I’m fairly flexible in terms of an alkaline lifestyle. I personally think that varying your diet and not being too strict is a whole lot healthier and more fun than watching everything you eat constantly. It’s also a lot more sustainable to have a treat once in a while as long as the majority of your meals are healthy and alkaline. Having said that, I do believe in having a super alkaline green smoothie once in a while to give you a much needed alkaline boost in the morning, especially when you’re having a detox.

There’s lots of different varieties of alkaline green smoothie recipes, but as a rule, the less fruit and the more green vegetables the better (and more alkaline). One word of warning if you have never had a real alkaline green Smoothie – not everyone likes them. I personally don’t but I force myself to have one anyway. Usually I add some other ingredients, like fruit, to make it taste much nicer, but let’s look at an ideal alkaline smoothie before writing it off.

One more thing before I continue, there is a debate whether pure alkaline is really that much healthier. I think adding a slice of fruit to transform a less tasty smoothie into a really tasty smoothie is not as evil as some people portray it to be. On the contrary, fruit is great for you in moderation. But for now, let’s have a look at the pure alkaline green smoothie, which is actually really nice and refreshing once your taste buds get accustomed to an alkaline lifestyle.

Alkaline Green Smoothie

Serves: 2

1 ripe avocado
4 cups of organic baby spinach leaves
1 cup filtered water
The juice of 1 lime or lemon
1 chopped English cucumber
3 stems fresh parsley
5 stems fresh mint
1″ piece fresh ginger
2 large ice cubes
1 tsp of Udo’s oil

Easy! Throw all ingredients in your blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add some filtered water if needed for consistency.

Tasty Tip:
Replace the filtered water for coconut water for a little variety. There’s a lot of buzz around coconut water and its health benefits.Alkaline green smoothie