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The Boutenkos - Victoria Sergei and Valya

This is the official site of Victoria, Sergei, and Valya Boutenko, otherwise known as The Raw Family. In 1994, we experienced an intense decline in health. Faced with our numerous health problems, (juvenile diabetes, obesity, hyper thyroid, chronic fatigue, arrhythmia, arthritis, asthma, and allergies) we began researching nutrition.

After switching over to a healthful way of eating we were able to fully reverse our symptoms and regain vibrant health. Since that time our family has been dedicated to helping people around the globe learn about natural healing and nutrition by writing books, making films, and presenting health lectures. Continue reading…

Upcoming Events with The Raw Family

Dear Friends,

Green Smoothie Joy For Life Retreat
We invite you to join us for the weeklong Green Smoothie Retreat in Sweden in 2014.

It will take place from June 8th to June 14th, 2014 at Mundekulla, Sweden.
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Valya’s Quality Produce App

Healthy Fruit Iphone GameIf you are tired of stringy avocados, sour grapefruits, and flavorless peaches, then you will love the Quality Produce App. This tool will help you choose the ripest, sweetest, and freshest produce every time without fail!

Having this app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch will inspire you to sink your teeth into some of the world’s most delicious edible treasures. We have worked hard to compile this ultra user-friendly app, filling it with clear images and hundreds of useful tips that will take the guessing out of shopping. Use the Quality Produce app right in the store to become an expert in no time. With the audio function, just plug in your headphones and listen while you peruse the produce section. Take your food preparation to new heights, and leave your friends raving about the decadent flavors of even the simplest of your favorite recipes using the Quality Produce app.


• 50+ edible fruits, vegetables, and greens covered in great detail.
• Audio function allows one to listen as well as read right in the store.
• Hundreds of useful tips proven time and again to be effective.
• Beautiful color photographs make identification simple and clear.
• Alphabetical listing for easy scrolling and selection.
• Helpful tips on what qualities to look for or avoid.
• One fun, easy to remember nutritional fact about each item in this app.
• Free updates for life

Whether you are a health enthusiast, hipster, foodie, or simply a busy parent, we are confident you stand to gain from this app!

Quality Produce App In The iPhone App Store

Green Smoothie iPhone App

Green Smoothies on your iPhone

If you have an iPhone, you can have instant access to countless green smoothie recipes. Along with nutritional data, I have included the nutritional highlights of what foods are beneficial for particular health condition.

In The iPhone App Store
Android app on Google Play

Easy to use nutritional highlights enable you to maintain optimal caloric intake along with maximum nutritional value. The convenience of this program has pushed it to the the top of the 100 most popular apps.

Also available for your computer

Go to http://www.greensmoothiesblog.com/recipes to use the NEW web based version of the highly rated Green Smoothie iPhone App

Wild Edibles iPhone App

Wild Edibles iPhone App

I am so proud to announce that my iPhone wild edible app is finally out! I spent almost the entirety of last winter compiling valuable information on wild edibles. This app not only helps the user learn new edible plants, but it also offers nutritional highlights for every plant, provides you with a recipe for each plant, gives you tips on how to gather / eat each plant, and much more…

In The iPhone App Store

Go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wild-edibles/id430951647?mt=8 to download the Wild Edibles iPhone iPhone App

Our Books

Our Apps

Welcome Continued

We are here to inspire you to take your health into your own hands. On this site you will find an abundance of free information and research about acquiring naturally radiant health. We invite you to browse our extensive newsletter archives and follow our raw food journey as we discovered the healing power of greens and introduced green smoothies to the world. Greens are the most nutritionally dense food available on the planet. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, and phytonutrients. What better way to consume them than in a delicious green smoothie? The fresh ripe fruits dominate the flavor of the greens and the absence of any fats maximize the absorption of the nutrients. These two factors make the green smoothie the most epic nutritious concoction the world has seen to date. Adding even one cup of green smoothie a day to one’s existing diet can dramatically improve anyone’s health. And the best part is, nearly everyone already has what they need to make a green smoothie sitting around in their kitchen right now!

For even more information and research into greens and raw foods we invite you to browse our Green Smoothies Blog, watch our educational video clips, check out our green smoothie recipes, listen to our free teleconferences, learn from inspiring  testimonials and visit our store where you will find all of our books and DVD’s.

With green love, the Boutenko family

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