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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Can you do it without loss of taste or quality? Nov 04, Chayzat Khovalyg rated it really liked it. What I was hoping to get was a more complete 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. This book is full of poor writing coupled with wild assertions and hackneyed personal “research”.

However, I suspect that if my diet leaves my jaw weakened, it means there is something amiss with my diet. Chimpanzees share an estimated Despite the pseudo-science, there are some good suggestions in here about getting more greens into your diet. Boutenko peddles as fact. She is a raw foodist and a bit eccentric ie. Good material Much needed information on nutrition! Feb 21, Kelli rated it really liked it.

I found this book very inspiring and intend to try out daily green smoothies for myself. Published October 20th by Raw Family Publishing first published I was glad to see that others have had the same initial reaction I had to wheat grass juice and also glad to know that my tolerance and fondness for less-sweet green smoothies will likely increase with time After three months of drinking green smoothies, she claims to salivate 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.


Chopping and grinding greens and fruits to a pulp, in mass quantities, really requires a powerful processor and a large capacity blending bowl and lots of elbow room. I like green smoothies. This book is an excellent source of information on healthy smoothies.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If people come away from this book determined to add more greens to their diet botuenko that is wonderful.

Dec 06, jack rated it it was amazing. But it’s more convincing to argue it from a human nutritional perspective than by comparing us to an animal that happens to eat a lot of greens. We’ve all heard the repeated urgings to “eat your greens” which makes sense in nutritional theory, but may not always be so practical in lifestyle reality. You’ll be so happy you did.

There are great recipes and fun stats in this book. Victoria developed a series of greens In search rgeen the perfect human diet, Victoria Boutenko compares the standard American diet with the diet of wild chimpanzees.

Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko

Luckily, as Victoria’s book hammers home, drinking your greens can not only be an easier way to get them in your diet, but pulverizing them into their liquid form makes the green goodness even more biologically available to our bodies. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. We have evolved in different ways to chimps and have different digestive systems and so on. 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.


Sadly, I know of no other nutrition book that suggests such a wide gulf between what humans were meant to eat and what we eat. Mar 23, Allison Geer rated it it was amazing. Her opening diatribe against modern medical research and medicine makes this point perfectly clear.

Would it be doable to blend-to-freeze portions of these recipes for combining later? And in reading the boutejko several gren her assertions when combined really make a lot of sense. She does provide some recipes and also a little information about less-common types of greens, but not as much as I had hoped.

But this book is not good. This is a book you can read in a couple of hours. Good recipes, horrible writing. Whether she was the first person to come up with this idea or not, she did go through an interesting creative process.

This makes the drink very palatable.

Green for Life

Which greens are most interchangeable in the recipes? Quotes from Green for Life.

Still tastes great if you take it easy and it packs lif whole lotta nutritional goodness. If it’s too thick add some more water. She opened my eyes to several things that in combination more than likely contribute to the health problems that are so prevalent today in our country.