024 Farnoosh Brock on Health, Happiness, and Smoothies!

by reeger on April 20, 2014


FARNOOSH BROCKFarnooshBrockBorders
is a former corporate employee, turned blogger and creator
of ProlificLiving.com. She is an entrepreneur, an author, a podcaster (of 101 episodes), a world traveler, a Yogini    (which if anyone is unfamiliar with that term is a female practitioner of yoga), and a life and health coach


  • How and why Farnoosh left her successful career in corporate America to start ProlificLiving.com
  • The importance of listening to your inner voice and inner truth. Be open to your inner thoughts and be willing to be explore.
  • How to claim your happiness. You deserve to be happy, your way, not according to anyone else’s version of your life.
  • Why dropping the comparison game is so important.
  • Why being willing to explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions is so important.
  • The importance of getting to know yourself and what makes you happy.
  • Why in order to care for others you must first take care of yourself.
  • The importance of reframing your thinking away from “losing weight” and towards “gaining health.”

THE HEALTHY SMOOTHIE BIBLE:8c1c8b39f3a17dc07900c07187d7b5cc

  • The difference between Juicing and Smoothies.
  • The important and beneficial role Smoothies can play after WLS.
  • Why in my opinion people should be very careful with Juicing after WLS.
  • The reasons to avoid most chain juicing and smoothies bars as well bottled smoothies.
  • This book is vegan based, but all the recipes could be modified to include protein powder.
  • Real fruit vs Fruit juice
  • Fruits and Glycemic Index: Low glycemic index vs high glycemic index fruits. After WLS high glycemic index foods can cause Dumping Syndrome. In general, the riper the fruit, the higher the fructose sugar content. Some of the highest GI fruits are watermelon, raisins, pineapple, and dates. Some of the lowest are berries, including blueberries, cherries,grapefruit, prunes, apples, Avocado (which people often think of as a vegetable), less ripe bananas.
  • Flavor options: Savory or sweet.
  • Equipment needed: A Blender, a refrigerator, and a freezer, and a sense of adventure!


  • Success and Happiness all start with your thoughts.
  • Energy flows where attention goes.
  • If you want to grow something, to get the most out of it, you have to put your full attention to it.

“Healing comes from taking responsibility: to realize that it is you – and no one else – that creates your thoughts, your feelings, and your action” Peter Shepherd.

To PURCHASE Farnoosh’s book follow this linkThe Healthy Smoothie Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long

Farnoosh Brock’s website can be found here: Prolific living

In Peace and with connection,


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Farnoosh April 20, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Thank you for having me on your show, Reeger. I am so happy I was able to connect with you and do this interview for your fabulous readers. Enjoy the smoothies :)!!!


reeger April 21, 2014 at 12:06 am

Thank you! It was great talking with you and bringing your perspective, inspiration, and education to my listeners : )


Chris Soule April 21, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Any smoothie with caramel in it.


Farnoosh May 13, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Hi Chris, none with caramel, but you can improvise. I wanted to keep them on the healthier, lighter side.


Malynda Tally April 21, 2014 at 7:03 pm

2 scoops protien powder
1tsp instant coffee
8 oz almond milk or silk (vanilla or chocolate)
topped with a swirl of carmel sauce.

my take on a carmel frappicino – minus whipcream or full dairy milk


Angie Higgins April 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

2 scoops chocolate protien powder
2 tablespoons peanut utter


Diana May 24, 2014 at 11:45 pm

Hello! Reeger & Farnoosh,
Sadly I hear the podcast late, I just hear this one recently. Thanks for the positive words, thanks for the input, I will try to get the book in sep in the States (on a trip that I will be doing to a convention).
Reeger, I’m already here and I can read your page as well.
Regards from Costa Rica, (((Hugs))) xoxo


reeger May 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Hi Di!
I am so glad you found this information helpful. Farnoosh’s book is very good and very appropriate for most any WLS patient’s dietary needs, especially when adding some protein powder.
I look forward to meeting you in person in September!!
Hugs right back,


Denise July 4, 2017 at 8:12 pm

Hi Reeger,
I’m a new listener working my way through all of your episodes, so forgive me if this is covered in a later episode that I haven’t reached yet. My doctor has recently added me to the wait list for WLS and I will be getting either RNY or the sleeve here in Canada sometime next year. I recently bought a juicer, thinking the extra nutrient boost would be good for me after surgery and was suprised to hear that juice wasn’t recommended post-op. I’m wondering if you mean to replace an entire meal or whether it’s never good at all? I was thinking I would just have a small glass each day to supplement what I was already eating. I don’t mean juices loaded with fruit, but rather more of the green veggie-type juices. I am very concerned about malabsorption issues and hair loss and thought the concentrated nutrients would help, along with the daily vitamins. Why is easily absorbed juices an issue when malabsorption is often a problem with these surgeries? I also wanted to thank you, as I work my way through your podcasts, for being a great source of information and for helping me feel more at ease with the whole process.


reeger August 26, 2017 at 4:07 am

Hi Denise, Welcome to the podcast! I am glad you are finding the episodes to be helpful. As far as juicing goes, I worry more about juicing fruit than non-starch vegetables. Juiced fruits as fructose (fruit sugar) can get into the blood stream very quickly after bariatric surgery, especially RNY, and can cause early and late dumping syndrome for some people. I have two episodes addressing Dumping syndrome. Would one glass do it? It depends on each individual so juicer beware. ;0) In kindness, Reeger


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