What’s the big deal about coconut oil?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I thought coconut oil was a dirty word. Saturated fat! Shouldn’t we avoid it? Answer: That was a smear campaign by the new vegetable oil industry 30-35 years ago, that effectively removed tropical oils from the shelf. They lumped this whole-food nutrient in with partially hydrogenated oils that are truly harmful. The problem…

What to do about WRINKLES?

After yoga, when I’m rolling up my mat, seems like often a GSG reader comes over to chat. Tell me their green smoothie experience, ask what to do to help a friend struggling with health problems, ask me when the group buy ends. Stuff like that. Recently, Cheryl, a 53-yo, very fit breast cancer survivor,…

Wrecking whole foods with nasty other stuff

Matthew texted me this photo he took at Walmart, and said, “Can you tell me where to get some pork jowls?” What the devil are pork jowls and why would anyone eat them? Who makes these signs? Has anyone reading this ever eaten the fatty underbelly of the chinny-chin-chin of a little piggy? My least-favorite thing ever is…

Nutrition for pregnant moms, babies, toddlers…..part 4 of 5

Today’s topic: NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY. Remember, what you’re eating when you’re pregnant is also contributing to healthy blood, bones, tissues, and organs—or not. It’s so painful for me to remember back to eating 7-11 nachos, Diet Coke, a Special Burger and fries (extra fry sauce!) at lunch, and Ben & Jerry’s after dinner, throughout my…

Patty’s Chocolate Mango Cheesecake

  Patty’s Chocolate Mango Cheesecake (It’s raw and living) Ingredients 1 cup  raw cacao powder 3 cups raw cashews (soaked for about 45 minutes) 2 cups rejuvelac or water 1 cup sprouted sunflower seeds 3 1/2 cups of date sauce (see recipe below) 3 peeled and chopped sweet ripe mangos 2 cups of fresh coconut…