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Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap towards Natural Healthby Victoria Boutenko
Synopses & Reviews
In more than thirty-five years of practice as a psychiatrist affiliated with the Harvard Medical School, I have learned one thing very well: Human behavior is very hard to change. Now Victoria Boutenko is persuading me otherwise.… Thirty days of green smoothies will change how you feel, and how you feel about yourself. That’s no small achievement for one small book.
—A. William Menzin, MD, Harvard Medical School
“Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Toward Natural Health is one among many naturopathic books available that attempt to get people eating healthily again… Filled with easy, quick recipes that combine familiar and unusual fruits, vegetables and greens, Victoria Boutenko serves up an excellent book to readers who will all be hungry for more.”
This book is groundbreaking and needed by a population whose health is threatened by its own processed food supply. From a naturopathic perspective, the most important constituents of healing are here in these new recipes—enzymes, amino acids, fiber, minerals, antioxidants, and much more. Victoria Boutenko has an intense sense of curiosity combined with a brilliant mind... Join the Green Smoothie Revolution You may not buy a more important book this year
—Ariel Policano, ND
“It is clear that Victoria Boutenko did her homework, because I found myself highlighting sentences on nearly every page. Though Victoria includes ample science in her book, the tone is very conversational and easy to read...This book has truly inspired me to get back on track with more green smoothies.”
—Basil & Spice
“I rarely say this, but I am a big fan of this book. I would recommend reading Green for Life and then picking up a copy of Green Smoothie Revolution to launch your new understanding of health and nutrition to the next level.”
“Boutenko’s book is a simple guide for anyone who wants to find out what all the green smoothie fuss is about. Readers will learn why green smoothies are so healthy, why we should have more greens in the first place, and what health changes one might expect from this lifestyle change… I know right where to go for added health inspiration.”
“Public health could be completely revolutionized by following Victoria's advice… Green smoothies are for everyone, not expensive, and Victoria Boutenko] even tells you which greens you can find through foraging… Highly recommended.”
—Eco Mama’s Guide to Living Green
“ Green Smoothie Revolution] provides lots of info and inspiration — basically anything you could ever want to know about green, blended drinks.”
“In Green Smoothie Revolution, Victoria has truly created a companion guide to Green For Life… Together, both of these books create all you need to know about Green Smoothies. There are a vast amount of recipes included in this book, with bonus recipes for pets ”
—Raw Food Right Now
“You may not think that reading about how humans and chimps share 99.4% of the same genes is exciting, but it is Boutenko has u
"Thanks to the advent of processed food, people who live in industrial countries, especially those whose families have done so for several generations, often have symptoms of multiple nutrient deficiencies on a very high level. Green smoothies provide a way for us to correct these persistent imbalances and begin to discover what health actually feels like. Green Smoothie Revolution offers a wide variety of smoothie recipes as well as the nutrition and know-how behind the drinks. With 150 easy-to-make recipes offering an abundance of fruits, vegetables, and greens to choose from, Green Smoothie Revolution provides an important diversity of nutritional sources as well as enough variety to keep taste buds happy"--Provided by publisher.
Thanks to processed and fast foods, being overworked, and feeling stressed while eating on the fly, it is increasingly difficult for most of us to eat anywhere near a balanced diet. We may not be obviously sick, but may suffer from lack of focus, insomnia, sluggishness, or any host of symptoms caused by nutritional deficiency. Green Smoothie Revolution takes aim at this silent epidemic by restoring balance to our diets.
Combining nutrition and know-how with recipes that pack a powerhouse punch, Victoria Boutenko reintroduces long neglected fruits, vegetables, and greens in the most persuasive style for our busy lives: with fast prep and delicious results. Featuring 200 recipes, Green Smoothie Revolution offers both simplicity (4 ripe pears, 1 bunch parsley, 2 cups water; blend well) and enough variety to keep taste buds happy and nutrients coming from a wealth of options.
About the Author
Victoria Boutenko teaches classes on raw food all over the world, and is an adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University. Her (and her family’s) teachings have inspired raw food communities everywhere. A regular contributor to such publications as Get Fresh, Just Eat an Apple, Alive, and Natuurstemmingen, she lives in Ashland, OR.
Table of Contents
The green smoothie revolution has begun — Unleashing the healing power of greens. The miracle of greens ; Greens, the key ingredient in human nutrition ; The first green smoothie ; The importance of rotating greens in your smoothies ; Blending versus juicing ; A green smoothie Q&A ; Green smoothies for our children ; Green smoothies for our pets ; Food combining in green smoothies ; Guidelines for optimal green smoothie consumption — Green smoothie recipes. Valuable tips and tricks for smoothie preparation ; Green smoothies for beginners ; Supergreen smoothies ; Savory green smoothies and soups ; Green smoothies for adventurous souls ; Green puddings ; Green smoothies for children ; Green smoothies for pets ; Green smoothies for body care — The worldwide green smoothie revolution — Appendix 1. Amazing weight loss : a case study — Appendix 2. Clent Manich : living on green smoothies — Appendix 3. How the raw family went raw.
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