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PYP 023: Julie Morris on Superfood Smoothies

julie-morrisJulie Morris is a cookbook author and recipe developer for “Superfoods” companies.

I've always been suspicious of Superfoods, thinking that the term is more about marketing than fact. So I was looking forward to grilling Julie about Superfoods, and the role they can play in a whole food, plant-based diet.

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Turns out that I'm partly right – and it also turns out that marketing is not always a bad thing.

In our conversation, we cover:

  • the physiology of smoothies (why we like them so much)
  • Julie's “amazing realization” about the relationship between food and health
  • the power of the placebo effect, and how we can use it to our health advantage
  • definitions and limitations of superfoods
  • the economics of buying high-quality ingredients
  • Julie's “smoothie architecture” guidelines for lump-free, blender-respecting smoothies
  • tips for making creamy smoothies even if you have an el-cheapo blender
  • Julie's favorite Halloween smoothie

Find more of Julie, including recipes and beautifully produced short video demos, at JulieMorris.net.

Enjoy, and please share!

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