I recommend to read this book called "12 Steps to Raw Foods" by Victoria Boutenko, a Russian woman who moved to the US with her family and started and continued a raw vegan diet for several years. Many of the illnesses that the family members encountered have finished for good!...From asthma to diabetes...
Their story is really amazing. At the beginning of the book, Boutenko explains in details why we need to have greens everyday and in a smoothie form. It was interesting to read that greens matches all nutritional human needs. They are rich in almost all essential minerals and vitamins including protein. But Boutenka finds out from her individual researches that eating greens without masticating them thoroughly would not satisfy our nutritional needs. It means, we need to chew them as such until it comes to a creamy consistency! In addition to that, to be able to digest these minerals and vitamins, the hydrochloric acid in the stomach must be very strong. If we don't chew them properly it forms indigestion in our bodies.
So, here is the great solution that Boutenko found: To blend the greens with bananas in a blender (especially a high-speed one called 'Vita-Mix'). For example, kale with banana is magical! In this way you consume lots of greens in one day and without any salt or oil and the most important one your stomach feels fine:)
3 years ago