Sunday, September 19, 2010

Green for Life: Review + Giveaway!

During intuitive readings for clients, when I tell them their most probable future, the most common question is, "How is THAT supposed to happen?"

Good question. But it's not one I can usually answer. I can see the destination, but not always the path that leads people to that future. And I don't need to, and neither do they. I tell people two things: 1) You have the power to create whatever future you choose, and 2) tragedy/problems/obstacles can lead you to your Divine life purpose, if you allow them to do so.

Victoria Boutenko frustration with family's health problems lead her to live out her Divine life purpose.

When she, her husband, and their two youngest children were left with no hope from the medical establishment, Victoria turned them all into raw vegans overnight. Their compelling story is told in the book Raw Family: A True Story of Awakening.

But when they hit a plateau in their healing, Victoria searched high and low for the missing link in their raw food plan. Green smoothies were her discovery. The original text of Green For Life was published in 2005. This latest, expanded edition, to be released in October 2010, is even better.

Green for Life is the scientific cousin to its follow-up Green Smoothie Revolution (another must have, and prior giveaway here on this blog). Green for Life is the book that makes the case, the proof, if you will, that green smoothies are the missing link in human nutrition. If you want the science behind the drink, this is the book for you.

It's really the book for everyone. Health care in this country is a political and personal issue. Boutenko writes, "mainstream medicine seems to have be focusing on the secondary causes of disease. To me that's like pushing a car that has run of gas with your bare hands instead of putting gas in it, or comforting a hungry person instead of feeding him." No one should give this book away after reading it, unless you are passing it on to a sick friend or relative.

Green smoothies make the healing power of chlorophyll tasty. Chlorophyll's healing ability cannot be understated. As written in the book, chlorophyll:
-reduces pain caused by inflammation
-helps sores heal faster
-improves vision
-builds a high red blood cell count
-makes the body more alkaline
-improves milk production
-resists bacteria in wounds
-cleans and deodorizes bowel tissues
-eliminates bad breath
-provides iron to organs
-helps purify the lives
and way more.

Green smoothies make ingesting chlorophyll FUN!

After you read the science and the amazing testimonials, you'll be itching to make your first smoothie. There's 39 recipes in this book. If that's not enough for you, go get Green Smoothie Revolution, which has over 200 recipes.

I created four of them! I haven't named them yet. If anyone wants to bless them with cool names, go ahead

-8 prunes
-2 sweet apples
-2 handfuls of swiss chard

-8 prunes
-1/2 pineapple
-handful cilantro sprigs
-handful kale

-1 mango
-1 orange
-2 handfuls kale

-2 handfuls grapes
-1 apple
-2 handfuls swiss chard


Few books are as "must-have" as this one. Either you or a loved one is suffering from a major health problem. Take a chance. Buy a blender and make your own smoothies for a month. You don't have anything to lose. All you have to gain is your health, and that is worth more than money.

Victoria Boutenko is a Warrior Mom. She broke from conventional thinking to heal herself and her family. As she wrote: she had to find the true answer or die.

Writing this brings tears to my eyes because I lie awake at night sometimes thinking of every way I can to heal my children. I took her book to heart, understanding how she felt back in 1994 when doctors told her nothing could be done for her family short of medications and surgery. I've also heard the words, "There's nothing else we can do for you." Now, both myself and my oldest son each drink a quart of green smoothies everyday.

10+ out of 10 Mocha Angels. 

To you Victoria Boutenko, I raise my glass of green smoothie to you and say, "Thank you." When you live out your Divine life purpose, you give others permission to do the same.



One lucky person wins a copy of Green For Life! (available in October)

- Leave a comment at the end of this post. Answer the question: “What is your favorite green smoothie?"
- Leave a working email address too.
-The winner must live in the United States.
- If you have won a giveaway here in the last 6 months, you are not eligible to enter (sorry!)
- Post your comment by 11:59pm EST, Monday, September 27, 2010.
- I will pick the winner at random. The winner will receive an email from me on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. I will announce the winner on The Raw Mocha Angel blog on that same day.

Good luck! ◦


Janell said...

My favorite green smoothie? That's a touch one, usually if the liquid part is orange juice, 2 fruits of any kind, an avocado for a smoother drink, a BUNCH of ANY dark green leafy vegetable and sometimes I may add cucumber or celery. I like to drink smoothies everyday if I can. It helps me with my day and I know I am getting a lot of nutrients that my body needs.

Hannahlynn said...

yay first one! My favorite green smoothie is simply bananas, rice milk, and I either do a pack of greens in the powdered form or some kale. Sometimes I like to add some berries :) My email is

Anonymous said...

May favorite green smoothie is one made with romaine lettuce, mango and filtered water.

Halona said...

My favorite green smoothie:

- handful of frozen grapes
- frozen mangos
- frozen pineapple
- bunch of parsley
- water

Althea said...

Be sure to leave a working email address! I have to be to contact the winner :-).

karen Dalton Cox said...

My favorite green smoothie is mango and banana with parsley and kale and water, sometimes I add fresh basil. So good! My email is

Shari Kaplan said...

Spinach,Kale.banana,strawberries, lemon,cilantro and coconut water! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

My favorite green smoothie is two oranges, banana and a peach. I love kale or spinach and usually change up greens every day. Mix with water and a handful of ice. Drink at least a quart a day. Have lost 60 pounds since January and have never felt healthier in my life. Email:

atllasta said...

Favorite green smoothie? Although I rarely's a handful of kale, handful of spinach, handful of romaine, 1/2" ginger root, 4 oz. coconut water, 4 oz. filtered water, 1/2 cup pineapple or 1 medium banana
I've found freedom in using whatever I have --- yet always having lots of clean greens.

Anonymous said...

I just started drinking green smoothies and I feel so much better already. I have been using 1 scoop protein powder, blueberries, 1tsp chia seeds, 1 tsp flax, spinach, water and ice...I'm going to experiment more and more each day. Roxy -

jon&denise said...

i think my favorite is spinach, pineapple and bannana... although i love anything with mango and banana too! always with purified water. i have been making them everyday since january. this past week i sort of fell off and didn't make them everyday. what a difference! getting back on board has been sooo good...

adorejunk said...

Frozen banana, spinach, rainbow chard and strawberries with lots of water and some ice for a nice cold smoothie.

Anonymous said...

I love carrots, kale or dandelion, apples, frozen banana, frozen blueberries, and kefir. I also throw in flax and sesame seeds, and sometimes a squeeze of lemon.

Anonymous said...

I use 3 romaine hearts, 5 bananas, 1/2 bag of spinach and water. This fits in my Vitamix. I drink it watered down. It is a DARK green! : )

Cyn said...

Surprisingly delicious and refreshing green drink:
Juice some cilantro with cucumber. Then break open a young coconut and pour that in. The coconut mellows out the cilantro. Someone could try these ingredients as a smoothie instead of a juice. Now it's my favorite drink!! Alkalizing, and cilantro is supposed to draw out heavy metals. Thanks, Dan (life-regenerator) on YouTube.

Anonymous said...

Our family enjoys several variations of all of those but I'll have to say one we seem to be indulging on lately is romain, spinach, kale (any kind), celery, parsley, cilantro, pears, banana, apples and lemon (good lookin' out Kimberly Snyder ;)).

Mindy said...

I love your smoothie recipes. Your addtion of prunes is something different. I've made many green smoothies, and seen lots of recipes, too. For sweetness, I've seen people add dates, figs, stevia etc, but never prunes. I think it's a great idea and I will be trying it.


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