What Does ORGANIC Mean? (Should I Pay More For It–Or Not?)

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: This is a topic I have wondered about for years. I don’t think buying organic foods is worth it, because there’s no way to know if it is actually organic. My uncle is a farmer and does not grow organic crops. However, he has friends who are “certified organic” farmers and they use…

Green Smoothies for Thyroid Health? My Hashimotos Journey

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and other thyroid health disorders are becoming an epidemic, with 20 million Americans, and 200 million worldwide diagnosed with thyroid disease. Hashimoto’s is the most common thyroid disease in America, affecting nearly 14 million people. According to thyroid.org, 60 percent of those with thyroid disease don’t even know that they have it! And…

Can A Sauna Help You Live Longer?

Woman relaxing in a sauna

In Scandinavia, saunas have been used for centuries to promote wellness, and it turns out that the Russians and Finns may have understood something the rest of us didn’t. Saunas are historically small rooms used as hot-air or steam baths, or, an exciting modern variation with many additional health benefits, an infrared sauna uses penetrating…

Forget CALORIES. Let’s talk about the VIBRATIONS of food!

Forget CALORIES. Let’s talk about the VIBRATIONS of food!

The way you’re thinking about food is all wrong. And I have something special for you today. It’s not your fault that you’ve been chasing down bunny trails, with the way you evaluate your food choices. The food industry wants you counting calories, and grams of proteins, fats, and carbs. (They sell more processed, manufactured,…

Mindful Mavericks Magazine: VIBE with GreenSmoothieGirl, Robyn Openshaw!

Mindful Mavericks Magazine: Vibe with the GreenSmoothieGirl, Robyn Openshaw

I was recently interviewed by Jen Wittman of Mindful Mavericks Magazine. Although business owners read this magazine, we got very personal about my successes, failures, and the best piece of advice I was ever given. Longtime readers know that the GreenSmoothieGirl mission has always been personal. I think you’ll enjoy this inside view into how…