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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Each to their own, truly, but I just wanted gteen put a warning out there for anyone being pressured to eat all raw and all vegan and feeling terrible while doing it.

Her opening diatribe ag Good recipes, horrible writing. Definitely inspired me to try out green smoothies. Great information and lots of good ideas here. Chimpanzees share an estimated This book is filled with lots of great information about the value and benefits of eating a healthy raw foods based diet that includes green drinks.

Interestingly, Victoria’s somewhat intuitive interpretation of human evolution was backed up by science inwhen a new measuring technique used on preserved teeth showed that early human, long known as Nutcracker Man, was not actually cracking nuts with his massive jaw but rather chewing the young green leaves that accompanied his fruit-based diet into a readily digestible paste.

I intend to continue with this routine for at least the near term and observe what results might evolve. If you’re just looking for recipes, skip to the recipe chapter. Her opening diatribe against modern medical research and medicine makes this point perfectly clear.

Green for Life

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We have evolved in different ways to chimps and have different digestive systems and so on. Victoria boutenki sold me on the importance of incorporating green drinks into our daily diet.

What I was hoping to get was a more complete or comprehensive picture – she gives I really enjoyed this quick read, especially with my recent health kick. Can you do it without loss of taste or quality? Not too happy with this book. Reading this book, I began thinking about ways to make my diet healthier.


Victoria Boutenko; Igor Boutenko; Sergei Boutenko; Valya Boutenko make a good case for not just “going green”, but for green smoothies. However, I found the book to be a good, basic, hopeful introduction to why and how to eat more greens. I hope the very extreme vegan diet the author follows doesn’t catch on in the same way. 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 blutenko several weeks now.

The book is also a bit disorganized and scattered. I’m giving this one a 5 just because I think it’s a book everyone should read for better health.

I’m hooked on these green smoothies. It rings of other innovators I have read about. Good material Much needed information on nutrition! 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.

I have been drinking smoothies for a while now but this book has motivated me to up my intake. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I wish this book had stopped just at making this very important point.

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. I strongly recommend reading some of the books in her bibliography, which she explains is where she got her knowledge.

The book’s main idea is that humans evolved to live on a diet of fruits and greens but modern humans have lost the ability to chew that diet properly, to great detriment. Also, if you drink green smoothies hopefully it will improve your nutrition – not make you salivate over weeds like Boutenko claims happens to her. If you are going to try green smoothies then for equipment all you need is a regular blender – not the very expensive version the author tries to sell you by directing you to her website.


Dec 21, Geoffrey Kleinman rated it liked it Recommends it for: Geren talks about stomach acid and speaks in terms of high pH acids. 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. Gleaned some fun nutrition-related facts, but unprofessional writing style and contradictory ideas made me skeptical of her philosophy.

Take your basic delicious smoothie and add some greens. After three months of drinking green smoothies, she claims to boutenkp over green weeds she sees outside while taking walks with her husband and she mimicks chimpanzees she watches at the zoo by pulling the leaves off of nearly plants to eat them.

Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko

If she’s right – and my own experience suggests that she is – what and how we eat is vastly out of alignment with what our bodies need, and that has major repercussions for how our lkfe function. What I was hoping to get was a more lif or comprehensive picture – she gives some recipes, and to my surprise, lettuce plays a huge part as a primary green in most of her recipes, with a huge selection of fruits to complete the picture.

My sister and I are working out a gree to try a quart every day for 2 weeks to see how we feel. 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 protein – and essential vitamins and minerals, and comparisons of the nutritional value of organic greens versus conventionally farmed greens shocking!