Since the publication of Victoria Boutenko’s book, Green for Life, many people have discovered the profound health benefits associated with the consumption of green smoothies. For me personally, learning about green smoothies was the most important factor that I contribute to my ability to be able to stick with a raw food diet as a long-term approach to healthy eating.
Kim Caldwell’s publication, How Green Smoothies Saved My Life: A Guide for Using Green Smoothies, Uplifted Thinking, and Live Food to Enhance Your Life outlines her own personal story of improved health when she started drinking green smoothies.
She says, ” I was reading Victoria Boutenko’s book Green for Life. She writes about the benefits of Green Smoothies. I was so inspired by this book that I stopped in the middle and made a Green Smoothie to drink. I felt it immediately. I know everyone is different and many people take weeks to notice the benefits of Green Smoothies, but my body was in such need of revitalization that the Green Smoothie went straight to work. I felt an immediate lift in my mood. I felt like my nerves were soothed for the first time in years. I knew I was finally onto something.”
She goes on to explain some of the health benefits of green smoothies and provides testimonials from many others who have experienced similar results with improved energy, better appearance and weight loss.
The book includes nine green smoothie recipes and Caldwell encourages readers to get creative and discover the combinations of fruit and greens that work for them. In addition to consuming green smoothies she recommends the consumption of a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables, legumes, sprouted bread, salmon and tea.
Caldwell is passionate about the importance of “nutrition for the mind” so about half of the book is devoted to subjects such as positive thinking, affirmations and enhancing emotional awareness. As such this book will appeal more to those who are in need of guidance on how to adjust their psychological state to support a holistic state of wellbeing.
If you are already aware about the health benefits of green smoothies, or are looking for a book that contains recipes for green smoothies then you are probably more likely to find what you are looking for in the following books: