The main thing I like about the alkaline diet is it reinforces clean eating. This diet is based on the premise that acid-forming foods should be replaced with alkaline foods, which will lead to an increase in good health. We have incorporated a number of these alkaline foods in our list of alkaline smoothie recipes below.
What is an Alkaline Diet and What is an Alkaline Smoothie?
Fruits That are Alkaline
There are not many alkaline fruits. The only exceptions that I discovered are avocados, grapefruits, lemons, limes, and coconuts. There are, however, a few fruits that are mildly acidic.
A few fruits that are rated as mildly acidic are :
Berries (black), Berries (blue), Raspberries, Cranberries, Guava, Kiwi, Watermelon, and Tangerines.
A few fruits that are rated as moderately acidic are:
Papaya, Mangoes, Grapes, Apricots, Apples, Bananas, Peaches, and Pear.
I used the alkaline chart on this site. While doing research, I recognized that the definition for the alkaline/ acidic value of fruits tends to differ, so think of the information listed as a rough estimate.
Vegetables That are Alkaline
Fortunately, some of our favorite smoothie ingredients are on the higher end of the alkaline charge. We have included a list below:
Kale – Kale is hands down my favorite smoothie ingredient. I love the fact that it has a mild taste so it blends well with other fruits and vegetables.
Cucumbers – If you don’t want to add just plain water to your smoothie, add a few cucumbers. Cucumber is another vegetable on our list that has a mild taste.
Broccoli – Broccoli is not a very common smoothie ingredient. I tend to lightly steam my broccoli before adding to my smoothie.
Beets – I think beets are an acquired taste; you either love them or hate them. I tend to use beets sparingly in my smoothies. If you use too much, it can overwhelm the taste of the smoothie.
Cabbage – This is not a common smoothie ingredient; however, if you are trying to get your daily dose of cabbage, adding it to your smoothie is a great way to incorporate cabbage into your diet.
Carrots – Carrots are usually used for juicing. However, it is another great addition to your smoothie. Make sure you have a strong blender. If you have a weak blender, you will find bits and pieces of carrots in your blender,
Avocado – Avocado is a great way to thicken and increase the creaminess of your smoothie. An added benefit is the additional nutritional benefits.
Collard Greens – I love adding collard greens to my smoothies. Collard greens have a mild taste and are nutritionally dense.
Celery – Celery tends to have a mild taste, so if you add it to a smoothie, you probably won’t know it’s there.
Watercress – Watercress has a unique taste. I am not a fan of adding watercress to my smoothies. If you do add watercress, use it sparingly in your smoothies.
Benefits of Alkaline Smoothie
Studies have been skeptical about the ability of the alkaline diet to change your blood PH level. However, the alkaline does place emphasis on nutritionally dense foods such as spinach and kale., so having a smoothie utilizing these ingredients is never a bad thing.
Alkaline Smoothie Recipes
Starting your day with a green juice packed with nutrients is a great way to start your day. This recipe is packed with alkalizing ingredients such as spinach, lemon juice, cucumber, and ginger. The low acid fruits of honeydew melon and kiwi add some extra sweetness.
An alkaline smoothie is the best way to start your morning. However, even though the smoothie is packed with nourishing goodies, you might find yourself getting hungry before lunchtime. This smoothie alleviates this problem and will keep you hunger-free until lunchtime.
This alkaline smoothie differs from the typical smoothies. However, it is a great addition to our list since it contains some of the most alkaline foods. The main ingredients in this smoothie are spinach, grapefruit, tomato, and carrots.
I love adding avocados to my smoothies. They give the smoothie a nice creamy texture. An added plus is they are one of the top alkaline ingredients. This smoothie also contains other green goodies such as kale, spinach, and swiss chard.
Consuming an alkalizing smoothie first thing in the morning is the best way to start your day. This recipe is delicious, nutritious, and super delicious. This smoothie contains alkalinizing greens such as kale, spinach, cucumbers, celery, and cilantro. The addition of avocado makes this smoothie extra creamy.
This green smoothie powerhouse is packed with alkaline vegetables. The ginger gives it an extra zing, and the carrots are a great sweetener. This recipe consists of watercress, chard, beetroot, and baby spinach.
This smoothie reminds me of a spiced shake. The liquid base is coconut milk or almond milk, and avocado is used to thicken the smoothie. This smoothie is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom.
This smoothie does contain some fruit. In this case, its cherries which are not an alkalizing product. You will find most fruits are not alkalizing. However, cherries are not a bad choice if you want to use fruits. This smoothie also contains kale and beet, two very alkalizing products.
This green goddess smoothie will make you feel like a goddess in the morning. As with most of the alkalizing smoothies on our list, the main ingredients in this smoothie recipe are green leafy vegetables such as spinach or kale.
This smoothie uses coconut milk as its liquid base. This is one of my favorite liquid bases for smoothies. This smoothie also contains spinach and almond butter. Blueberries act as a natural sweetener.
This alkalizing smoothie is one of the simplest smoothies on our list and can be ready in 10 minutes are less. Yes, it’s that easy to prepare! The main ingredients are cucumber, kale, and coconut water. If you need to sweeten the smoothie, you can add a little honey.