12 Steps to Whole Foods FAQ

  • What is the difference between 12 Steps to Whole Foods and the Detox?

    The 12 Steps to Whole Foods Program is a lifestyle change. Robyn will teach you how to move away from the standard american diet to a lifestyle of whole foods and she teaches you how to do is easily and inexpensively. This program really helps take your nutrition to the next level in your everyday life.

    These are the 12 Steps, with hundreds of delicious recipes

    1. Bye-Bye, Stimulants—Hello Green Smoothies (2x Your Fiber, 10x Your Nutrition in 10 Minutes Daily)
    2. Making Salad the Star (How to Make a Salad A Main Dish You LOVE)
    3. Dressing Up Your Salad (The Healthy Dressing “Makes” the Salad!)
    4. Avoiding Bad Fats, Enjoying Good Fats (Because the Good Fats Burn the Bad Fats)
    5. Reaping a Gardener’s Rewards (In Any Space, Even If You Don’t Have a Yard!
    6. Making Plant-Based Main Dishes (Filling and Inexpensive, for the Best Sleep You’ve Ever Had)
    7. Sprouting and Dehydrating (Replace Your Salty/Crunchy Snacks!)
    8. Preserving Raw Foods with Natural Probiotics (Rehab Your Gut Health, For Cheap!
    9. Replacing White Flour with Whole Grains (Lots of Grains Are Highly Nutritious)
    10. Starting Your Morning Off Right (Whole-Foods Breakfasts, and Even Fabulous Weekend Breakfasts!)
    11. Creating Delicious Whole-Food Treats (One Every Day! Treats Don’t Have to Be Toxic to Be Delicious)
    12. Achieving an Alkaline Inner Terrain (If You’re Ready to Take It to the Next Level!)

    You can request access the 12 Step to Whole Foods FREE Video Masterclasses at this link: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/12-steps/accessnow/

    You can access the 12 Steps to Whole Foods Program options at this link: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/12-steps/specials/


    The 26-Day Detox will take you through 4 different phases, each of which have different recipes utilizing foods to systematically target the detoxification of specific organs in your body. The food required in the detox are real foods that you can purchase at your grocery store or health food store, and you eat plenty of food and should not feel very hungry. Robyn will take you through a colon cleanse, kidney cleanse, gallbladder cleanse, she incorporates detoxing protocols such as dry skin brushing, oil pulling, coffee enemas etc to detox your lymphatic system and liver. It is not just a "diet".

    Each of the 4 phases have different foods. The first phase you will eat lots of smoothies as well as some other raw and cooked foods like a potato soup and steamed broccoli. You will eliminate salt for the entire 26 days and will eliminate sugars for the first 4 days. There are a few days where you eat lots of watermelon and there are lots of really yummy recipes like purple heaven and black bug soup.

    This detox is far superior to most detox programs out there. It changes lives. Robyn incorporates the nutrition, internal cleansing, and healing protocols of Dr. Max Gerson in her 26 Day Detox as well as the protocols of Dr. Bernard Jensen, Dr. Richard N. Anderson, Dr. Ann Wigmore, Dr. Max Gerson, Dr. Johanna Budwig, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, and even Hippocrates. She has researched Detoxing for years, been to several clinics around the world.

    You can request access to the Free Detox Masterclasses here: https://greensmoothiegirl.com/detoxsecrets/

    You can see the different 26-Day Detox program options at this link: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/detoxsecrets/detox-webclass-specials/

    Both the 12 Steps to Whole Foods Programs and the 26-Day Detox Programs are sold separately with no crossover. 

  • With so much in 12 Steps...where is the best place to start? How am I to do it all?


    That’s why it’s 12 Steps! Just one at a time.

    Start with Step 1! Stay there until you’re feeling the difference and that motivates you to take another step!

    For your NEXT step, see what intrigues you. You don’t have to do the program in order! And make sure you’re on the Facebook support page (if you purchased that option) to ask questions of us, and your peers….stay plugged in!

    And remember, one recipe at a time, adds to your arsenal…..you don’t have to learn a LOT of habits to find that, voila! You’re a whole foodie! And you’ll slowly but surely start to feel and look better.

    We aren’t super militant about food around here, but we try to keep our diet organic, mostly plant based, and minimize dairy, gluten, and processed foods.

    If someone wants to take it that extra 10%, any occasional recipe that calls for something they don't want can almost always be left out or substituted, and we're happy to help with ideas.

    Robyn recovered her health by eating 60-80% raw, mostly organic, primarily plant based foods, and she keeps dairy, gluten grains, and processed foods to the "fun foods only" zone and feels that there has to be a bit of "play" in the diet in order to have a social life and not feel like a "mistake" you make is catastrophic and means you can't eat healthy.

    Some people with really serious health problems may need to be extremely vigilant about their diet for a time, with a zero-tolerance policy towards sugar, dairy, gluten, and/or meat for some.

    Robyn’s way of maintaining optimal health is to be vigilant about the 60-80 percent of her diet being greens (salads, green smoothies, green juice are DAILY staples, she never misses) veggies, and then fruit, legumes, whole grains mostly the gluten free kind, nuts and seeds. For sure she “plays” on Saturday nights, and occasionally...and then doing a very strict DETOX twice a year...She believes this the “2017” way of navigating a toxic, fast-food world, where you live with and around people who have no idea how to be healthy, and you have a social life, but you also maintain some basic principles of good nutrition.

  • How long did it take for Robyn to lose all her weight?

    It took me quite a few months. I had 70 pounds to lose.

  • How can I keep losing weight long term?

    I lost weight on the detox and then gained some of it back. Now I’m doing 12 Steps but not losing weight as much as I’d like.  How can I keep losing weight long term?


    Stay the course and remember that this is a lifestyle change. You didn’t get to the condition you’re in overnight and you won’t get out of it that quickly either.

    You may continue to experience various detox symptoms as you progress through 12 Steps and add new things and foods to your daily diet. Stay vigilant and aware and open. Keep track of foods that may have an adverse effect on you and adjust accordingly.

    Trust the process. And trust that as you keep putting in more good whole foods, your body is making the changes that it needs to in order to be well...and if weight loss is what it needs it will do that too.

    Also I suggest making green smoothies--heavy on the greens, light on the fruit--a bigger part of your diet. And/or big, colorful, high-variety salads. With greens, yes--but also veggies (raw or steamed), and legumes like kidney beans or black beans or chickpeas. Bulky, high-fiber plant foods, in whatever form YOU prefer them (smoothies, salads, stir fries, etc.) are the answer to pushing other addictive, processed foods that cause weight gain OUT.

    Now, if you’re doing all that, and not losing weight?

    Google a bioidentical hormone specialist, in your area, and get a full blood panel. (Not a regular OB/GYN or GP. They just measure your TSH and send you home if you’re within their HUGE “normal” range.) You may have a hormone issue, if eating super-healthy doesn’t cause weight loss. Thyroid disorder is very, very common.

  • Would I lose any of the benefits and/or nutritional values of the green smoothies if I made them the night before for my breakfast and lunch?

    I make them the night before all the time!

    I just recommend eating it within 48 hours OR freezing the leftovers in ice cube trays to easily blend back up fresh in the future.

    To paraphrase Michael Greger from nutritionfacts.org on this issue, you need to prepare your food in such a way that you will eat it to get the most nutritional value.

    Perhaps a SMALL amount of nutrition is lost when making them in advance, but 100% is lost if we don't eat the good food at all because either we didn't like the way it was prepared or didn't have time etc.

    So please prepare your smoothies and other food in advance and do not worry about the negligible loss of nutrition.

  • How long will a Green Smoothie keep?

    How do you freeze a Green Smoothie and how long will it last?

    You can freeze a Green Smoothie indefinitely.

    I pour them into pint size jars and store in the freezer.

    Then when ready to use...allow to thaw at room temperature or in the fridge and if you can, re-blend for better texture.

    You can also freeze in ice cube trays to re-blend again later as well.


    How long can you keep a Green Smoothie in the fridge for?

    Smoothies in the fridge are best not kept for longer than 2 to 3 days.

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12 Steps to Whole Foods Support

  • How do I access the 12 Steps portal?

    12 Steps to Whole Foods Lifetime Members can access the portal in the following ways:

    1. You may click here to enter the 12 Steps Portal  or
    2. Go to greensmoothiegirl.com  and on the main menu bar select “Programs” then “Member Dashboard” then "12 Steps to Whole Foods"
    3. Enter your username and password used for your membership and click Log in

    If you need help resetting your password, click HERE

  • What if I forgot my login for the 12 Steps portal?
    1. Go to the 12 Steps Portal
    2. Below the prompts for entering name and password click the link that says: Lost your password?
    3. You will then be prompted to enter your email address associated with your account
    4. Then click the link "Get New Password"
    5. Check your email inbox for a confirmation link to reset your password

    To update your 12 Steps account email or info, please contact: greensmoothiegirl.com/my-account/

  • How do I join the 12 Steps Support Group on Facebook?

    Within the 12 Steps Portal on the far right side towards the very bottom there is a link that says “Support Group”

    or you can request to join the group 

    Once there you will be asked to enter:

    1. Your Facebook Name
    2. Your email address associated with your Facebook account

    Then submit and your request should be accepted with in 24-48 hours. You will receive an email inviting you to join the group. Once you have accepted the invitation you are entered into the group. The name of this group on Facebook is “GSG 12 Step Members”.

  • I live outside the US but I want to purchase 12 Steps Lifetime Support. What are my options?


    We only ship within the U.S. You can find all the products we have available for international customer at this link.

    Many of our customers that are out of the U.S. have their orders shipped to a U.S. address and then forwarded to them.

    We do have an international option for the 12 Steps to Whole Foods membership. With this option everything is online or in PDF version and nothing is shipped.

    Here is the link to purchase the 12 Steps to Whole Foods International Option: https://greensmoothiegirl.com/12-steps/specials/intl/

    ​This link is discounted since you will not be shipped any product.

    This is what the link above includes:

    • Access to our online membership site where you will find additional materials, recipe videos, instructional audio and videos, meditations and more!
    • Access to our private 12 Steps Support Facebook Group

    You will also get the PDF versions of the following books:

    • 12 Steps to Whole Foods Manual
    • 12 Steps Menu Planner
    • Robyn's Family Favorites
    • Healthy Holiday Favorites
    • 101 Healthy Lunch Ideas
    • Big Book of Green Smoothies

    Or you can get just the 12 Steps e-Manual and Menu Planner.