Victoria Boutenko’s Green for Life book extensively details a study she did with a group of people to whom she gave green smoothies once a day while they stayed on their regular diet. Many of them showed marked health improvements over a short period of time. That’s pretty telling. I think smoothies are one of the best ways to transition into raw, to transition into vegan, or transition into anything, really Lifestyle.
Those words that label a specific type of diet don’t really mean anything. You don’t need to label what your diet is. Smoothies are just a great way to transition into a healthier lifestyle. And, the habit of making a smoothie is so easy. All you have to do is get all the ingredients, throw them into a Vita-Mix, and blend. I think the most time I’ve ever spent making a smoothie was probably about five minutes.
(That was because I had to peel something; with many of these recipes, you won’t need to peel anything!) So, think about the health benefits and the amount of time you’ll save. I think smoothies are the world’s healthiest and quickest meals—because they really are meals. They’re not a glass of orange juice or something like that; they’re full meals. They have fiber. They have all the phytonutrients intact.