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  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781583948606
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

Green Smoothie Retreat

A 7-Day Plan to Detox and Revitalize at Home



Using lively stories from her vast experience leading healing retreats, best-selling author Victoria Boutenko guides readers on the adventure of how to organize and carry out their own green smoothie programs with friends and family. Boutenko explains that the detoxifying and healing properties of drinking green smoothies are at their most effective after a full seven days, and she shares a number of testimonials and letters from participants in her popular retreats giving voice to the healthful transformations they realized. In Green Smoothie Retreat, the reader will find recommendations for fun group activities, nutritional information, and recipes for a seven-day revitalizing retreat. This book can be used by novices and experts alike, since it covers the basics about green smoothies and also goes into great depth about intriguing subjects such as the key healing properties of greens, analysis of water, and vital nutrients that enhance health.

Note from AuthorPart 1 Guide to Your Own RetreatChapter 1. Critical ThinkingChapter 2. Your Body Is Able to Heal ItselfChapter 3. Living in the Toxic WorldChapter 4. Best Source of NourishmentChapter 5. Detoxing is HealingChapter 6. Managing the StressChapter 7. Educational Materials for RetreatChapter 8. Why Green SmoothiesChapter 9. Fruit: to Eat or Not to Eat?Chapter 10. Wild EdiblesChapter 11. Choosing The Best Time for Your RetreatChapter 12. Creating a Restful EnvironmentChapter 13. Why seven daysChapter 14. Daily ScheduleChapter 15. Keeping a Diary or BlogChapter 16. The Importance of SupportChapter 17. The Cost of Produce for Your RetreatChapter 18. The Equipment for Your RetreatChapter 19. Variety and Quantity of SmoothiesChapter 20. Re-entering the World

Part 2. Letters from Our Retreats’ Participants

Green Smoothie BabyType 2 Diabetes ReversedKerry, the Queen of Greens from AustraliaThree Generations Benefited from Green SmoothiesImproved Vision and Vibrant EnergyCandida and Chronic Fatigue ReversedThe Doctor Said: “We won’t See Each Other Anymore.”Green Smoothies are SatiatingSeven Days of Green MagicTeacher Inspired Students to Drink Green SmoothiesStomach Pains Completely GoneI Feel Younger, Healthier, and Happier Than Ever.Out of The Wheel Chair and Rheumatoid Arthritis GoneFrom Mom to Daughter to Family to All People of Seattle: Drink Smoothies!Sometimes It Takes Longer to HealMom Put Son’s High School on Green Smoothies for a Year.Part 3. RecipesSweet Green SmoothiesGreen SoupsGreen PuddingsBibliographyIndex

  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781583948606
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Victoria Boutenko

Victoria Boutenko lives in Ashland, Oregon. She is the author of Green For Life, Raw Family, 12 Steps to Raw Foods, and several raw recipe books. She teaches classes on raw food all over the world, and is an adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University. As a result of her teachings, many raw food communities have formed in numerous countries. She continues traveling worldwide sharing her gourmet raw cuisine and her inspiring story of change, faith, and determination.

Boutenko’s Green For Life was nominated as a finalist in health and medicine for the Independent Publisher’s Award (IPPY) in 2006. She has published a monthly newsletter since 2003 on her website www.rawfamily.com. Boutenko contributes regularly to a number of periodic publications including Get Fresh, Just Eat an Apple, Alive, Natuurstemmingen, Neva, Die Wurzel, Naturaleza Cruda, and many others. She is a leader in the raw food movement and her works are recognized as having a profound impact on the development of raw food communities across the globe. Boutenko’s work is referenced in numerous books on the subject, and her books have been translated into nine languages. She has been a keynote speaker at a number of international expositions in Germany, England, Brazil, Canada, Belgium, Iceland, Holland, Jamaica, Spain, France, and the United States.

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