Friday, May 27, 2011

Green Smoothies In Africa!

I feel this is so important that I've copied the letter from Victoria Boutenko in its entirety here. --cindy

From Kenya

Dear Friends.
I am sending you this newsletter from Kenya Africa.
Victoria Boutenko in KenyaValya and I are witnessing a great health revolution here. Thousands of African adults and children are learning to grow organic greens and to eat them daily. Several churches are serving green smoothies on Sundays because most people don't have electricity at home.
It all started several years ago, when a Canadian couple, Dale and Linda Bolton, learned that 30 million orphans were starving in Africa. Dale and Linda realized that it was impossible to feed all these children. That is why they co-founded a non profit organization called, "Organics 4 Orphans." ( Five years ago, they started training African people to grow vegetables organically. They trained several experts in organic biodynamic gardening who continue to constantly train others. In four years, they have created over 120 huge gardens one of which is pictured below.
Victoria Boutenko in Kenya

Every one of these gardens received organic seeds, tools, and training from Organic4Orphans. When it was necessary, this organization helped to drill a well and to repair houses. Each garden is cared for by 6-12 women.

Victoria Boutenko in Kenya

Each of these groups of women takes care of up to 100 orphans ages 2-10. Together they grow predominantly green vegetables.

Victoria Boutenko in Kenya
Last year Dale contacted me asking for help. "How can we inspire the growers to eat their own greens?" he asked. Their organization had taught Africans to grow delicious greens, but they had a hard time teaching them to actually consume those crops. Valya and I decided to fly to Africa. I wrote a letter to the president of Vitamix Corporation and told him about this project. In response, Vitamix generously donated six blenders for this project. Three weeks ago, Valya and I arrived in Kenya and began teaching. Every day we visited numerous farms, schools, and churches.

Victoria Boutenko in KenyaWe met with several African people who reversed many illnesses by simply adding lots of fresh greens to their meals. We asked these people to come and share their stories in front of large audiences. The six blenders became handy. Each time we brought enough smoothies for hundreds of people to taste.

Victoria Boutenko in KenyaIn addition we washed greens and passed them out to our audience. I have never seen anyone munching greens with such positive enthusiasm. When Valya and I teach, our listeners are very attentive and ask lots of questions. Several students from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, and other countries came to study with us.
We are greatly inspired by what we see in Kenya. We hope that this great African healing with greens will bring health to many other countries including North America.

Valya is videotaping our activities. Just wait until we return back home, and she will put together several short videos for you to watch on youtube. Greens are ending poverty and hunger in Africa, and Africa is inspiring the rest of the world to become healthy the natural way.

Visit the Green Smoothies Blog for the latest information from Victoria about Green Smoothies and their amazing benefits.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gabrielle's Table

Gabrielle Chavez Table (See "Alive In Grace" e-book) Marvelous Miso Soup w/ Japanese Greens & Kelp Noodles, Nori Garlic & Ginger
Introducing World's First Stinging Nettle-Kale Chips
Eric's "It's Alive" Green Smoothie Crackers 5-Star Delight gleaned from the bulk bin at People's Food. (Eric invented his green smoothie cracker at the Raw And Living Spirit Retreat 2 years ago.)
Fresh greeeen smoothie in a glass: blueberry-ginger-banana with wild greens.
Find these delectable recipes in Gabrielle's "Alive In Grace" e-book available via
Also pictured: an amazing Raw Chocolate Heart. It is filled with a young thai coconut gel. Absolutely out of this world!
Make SURE to get your early-bird discount NOW for August Raw And Living Spirit Retreat at Camp Adams#39;s Oregon.
Well, off to bliss on my greeen feast! ;)
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Raw Vegan Cookie Dough Fix

Some serious comfort food here for those nights nothing else will do.

Mix dry ingredients. Cut in cold coconut oil adding stevia drops and agave at the end.

Hempseed (freshly mill)
MacaForce (Healthforce)
Stevia (English Toffee anyone?)
Coconut Oil
Sea Salt

I don't mean to be a bad influence on you, but when I remember the standard American cookie dough, I realize how helpful this is!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Easy Un-Chicken Soup (Raw Vegan)

Anti-Radiation Foods

Place in bowl:

1-2 Tblspns *Sea Clear
1-2 Tblspns Healthforce non-GMO lecithin powder
1-2 Tblspns lg flake nutritional yeast (optional, found in bulk)

Stir in a little cool water to dissolve then add hot water to desired temp w/ care.

It's my unchicken soup.

Got the idea after Angela of said on TV show that the Sea Clear w/ the lecithin pwdr creates the taste impression that Cheeze Whiz used to. (If you hated Cheeze Whiz never fear it's so much better than that anyways.)

Use the above as a soup base and create endless tangy soup delights by adding such yummables as apple cider vinegar, cayenne powder, or a new raw hot sauce series found now at TheRawFoodWorld store. (Pls be kind and click through on right sidebar here.)

*Sea Clear is fermented kelp & chlorella in a miso base. Also click through for that. Thank you. Enjoy.

PS-Angela Stokes-Monarch often enjoys her Sea Clear & lecithin on cucumbers stuffed into Nori rolls. ;)

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Kava Kava Night Cap: Get Your Zzzzz's On Super Tasty Not 'Superfoody'

Kava Kava Night Cap: Get Your Zzzzz's On Super Tasty Not 'Superfoody'

Posted: Thu, 12 May 2011 06:59:00 +0000
I said to myself, "Make something delicious and not too superfoody."Water (about 12oz.)
3 T hempseed
3 T soaked chia gel
1 T Vitamineralearth
1 T Non-GMO Lecithin pwdr
1 T coconut oil
1 tsp Kava Kava pwdr
1 big drizzle agave nectar
1 dropper English Toffee Stevia
pinch Celtic sea salt
Blend until frothy.
Enjoy with a hot cup of plain 3 Immortals Reishi tea on the side.
This tastes like a delicious rich shake to me. No superfoody issue here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chow Time in My New Kitchen & a Recipe

Tangy. Filling. Yet Light. (Did I say delicious?)

Tangy Carrot-Ginger Soup (contains soy)

Handful carrots,
a chunk of fresh ginger root, peeled
2-3 fresh garlic cloves
half an avocado
2-3 rounded Ts raw miso
nice splashes of olive oil
a little nutritional yeast
pinch sea salt & cayenne pepper if desired.

This blends into a rich, creamy soup for the rawprincess in you. ;) Add hot water at the end for a warm soup.

Top with abundant dulse leaves.

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