ULTIMATE GREEN SMOOTHIE FORMULA
su·per·food - a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.
CHOOSE YOUR GREENS (1 Big Handful or combination): spinach, kale, watercress, cabbage, Swiss chard, collard greens, parsley, romaine, dandelion, beets, carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, celery
CHOOSE YOUR LIQUID (1-1.5 Cups): alkaline or spring water, raw coconut water, coconut milk, almond milk, hemp milk.
BLEND ABOVE BEFORE MOVING TO NEXT STEP
CHOOSE YOUR FRUIT (1 Cup, Fresh or Frozen): blueberries, raspberries, lemon, lime, grapefruit, bananas, oranges, strawberries, pineapple, avocado, acai.
CHOOSE YOUR SUPERFOOD BOOSTERS (use 1-2): AlkaMind Daily Greens or Daily Minerals, ginger, turmeric, coconut meat, goji berries, cacao powder, chia seeds, cinnamon, hemp seeds or powder, flax, spiralina, chlorophyll, chlorella, blue-green algae, bee pollen, propolis, super-greens, maca, coconut oil, turmeric, camu powder, sunflower, coconut flakes, almond butter, coconut butter.
CHOOSE YOUR SWEETENER: stevia, honey, coconut syrup, agave, dates
BLEND AGAIN TO DESIRED CONSISTENCY
Want your green smoothie to be extra chilled? Freeze your favorite fruits like bananas (peel first) and berries (also prevents spoilage). You can also freeze your leafy greens in a freezer-safe bag.
If using some of the higher sugar fruits (like bananas or pineapple, which I recommend using sparingly, make sure to add a healthy fat to slow down the metabolism of the sugar, thus preventing any spikes in your insulin levels, and your energy for that matter i.e. add 1-2 tbsp of chia seeds.
Perfect On-The-Go Snack: I know life can get busy, so planning ahead is always away to stay on top of your health-game. You can blend your smoothie the night before, and it will last in your fridge up to 2 days (IF you let it go that long J). Make sure it is in a BPA free container, and filled to the very top to minimize any oxidation. When ready to drink, give it a good shake and enjoy.
Have fun, pick your favorite ingredients, and create some fun combinations. I would love to see what you come up with, feel free to post at www.facebook.com/getoffyouracid and if you'd like any recommendations, you can email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to send you some of my favorite alkaline smoothies!