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Many of you have asked me why I decided to call my new book “The Green Smoothie Prescription.” The fact is, this book is exactly that; it contains over 150 recipes that are prescriptive. All of the sweet and savory recipes you’ll find in my new book are designed to heal everything from damaged liver to skin problems. And if you should happen to have a condition that is not covered in recipe section, you may use the A-Z nutrient prescription chapter in my book where I have compiled a detailed list of the nutritional properties of 118 ingredients commonly used in green smoothie preparation and you may tailor your own green smoothies according to your personal needs.
I wrote my new book, The Green Smoothie Prescription, because I believe that increasing the daily consumption of fresh greens can help everyone naturally restore their health. The book contains all of the best scientific data available about the benefits of green vegetables.
I asked Sergei to demonstrate the preparation of three smoothies from my new book. In the video below you see Sergei blending the following three smoothies:
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.
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:
As an example, here are two recipes from this book.
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
2 “Study Shows 70 percent of Americans Take Prescription Drugs,” CBS News, June 20, 2013.
In this Issue..
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.
Avo Parsley Green Smoothie
1 bunch of fresh parsley
2 peeled kiwis
1/2 small ripe avocado
2 cups water
Yields 2 quarts
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:
Valya teaches a morning fitness program and stretch exercises. She also lectures on:
Sergei leads a variety of workshops:
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.
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!