Our new video, sign up for our class at the Zermatt

Here’s a teaser video for the holiday class Desiree and I are teaching at the five-star Zermatt Resort (Midway, Utah) on Dec. 9. It’s going to be a blast, and I invited superstar local author and plant-food-lover RAW MELISSA to teach with us! We’ve been kickin’ ideas around and all three of us are excited.

If you’re local, RSVP before it fills up, and come eat yummy food from our book Healthy Holiday Favorites, watch us demo some of our recipes, and chat with us afterwards.

If you’re not local, enjoy the video. My kids looooooove this cinnamon ice cream, hope you dig it too!

Making nut and seed milks

Jenni, my customer support lead, is gluten intolerant and taught me how to make coconut milk.

Here’s my video on how to replace dairy milk with yummy and nutritious milks from sesame, almond, cashew, or even your shredded coconut from the group buy.

Jenni makes coconut milk, and then, with the pulp left over in the nut milk bag, she makes coconut macaroons:

Coconut Macaroons

6 egg whites (organic, free range eggs)

¼ tsp. Original Crystal Himalayan Salt

½ cup maple syrup

2 tsp. of no-alcohol vanilla

1 cup coconut pulp (from making coconut milk)

2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

Blend egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form. Fold in vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut with a spoon until just mixed. Drop batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet by rounded tablespoons. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

I love my compost pile: CAUGHT ON VIDEO

I like gardening, but I love composting. It’s a no-brainer. It’s one of those “life is an eternal round” things. Maybe I’m weird and the Depression-era mentality lasted three generations, in me. But I love “waste not, want not” and I hate the throw-away generation and attitude. Turn your food into food for your food. Does anybody love plant garbage like I do?

Check it out here:

Dressing Your Truth

Local author Carol Tuttle contacted me several months ago. She’s author of four books, including “Discover Your Personal Beauty Profile” and “Remembering Wholeness.”

She asked me to meet her for lunch. She said she knew exactly what I am in her typing system to help you choose clothes, hair, and makeup to “dress your truth.”

I direct you to this because I believe this program allows you to live more truthfully, more grounded in your energy, personality, and unique way of operating in the world. It’s about far more than shopping-and-makeup (which are NOT generally interests of mine, and I explain why in my interview).

I let Carol’s team do a makeover on me! Check my interview out where I don’t quite seem myself:

Check out Carol’s program and sign up HERE

Not only did I arrive dressed completely as a Type 2 (I’m Type 3), but you won’t know me, I was so nervous! (Losing all control and letting a team of people cut and color my hair, put makeup on me, and dress me–in a word, SCARY!) In the initial interview–not only am I jittery, but I didn’t sleep well in anticipation, so I have bags under my eyes!

And here’s my makeover:

Check out Carol’s program and sign up HERE–I think you’ll enjoy it! In fact, you might get LOST in the web site, watching the transformation of many women “discovering their truth.”

Also, I’ll be on her radio show tonight, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., talking about wholeness in nutrition and health–and wholeness in Carol’s world of truth, beauty, and fashion!

Log in HERE to either listen live (call in to ask me a question, and I’ll give away a few of my books)–or listen to a recording if you’ve missed it by the time you read this.

The xZubi Disc

The xZubi Disc

xZubi DiscYour child’s brain is highly susceptible to damaging man-made radiation from his cell phone. He’s also getting exposure from the laptop, PC, TV, and microwave.

Your brain is vulnerable, too. But your child’s brain is developing, and highly sensitive, and hard-headed as she may sometimes seem to you, her skull isn’t as thick and protective as an adult’s! Cell phone waves are documented to pass over 85% of the way through the brain of a 5-year old, and they damage human DNA.

The World Health Organization (WHO) spent $30 million to discover a growing trend in brain cancer related to cell phone use. Other cancers, autism, and other health problems are linked by many studies to the radiation exposure from cell phones as well.

This has troubled me for a long time, and I’ve investigated options. Look at any of my YouTube videos up until now: for 6 years I wore a $130 crystal pendant (until the lanyard broke down a few weeks ago) to protect me from EMF (electromagnetic radiation).

(Unfortunately, I can’t get my 16-year old son to wear a necklace!)

I’ve discovered a technology that protects you and the children you care about. It’s much easier to use, very inexpensive, and neutralizes 100% of the effects of harmful radiation from items we use every day that emit EMF. All you have to do is stick the neutralizer anywhere on the back (or battery) of your cell phone. It is a hologram made of three micro-thin layers of rare-earth, para-magnetic materials that absorb and neutralize man-made electro-magnetic radiation.

The developers went through the highly rigorous process of obtaining a U.S. scientific patent. This involved 28 separate tests, including one exposing human DNA in a petri dish to a cell phone with, and then without, the technology. The proof is in the fact that this test resulted in those human cells 100% protected from the harmful effects of chaotic radiation.

To put it in very simplistic terms, it doesn’t block all the radiation, or you wouldn’t get cell phone reception! It blocks 100% of the negative effects of the radiation.

In my old video, you saw me and my good friend Jake being muscle tested with and without the xZubi Disc technology. You could see how much of your energy is being drained away by having a cell phone within a few feet of you. Here’s my new video:

See xZubi FAQ for frequently asked questions about the xZubi Disc.

Please make sure you put a xZubi Disc on your microwave (which emits radiation into your kitchen as it cooks), TV screens, PC and laptop screens, baby monitors, and home phone handsets.

raw food made easy: new vids on the site

How do you make decisions about whether to buy organic or not? What do you choose in the greens section of the grocery stores where you shop? How much do you pay? What do I do with the rest of the plant when I buy root vegetables? What are some new things you can put in your smoothies when you get bored?

Check out my two new videos now on the site addressing these issues and giving you a tour through the produce section of one of my favorite local stores:

http://greensmoothiegirl.com/videos3.html

My favorite part is where I randomly (I did not plan it, I promise) make friends with an elderly shopper named Elizabeth and sell her on raw food made easy with the green smoothie habit. (Don’t chase people down at your grocery store who look like they need help. They won’t appreciate it. But when you are making a video in the grocery store with a film crew, and someone expresses interest, open your mouth and start talking, because you just might be in her path for a reason that day!) :-)

So you’re trying to get kids to eat right!

You’re raising kids (or maybe helping with your grandkids)?  You and me both, my friend!  I’m raising four—two boys and two girls. They all have different personalities, interests, and temperaments. Your kids are “picky,” you say? I get that. I’ve got two kids like that.

I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I have picked up an arsenal of wisdom, not just from my experience, but from sitting at the knee of other parents who are doing a pretty dang good job. My next book I’m writing is about teaching kids to eat right.

I know what it’s like to work and try to fit healthy cooking in around the cracks in my time. And I’m a single mom, too, so honestly, I can relate to your challenges on so many levels.

I did a YouTube video on things that really help if you’re raising small children—see video 6 on this page:

http://www.greensmoothiegirl.com/videos/videos-page-1/

A few tips might help you, too:

First, make lists and post them inside your cupboard to consult when you’re making a grocery list or deciding what to have for dinner.  Those lists should include favorite nutritious menu ideas, recipes, and ingredient lists.

And make a list of simple whole foods to have on hand that you observe each of your children enjoying.

Second, don’t be afraid to let them in the kitchen to make their own stuff, with you just providing the ingredients.  And let them experiment—as the family green smoothie chef, for instance.  (You can give them a recipe and ask them to follow it.  Ask them to double it, and they’re exercising the “math brain!”)  Owning a kitchen project gives a child a sense of accomplishment.  She’ll make a bigger mess in the kitchen than you would have, of course, but you’ll be glad you allowed it, when it’s all over.

Third, develop an arsenal of much healthier treats that you make or buy, that your family enjoys.  That’s the worst thing, when we start eating fried and corn-syrup- or sugar-sweetened treats.  Ch. 11 of my 12 Steps to Whole Foods program is all about treats, the kind you don’t have to feel guilty about.  If your relatives (or ex-spouse) are open to it, you can send those treats instead of the ones they serve.

Fourth, praise them for their good choices and give them a lot of positive feedback for their kitchen creations that involve whole foods.  Make sure you point out when they seem to have more energy or a more sunny mood as a result of their good choices.  Keep it POSITIVE, POSITIVE, POSITIVE!

And here are some additional tips from the site:

http://greensmoothiegirl.com/getkidstoeat.html

May your efforts pay off with children who support you and learn to love good, natural food!

To Your Health,

–Robyn

more edibles, and the book tour

Did you know the leaves of your squash, cucumber, and cabbage plants are edible?   (You probably already knew the leaves of grape, radish, beet, turnip, strawberry, and carrot are edible.)   Toss them in the blender with fruit.   I’m going to do a little video shortly (be a YouTube GreenSmoothieGirl subscriber) showing and telling about 6-8 edible weeds in a field near my house where I run.

We’ve had lots of interest in my coming to your city with my book tour for The Green Smoothies Diet.   My assistant Jenni will give you a press release on the book, a script for talking to the health food store (or book store) near your house, and a sheet for them to fill out and fax to us.

Please write her at support123@greensmoothiegirl.com to get those things if you want to line up a couple of venues so I can teach a free green smoothie class/demo (with book signing) near you!   This will be fun!

Robyn

easy kale or collard “chips” you can make in your dehydrator

GreenSmoothieGirl.com reader Tonya C. donated  a recipe for yummy “chips” (I call them “crisps” because they’re really light and airy) made in the dehydrator. I have significantly  altered the recipe. Brewer’s Yeast is a good way for vegans to obtain Vitamin B12.

Cheesy Kale/Collard  Crisps

  • 1/3 cup cashews, soaked 1-2 hours (optionally)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2  tsp. Original Himalayan Crystal Salt
  • ¼ cup nutritional (or Brewer’s) yeast
  • 2 green onions (including the green part)
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp.  cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp.  turmeric
  • 1  clove garlic

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients well in Total Blender. Press one side of 20-30 small kale or collard leaves (stems removed) in mixture and dry them for 4-6 hours in Excalibur dehydrator (until crispy).

Here’s a hilarious video of Tonya’s adorable 2-year old Emily making and eating the chips that her family calls “Emily’s Cheetohs.” They were disappearing during the night because Emily would wake up and wander into the kitchen to eat them:

http://raw100.ning.com/video/video/show?id=2170300%3AVideo%3A228864&xgs=1

Enjoy!

p.s. If you’ve been wanting an Excalibur dehydrator, here’s a link to another blog entry with another cracker recipe I really like, and a link to get a dehydrator.