One really important concept that I learned from Green Smoothie Revolution was the importance of rotating greens. Greens contain alkaloids and can even be poisonous if they are not rotated. I have been having smoothies with organic lettuce as my greens, for a few weeks, now. I am going to start rotating my greens, now, with kale, celery, and spinach, for starters.
Another concept that I was happy to learn from Green Smoothie Revolution was that even if one does not adopt a "raw foods diet", but supplements a regular diet with one or two green smoothies a day, there are still immense health benefits.
I had often heard that juicing was far superior, nutritionally, to using a high speed blender such as Vita Mix. Victoria Boutenko, the author of Green Smoothie Revolution, cites evidence given by a chemist, that a high speed blender actually retains more nutrition, that a juicer. According to research, a high speed blender can actually break open plant cell walls, which allows for maximum nutritional absorption. Also, with a high speed blender, nothing is wasted, so all of the healthy fiber is retained.
If you are looking for a terrific raw foods recipe book, as well as encouragement to incorporate smoothies into your daily diet, you will be thrilled with Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health.
North Atlantic Books sent me a free review copy of Green Smoothie Revolution. The opinions expressed herein are my honest thoughts.