Sunday, August 12, 2007

Raw Summit - Victoria Boutenko - Green Smoothie combos

Victoria's talk last night was mainly about her family's story and about discovering green smoothies and how greens are good for health. Between herself, her husband and 2 children they had a combination of most illnesses out there and each of them was cured by going on a raw diet and eating more healthy foods, esp greens.

I've been asked so many times about what to put in green smoothies.. what combinations of fruit and greens. Most combos taste great.

The idea is to blend green leafy veg and fruit together at a 40:60 ratio.

I take a couple types of greens and fill up the blender with them, add 1 cup water and pulse down. Then fill up with fruit and blend. I often add 1T or so flax seeds - it just seems to fill me up for longer with them added so I am not hungry again so quick.

for greens pick any 2 (or more) Romaine, spinach, kale, chard, sunflower sprouts, pea green sprouts, bok choy, other lettuces, lambs quarters, parsley, beet tops, carrot tops, dandelion, plantain, stinging nettle, purslane, arugula, collards, red clover etc.. etc..

Then the fun part
Some of my favorite fruit combinations are:

Mango, banana, pineapple, pear
raspberry,
pear, banana

blueberry,
strawberry, banana

orange,
apple, banana

jackfruit, orange, mango

grape,
cherry, apple

watermelon,
cherry, banana

strawberry,
clementine, apple
mango,
peach, banana

blueberry,
apple, pear

guava,
strawberry, blueberry, banana

mango,
papaya, banana

mango,
raspberry

apple,
pear, banana, pineapple

apple,
banana, strawberry

peach,
pear, apple

papaya
, banana, orange

grape,
strawberry, orange

strawberry,
raspberry, grapes

banana, peach, strawberry

bosc pear,
raspberry

apple,
strawberry, banana

kiwi, pear, banana

& so many others..
A green smoothie is one of the most delicious, & most nutritious things you can put into your body.
Enjoy!

2 comments:

Connie said...

Thank you so much for your summit summaries. They are so much easier to stay focused on than the listening of the real thing! LoL! For the ADD in the group! You are doing us all a wonderful service!

Blessings!
Connie

Keiko Ti said...

Hi Connie..
Thanks, appreciate you telling me,
I am learning a lot from doing it also. I am a perpetual student!
Hugs!