Green Smoothie from Purslane


Purslane has a slightly sour and salty taste and is eaten throughout America, Europe, and Asia. The stems, leaves and flower buds are all edible.

Purslane contains more omega-3 fatty acids (mostly alpha-linolenic acid) than any other leafy vegetable plant. Purslane has 0.01 mg/g of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). This is an extraordinary amount of EPA for land based vegetable sources. EPA is an Omega-3 fatty acid normally found mostly in fish, and flax seeds. It also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and some vitamin B, as well as dietary minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron.

100 grams of fresh purslane leaves (about 1 cup) contain 300 to 400 mg of alpha-linolenic acid. One cup of leaves contains 90 mg of calcium, 561 mg of potassium, and more than 2,000 IUs of vitamin A.

Purslane Mango Smoothie

1 bunch (or 3 cups) purslane, leaves, stems, and flowers
1 large mango, peeled, pitted, and sliced
3 cups water
Blend well

Yields: 1 quart (liter) of pleasant, not too sweet smoothie.

Green Smoothie for Your Skin – New Video

Dear Friends,

Enjoy this short, cute, and educational video from Sergei and Briana.

Green Smoothies for your Skin
Click here to watch the video

Green for Life – 1st edition books are still in stock

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your enthusiasm and for buying dozens of books at a time. Still we have some copies left. As you may know, I have decided to sell the remained copies of the first edition of Green for Life books quickly at 50% off.

Green for Life has been my best-selling book. It has been translated into 26 languages and approximately 250,000 copies were sold worldwide. Now is perfect time to buy quantities of this wonderful book at half-price and pass it to your friends and loved ones! Quantity discounts apply.

To buy this book, click here

The new, updated version of Green for Life will become available on September 25, 2010.

Our Joy for Life Retreat

Dear Friends,

We invite you to spend a special week with us!

Joy For Life Retreat

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.

This Joy for Life Retreat 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, Victoria

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