whole food, […]

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Raw green food and kidney stones

I have more requests to address oxalates.   I wrote about this in Ch. 1 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and also here on the blog: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/?p=288 It’s another one of those “they” things: first they tell us greens are good for us, and then they tell us oxalates will cause kidney stones and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! And (yum yum yum!) do you like hot cocoa?

This morning I’m compiling my kids’ Christmas wish lists to brave Black Friday early in the morning with my girlfriend. (Gulp. I haven’t done that in 15 years.) I’m putting together the big vegetable plate (okay, I’m taking the plastic off the Costco one I bought) and making a giant fruit salad, as my contributions […]

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extra ingredients for green smoothies [part 5 of 8]

If you haven’t seen it, I put  my new  101 Fabulous, Healthy, Quick Lunch Ideas recipe collection in the store today: http://tinyurl.com/dxjezs Here are more ideas of additions to your smoothies–exotic stuff, more expensive, but adding variety and superfood qualities: Raw chocolate                         Organic […]

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Who you gonna call: Part V Really expensive candy that won’t make you healthy

Moving on to the Xocai chocolate people: they have a great sales pitch! They show the ORAC score of cacao (chocolate), and it’s way impressive.   Right up there with goji berries.   I like to use a little raw cacao for that very reason, in my recipes.   But, my friends . . . […]

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