Lee and Kristen on the East Coast show how medical expenses decrease as green smoothies increase!

GreenSmoothieGirl reader Kristen, from the east coast,  sent me a story about her family’s improvement in health when they started drinking green smoothies and “cleaning up” their diet. Check out the chart that Kristen’s husband, Lee, made, showing how dramatically their healthcare costs went DOWN when their consumption of nutrient-dense foods went UP! Kristen’s daughter’s…

Raw Lemon Almond Macaroon recipe

GSGLife Instructor Amy Erickson in Provo, Utah says her friends and co-workers are raving about this yummy macaroon recipe! Enjoy! Raw Lemon Almond Macaroons 4 3/4 cups shredded unsweetened coconut 2 cups almond flour 1/2 cup cold pressed, organic coconut oil 1/2 cup sliced almonds 3/4 cup raw, light agave 1/2 cup 100% pure maple…

Here’s your first healthy TREAT recipe, fabulous No-Bake Bites!

NO BAKE ENERGY BITES By Heidi F. in Ohio, whose kids love these delicious little no-bake energy bites. They are the perfect healthy snack, and they take only 10 minutes to make! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup (dry) Gluten Free quick cooking oats 1/3 cup toasted coconut flakes 1/2 cup any natural nut butter 1/4 cup GSG…

Robyn’s answer to a famous doctor’s anti-green-smoothie claim

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic is a hero of mine. Former President Bill Clinton cites Dr. Esselstyn, a proponent of a plant-based diet as a solution to cardiac problems, as one of his inspirations to go vegetarian. As you know, President Clinton was triple-bypass survivor who gave up fried foods and hamburgers to…

Science compared every diet. The winner? Real food!

Dr. David Katz and Dr. Stephanie Meller, at Yale University, completed a survey of the published research on diet over the past decade. The primary finding, surveying thousands of studies? “A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature, predominantly plants, is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention.” Score one for my mission.…

Are you a “stress eater?” Here’s what I do about it!

Have you noticed that most people line up in two camps, when they’re under heavy stress: the people who don’t eat enough, and the people who overeat? Nikki, our operations manager, asked me recently to write on stress eating. She’s in the hot-seat in a major new venture we’re working on, and both she and…