Happy springtime! As foraging season approaches, I want to offer you some important / straightforward advice that will keep you safe and happy and, at the same time, ensure that your foraging adventures are respectful to the plant life that you encounter. The following excerpt comes from my wild edibles book.
Simple Rules for Foraging
Did you know that donkeys kill more people than airplane crashes each year? On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens annually. Texting while driving killed 6,000 people in the United States alone in 2011. About 450 Americans will die this year by falling out of bed (Jenkins 2011). Life is full of risks. Harvesting wild edibles presents some inherent dangers as well. Nature is unpredictable. Wild plants do not come with nutritional labels and should be approached with a degree of caution. But foraging is no more dangerous than the million other activities you engage in daily. If you are patient, attentive to your body, willing to educate yourself properly, and able to resist the temptation to eat everything you see, I’m confident that eating wild food will impose no major risk to you. Most of you will find foraging to be extremely pleasant, fun, and healthful. In this section, I would like to discuss a few simple guidelines that should be considered prior to eating new food, whether it is wild or not. Following these rules will greatly minimize your chances of experiencing any negative reactions.
JANUARY SPECIAL: Powered By Green Smoothies Movie + Recipe eBook + Bonus Features on sale for just $5
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that 2016 brings you lots of warmth, love, happiness, and health. I’m thrilled and excited for the approaching New Year. One of my big resolutions for the coming year is to help inspire more people to take charge of their health and well being by drinking green smoothies regularly. Thus, for the month of January, I’m selling my movie Powered By Green Smoothies at a deeply discounted price ($5 for a digital download). In addition to the “smovie,” (GET IT?) each purchase comes with a bonus recipe eBook, an instructional video for how to make a delicious green drink every time, and my music video: Green Smoothie Hustla. If you dig it, tell a friend!
Visit: www.poweredbygreensmoothies.com for more information.
Through December I’m is doing a 2 for 1 deal on my wild edibles playing cards. $10 + shipping gets you a couple card decks and an eBook. Visit: http://wildediblecards.com
I’m hosting a private retreat for Kickstarter backers who pledge $2,500+
If you choose to invest in my movie (I Want Abs) at this level, you (+ a guest of your choosing) will be invited to spend 4 days / 3 nights with me and my crew in a beautiful mountain cabin in Oregon (see photo preview below). During this retreat I will show you a few of my favorite ab workouts, feed you the best organic food, make you fresh green smoothies, take you foraging, and introduce you to my film crew and trainers. I GUARANTEE you’ll have fun, rest, and get healthier! In addition to the actual retreat, your contribution will get you listed as an executive producer in the credits of my film. If you would like to attend, choose the last reward in the reward section. You can also email me for more information about this retreat.
News just in… My five-month fitness time-lapse is complete! While working on my new film “I Want Abs,” I took pictures of my body everyday. For 145 days I snapped photos religiously hoping to capture my transformation on video in an artsy way. How did I do? I’ll let you decide for yourself. In the following two videos you will see me lose weight, burn fat, build muscle, form a six pack, and grow a beard. Enjoy!
Last Sunday, I decided to put my “I Want Abs” training to the test by competing in my very first triathlon. A triathlon is a three-part sports discipline comprising swimming, cycling, and running. Because the three sports are contested as a continuous event without a rest, my fitness coach and I thought this would be a great way to test my overall endurance.
Since I Want Abs went live, the following three questions keep pouring into my inbox: “What’s up with the beard Sergei?” “Why are you in a Speedo?’ and “What kind of workouts can I expect to see in your movie? Here are the answers to your q’s.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! A few months back I decided to cancel my project “I Want Abs” because I didn’t think it would make its funding goal. In the months that followed I hired a camera crew, met a couple incredible personal trainers, and set out to get fit anyway.
While getting in shape I learned some very cool things. I can’t wait to share these things with you. Check out my new project page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sergeiboutenko/i-want-abs-0