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Green Smoothie Guy convert: Boston Blake’s Blog

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Oct 28, 2011

I got this email after my class last month in Sandy, Utah. Give Blake some encouragement on his new blog, or here? The idea of eating living/raw plant foods is new for him!

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl:

You probably hear this a lot, but what’s one more compliment?

Last week my wife dragged me to your event in Orem  (yes, dragged me – I didn’t want to go, I wanted to stay home and play video games). But I am so happy I attended!

As I listened to your story, I considered my own life, and the thing in your speech  that affected me most was a word you used: lifestyle. I had recently been seeking for other changes in my life: physically, emotionally and spiritually, and I had concluded on my own, that very week, that the only way I could effectively become the man I want to be, would be to make lifestyle changes, and not just temporary ones.

You spoke about making an eating lifestyle change, and I put down my phone (I admit I was playing a game at the beginning of your event) and listened. Your experience and recommendations were just what I needed then. I don’t think I would have been open before that week. It was perfect timing. I give the Lord all the credit for that.

I have been trying to find a way to eat healthy, keep my calorie count down, get the necessary vitamins and minerals, and get back in shape. I have had a goal for about 2 years to get back in “high school” shape when I was an athlete, but still find myself eating hamburgers and fried chicken because I don’t like the taste of salads every day.

And to be honest, I am not a huge fan of raw foods. But your smoothies were the answer I needed. After trying the sample, I realized how good green smoothies can be. My wife already has a VitaMix, so all I needed to do was purchase the raw foods. We spent a couple days trying different recipes until we found some I like.

Today I begin my new lifestyle. I am starting with making raw foods a bulk of my diet — mostly in the form of green smoothies (according to your calculations, I am getting about 40-50 servings of vegetables and raw foods per day!).

I plan to maintain that until I get closer to the weight I want. During my weight-loss/get-fit months, I will try different types of recipes that don’t include the smoothies, so that when I am in the shape I want to be, I can have the smoothies for breakfast and have other healthy, raw foods for my other meals.

My wife is very grateful for your story and work. She has been trying to get me to eat healthy for the longest time (she is very good at eating healthy). And after a week of spiritual awakening and revelation, and attending your event to cap it off, I think I am on the right track for a healthier, happier life.

Thank you, Robyn, for your work. I hope to attend more events and continue supporting you and your efforts. You have changed another life this month.

Here’s my new blog about the health journey that I’ve just started:



Boston Blake (South Jordan, Utah)

Posted in: Green Smoothies, Reader Letters

2 thoughts on “Green Smoothie Guy convert: Boston Blake’s Blog”

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  1. Anonymous says:


    You absolutely were in God’s will to hear Robyn tell the truth about food. My husband and I have changed our food “lifestyle” also. it’s been 8 months now. Wow, how time flies when you have such delicious food to enjoy. My husband still eats a little meat once or twice a month, I am vegetarian now. We are healthier than we’ve ever been. Your wife is blessed to have you as a buddy in good eating. That’s how it works for us. We enjoy the learning, (I research every day) and the good foods together. We critique every new dish we try, and we have categorized mini- binders full of our favorites. Enjoy your journey through a healthy life, and give God all the thanks and praise. He designed food to be our fuel. He’s awesome!


  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey, I know you’ve posted before about Halloween Candy and whatnot, but I didn’t ever remember you mentioning the child-slavery involved in the candy business, so I wondered if you knew about it? http://www.good.is/post/child-slaves-made-your-halloween-candy-stop-buying-it/

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