Yesterday I came across this recipe from Ross Bridgeford for what he calls his “most alkalizing smoothie.” And since I just happened to have all the ingredients, I decided to give it a try. It’s a great way to get lots of veggies and nutrients into your system in an easy to digest form….
This smoothie is my absolute go-to most powerfully alkaline ‘meal in a glass’. It is my #1 recommendation if you need to get the acidity out, remove inflammation, lose weight, get rid of fatigue or heal your digestion…
The combination of the powerfully alkaline greens, the healthy fats from the avocado, leaves, coconut and almonds and the incredibly-anti-inflammatory power from the turmeric and ginger…wow.
It tastes great, it takes 3 minutes to make (and 30 seconds clean up) and it will keep you going, wonderfully energized and mentally strong, clear and vital all through the day…
Core Green Alkaline Smoothie
Makes 2 servings
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 cup filtered water or more to taste
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 2 handfuls of lettuce
- 1/2 bell pepper
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 inch ginger
- 1 cm turmeric
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Optional: Squeeze of fresh lemon, small handful of almonds (for extra omega 3)
Start by blending the avocado, cucumber, and water to form a liquid base, which makes it easier to blend everything else.
Next, add the almonds (if using), spinach, lettuce, bell pepper, tomato, ginger, and turmeric in that order. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, you might need to grate the ginger and turmeric first.
Squeeze in a little lemon for zing, and serve.
PERSONAL NOTE: Of course the taste of this is going to vary somewhat depending on the type of lettuce, kind of bell pepper, and actual quantity/size of each ingredient used. I didn’t really measure anything and probably used more water than the recipe calls for, LOTS of lemon juice and I included the optional almonds, plus needed to add some crystal salt to bring it to life. It was still a little too bland for me, so I also added some black pepper, not only for taste, but to help absorb the turmeric, and some hot sauce to give it more kick. HA! Ended up drinking the whole 2 servings over a couple of hours. A great way to start off the morning and feel like you’re already ahead of the game as far as healthy nutrition!
It reminded me a little of my Green Energy Soup recipe, which is still my fave, because I’m such a mint lover and another great way to get lots of good stuff into you body. 🙂
p. s. I used a VitaMix and had no problem with liquefying everything quickly. Not sure how this would be using a regular blender. And my version didn’t turn out the bright green color of Ross’ picture, which reminds me of the green energy soup,…..definitely more “drab” looking. 🙂
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And here’s a message from Michael Reed Gach, PhD, who offers on-line acupressure courses, about a free pdf he’s offering …..
Since it’s the end of spring/beginning of summer, I’m sending you the points on how to relieve Hay Fever and Sinus Problems.
These points are also good for relieving Bells Palsey, headaches, nasal congestion, toothache, stress, plus neck stiffness and pain.
Here’s the link to download for this free healing information:
This link will give you 5 illustrations of 9 Acupressure points
and will also list the great benefits of using these points. Once you click the link, you will find the pdf document in your download folder.
Related Self-help Health post: Acupressure for Colds, Flu, Sore Throat and More
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained health care practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.