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Now you can get KEFIR GRAINS from GreenSmoothieGirl.com

I have been working for a long time on a way to get you quality kefir grains. It’s hard because they are live organisms, and so we cannot mass-produce them. I’m happy to announce that Melinda (GSG staff) and I have been growing them, both WATER grains and MILK grains, and we have them up […]

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Beet Kvass

I recently taught you how to make Rejuvelac. If, like me, you’re looking to increase lacto-fermented, probiotic foods in your diet, today I’ve got another idea for you. (Try to get at least two cultured foods in your diet every day! This is Step 8 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.) Have you ever heard […]

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More info about Rejuvelac, part 3 of 3

Question: You said to use quinoa or soft white wheat berries. Can I use hard red wheat? What about other grains? Answer: At classes I taught in Washington and Oregon right after posting the original Rejuvelac video, I had a few readers tell me they’ve been making Rejuvelac for years, with hard red wheat, triticale, […]

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More info about Rejuvelac, part 2 of 3

Question: Are you aware that Dr. Brian Clement, director of Hippocrates Health Institute, with whom you are speaking in Florida early next year, discontinued Rejuvelac at Hippocrates long ago because they found it was “contaminated?” What do you have to say about this? Answer: Yes, I’m aware. In fact, Dr. Clement’s opinion, circulated in a […]

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More info about Rejuvelac, part 1 of 3

[Because many people are asking: group buy has not kicked off, hopefully early next week, stay tuned here and we’ll announce it!] We got more comments about my Rejuvelac video and blog than anything I’ve written about in a long time. The main reaction was, “This is so easy now that I’ve SEEN it, can’t […]

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Fermenting foods: it’s freaking me out!

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I really like the idea of adding the Rejuvelac as my green smoothie base, but I’m honestly totally freaked out to leave something perishable on my countertop in an unsealed container for several days. What are the chances that “bad bacteria” get in there and make me sick? I really appreciate any feedback […]

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Why does a green smoothie come FIRST as I change what I eat?

I teach classes to people who are beginners in nutrition, eating the Standard American Diet.   I teach intermediate classes to those who are more savvy, and even advanced classes in sprouting and fermented foods. Regardless of where you are, nutritionally, I have found that in every group, people experience profound health benefits by incorporating […]

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Extra ingredients for green smoothies [part 7 of 9]

Pomegranate juice Pomegranate juice is another very hot product because of a few studies linking it to slowing growth of prostate cancer and arthritis, and reducing breast and skin cancer.   It’s been linked to improvement of several cardiovascular measurements, including thinning the blood and improving blood flow, lowering LDS cholesterol, and increasing HDL (“good”) […]

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foods that help digestion . . . part 5

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl:   What are foods that help digestion? Some raw foodists eat raw meat.   Raw meat and milk have enzymes, so aren’t they good foods? Answer:   We’ll leave the Oxford/Cornell China Project out of this discussion, which shows that animal protein causes many diseases.   (The primary author of that pivotal study, […]

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what enzymes do to make food digestible . . . part 3

We don’t think of our stomach as being two-chambered, but Howell goes to lengths to document all the experts and studies (including Gray’s Anatomy) saying that it does, in fact, have two distinct parts.   And in the upper stomach, or “food enzyme stomach,” gastric juices are not released, and peristalsis is not yet churning […]

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