After a full year of hard work, I am proud to announce that my first full-length documentary “Powered By Green Smoothies” is finished! For those that may have missed the news, here’s the recap:
Last year, I rounded up 10 athletic friends (five ultra-runners and five CrossFitters), put them on a green smoothie challenge for six weeks, and documented everything with my camera. To ensure that my experiment was serious, I put my athletes through a series of blood tests, demanding endurance tests, and consulted with numerous medical professionals throughout entire process. The results of this study were fascinating! I now have solid proof that fresh, organic, whole-food-based green smoothies are extremely beneficial for athletes and athletic people.
Even though all of my athletes were healthy and fit to begin with, they managed to further improve their health and endurance simply by drinking green smoothies. Perhaps the most distinguished change we (my team and I) discovered in the before and after blood work of my athletes was a significant reduction in markers of inflammation. All but one of my athletes logged lower rates of inflammation after drinking green smoothies. Less inflammation enabled runners and CrossFitters alike to feel lighter on their feet, heal their pre-existing, workout-related injuries, work out harder, and improve their post-exercise recovery times.
I can confidently conclude that green smoothies support the health and performance of athletes in a way that it is scientifically measurable and physically noticeable. The testimonies of the athletes who took part in this experiment are so surprising and inspiring they will make everyone who watches this film reach for their green smoothie and strap on their running shoes. If you would like to see my film in its entirety, please visit www.poweredbygreensmoothies.com
Outside Magazine recently did a piece on Powered By Green Smoothies. It’s a good article if I may say so myself. Check it out here: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Can-a-Green-Smoothie-Change-Your-Life.html
I have GREAT news… My wild edible cards WILL soon be a reality! As of two days ago, I reached my initial Kickstarter goal, which means I will have enough $$$ to get them printed. Woot, Woot! For your viewing pleasure, here is a peek at what the cards will look like:
My Kickstarter campaign is wrapping up (only has 50 hours to go). Thus there is still time to get in on the great deals. If you’d like to get a deck or two, you can back my project and receive them at a discounted rate. Click the link to back this project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sergeiboutenko/wild-edible-poker-cards
Your pledge will get you a rocking deck of cards (that will help you learn about wild edible responsible) and will help me spread a healthy message far and wide.
In true Boutenko fashion I can’t sit still. For the last couple weeks, in between video shoots and smoothie blending, I’ve been working on a secret side project – Wild Edible poker cards.
Having completed my wild edible book last May, I was sitting on a vast databank of information and photos about wild edibles. I sifted through that information and pulled out 52 of my MOST favorite edibles and made them into a poker deck.
The idea behind these cards is super simple… A deck of cards that enables you to play your favorite games and educates your about wild edibles at the same time. Follow the link for more info: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sergeiboutenko/wild-edible-poker-cards
I’m coming to speak in Idaho:
Wild Edibles Book Signing & Lecture:
COEUR D’ALENE, ID:
When: Friday, August 23rd, 6:00 – 8:00pm.
Where: Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N 4th St Coeur d’Alene, ID
Reservations: Call: 208 676-9730
When: Thursday, August 29th, 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Where: North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Rd, Boise, ID
Reservations: Call: 208.389.4769 or
My film is going GREAT! All my athletes have taken their baseline tests and have now started their 6-week green smoothie regime. I personally make them smoothies 3 times a week ( Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and so far the feedback is very positive. If you’d like to follow along and drink smoothies with us, I’ll be posting the recipes on our FaceBook page ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Powered-By-Green-Smoothies-feature-film/145010142342571 ). Like the page to get updates.
Here are the first three recipes:
POWERED BY GREEN SMOOTHIE #1: Green kale, red grapes, pineapple, banana, cantaloupe, water
POWERED BY GREEN SMOOTHIE # 2: Purple kale, green kale, peaches, cantaloupe, pears, bananas, and water.
POWERED BY GREEN SMOOTHIE #3: Kale, spinach, mango, plum, nectarine, banana, water!
Over and out!