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 family began becoming interested in a plant-based vegan diet when someone in our family exhibited varying food allergies, but specialists could not identify the foods or ingredients.
So I began just cleaning up our diet, tossing greens, plant proteins and anything wholesome I could find into my blender. 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 plant-based, vegan, and always easy to put together, and often no-bake or raw.
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, compassion for all living creatures, respect for our planet, peace of mind and self-acceptance.
There is a lot to balance 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. My kids are older now, but I remember hearing comments like “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 – actually just a cup of frozen blueberries and a cup of spinach with some water 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!