My husband and I changed our family diet to plant-based when our daughters exhibited growing symptoms of varying food allergies, and GI specialists could not identify the offending foods precisely.
Looking for a fast way to clean up our diet, I fell in love with my blender, tossing greens, proteins and anything plant-based I could find into the mix. Then I branched out, learned more about plant-based, local buying, the dirty-clean produce list, then about the beauty of veganism, and the incredible health boost that comes from eating mostly raw.
I believe the choice of one’s diet is a personal one and should follow one’s own personal passions, so I won’t be telling you what diet you should follow, however, the recipes I share here on GSG are always going to be plant-based, vegan, and fully raw more often than not.
Some of my family members might eat something outside of these requirements, we are not perfect, but we emphasis balance in our house, and the importance of healthy choices, respect and compassion, peace of mind and self-acceptance.
There is a lot to balance needed when feeding a family, but my recipes are a terrific start because they taste so good, energize and make you feel great. And once on a healthy eating routine, even little kids can feel the difference. One often hears in our house “I want this [insert processed food or candy] but I will feel terrible, so can I have baby carrots please?” I’ve had more than one visiting mother’s jaw drop upon hearing this! So I hope my recipes help you and your family too. If you are wondering where to begin, I suggest you start with a simple smoothie a day. Visit my Smoothie 101 Page for general smoothie tips, and visit my smoothie recipes, my dessert recipes, my parfait recipes and more. Oh, and fun fact, you want to know my most popular recipe on the blog? Ginger-Lemon Shots Blender Recipe!
I’m Debbie (Dee), and I am the recipe developer, content creator and food photographer here, as well as the computer tech since I am a front-end web developer by profession. My interest in healthy eating and that knowledge is playing a growing role in my life, and I am being invited to speak on the subject, to write, and other opportunities including to support products that support the GSG philosophy. My husband and I are amazed at the joy a clean diet can bring, and we hope the recipes and resources we provide on Green Smoothie Gourmet will be a benefit to you! That is what this site is all about healthy eating, plant-based food, and joy!