I strive to keep recipes nutritious, ingredients simple, and prep tasks fast – with a family, pets, job and more – nutritious, simple and fast are three essential requirements.
My interest in clean eating began in my college days. As a biology/biochem major, I quickly realized the health benefits of eating only plant-based foods.
So I began with a blender, tossing greens, plant proteins and anything wholesome I could find into it. As I began to learn more about the value of wholesome eating, I discovered local buying, the dirty-clean produce list, and the incredible health boost that comes from eating fresh foods, including raw and oil-free.
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 wholefood plant-based, vegan, and always easy to put together, and often no-bake or raw.
And I will always put a premium on balance, the importance of healthy choices, compassion for all living creatures, respect for our planet, peace of mind and self-acceptance.
And there is lot to juggle when feeding yourself a wholesome diet and especially 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. My kids are older now, but I remember more than one visiting mother’s jaw drop upon seeing my little one run up and ask for more baby carrots to snack on. 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 – actually just a cup of frozen blueberries, a half-cup of spinach, blended into 1 cup of water (or plant milk) is a good start!
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, write, and enjoy opportunities 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 share Green Smoothie Gourmet will be a benefit to you!