My favorite new accessory—makes blending thick stuff a breeze!

 

Blendtec’s stock with me just went through the roof!

I’ve just received the coolest accessory I’ve ever seen. A raw-foodist’s dream!  I knew you’d want to know about it, if you have a Blendtec Total Blender or are getting one soon.

Look at my video demo making my fabulous (no dairy, no sugar, no guilt) Butter Pecan Ice Cream, showing how you NEVER waste food, you never have to burn out a motor, get food all over your arm, or struggle with a spatula because of Blendtec’s engineering marvel THE TWISTER.

It makes thick nut butters, raw pie crusts, pastes, baby food, sauces, frostings, pates, candies, ice creams, and so much more, instantly, with no drama. The thick stuff used to be the recipes I hated to make, even though they are needed to serve anything truly gourmet. But no more!

It’s a short, small blender jar. As the blade in the jar spins, a sharp tine spins the opposite direction in the jar, scraping the food off the inside of the jar and down to the bottom. The “Spectacula” spatula gets all the food out of the bottom of the jar, with nothing lost and no mess.

I’ve been waiting for them to release this exciting accessory since I beta tested it for Blendtec last year and said HOW FAST CAN I GET THEM?? We’ve had it in stock but they wouldn’t let me announce until June 1!

It’s brilliant, and you’ve got to have this in your kitchen. I think you’ll be in love with it like I am!

Oh, and in the video, I’m showing you my really delicious Butter Pecan Ice Cream recipe. You’ll get that recipe, free, with a Twister purchase.

Nick and Kristin win #1 GreenSmoothieGirl evangelists!

Schoolteacher and computer programmer Kristin and Nick, after we made this video about attending my class in 5 cities, drove to MESA, AZ from their home in Cali. Every one of the six classes they’ve attended, they bring friends and family from that city.

They’ve driven up to 8 hours to attend my class, and they own every book I’ve written and give them away as gifts. They always stand in line after class and have me sign all their books. Finally, in San Jose, I said, “Hey you guys, what is your story?” They had never told me. We got it all on video here—be inspired!

These two are impressive—full of light and energy and excited to share the good news of what happened to them when they started eating much less crap and starting eating raw plant food! Go Nick and Kristin, XOXO!

Team Mom Amy buys ONE raffle ticket….and gets the coolest thing!

Young mom Amy’s friends bailed on her to come to my Sacramento lecture, she had no money for raffle tickets, she missed her son’s game, and drove an hour….to get only a back-row seat in a crowded room of 300.

And was SHOCKED when she won a $435 game-changer that I think will make her family’s health and life better! I love my BlendTec and use it several times a day—hope you treat yours like the treasure it is, too.

It’s so fun when someone is as excited as Amy is…..you gotta meet her in this video. Those who were there were thrilled she won it. Don’t you love people who embrace abundance and whatever is meant to be? That’s my girl Amy.

LOL, I cried watching this again, to post it today. Enjoy!

 

Robyn defends green smoothies (we’ve got a few detractors)

A few prominent nutrition experts have made negative statements about green smoothies. Brian Clement, Caldwell Esselstyn, Colin Campbell, and a lesser name or two.

They may not realize that it’s a practice busy people are embracing en masse, and that it’s helping many people. I tackled that subject in writing recently, HERE.

But because we continue to get tons of email about it, I’ve discussed the subject on video here too!

Keep up your green smoothie habit. But add more good whole-foods habits, too—salads, legume-based main dishes, granola. Food you chew, where the fiber is less broken down. All of these habits will enrich your life. I teach them all, and more, in 12 Steps to Whole Foods.

Green Smoothies taking Utah Legislature by storm?

On March 5, by invitation, I spoke to the spouses of the Utah State Legislature. Some of them are longtime GSG readers.  Stan Lockhart, whose wife Becky is the Speaker of the House, is the biggest ham we’ve ever had, racing me to eat a plate of greens before I can make a blenderful of green smoothie for everyone. He’s a delightful person and I’m very excited if green smoothies are now being served in the home of our Speaker of the House. Check out the video Kristin made—Stan bares green teeth and all! (Then read the VIP’s who attended, at the bottom of today’s blog.)

We had lots of fun and I was frankly a little starstruck meeting women who have great influence for good. Thank you for inviting me! I hope together we use it to put some solid habits in place to improve the health of my home state!

These are some of the spouses I met:

Stan Lockhart, former State Republican Party Chairman, husband to Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart (one of my heroes)

Susie Bramble, wife to former majority leader Senator Curt Bramble

Sue Stephensen, wife to Senator Jerry Stephenson

Karen Valentine, wife to past Senate President John Valentine

Lisa Sumsion, wife to Rep Kenneth Sumsion, running for governor

Anna Kaye Waddoups, wife to Michael Waddoups, Senate President

Alice Hillyard, wife to Senator Hillyard, Chairman of Appropriations Cte

Janice Van Tassel, wife to Senator Kevin Van Tassel

Cindy Okerlund, wife to Senator Ralph Okerlund

Julie Kiser, wife to Rep Todd Kiser

Gloria Froere, wife to Rep Gage Froere

Kim Powell, wife to Rep Craig Powell

 

Become a modern-day hunter-gatherer! Dr. Wahls beats M.S. with nutrition!

I love this TedTalk by Dr. Terry Wahls, M.D., great data and slides about how she reversed multiple sclerosis. She talks about how she was wheelchair-bound with MS and on many drugs, and is now a healthy mom and doctor. She became a “modern-day hunter-gatherer,” because indiginous people’s diets exceed our RDAs by 200% to 1000%. Check out the chart in her slide show showing the percentage of Americans deficient in each nutrient. The top two answers were OMEGA 3 (85%) and IODINE (80%!). We’re also highly deficient in calcium, magnesium, and B vitamins. Dr. Wahls undertook to address her nutritional deficiencies, which over the course of just a few months got her out of the reclining wheelchair and onto a bike, eventually completely regaining her life.

Daily, she eats 3 cups green leaves (dinner plate), 3 cups sulfur-rich colorful vegs (broccoli, cauliflower, onion, garlic, mushrooms, asparagus, many more), 3 cups  colorful high-antioxidant fruits and vegs—yes, 9 cups! Also wild fish and organ meats and grass fed meat, seaweed foods. Now she has dedicated her life to teaching others about the benefits of the hunter-gatherer diet and doing clinical trials to document its effects.

That doesn’t sound yummy to you? Destroying my myelin sheaths and losing the ability to walk, and feed myself, doesn’t sound yummy to me. More and more of us have these kinds of dire futures if we don’t stop eating what you see in the photo with the family of four: a week’s worth of their food, which is almost entirely processed.

Tomorrow we will talk about Dr. Brian Clement’s teaching about whether fish oil is really a good source of Omega 3. (Hint: as I’ve said in my books and speaking, fish is highly problematic both as a food and as a supplement. We’ll talk about WHY, but fish in clean water is difficult if not impossible to find.)