Green for Life has ratings and reviews. Sarah said: I like green smoothies. They are indeed tasty as this book states and definitely a health b. Green for life / by Victoria Boutenko ; foreword by. A. William Menzin. p. cm. eISBN: 1. Nutrition. 2. Raw foods. 3. Smoothies (Beverages). 4. Green for Life details the immense health benefits of greens and suggests smoothies as an easy way to consume them in sufficient quantities.

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Juicing vegetables is best as it means you absorb far more nutrients from them than when you’re just What I liked about this book was the concept of making green drinks – giving you a choice in-between just eating greens as they are and juicing them. Dec 21, Geoffrey Kleinman rated it liked it Recommends it for: She is a raw foodist and a bit eccentric ie. It’s important to have a broader nutritional picture than is given in this book, so you can avoid possible nutritional deficiencies and understand how the various nutrients are used by your body.

You can certainly skip this book and the snake oil nonsense that Mrs. Strongly recommend both the book and the addition of a daily shot of green smoothies to anyone! Boutenko is not a scientist. Having said all that it’s an important message Victoria Boutenko has and it’s a book worth seeking out. Mar 10, Deb rated it it was amazing.

Green for Life

Bouhenko with This Book. She makes statements, as another reviewer noted, like her mother that had cancer in which she att First off, everyone considering reading this book should know that Mrs.

She does provide some recipes and also a little information about less-common types of greens, but not as much as I had hoped. This shows up on my creativity shelf because of the description of how Victoria Boutenko brought about this book and this health practice. Acids are not high pH, but low pH. Look on the internet for green smoothie recipes.

Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko

I found the making of these smoothies labor intensive. But this book is not good. I won’t deny that your health would improve from adding these to your diet daily–I’ve been drinking them myself nearly every morning for several weeks now. The book includes charts of the nutritional content of greens, which shows very high amounts of things such as amino acids – the building blocks of Victoria Boutenko exhaustively researched scientific studies regarding the healthiest diet for humans, as well as the diet of our closest relatives, chimpanzees, to discover the healthiest diet for us.


Jun 23, Debra rated it really liked it Shelves: Boutenko’s writing and research completely ruined this for me.

Boutenko makes a stab at explaining how different plants grow and adapt and how their strategies affect their ability to nourish us, but in such a lightweight way that a reader new to these concepts could entirely miss the significance. To ask other readers questions about Green for Lifeplease sign up. Looking forward to getting more fiber in my diet and to get the benefits of going green! Take your basic delicious smoothie and add some greens.

She talks about stomach acid and speaks in terms of high pH acids. Can you do it without loss of taste or quality? 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.

She teaches classes on healthy living and raw food all over the world. She ten I like green smoothies. Unfortunately, you have to wade through a whole bunch of pseudo-science literature and personal testimonials before you get to anything useful.

Good material Much needed information on nutrition!

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. They may just be the key to the world’s simplest revolution in health. Would it be doable to blend-to-freeze portions of these recipes for combining later? Just try not to roll your eyes when she goes off on her tirades about craving wild weeds. Books by Victoria Boutenko.

So, my wife and I tried green smoothies, and at first glance they looked horrible! One of the strangest things is that although she includes a few recipes, she doesn’t include a basic green smoothie formula so readers can play with other ingredients. Mar 09, Chandra rated it really liked it. It rings of other innovators Liff have read about. Finding out liffe much biutenko is in various greens was an exciting discovery for me–a gardener who planted way too many greens this summer and wound up letting most of them ruin.


Victoria’s description of the healthfulness that can be derived from hiring a Vitamix to do the chewing of Nutcracker Man’s diet might sound hyperbolic to those who haven’t greej it, but I highly suggest you try it before coming to that conclusion.

They are indeed tasty as this book states and definitely a health benefit. In the smoothy drinkable form, greens serve as: She makes several technical errors in this book like saying that her Vita-Mix blender’s motor runs at speeds up to mph. There are great recipes and fun stats in this book.

Trivia About Green for Life. Never-the-less, the taste is actually pleasant. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Chimpanzees share an estimated Also, some of the testimonials at the end of the book make some extraordinary claims to the healing qualities of the drink.

I am going to try this for at least two weeks with a small food processor and a weak blender. Likewise, although I think the comparison between a chimp diet and human diet is interesting, it’s not exactly logical to say “a chimp eats this and chimps are similar to humans so humans should eat this. I decided that she crossed those boundaries because of her enthusiasm for her subject matter.

The boutneko ‘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.

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