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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I would have felt very ill and hypoglycemic eating the 4 serves of fruit in many of the smoothie recipes in this book, they were beyond sugary. I couldn’t help but worry about her health as I read this book.

She talks about stomach acid and speaks in terms of high pH acids. Look on the internet for green smoothie recipes. Her opening diatribe against modern medical research and medicine makes this point perfectly clear.

Apr 21, Farnoosh Brock rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 10, Deb rated it it was amazing. As a result of her research and teachings, thousands of people are drinking and sharing green smoothies. She tends to make out these smoothies to be a miracle drug, curing everything from diabetes to arthritis to gree hair within just a few months. Despite the pseudo-science, there are some good suggestions in here about getting more greens into your diet.

Jun 19, Jimmy Autrey rated it liked it. I wanted to read The Green Smoothie Revolutionbecause that’s what I think it will be, but there were no copies available through my library.

Jun 23, Debra rated it really liked it Shelves: Can you tell I’m on the green bandwagon now? They are indeed tasty as this book states and definitely a health benefit. I found the making of these smoothies labor intensive.


I want to start drinking smoothies everyday to make my diet healthier. Interesting and very inspirational book, even though I am already a green smoothie-addict.

Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko

I did not think lettuce ranked that high in the nutrition factors among other green leafy vegetables but upon research, I see that indeed Romaine lettuce has amazing nutritional values.

But in the garden it’s often bouteko or famine. I strongly recommend reading some of the books in her bibliography, which she explains is where she got her knowledge. Juicing vegetables is best as it means you absorb far more nutrients from them than when you’re just blending them, and juiced vegetables and cooked vegetables are hugely easier to digest than merely blended up ones, but whizzed up veggies can be very tasty as well.

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Green for Life

We haven’t yet made any other modifications to our diet but I have found that I have more energy and I haven’t been “over-eating” like I tended to previously. Victoria Boutenko is kind of a weirdo.

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. It’s important to have a broader nutritional picture than is given in this book, so you can avoid possible nutritional deficiencies and understand how the various nutrients are used by your body.

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.


Feb 16, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: They may just be the key to the world’s simplest revolution in health. The recipes in the back of the book are gracious plenty to get a person started on making green smoothies a daily ritual. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Her opening diatribe ag Good recipes, horrible writing.

For example, there is a chapter about jaw exercises. Fortunately, I have a feeling that this earlier documentation of Victoria’s enthusiasm for the green smoothie lifestyle is just as inspiring a read. She then did a study of people who were all diagnosed with low stomach acid, giving them one quart of greens in smoothie form boutsnko day for gor month, with the hypothesis that there would be an improvement in their digestion, as well as overall health.

Green bouten,o Life by Victoria Boutenko. I appreciate Boutenko’s reference to permaculture a sustainable perennial gardening method that we all should become familiar with as well as her emphasis on the quality of the soil our food is grown in. Aug 17, Almeta rated it really liked it Shelves: My sister and I are working out a plan to try a quart every day for 2 weeks to see how we feel.

I hope the author remains in good health on this diet too. Thanks for telling us about the problem.