I recently reread Victoria Boutenko’s book, “Green Smoothie Revolution” in preparation for my Greens raw class last Tuesday…and wow! This woman never ceases to blow my mind!
She’s done over 15 years of research on raw foods and greens in particular, and cured herself, her husband and two children of deathly diseases including diabetes, arrhythmia, edema, hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and asthma. Although doctors told them they were incurable, she listened to her intuition and started experimenting with food. Now, the whole family lives a raw lifestyle and is healthy and completely cured of all health issues.
I highly recommend reading her books if you’re serious about understanding your greens. She addresses issues such as:
how to get enough protein and vitamin B12
why it’s important to rotate your greens
why greens are a key ingredient in human nutrition
using wild edibles
food combining in Green Smoothies
valuable tips and tricks for smoothie preparation
She also includes a whole bunch of great smoothie recipes for beginners, children, pets and the adventurous souls!
I shared some of her tips for making green smoothies at my last class, and I’ll share them here as well. If you’re interested in learning more about this amazing, healing drink and raw health in general, visit the Raw Family Website
Guidelines for Green Smoothies (for optimal digestion)
Sip smoothie slowly, mixing it with saliva for better absorption.
Don’t add anything to your smoothie except greens, fruit and water.
Drink your smoothie by itself, not as part of a meal.
Don’t add starchy veggies such as carrots, beets, broccoli stems, zucchini, etc.
Don’t add too many ingredients to one smoothie. Keep it simple!
Rotate your green leaves to avoid toxic reactions to alkaloids found in greens.
Choose organic whenever possible to avoid pesticides and toxic chemicals.
You can order Victoria’s book by clicking on the link below. It really is a fabulous first step towards better health!