- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (Oct. 5 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 155643930X
- ISBN-13: 978-1556439308
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 381 g
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #87,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Green for Life: The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition Paperback – Oct 5 2010
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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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Green for Life is a classic tome on green smoothies, with lots of information on the health benefits and easy recipes to get started.”
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.
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I found this idea useful and have adapted some of the recipes in the book for use in my daily diet, as although I'm a big fan of green juices, you do need some fibre each day as well and just chewing mountains of spinach gets a bit much after a while.
Juicing vegetables is best as it means you absorb far more nutrients from them than when you're just blending them, and juiced vegetables (and cooked vegetables) are hugely easier to digest than merely blended up ones, but whizzed up veggies can be very tasty as well.
(My favourite veggie side dish is a recipe I made up that has huge cooked bunches of spinach in, lemon juice, an avocado, some unrefined sea salt and a good drizzle of olive oil - all whizzed up in the food processor - just delicious!)
I would have felt very ill and hypoglycemic eating the 4 serves of fruit in many of the smoothie recipes in this book, they were beyond sugary. But you can easily adapt the recipes to have more greens and less fruit in them.
If people come away from this book determined to add more greens to their diet then that is wonderful. I wish this book had stopped just at making this very important point.
I hope the very extreme vegan diet the author follows doesn't catch on in the same way. To advocate and follow a diet with little or no salt in it, and very little fat, that is made up of 80% green smoothies plus some flax crackers, fruit, salads and occasional nuts is not just very unhealthy but dangerous.
We need decent amounts of healthy fats to live, probably at least 30% of our daily calories. We also need salt to live, and all the minerals in unrefined sea salt are a good addition to the diet and not unhealthy at all. What is healthy for a chimp is NOT what is healthy for a human! We are evolved to need for more protein and fat and to need animal products. We have evolved in different ways to chimps and have different digestive systems and so on.
For more information on the diet we are evolved to eat, see 'Eat Fat, Lose Fat' or the Weston A. Price Foundation website. This site explains that no traditional cultures were totally vegan.
The books 'Know Your Fats' and 'Deep Nutrition' explain why we need good fats to live and to be healthy and the problems that can be caused by poor quality fats in the diet or insufficient fats.
The book 'Deep Nutrition' explains how a vegan diet may make a small minority of people feel okay in the here and now, but this could be due in large part to the healthier non-vegan diet followed by your parents and grandparents, and why eating a strict vegan diet very low in protein and fat could be very detrimental to your offspring and their offspring, as your genes need real food.
The book 'Catching Fire' explains why cooking food and eating meat and eggs made us who we are and why cooked veggies are easier to digest than raw ones.
I realise that if I wrote up my own diet here, or just about any of us did, it would be very easy to criticise by each of those groups with different beliefs, but this really was an extreme diet plan that goes against a lot of good science and really isn't ideal or healthy or even safe for lots of us, at the very least.
Each to their own, truly, but I just wanted to put a warning out there for anyone being pressured to eat all raw and all vegan and feeling terrible while doing it. I hope the author remains in good health on this diet too. I couldn't help but worry about her health as I read this book. Her writing style was engaging and it was hard not to like her by the end of the book.
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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