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Product Details

  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Raw Family (September 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970481969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970481962
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.1 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #352,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“In Green for Life, Victoria Boutenko focuses on the benefits of greens and offers 45 of her favorite green smoothie recipes.”
Publishers Weekly

Green for Life is a revolutionary but simple idea whose time has come. It is a clear inspiration and great resource to readers who desire to lead healthier lives.”
Midwest Book Review

“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, from the foreword

“Victoria Boutenko’s clear, simple, masterful concept is so valuable, so powerful—we can expect to see and feel the world of health rocked to its foundations within the decade.”
—Thomas C. Chavez, homeopath and author of Body Electronics

“Victoria, you did it again! I love your new book. It will bring health to millions, reduce future risks of degenerative diseases for new generations, and make life easier for all of us now. A must read!”
—Dr. Ruza Bodganovich, internationally renowned lecturer and author of The Cure is in the Cause

“Raw food expert Victoria Boutenko wants you to eat more leafy greens, but she knows chomping on big bunches of them can be difficult. So, in the second edition of her book Green for Life, originally published in 2005, she instead recommends blending kale, spinach, chard, and the like with different fruits and vegetables and drinking a quart of the resulting green smoothie every day... Already own the book? The new version includes nutritional information on Boutenko's favorite edible weeds (stinging nettles, dandelions, lambsquarters); testimonials from smoothie converts, who marvel at how their various ailments disappear after going green; and some 20 additional recipes for smoothies and puddings, which Boutenko perfected over six years of experimentation.”
Vegetarian Times

Green for Life is the book that makes the case, the proof, if you will, that green smoothies are the missing link in human nutrition… After you read the science and the amazing testimonials, you'll be itching to make your first smoothie… Few books are as ‘must-have’ as this one… 10+ out of 10.”
The Raw Mocha Angel
 
Green for Life is a book of hope and encouragement, as it shares a simple and viable way to revitalize your life.”
Lily of the Valley

“Amazing and inspiring... Green for Life is impossible to read without craving a fresh, green smoothie. Why? The information and stories in the book (including dozens of first person experiences from those who changed their diets after reading the first edition of Green for Life) are compelling, even shocking, and offer the promise of healing for any of us with health and skin issues... pick up this influential book and start getting greens into your daily routine!”
Beauty is Wellness

“[Green for Life] is extremely motivating. It’s short, it’s interesting, and it makes you want to run to your nearest green grocer for an armload of greens to shove into your blender.”
All Things Nourishing

“Green for Life is a very informative book if you are just getting into the green smoothie revolution. Lots of information and case studies on why green smoothies are beneficial, along with a recipe section. Chlorophyll is liquid sunshine!”
In My Mind’s Zen Garden

As a nutrition professional I frequently discover new diets and eating habits.  Many claim to offer optimal health or weight loss, disease control or the next thing. I find myself reading diet books with a certain skepticism… [Victoria Boutenko’s] research finds many benefits to adding green smoothies to the daily diet... I highly recommend reading [Green for Life], and trying the smoothies, to anyone.  If your health is declining, your weight is increasing or decreasing unexpectedly, or if you would like overall health benefits of amazing greens…read this book!”
—Rachel Fox, RD, Eat Drink Better

“[Green for Life offers] background, logistics, health information, facts, and even a short study with people trying out the smoothie lifestyle. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! ... I noticed a difference in myself after only one day drinking the smoothies. That shocked me. I felt so betrayed by my own desires of wanting 'regular' food. I felt more energized, didn't need as much sleep the night afterward, and could tell my digestion was better… I'm glad to know there's an easy way to add greens and fruits to my diet… helpful and informative.”
Kari, Reading For Sanity

“[Boutenko] makes it clear throughout [Green for Life] that consuming vitamin-packed smoothies is not only the most effective way for our bodies to absorb essential nutrients, adding just one quart of green smoothie a day to one's diet can help with everything from weight loss and cravings, to healing skin conditions and reversing diabetes. She literally has pages and pages of inspiring testimonials, which is helpful for us as readers since we can pinpoint our trouble spot and then look through the book for a way to tackle it with the help of greens.”
Beauty Snob

“Go green with in-season fruits and veggies via one of Victoria Boutenko’s Green for Life smoothie recipes. Our fave, the Aloe-Ha.”
The Posh Mom Life

“A good beginner's guide that is ripe for discussion.”
Elevate Difference

Green for Life is a classic tome on green smoothies, with lots of information on the health benefits and easy recipes to get started.”
Chatelaine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Victoria Boutenko teaches classes on raw food and nutrition worldwide. The author of Green Smoothie Revolution, Raw Family Signature Dishes, 12 Steps to Raw Food, and Raw Family: A True Story of Awakening, her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her self-published Green for Life was a finalist for the 2006 Independent Publisher’s Award (IPPY) in health and medicine. Victoria and the Boutenko family, also known as The Raw Family, live in Ashland, OR. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. Caruso on Oct. 28 2007
Format: Paperback
I used to do a lot of juicing in the past but it is very time consuming and really messy. My problem is over since I got Green for Life. Making smoothies is a great alternative to juicing. It is much faster, less messy, and you also get some fiber in addition to juice. In addition to great recipes for making smoothies the book is also a good source of information about proper nutrition, the importance of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and much more. Get this book!! Another great volume that you may not miss is Can We Live 150 Years. These two books together make a perfect gift of showing the way to healthy living just for anyone.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By dmaertz on Oct. 2 2007
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I was pointed toward this book by my Doctor. Because of chronic pain and pain medication, irregularity has been a real problem. This book contains great ways to get your GI working again... or for the first time... with nothing but food. a Vita-Mix blender is a must-have for great smoothies.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Ellison on April 9 2009
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For anyone that really wants to make a difference in their health this is the book for you!
Loaded with excellent information and a straightforward presentation this is a good read that will inspire you to take a few easy steps to take care of yourself better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lulu on March 22 2011
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Simply EXCELLENT in every way a book can be. I appreciate that the author has updated her original copy with new research, shares her own experiences in an open and honest way, and backs everything up with tons of research and scientific facts as well as including tons of recipes. Extremely informative. It was everything I was looking for in one book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Cornish on Dec 22 2012
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Easy recipes based on the wisdom of eating green in a palatable form. I never met a salad or green vegetable I liked.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yafa Sakkejha on Nov. 5 2012
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I can't even begin to articulate how much this book changed my life. I've recommended it to several others and use it as a reference guide quite often.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bounce on Nov. 3 2012
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A great book full of really useful and helpful info. A real find and I especially enjoyed the testimonies and the chapters on the importance of HCL and CHLOROPHYLL.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Phillips on May 22 2011
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The science is a bit off in this book but the message is good and I can see how having research to back up the claims would encourage many people - hence I see the need for the research she includes but she could be more accurate in reporting it. I can also see that there isn't much research for her to choose from for some of these things - like with vitamin supplements the research funding is scarce. Ideally she would have had a scientist in Biology or Nutrition edit the book - most of the problems I have with the book is that she makes strong claims when a more tentative interpretation is called for. Regardless, I found the anecdotes interesting and some of the information helpful and I think more people should be drinking green smoothies.
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