Orange, Yellow, and Green Smoothie

Valya Boutenko 2010 1 bunch spinach
2 oranges (peeled with seeds removed)
¼ lemon with peel (seeds removed)
4 dates (with pits removed)
2 frozen bananas
2 cups water
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

It’s March, and citrus season is in full swing. So why not take advantage of the many nutritional benefits associated with this group of delicious fruits? From relieving the pain of a bee sting to preventing scurvy, the benefits of citrus are sure to have something for everyone.

Try adding a slice of lemon to a smoothie and you’ll see that in addition to being nutritious, it will add an appetizing bouquet of flavor to your concoction.

Oranges are famous for their high content of vitamin C, an antioxidant that not only helps boost the body’s immune system, but also is known to help prevent heart disease, aid in the healing of wounds and enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron. One medium orange contains 7 grams of fiber and is packed with bioflavonoids, which keep our capillaries clean and flexible and are said to slow down the growth of cancer cells.

Oranges are beneficial in the following cases:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Rheumatism
  • Prevents kidney stones
  • Helps lower cholesterol
  • Helps prevent diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Consumption of large quantities of oranges will decrease the outpouring of mucus secretions from the nose
  • A high intake of vitamin C before exercise decreases the risk of muscle injury
  • Vitamin C helps to lower fever
  • Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant
  • It speeds up wound healing
  • Vitamin C helps the body to take up calcium and iron


A True Story

By Valya Boutenko

Valya Boutenko 2010

Once, on a long flight from New York to Amsterdam, I became aware of the fact that I was becoming unusually hungry. Luckily, I was prepared for this event, and had some tasty homemade hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, apples, and an enormous carrot in my backpack. The stewardess had served everyone on my side of the airplane and was quite surprised when my brother and I had declined the meal. As I unwrapped my lunch, I realized that I had not taken any utensils. I glanced behind me, only to find that the stewardess was many rows away and couldn’t help me with this problem. At this point, I noticed that several people in the nearby rows were watching me.

"Well, what are you going to do?" asked one person.

"She’ll be back by here eventually," said a woman across the way.

"But I’m hungry now!" I said. And without thinking twice, I bit into one end of the carrot and proceeded to quickly form a spoon out of it with my teeth. Laughter erupted from the people in the nearby rows. Within moments, I was happily eating my hummus and veggies with my carrot spoon, to the jubilant exclamations of my fellow passengers who congratulated me on my creative accomplishment and problem solving skills. I was so hungry that day, that I ate my own spoon!

Announcing the release of our two newest films!

Valya and Sergei have been working very hard all of the New Year to put their most entertaining and informative workshops on DVD.

We are pleased to announce the much-anticipated release date of our two newest films on April 1st, 2010. With this newsletter we are officially kicking off the pre-sale. Order both of these DVD’s before April 1st and receive $10.00 off your purchase!

Valya’s DVD "The 7 Best Green Smoothies from Raw Family" brings Valya herself into your living room to show you how to prepare 7 of our all-time favorite green smoothies. In addition to demonstrating how easy it is to blend up exotic concoctions, Valya shares many timesaving tips and answers the most frequently asked questions about making delicious green smoothies. This DVD is a must see for anyone interested in becoming a green smoothie pro!

The 7 Best Green Smoothies from Raw Family

Running Time: 45 minutes
To preview the DVD or place an order: Click Here...

Sergei’s DVD "The Miracle of Greens: how greens and wild edibles can save your life" brings his world-renowned lecture to the convenience of your home. In this DVD, Sergei builds on the concepts of Green For Life (a book by Victoria Boutenko) outlining why it is so important to incorporate more green leafy veggies into your diet.

During part 2 of this DVD, Sergei introduces the importance of eating more wild edibles foods. He then takes the viewer on a virtual wild edible walk in which he demonstrates how easy it is to stay safe while harvesting nature’s FREE superfood!

The Miracle of Greens: how greens and wild edibles can save your life

Running Time: 70 minutes

To preview the DVD or place an order:

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During the pre-sales we are offering a special $10.00 discount from the purchase of both DVDs. For the month of March only, we are offering a 2 for $25.00 sale! Expected delievery dates will be the 2nd week of April. You can order the DVD’s by Clicking Here...

Sergei’s Upcoming Tour of Australia and New Zealand

Sergei and Brianna are going on tour in Australia and New Zealand starting March 24th. If you are interested in attending one of their lectures, please visit the Raw Family web site or check out Sergie’s new site

With Green Love, the Boutenkos

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