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Green is where the Heart Is for January 9, 2013

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” ~Chinese Proverb

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Ryanna Batitiste,  Jeremy Linquist and Amy Sawyer are showing people how to “green” their new year, one smoothie at a time. These three are all dedicated to helping people choose REAL foods and teaching the community to get nourished with smoothies just made sense.
Monday began the 14 Day Green Smoothie Challenge via Grub on Facebook in collaboration with Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture and Island Wellness Market.  For two weeks the challenge is to wake up and enjoy ONE green smoothie per day. 
The rest of the day’s food choices are up to you! Though they feel that starting your day with a Green Smoothie will aid you in making nutritious food choices throughout the rest of the day, if you happen to crave more green smoothies during the day, be their guest!  Stop at Island Wellness Market at 1140-G North Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach and tell Amy you are doing the challenge and you will get $1.00 off one of her AWESOME green smoothies. 
Grub, located at 2133 Wrightsville Ave, is a perfect example of how one woman’s frustration with the food/body connection, can turn experience, intuition and inspiration into a viable business. 
As the mother of a colicky baby, Batitiste could see that her child was in extreme digestive distress and the lack of any medical solution got this mama bear angry.   During a discussion with her midwife it was suggested she try removing dairy from HER diet. 
Since breast milk is essentially made up of the mother’s diet, she gave it a try.  What she witnessed was a PROFOUND change in her health and the health of her baby.
The ahh-haa moment appeared.  For years she had been plagued with extreme constipation and it suddenly
became evident that the cause of her distress (and the distress of her baby) was dairy products. 
Her journey of discovery and empowerment ensued.  According to her, her ‘loud mouth’ in conjunction with trusting her instinct organically grew into a business. 
Grub’s vision is simple: a community inspired and excited to choose real foods. They offer resources and tools to educate people on their relationship to food. 
There are no judgments and not one particular way of eating being proselytized but rather an unearthing of individual body and
lifestyle choices. 
The goal is to become aware of the connection that food choice has on how your body feels and for that awareness to encourage choosing food products of nature, not food products of industry. 
Instead of creating the foods for her customers by opening a food service business, Batitiste wanted to teach people how to make their
own individual choices that can follow them through their lifetime. 
Classes, workshops and private consultations create custom menus or a plan of attack for customized meal plans. Why not start 2013 off the BEST way for your body?
Get more ENERGY, YOUNGER looking skin, better digestion, HEALTHIER body weight, sharper FOCUS, and HAPPIER outlook on life! To find out more
go to or call 910-632-0464 for more information to be inspired to eat real food, and to become empowered to create a healthy relationship with food that will serve you for a lifetime.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.  
Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 20 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-458-7822 office or 330-904-3636 cell.