The first time I heard about green smoothies was about 4 years ago. I was researching on the web after having read a book about balancing our pH levels, in which green drinks are mentioned. Ever since, raw foods and green drinks have become a passion that I integrate into my lifestyle, sometimes more and sometimes less.
About 2 years ago, I read Victoria Boutenko‘s book “12 Steps to Raw Foods”. Victoria is the so-called “mother of green smoothies“. She is a Russian-American mother of one son and one daughter: Sergei and Valya Boutenko. As a boy, Sergei was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. After a long search for alternatives to insulin injections, Victoria came across the raw foods diet. The whole family started to adopt this livestyle and experienced a substantial improvement in their health.
In this video, Valya Boutenko describes what to watch out for, when you are in green smoothie experimentation mood 😉
Key words are soluable and non-soluable fiber.
In conclusion, I leave you with my latest green smoothie creation. The ingredients are 2 ripe bananas, 3 ripe pears, 2 big handfuls of spinach, and a cup of water. The directions are self-explanantory 😉 Equipment needed: Blender.
Spinach – Pear – Banana
I am looking forward to your feedback 😉