Peaches: I bet it's the calorie total that's biting you in the butt, points-wise. When I did ww online a couple years ago, that was it. Calorie total. It ticked me off, so I played around with the system until I figured it out. Unless the site has changed, there's also a bunch of background info and an FAQ section that probably hold the answer somewhere. And even at 2 points per smoothie, LGS/raw all day could be a cake walk. Eat/drink/slurp as much as you want all day, have the same dinner your family has at night (within reason) and stay on target. Sounds good to me. :-D And btw: Parsnips? Parsnips? Who the heck eats parsnips? :lol: Get thee to a farmer's market!