{VIDEO} 3 Fats That Hurt, 3 Fats That Heal

good and bad fats

“Fat-free” means “healthy,” right? Actually…nothing could be further from the truth.  I’m still trying to undo the destructive psychology from the  fat-free obsession in the 80’s. Remember how fat-free margarine became a “healthier” substitution for butter, and coconut oil got blacklisted? Yes, there are unhealthy fats, but there are fats that heal you, too!  These…

My Thanksgiving Peanut Stew Recipe! + Annual Group Buy ends November 30

I’ve just got to share with you what I took to my large, extended-family Thanksgiving dinner. (I’ve got 6 little brothers, and 1 little sister!) It’s a vegan African Thanksgiving Stew, and it’s really delicious! I know that an African stew doesn’t sound right for an American holiday, but everyone loved it at TWO parties…

6 Easy Swaps to Make Any Treat Recipe Healthy

healthy chocolate baking ingredients for treat recipe

You want to honor your body with good, healthy food, right? You want the energy, the ideal weight, bright eyes and glowing skin that you know comes from ditching a processed diet, in favor of whole foods. You also want . . . TREATS! You want your mom’s peanut butter cookies, your favorite chocolate cake,…

2015 Group Buy Ends Nov. 30 at midnight!

2015 Annual Group Buy

Every year at GreenSmoothieGirl, we curate a Group Buy of some GREAT whole-foods pantry staples for you to stock up on for the year. These staples come from our favorite suppliers who give us wholesale pricing. We believe in preparedness and we believe in helping you eat more whole foods inexpensively, deliciously, and easily. It…

Want to get heavy metals off your skin, out of your blood?

I seriously love educating you about stuff most people don’t know, about products that can improve your health, and stuff you’re using that you shouldn’t! Today’s giveaway lets me do just that…..teach you about deodorant and how you can avoid the heavy metals and toxic ingredients you may have unknowingly been putting into your bloodstream…

Favorite Ways and Recipes to Use Coconut Oil!

An inexpensive, whole-food, highly nourishing moisturizer! Use a small, clean jar, and fill it with coconut oil. (I have these in my purse, my bathroom vanities, and even in my desk.) I put it on my lips, which feels amazing, although it doesn’t have a beeswax moisture barrier like lip balms do. And I slather…

What’s the big deal about coconut oil?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I thought coconut oil was a dirty word. Saturated fat! Shouldn’t we avoid it? Answer: That was a smear campaign by the new vegetable oil industry 30-35 years ago, that effectively removed tropical oils from the shelf. They lumped this whole-food nutrient in with partially hydrogenated oils that are truly harmful. The problem…