5 smoothie recipes to fuel a disease-free body

Alkaline smoothies

“Eat your vegetables.”

Is there any one of us who never heard our mother say this?

She never said, “Drink your vegetables.”

Truth be told, the “green smoothie” trend has always left me cold. I never could see myself drinking a thick mixture of spinach, kale or arugula — let alone combining them with things I actually enjoy, like chocolate, coconut or lemon.

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not so bad…

In fact, if you choose carefully, you can find one or two “go-to” smoothies that will offer you a serving or two of those dark, leafy greens, fill your tank for the morning, and leave your taste buds more than satisfied!

Here are five that I’ve tried and enjoyed, in no particular order. They all contain a wealth of fruits and veggies, and are geared to balance your pH toward the alkaline side, decreasing your risk of a host of diseases that feed on acid.

Avocado Banana Smoothie
Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.