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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Mar 23, Allison Geer rated it it was amazing. 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.

Victoria Boutenko is an author, teacher, inventor, researcher, artist and mother of three. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Whether she was the first person to come up with this idea or boutdnko, she did go through an interesting creative process. Each to their own, truly, but I just wanted to put a warning out there for anyone being pressured to eat all raw and all vegan and boutejko terrible while doing it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Boutenk 23, Jeanette “Astute Crabbist” rated it liked it Shelves: I once got pleasantly, energetically “high” drinking about a quarter of a cup of some beautiful emerald-colored parsley juice, so I am definitely open to Boutenko’s claims that green smoothies can help us feel much better.

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


Green for Life

Its author, Victoria Boutenko, is extremely enthusiastic about greens and has done her homework. Reading this book, I began thinking about ways to make my diet healthier.

I found this book very inspiring and intend to try out daily green smoothies for myself. Don’t be nervous about the taste – you mix greens with plenty of fruit. How do you maintain teeth health? I found this idea useful and have adapted some of the recipes in biutenko book for use in my daily diet, as although I’m a big fan of green juices, you do need some fibre each day as well and just chewing mountains of spinach gets a bit much after a while.

This book is an excellent source of information on healthy smoothies. Victoria developed a series of greens In search of the perfect human diet, Victoria Ffor compares the standard American diet with the diet of wild chimpanzees.

She tends to make out these smoothies to be a miracle drug, curing everything from diabetes to arthritis to grey hair within just a few months. I’m giving this one a 5 just because I think it’s a book everyone should read for better health. By the way, I met her and her husband at a potluck years ago. 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.

Boutenko’s writing and research completely ruined this for me. My children even gave it the thumbs up – amazing. I am interested in the recipes for smoothies and intend to try several. Great information and lots of good ideas here. I’m hooked on these green smoothies.

Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko

Plus, these green smoothies make the most delicious, convenient, easy, and highly energizing meal. We also need salt to live, and all yreen minerals in unrefined sea salt are a good addition to the diet and not unhealthy at all.


I was expecting lots of recipes for “green glop,” but many of these smoothies have relatively few greens in relation to the fruit. I feel better, but I’m not about to go out and run a 10k.

Acids are not high pH, but low pH. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Many people share more creative ideas than Boutenko. And in reading the boutnko several of her assertions when combined really make a lot of sense. But this book is not good. Boutenko peddles as fact. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Warning–side effects of regular green smoothie consumption include: If you want to feel better and have more energy but you don’t necessarily want greeen go on a diet, just add a green smoothie to your day.

She makes statements, as another reviewer noted, like her mother that had cancer in which she attributed to swimming in a river near Chernobyl could have been cured with green smoothies. This site explains that no traditional cultures were totally vegan. What is healthy for a chimp is NOT what is healthy for a human! I want to start drinking smoothies everyday to make my diet healthier.

I have been drinking smoothies for a while now but this book has motivated me to up my intake. Lists with This Book. A good choice for everyone’s personal library. 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.