Our guest today is Robyn Openshaw, also known as the Green Smoothie Girl. Robyn’s story is remarkable. At 26 years old she was over 200 pounds, was diagnosed with 21 diseases, and suffered from infertility before turning her life around through simple changes to her diet.
Now 49, Robyn is the picture of good health, takes no medications, and is even a competitive athlete. During our chat she shares with us:
- Steps you can take to move away from processed foods and improve your life.
- Information about Breakthroughs Live, an event I am excited to be a part of!
- An exclusive Breakthroughs Live coupon code for Spa Dr. listeners good for $50 off your ticket.
Want to learn how to start moving away from consuming processed foods? Find out at the 14 minute mark.
Steps to Transforming Your Health
Until her mid 20s Robyn fed herself and her family the typical American diet. She consumed a lot of processed sugar, flour, and meat. That all changed the day she whipped up her first smoothie.
“It was a real breakthrough moment for me where I realized I could feed my family healthy foods that would taste good.”
Robyn spent the next year pouring over nutrition research and coming up with new smoothie recipes. As she made the transition from eating mainly processed foods to a more plant-based diet, her health and the health of her family improved dramatically. Robyn’s health problems became a thing of the past and she lost 70 pounds. Her son, who was diagnosed with failure to thrive as a toddler, went on to become a state MVP baseball player in high school.
Step 1: Start with the Green Smoothie
Robyn’s first step to a healthier diet and healthier life is her green smoothie. The first step in the process is to get a blender. If possible, choose a high-powered blender that will last you a long time. The basic green smoothie contains the following ingredients:
- ⅓ raw green vegetables (e.g. kale, spinach, etc.)
- ⅓ filtered water
- ⅓ organic fruit that is in season
- 1 scoop of vegan organic raw protein
Step 2: Make and Eat Cultured Foods
With the amount of processed foods we consume, Robyn believes most people in the United States have some type of gut disease or imbalance. To correct this, she is an advocate of eating and making probiotic and fermented foods to restore a healthy balance of gut bacteria.
Words of Encouragement
Regardless of your current weight or health situation, it’s never too late to make a change. Incorporating more whole foods and plants in your diet can have a massive impact on your health in a short period of time. There may be moments along the way where you slip up, but if you keep at it your health will move in a positive direction in the long term.
Breakthroughs Live Tour
Robyn is the organizer behind the Breakthroughs Live Tour, which will take 40 inspirational thought leaders to 40 cities across the country to share their messages on how to achieve health and happiness breakthroughs.
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I am very excited to announce that I will be taking part in the tour, and I have a special coupon code for Dr. Spa readers!
Use the coupon code tcates to receive $50 off your Breakthroughs Live ticket.
Links to Check Out
Robyn Openshaw is the dynamic personality behind Green Smoothie Girl, a website she started to share healthy smoothie recipes and nutrition tips. Her interest in healthy eating stems from her past struggles with weight and autoimmune diseases. After transforming her life through green smoothies and a lot of research, she now travels the country demonstrating her smoothies to thousands of people each year.