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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 Author
Part 1 Guide to Your Own Retreat
Chapter 1. Critical Thinking
Chapter 2. Your Body Is Able to Heal Itself
Chapter 3. Living in the Toxic World
Chapter 4. Best Source of Nourishment
Chapter 5. Detoxing is Healing
Chapter 6. Managing the Stress
Chapter 7. Educational Materials for Retreat
Chapter 8. Why Green Smoothies
Chapter 9. Fruit: to Eat or Not to Eat?
Chapter 10. Wild Edibles
Chapter 11. Choosing The Best Time for Your Retreat
Chapter 12. Creating a Restful Environment
Chapter 13. Why seven days
Chapter 14. Daily Schedule
Chapter 15. Keeping a Diary or Blog
Chapter 16. The Importance of Support
Chapter 17. The Cost of Produce for Your Retreat
Chapter 18. The Equipment for Your Retreat
Chapter 19. Variety and Quantity of Smoothies
Chapter 20. Re-entering the World

Part 2. Letters from Our Retreats’ Participants

Green Smoothie Baby
Type 2 Diabetes Reversed
Kerry, the Queen of Greens from Australia
Three Generations Benefited from Green Smoothies
Improved Vision and Vibrant Energy
Candida and Chronic Fatigue Reversed
The Doctor Said: “We won’t See Each Other Anymore.”
Green Smoothies are Satiating
Seven Days of Green Magic
Teacher Inspired Students to Drink Green Smoothies
Stomach Pains Completely Gone
I Feel Younger, Healthier, and Happier Than Ever.
Out of The Wheel Chair and Rheumatoid Arthritis Gone
From Mom to Daughter to Family to All People of Seattle: Drink Smoothies!
Sometimes It Takes Longer to Heal
Mom Put Son’s High School on Green Smoothies for a Year.
Part 3. Recipes
Sweet Green Smoothies
Green Soups
Green Puddings

  • 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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