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
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.
Replace the filtered water for coconut water for a little variety. There’s a lot of buzz around coconut water and its health benefits.