Alkaline Smoothie Recipe

This alkaline smoothie recipe features apple, lime, celery, romaine and other veggies. The image shows the chopped romaine and fruit and vegetables, all the ingredients in the blender and Chef Robin Joy pouring the blended ingredients into a glass.

Our resident recipe creator, The Happy Food Chef Robin Joy, brings us this alkaline smoothie recipe featuring herbs and greens, She’s enjoying winter gardening with The Planted Wall, and she loves to add fresh herbs and leafy greens to almost everything she cooks!

Chef Robin Joy tells us that she’s currently inspired by Jeff Primack’s book “Smoothie Formulas: 120 Delicious High-Phytochemical Recipes.”

If you’re new to making green smoothies, Chef Robin suggests that you start out with just romaine lettuce. Then add in parsley or cilantro as your palate adjusts. She also notes that you’ll want to experiment with different combinations to find the balance for your individual palate. Note that Chef Robin Joy uses a high-powered blender to get a super smooth consistency. Consistency results vary by blender.

Ingredients

  • 1 – 1 1/2cups water (depending on the size of cucumber used if the cucumber is large only use 1 cup water, if small, use 1 1/2 cups water)
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 red apple
  • 1/2 lime, no skin but leave the white pith on
  • Handful parsley or cilantro or both
  • 3 leaves romaine or other lettuce

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until desired consistency. For a sweeter taste, add a few Medjool dates, honey or the sweetener of your choice.


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