What are Alkaline Foods – Alkaline Smoothie Recipe
What are Alkaline Greens?
To start, the definition of alkaline, or alkalinity, refers to something having a pH level greater than 7. The pH level of a substance measures how acidic or alkaline it is on a scale of 0 to 14. For example, a lemon has a pH of about 2 while water falls somewhere between a pH of 6 and 8. The human body is naturally slightly alkaline, with a blood pH of around 7.4. Our Alkaline Greens powder is a blend of antioxidant-rich nutrients in a refreshing orange and cranberry flavor that is delicious to add to any morning smoothie or drink.
What are their benefits?
Our Alkaline Greens powder is packed with an abundance of organic fruits and vegetables, and alkalizing grass juices which adds antioxidants, cleanses and detoxifies the body, Alkalinity neutralizes acid in the bloodstream, which leads to increased oxygen level, more fat burning capabilities, and better health. While alkalinity varies throughout the body, some research has suggested that consuming high alkaline foods or an alkaline diet contributes to a variety of health benefits.
The alkaline diet is based on the premise that the acid or alkaline load of the food you eat can impact your health — acid diets confer more inflammation, whereas alkaline diets are anti-inflammatory and provide good sources of antioxidants which are anti-aging to the body. Fruits, vegetables and seeds promote alkalinity; whereas meats, fish, grains, eggs and dairy are considered acid-forming foods. Drinks, like alcohol, coffee, and even your favorite carbonated water (like, La Croix and vitamin waters) also promote acid formation in your body. Organic produce is often recommended because the soil is said to be richer in alkaline-forming compounds and devoid of pesticides and other poisons.
- Processed foods
- Most grains
Take a lemon, lime or an orange, all are considered acidic fruits, but are alkaline-forming foods once inside the body. Citrus foods are all about the good alkaline metabolic by-products of these foods rather than the foods themselves.
Research suggests eating mostly alkaline-forming foods can impact your cellular pH levels burning more fat, improving antioxidant levels and general health.
The most solid science is around maintaining lean muscle mass in aging adults, a reduced risk for high blood pressure and stroke, reduced back pain and potential bone health benefits with alkaline foods and supplements.
The typical American diet tends to be high in sugar, refined grains, sodium found in processed and prepackaged foods and meats- all high acid foods, leading to an overconsumption of sodium, and an under-consumption of potassium and magnesium, minerals that help our cells function well. This pattern of eating is linked with chronic conditions, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and certain forms of cancer. An alkaline diet can offset some of this, as you will be ingesting tons of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other plant compounds that are clearly and consistently linked to better health.
I recommend decreasing these typical weight and health sabotagers: sugar and refined carbs, like pizza, chips, cookies and soda, hamburgers and fries, and consuming more alkaline fruits, vegetables and alkaline green powder supplement. Use alkaline smoothies with our alkaline greens daily to offset acidity and improve alkaline body health.
How to use Alkaline Greens:
Here’s a great recipe to easily incorporate more alkaline foods into your daily routine!
Alkaline Greens Orange Morning Smoothie
- 1 large orange peeled
- ½ banana
- ½ cup apple juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup frozen cauliflower
- 1 scoop of Alkaline Greens
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Most alkaline-forming foods can be considered superfoods, not just for their ability to help our body maintain a healthy pH balance, but also due to their nutrient density. The most alkaline-forming foods are often plant-based and have been shown to have a multitude of healing properties.