Dr. Robin’s Morning Smoothie Recipe

My Ultimate Morning Smoothie Recipe – I literally have this every morning. It’s filling, and gives you a blast of antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals.


  • 1 cup of frozen wild organic blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen organic cranberries
  • 1/8th lemon, rind included (ok to adjust to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of walnut pieces or hemp seeds
  • 2 pinches of flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 leaf kale (optional)
  • 3 brazil nuts (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or other nut milk (except soy)

Add water to desired consistency

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
Serving size: 1 cup. Calories 350-400.

Prep time 5 minutes.

You can also put all ingredients in a large mason jar and blend with a hand blender and take the whole jar on the go for the day!


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The Power of Plants – Turmeric!

Never underestimate the power of plants! Curcumin, the active ingredient in the Turmeric spice, has gone head to head with NSAIDS in studies on arthritis pain relief. You can get curcumin in supplement form to get the maximum effect – it’s a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory. If you have chronic pain or chronic inflammation I highly recommend making it part of your daily routine – you will avoid the downsides of over the counter pain relievers.

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Med School Full Circle

I was honored to speak last night for the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons Integrative Medicine club! I was the president when I was at P&S. thank you Christine and Ravi for inviting me! It was surreal to be back on campus.  I’m so happy you guys are carrying the torch for a more holistic health care system. you rock!

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Success is a Long Game

I really love this video about success. The greatest achievers in history all faced set backs, tough years, and big questions, but they played the long game and for that reason they have gone down in the history books, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Tiger Woods.

The same applies to health. You may face set backs but if you play the long game and invest in your health every day you will see the big payoff: strength, vitality, energy, calm, clarity and happiness.


All of history’s greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it.

This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world, full of distraction, do we have what it takes to do great things?

The second in a two-part series about creativity.

Part One: Why Leonardo daVinci was no genius (and what means for the rest of us)

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