This alkalising green smoothie is for those day you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and need a boost. Coffee, of course, is awesome. But sometimes your body needs some alkalising greens to function at it’s absolute best. This alkalising green smoothie is seriously delicious, and doesn’t taste like sludge like some green smoothies do.
Green Powders (like spirulina, barley grass, wheat grass and chlorella) are naturally rich in folic acid, selenium, and iron, all of which are important. Greens are also reported to be alkalising to the body, meaning the body is more likely to function as it should with the consumption of foods that are alkalising as opposed to acidic.
One of my favourite green powders at the moment is the Australian Certified Organic RepublicA Raw green mix, which is a blend of chlorella, spirulina, wheat and barley grass, and can be found at most supermarkets (and is reasonably priced). Their super food mixes make it so simple to add a teaspoon or two to a smoothie to boost your intake of important nutrients. (FYI I am totally not sponsored by RepublicA Raw, I just really love their green powder).
- 1 banana, chopped and frozen
- ½ organic zucchini, chopped and frozen
- 1 large handful of organic baby spinach, frozen
- ¼ - ½ cup of organic green juice, coconut water or filtered water. Any kind of low-sugar green juice will work. I love the Nudie range of green juices, or you could juice your own at home.
- ½ tsp maca powder
- 1-2 heaped tsp RepublicA Raw Green mix (or any good quality green powder)
- 1 tsp acai powder
- 1 tbsp coconut yogurt (or regular natural yogurt if dairy is not an issue)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp chocolate PB2
- 1 tsp icing stevia
- 1 tbsp organic cacao powder
- 1 tbsp boiling water
- Toppings such as coconut flakes, banana, cacao nibs, and my homemade healthy chocolate.
- Using a blender/stick blender, add the banana, zucchini, spinach and liquid of your choice and blend on high until smooth;
- Add the powdered greens, maca, and acai and continue to blend until well combined. The mixture should be thick and smooth;
- Scoop the smoothie into a glass and set aside in the fridge while making the chocolate sauce.
- For the chocolate sauce, combine the coconut oil, chocolate PB2, icing stevia and cacao in a bowl and slowly add the boiling water. Stir until smooth;
- Drizzle the chocolate sauce over the smoothie and top with your favourite toppings.
One of my favourite toppings for this alkalising green smoothie is my homemade healthy chocolate (yes, healthy enough to eat at breakfast). I also love topping with fruit, coconut, dried berries or puffed grains such as buckwheat. DELICIOUS!
If you feel like an energy boosting alkalising green smoothie then you could also add a sachet of the original Green Tea X50. You can grab $10 off using the promo code “Krissy” at the online checkout.
Pin this recipe so that you can quickly find it on those mornings you need an alkalising green smoothie!
For another green smoothie recipe check out my healthy green smoothie parfait.
Have you tried green powder? Which is your favourite?