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Great people and great stories from last week!

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Sep 14, 2011

In my Utah classes last week, we had 200 in Layton, 300 in Sandy, and 400 in my hometown of Orem. A few people stood up to tell us the radical health changes they’re experiencing, as they begin eating whole foods.

(Lauralee in Layton came for the 5th time with new friends, and Elisa in Sandy came for the 6th time! I feel like I should make up new stories, just for them.)

Knight Hunt who had a heart attack at age 30, now my age, had to fly to NYC at the last minute, so he wasn’t there. But he emailed me the day of class that he’s now drinking 3 QUARTS of green smoothie a day, and his tastes have changed so much that he puts almost no fruit in them, and looks good and feels amazing!

Jen Baldwin won the blender in Layton and was ecstatic (here’s a photo she took). She blogged about her journey to health using my 12 Steps program and green smoothies—check out how her weight finally started to really drop when she added the green smoothie habit! Read about her reaction to winning the blender, and more, here:


Steve Terry has been to my class 3x and he looked so great this time, having lost 45 lbs., that I gasped when I saw him. He was a cardiac patient in a desperate health crisis, blood pressure and triglycerides off the charts, when his daughter got him to read my book. He’s now a green smoothie devotee and 12 Stepper and he is RUNNING MARATHONS in his 50’s!

Mechel in Sandy read my book six months ago and lost 9 lbs. the first WEEK, as she put it, “sitting on the couch eating ice cream.” I was stumped when she told me this, thinking, “Uhhhhh, that is NOT part of my program.” (And I was also thinking, “You must have been retaining a lot of water!” How does anyone lose 9 lbs. in one week? Wow.)

She then explained that she learned about GSG from the blender demo guy at Costco, who showed her how to make my “Green Ice Cream.”

I have a chocolate pudding with greens in it, but unless they’re freezing it, I’m not sure where the Green Ice Cream came from in my books? When I started doing green smoothies 17 years ago, I did call it “Green Cream” for my 1-year old. If I’ve forgotten a recipe, somebody help me. Mechel is not the first person to tell me that a Costco Demo Guy is showing a green “ice cream” and attributing it to me. I think it might be in one of our recipe collections with reader contributions!

But here’s it is:

Costco Guy’s Green Ice Cream He Thinks Is My Recipe

3 Cups Spinach

7 oz. Almond Milk

4 oz. raw, organic agave

1 Scoop vegan protein powder

3 Cups Ice

Blend on your ice cream setting in your BlendTec, and enjoy!

Mechel went on to lose a total of 31 lbs. in the past several months and DISAPPEAR all her symptoms of multiple sclerosis!

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6 thoughts on “Great people and great stories from last week!”

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  1. Thanks again Green Smoothie Girl! It feels so good to feel good 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:


    I went to the class you had in Nampa on Sept. 22, 2011. I forgot to leave my green paper as the lady that I rode with needed to get home. Could I please get the Green Smoothie Recipe,free weekly e-letter,Nutrition Manifesto. I have tried on my computer to get your newletter but for some reason I get knocked out . thank you cmgarner@cableone.net

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Robyn,

    I’m saving up for my Blendtec and my hubby and 3 boys are so excited to start having healthy green breakfast smoothies. I attended your Orem class earlier this month and also had to leave early with my ride. Did you have handouts? I bought your Green Smoothie Diet book on Amazon and just finished reading it so maybe I have all the info. If not, could you email it to me please? I am so totally on board and even though we haven’t started blending yet I have “converted” my parents and a few siblings who live in Mesa, AZ and they are signed up for your class there in November. You have taken all the things I have known for years and made them truly user-friendly. I can’t wait to start! Thanks for your help! 🙂

    1. Robyn Openshaw, MSW says:

      Holly, if you didn’t turn in the handout with email address, etc., write Kristin@greensmoothiegirl.com and she’ll send you the recipe for that night, plus my Nutrition Manifesto (my free special report on 12 nutrition myths you’ve believed all your life). 🙂 Thanks for sending your family in Mesa, can’t wait to go there again!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Would you please tell me the address of your place in Orem?? Thanks

    1. Robyn Openshaw, MSW says:

      LaRonna, we don’t have a storefront, sorry.

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