How to love green smoothies. Quick, easy, nutritious, contain fiber (unlike juices). Helps to promote eating greens -- you'll supposedly want more greens after drinking smoothies for a while. Fresh is best, but can be made up to 3 days in advance. 1. become aware of the problem -- dependence on cooked food. 2. nourish the body to reduce cravings.3. Acquire skills and equipment. Move through the 1) transitional stage, 2) salad stage, 3) whole foods stage. recommendations: vita-mix blender, champion juicer, cuisinart, excalibur dehydrator, milk/sprout bag. 4. acceptance of slow process to transition -- forgiveness.5. avoid temptations -- think in advance of obstacles and barriers, and plan for them accordingly.6. Get support, meet others with similar views.7. attitude of gratitude8. actualize dreams. With energy and money freed up by eating raw, what dream would you like to fulfill?9. embrace other healthy habits. exercise. sunshine. good sleep. proper breathing. drink pure water. stress management. temper the body with cold water. 10. gain clarity.observe reality as it really is.11. search for one's spiritual mission.12. giving support to others.