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…

Here’s the green smoothie recipe I almost always use!

Here’s my everyday green smoothie “template” recipe.   It allows you to use virtually any green, and any fruit, maximizing the greens.   Enjoy! Robyn’s Green Smoothie Template Recipe Makes 8 cups of 100% raw smoothie. Put 2 1/2 cups filtered water in the BlendTec Total Blender. Optionally, add: ½ tsp. stevia (herbal sweetener) or…

PCOS and protein

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I have PCOS and I have battled weight for years.   I am currently 275 lbs and 5’10”.   I believe that what we eat does impact our health dramatically.   I was on a green smoothie a day for over a month and started to feel better.   Then I was told…

stevia approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just granted approval to the natural herbal sweetener stevia.   You may know that I endorse stevia as a sweetener I use because it is plant-based without altered (synthetic) molecules, it has no impact on blood sugar, and no adverse health effects have been reported from its use.…

High-nutrition items’ price points . . . part 1 of 2

I’ve been asked for a list of prices I pay for high-nutrition items you will want to buy regularly if you’re maximizing fresh produce and whole plant foods in your diet.   These are my “staples” that you’ll notice are rather different from what’s in most pantries (or long-term food storage).   Buying agave or…

Sprouted Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

These are yummy—enjoy! Sprouted Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes Serves 6-8 2 ½ cups raw, dry buckwheat ½ cup flaxseed 3 cups water ½ tsp. stevia powder (optional) 1 tsp. sea salt 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg 2 bananas 4 tsp. baking powder, aluminum free 2 cups blueberries coconut oil Soak buckwheat overnight, drain, and sprout…