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Green Smoothies for a Spring Vitamin Boost
Victoria and Valya are back from Down Under
10 day countdown until the Joy For Life Retreat 2009

Green Smoothies for a Spring Vitamin Boost

Green Smoothie

After the winter months our bodies often become deficient in vitamins. March is a good month to enhance one’s health with sunshine and fresh greens. Here are some excellent combinations of green smoothies to boost your immune system and revitalize your body

Honeydew & Dandelion
Victoria Boutenko

1 honeydew (peeled with seeds removed)
1 large bunch dandelion greens

Yields 2 quarts

Purple Teeth Masquerade
Valya Boutenko

1 pint blackberries
1 ripe banana
1 mango
7 leaves of dinosaur kale (stems removed)
2 cups water

Yields 2 quarts

Grandiose Grape Smoothie
Stephan Boutenko

3 cups green or red grapes (seedless)
2 pears
2 cups water
1 banana
5-7 leaves of beat greens

Yields 2 quarts

Berry Blue Smoothie
Victoria Boutenko

2-3 cups water
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1 ripe pear
½ bunch of purple kale

Yields 2 quarts

The Laughing Gorilla
Valya boutenko

1/2 head of romaine lettuce
2 ripe peeled and frozen bananas
2 oranges (with seeds removed)
1 mango
2 cups water

(Warning, consumption of smoothie may result in spontaneously occurring, extremely contagious gorilla laughter.)

Yields 2 quarts

Victoria and Valya are Back from Down Under

Valya and Victoria Down Under
Dear friends,

We have spent a busy month in Australia and New Zealand. We taught many lectures with hundreds of people, made gallons of green smoothies with football-sized mangoes, and yes we did see the koalas!

Valya and Victoria Down Under

10 day countdown until the Joy For Life Retreat 2009

March 29th to April 4th

Dear Friends,

We invite you to spend a special week with us!

The Joy for Life retreat is the only retreat the Raw Family currently offers, that is why we organize it wholeheartedly. We envision a most joyous, pleasant, healing and unforgettable time for every participant. After conducting countless different retreats in the past, we have created a unique program - a perfect combination of green smoothie feasting, and the effective technique of stress reduction based on the Work of Byron Katie. In addition, Victoria, Valya, and Sergei will share with you their latest health discoveries and will answer all your questions first-hand. During the retreat we will serve a quart of freshly made green smoothie per person four times a day, along with trays of fresh organic fruit. Last year, our Joy for Life retreat was a great success and we expect this year’s retreat to be even better. Enjoy a short clip about Joy for Life retreat 2008:

Click here to see the video

Joy for Life Retreat 2009 will take place at our family’s favorite getaway, Stewart Mineral Hot Springs resort. Located in the pristine forest near Mt. Shasta, California, Stewart Mineral Springs Resort is beautiful and peaceful. You may see for yourself:

You may view more information here.

Please register soon, as the space is very limited and is filling quickly.

In Health,


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