I first "met" Robyn Openshaw, aka Green Smoothie Girl, when I visited her blog of the same name a couple years ago. Last evening, we truly met when I attended her seminar in Orlando.
A simple trick that I learned from Robyn's smoothie demonstration is to whirl the greens and the liquid first, then add the fruit and whatever else you're tossing in (i.e., protein powder, flax, chia seeds, hemp). I had been putting the fruit in first then piling the greens on top. Because of their light weight, the blender struggled to draw the greens downward to incorporate them into the fruit. I made a green smoothie today using the new method. Easy peasy. What took so long to figure that one out? I also discovered a new favorite product at the seminar... sprouted ground flax.
In the days preceding the seminar, Robyn had spent time with Hippocrates Health Institute co-directors' Dr. Brian Clement and Dr. Anna Maria Clement in West Palm Beach. Dr. Brian, who began working under the Hippocrates Institute founder Dr. Ann Wigmore in the 1970s, was guest speaker at last evening's seminar. He shared a DVD of our body cleaning out toxins and rejuvenating itself... a truly amazing ability, as long as we don't overload our system and give it more than it can handle. It was actual footage of the cleansing process... not animation. It reminded me of a colony of bees. Each worker knows its job and diligently, tirelessly performs it with utmost precision. To watch our body toil so hard for us, why would we not want to do our part and feed it properly and give it rest? Exactly.