Greens, Recipes

Do You Eat Enough Greens?

No Comments 20 August 2014

greens Do You Eat Enough Greens?Dear Friends,

Do you eat enough greens? If you don’t know, I have more questions for you. Do you have hiccups regularly? Do you sigh a lot? Do you have painful knots in your back? Is your vision blurry? Do you experience eye-twitching or leg cramps? Do you have lots of wrinkles? Do you crave chocolate all the time? Do you have migraines? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you’re probably not eating enough greens.

Dark leafy greens contain an astonishing abundance of nutrients that are vital to good health. However, since the beginning of the industrial revolution two hundred years ago, the diet of people in the Western world has undergone a dramatic change: they almost completely stopped consuming fresh greens, along with the proper amount of fresh fruits and vegetables, and added lots of refined and canned products. Processed foods not only lack important nutrients, but also contain preservatives and many other chemicals harmful to health.

As we continue to consume a lot of processed foods, the condition of our health keeps worsening. Astonishingly, 133 million Americans—almost 1 out of every 2 adults—have at least one chronic illness. Seventy percent of Americans take prescription drugs and more than 35 percent of the American people are obese. Based on available statistics, the number of totally healthy people in America seems to be rather small—despite the fact that the United States spends over $3 trillion a year on health care.

How can we return our health to its natural state? Could adding leafy green vegetables aid?

Exactly ten years ago, in August 2004, I created the very first green smoothie. This amazing green mix allowed first my family and then many more people to consume a substantial amount of greens in the most palatable way. Thousands of people witnessed a wonderful healing effect from it right away.

Since then I dedicated my life to research and gathering information on the benefits of greens. Based on the newest research, I have written two new books that are soon to be released:

1 – The Green Smoothie Prescription: A Complete Guide to Total Health (Hardcover) Release date: October 7, 2014

2 – Green Smoothie Retreat: A 7-Day Plan to Detox and Revitalize at Home (Paperback) – Release date: November 4, 2014

Today I would like to describe The Green Smoothie Prescription.

 Do You Eat Enough Greens?

For this book, I looked through the particular remedial properties of different fruits, vegetables and greens and created a compilation of 150 recipes that may help with different conditions. The medicinal properties of plants are very mild and don’t create any side effects. Of course, drinking green smoothies cannot substitute for your doctor’s visits, but these blends might become a great aid in your healing process. These recipes are made of the ingredients that are sold in supermarkets, health stores, and farmers markets and therefore will be easy to find. Some of the recipes include wild edible plants, which you could learn to pick in the wilderness.

The fact that these recipes have a specific condition tied with their names doesn’t mean that you have to only consume the ones that strictly relate to you. Anyone can consume any of these mixes and benefit greatly from them. For example, cherries contain high levels of melatonin, which helps regulate sleep-and-wake cycles. Everybody would benefit from consuming cherries, particularly a person with sleep a disorder. Another example is young coconut. A recent study has demonstrated that a diet rich in coconut oil protects against ‘insulin resistance’ in muscle and fat, therefore helping to reverse type 2 diabetes. I have added coconut to the smoothies for diabetes, but of course, anyone would become healthier by drinking such a smoothie.

You may find more details and pre-order this book at the following sites:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

IndieBound

iBookstore

As an example, here are two recipes from this book.

 

Thyroid Supporter

2 cups Swiss chard, stems removed
1⁄2 cup kelp (dried seaweed)
2 cups pineapple chunks
1 large star fruit
1 mango, pit and skin removed
3 cups water

 

Preventing Varicose Veins

3 cups spinach
3 cups fresh or frozen cherries, pits removed
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
3 cups water

© Copyright by Victoria Boutenko, 2014


1 http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htm
2 “Study Shows 70 percent of Americans Take Prescription Drugs,” CBS News, June 20, 2013.
3 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/17/obesity-rate-levels-off/2895759

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Greens, Health & Testimonials, Raw Food, Recipes

Wild Edibles In Your Smoothie

No Comments 02 May 2014

In this Issue..

Wild Edibles In Your Smoothie
Sergei’s Favorite Springtime Green Smoothie
Mood Enhancer
Half Price Special Offer

Wild Edibles In Your Smoothie

miners lettuce Wild Edibles In Your Smoothie Dear Friends,
The time for wild edibles is here again! These nutritious plants are wildly delicious. Here is what scientists say about miner’s lettuce:Composition of miner’s lettuce (Montia perfoliata).

“Miner’s lettuce, a wild, edible plant that grows prolifically in the western U.S., was analyzed for proximate composition, vitamins, minerals, and oxalic and phytic acids. In the raw state, it contained 20 kcal per 100 gm, and 33 per cent of the adult U.S. RDA for ascorbic acid, 22 per cent of the vitamin A allowance, and 10 per cent of the iron. Oxalic acid concentration was low. Nutrient density ratios, compared with 100 kcal of the U.S. RDAs, were greater than one for all constituents analyzed. In terms of nutrient content, miner’s lettuce also compared favorably with twenty-one other green, leafy vegetables.”

(Source: Schelstraete M, Kennedy BM. “Composition of miner’s lettuce (Montia perfoliata).” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 1980.)



Sergei’s Favorite Springtime Green Smoothie

In his new short video, Sergei demonstrates how easy it is to benefit from wild edibles in your backyard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICd1NI-Cc18



Mood Enhancer

good mood smoothie Wild Edibles In Your Smoothie All ingredients in this recipe are known to lift up your mood.

1 cup dandelion greens
2 cups miner’s lettuce
1 sprig mint or lemon balm
2 cups strawberries
1 ripe banana
3 cups water
Blend well and enjoy!



Half Price Special Offer for DVD about Wild Edibles

miracle of green Wild Edibles In Your Smoothie The Miracle of Greens: how greens and wild edibles can save your life
In “The Miracle of Greens”, Sergei outlines why it is important to incorporate more green leafy veggies into your diet. During part 2 of this DVD, Sergei introduces the importance of eating more wild edible foods. He takes the viewer on a virtual wild edible walk in which he demonstrates how easy it is to stay safe while harvesting nature’s free superfood.

To watch the preview, click here
Length 70 minutes
Regular price…. $19.95

This week: $9.95 To order click here.



Sincerely,
RawFamily

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Green Smoothie Questions, Greens, Recipes

Avo Parsley Green Smoothie

No Comments 03 February 2014

Dear Friends,

Greens are the most nutritious source of food on Earth and that is why all creatures on our planet consume some form of greens. Even polar bears eat moss, tigers and lions munch on grass, and wales consume algae. Greens have been an essential part of the human diet since the beginning of time, but during the last two centuries, people in western countries have almost completely stopped eating them.

Green smoothies help us to catch up with consuming enough greens. Here is my favorite recipe from last week.

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Avo Parsley Green Smoothie


  1 bunch of fresh parsley
  2 peeled kiwis
  1 apple
  1/2 small ripe avocado
  2 cups water

Yields 2 quarts


Green Smoothie Retreat in Sweden, June 2014

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Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us for the weeklong Green Smoothie Retreat in Sweden in 2014.

It will take place from June 8th to June 14th, 2014 at Mundekulla, Sweden.

During our retreat we will prepare and serve you four times a day freshly made, delicious green smoothies prepared from the best organic ingredients. All of our smoothies are accompanied with detailed recipes. In the course of a week we will share with you all our secrets and tips on how to make the most nutritious and delicious green smoothies.

Considering the importance of lymphatic system for our health, we have added several fun exercise programs totaling at least five hours per day. In addition to yoga in the morning we will teach you during the day breathing techniques, hula-hoop fun workouts, barefoot running, salsa dancing in the evening, and other activities.

Victoria’s daily lectures will cover many different topics:

  • Understanding Detox
  • Critical Thinking and Your Health
  • The Self-Healing Ability of the Body
  • Lymph – Your River of Life
  • History of Eating
  • Strengthening Immunity
  • Taking Care of Skin, Hair, Teeth and Eyes
  • The Nutritional Value of Greens
  • Magnesium, Chromium, Lutein from Greens
  • Paradox of Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2
  • Women’s Health
  • Organic vs. Conventional
  • Raw Food on a Budget
  • Parasites
  • Colon Health
  • Q & A
  • And many others

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Valya teaches a morning fitness program and stretch exercises. She also lectures on:

  • Food Demo: Green Smoothies for Any Occasion
  • Healthy Weight Management
  • Restoring Vision Naturally
  • How to Pick Produce Properly
  • Helping Children Become Healthy
  • Healthy Diet for Your Pet
  • Espalier in Your Garden
  • Q & A

Sergei leads a variety of workshops:

  • Green Smoothies for Athletes
  • Wild Edible Walk
  • The Nutritional Superiority of Greens
  • Travelling with Raw Foods
  • Short distance hikes
  • Q & A


We have made arrangements with local organic markets and stores to purchase large quantities of 100% organic produce for our week. These products will be delivered on a daily basis. All the better for our health and enjoyment. We will be screening the latest and only the best documentaries in the evenings.

Mundekulla is located in a beautiful natural surrounding with swimming ponds, sauna and nice hiking tracks, with good communications. Only 3 hours from Copenhagen airport with direct train!

Cost: $1,495.00 per person. This price includes all workshops, meals, and educational materials. The price does not include accommodations.

Payments for the accommodations will be made directly to the resort upon your arrival to our event on June 2nd. All rooms are designed beautifully and are eco-friendly rooms with soft beds. Some rooms have a private shower and bathroom, some share communal showers and bathrooms. All rooms are insulated with ecological material such as wool, sawdust, linen, hemp, or recycled newspapers. You may choose from several various options from double-occupancy rooms to sleeping on mattress on the floor, prices ranging between $40 to $75 dollars US per night. To inquire about the rooms, email Victoria

In order to hold a space for you we require a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of reservation. The balance is due upon arrival.

For more information about the Mundekulla Resort you may visit http://www.mundekulla.se
or copy and paste this url into your browser:
http://www.rawfamily.com/green-smoothie-retreat

Important note: Please pay for the retreat in a separate transaction. If you need to buy books or other items, you must purchase them separately. The Internet Discount Program does not apply to the retreat.

Once you register and make the deposit, you will receive an informational e-mail with more details on the retreat.

If you have any questions you may email: Victoria

We hope to see you in Sweden in June, 2014 at Mundekulla resort!


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Green Smoothie Questions, Greens, Jaw Exercise, Recipes

Green Kombucha Smoothie

No Comments 13 January 2014

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Dear Friends,
I love to experiment and during the last couple of weeks I have been using kombucha as a base for my smoothies. Actually, “kombucha” is not a proper name for this drink since it is the name of a company that sells the drink. The word “Kombucha” comes from Japanese “kombu” – seaweed and “cha”- tea, and means seaweed tea, which does not apply to what people call “kombucha.” A more appropriate name for this drink is “mushroom tea.” But similar to “Xerox” or “Crayola” the name of the brand took off in the place of the product. Depicted in the photo is my own kombucha mushroom that I grow in a gallon glass jar. Making my own costs me next to nothing, where store-bought kombucha can be quite expensive.


Kombucha is very high in glucaric acid, and recent studies have shown that glucaric acid helps prevent cancer. It also contains glucosamines that help prevent all forms of arthritis. Kombucha is said to improve digestion, fight candida, and boost your immunity system through its high levels of antioxidants. You may read more about this mushroom tea here: http://www.kombu.de/val-gwf.htm Below is one of my favorite recipes with Kombucha.


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1 bunch of kale
2 peeled kiwis
1 apple
1 ripe banana
2 cups kombucha (mushroom tea)


Yields 2 quarts


Oops!

I was going to make a smoothie from this kale and provide a photo for you, but Valya visited me along with her puppy, and the puppy stole the kale.
So, instead, enjoy the photo of a happy and healthy puppy.


Sale This Week


We have been receiving more comments from our customers about the Jawcercisers™. We even received letters from two dentists. They both confirmed that jawcercisers improve the bone density in teeth and jaws but said they were not interested in carrying them. I think I know why.

From the feedback we receive it appears that jawcercisers work best for children, young adults, and people with their own teeth as a perfect prevention against tooth decay. For those who have crowns, dentures, and other dental devices, the Jawcercisers seem to be less effective.

The Jawcerciser enables its user to compensate for missing adequate chewing. This simple device is a resistance exerciser for your jaw. Regular use of the Jawcerciser naturally increases the saliva flow and provides proper resistance for your teeth. Use of Jawcerciser for 1–3 minutes (or more) once or twice a day can greatly improve your oral health. We chew on them ourselves!

We now carry only one kind of Jawcercisers, made from resin. This week we offer Jawcerciser at $10 off. The sale will end next Wednesday, January 22, 2014

To order click here.

Happy chewing!

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Cranberries, a True Superfood at Your Store

No Comments 30 December 2013

Cranberries are in season. These red berries are a true superfood.

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The December issue of Nutrition Journal has just published some new research, which demonstrates that flavonoids, present in high levels in cranberries promote healthy weight in those who regularly consumes cranberries.

Anti-Cancer
Earlier this month Dr. Michael Greger published an article “Which Fruit Fights Cancer Better?” about cranberries. These berries were found to suppress the growth of human liver cancer cells in vitro. Other studies have found similar effects against human breast, colon, brain tumor, oral, and ovarian cancer cells. Cranberries also possess strong anti-cancer properties in cases with prostate cancer. 1

Cardiovascular Health
Berries are a good source of polyphenols, especially anthocyanins, micronutrients, and fiber. In epidemiological and clinical studies, these constituents have been associated with improved cardiovascular risk profiles. 2 Scientists recommend cranberries along with other berries as a heart-healthy diet.

Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections
Cranberries contain two compounds that seem to help keep certain bacteria (like E. coli) from attaching to the urinary tract wall. Studies offer evidence that women who drink cranberry juice may suffer fewer symptomatic urinary tract infections.

Add Cranberries to Green Smoothies
Fresh cranberries are usually very tart and not so tasty. In my family we add a handful of cranberries daily to our green smoothies. I usually buy several extra bags and freeze them, so that we can have them after the season is over.

 

Valya’s App is Now Available on Android


quality produce app Cranberries, a True Superfood at Your StoreDear Friends,

You can learn many interesting facts about produce on Valya’s app called “Quality Produce” which is available both on iPhone and Android.

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Victoria’s app “Green Smoothies” is also available both on iPhone and Android.

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For more information please click here.

Warning: Please limit your use of all those gadgets so that you have time to enjoy life without EMF

 

Last Day for Holiday Bundle Sale


Dear Friends,

We decided to leave all of our sales for one more day.

Our Raw Family Holiday Bundle consists of 10 items for $25,

Please visit our shop here.

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1 http://www.vegsource.com/michael-greger-md/anti-cancer-nutrient-synergy-in-cranberries.html

2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20384847

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