Easy Alkaline Recipe

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CLICK HERE NOWEver struggled to find a great breakfast idea that’s quick, easy, tastes delicious, gives you lots of energy, is good for you and keeps you filled up all morning?! Well if so, you’re in luck! In this video, I’m in my kitchen making one of my favourite green smoothie recipes from my Alkaline Energy Green Smoothies recipe book. As you’ll see, it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and is super-nutritious.

I also go though some great alkaline foods that are good to incorporate into your diet on a daily/weekly basis – easy to find staple foods.

Enjoy! Let me know what you think of the recipe – leaveΒ  a comment below for a chance to win a free coaching session and a copy of my new alkaline diet recipe book.

Laura

Please watch the video (12 minutes long) and download these free resources, for reference:

alkaline diet foods list PDF

Alkaline Green Smoothie Recipe Sheet

Useful Resources

Laura, I had a big open sore in the middle of my tongue for about 4 years now (suffering from Collagenous Colitis for 4 years) and could hardly taste any food I ate. Since I have been alkalizing, it is disappearing and is only a small little mark now! How do I thank you for your wonderful work? THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Anneke Swanepoel, South Africa

92 Comments

  1. EW Worley November 24, 2014 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Enjoyed the video and the smoothie very similar to what

    I’ve been using except for the cucumber hadn’t tried that before.

  2. jane adshead-grant October 11, 2014 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Laura

    Thank you for this – I have just started to apply the alkaline diet and am blending it into my way of life along the plan you suggest – one of the biggest challenges is drinking enough water – I simply don’t so that will be my goal for this week.

    I love green juice and have one every morning for breakfast. I love the twist on this one with added seeds so will give it go tomorrow. Looking forward to it.

    You are so encouraging and your tips and videos are a very helpful way of keeping on track – thank you .

  3. Jennifer November 23, 2013 at 12:12 am - Reply

    I am excited to transform my health and my husband’s health who has been diagnosed prostate cancer at 56 years old. We’re fit and eat healthy, so somewhat shaken by this new journey we’re on. Hungry for health!!

  4. Ruth Zazmzow August 2, 2013 at 3:15 am - Reply

    I have been trying my best to follow your plan and I have dropped 12 pounds in 3 weeks. The most I have lost with out a struggle for years. I am enjoying the videos and struggle with breakfast. I am 73 years pld and it is always the bad habits that are the hardest to break but I am going to try teh green smoothie and see how that goes for breakfast.

    Thank you!

  5. Jenny Raath June 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    700 calories for one breakfast smoothie!!! That’s double the cals of my breakfast porridge with blueberries + a small banana. Is porridge made with water OK?

  6. mellissa.woolford@tafesa.edu.au May 13, 2013 at 3:55 am - Reply

    Hi Laura,

    My husband and I have been making this smoothie for 1 week now and I thought (due to the colour of it) it would not taste nice, and I was totally amazed, I love it! – my husband will eat and drink anything, so when he said it was nice I thought – yeh, o.k. I love it so much that I have been drinking this for 1 week and the energy I have recieved is amazing – I have also taken on your tips and advice about eating alkaline food and have been doing well so far. Now that I have added energy, I am excited to try some of your recepies. – I havent had milk for 1 week also and I thought I would not be able to do that! – I am also loving green tea and Jasmine – who thought πŸ™‚
    Thanks for your great web site and all your information and encouragement. Mell

  7. Daroldene Rushing January 9, 2013 at 9:10 am - Reply

    This is very good and I plan to eat more of it!! Thanks

    • laura_wilson1@me.com January 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      Good to hear Daroldene πŸ™‚

  8. Tanya December 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    How should you adjust your nutritional intake during , after and/or prior to chemotherapy?

    • laura_wilson1@me.com January 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      The principles that apply for people who are healthy, apply to people who have less than optimum health.

  9. Shirley August 6, 2012 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Gee Laura this is great. I have been trying to eat vegan for 6 weeks now and smoothies are an important part of my diet. I love this one and am thrilled to have found your website.

  10. Paula Donkor July 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Good morning!
    My name is Paula and I really enjoyed listenning to your video’s. I self diagnosed myself with MS. Do you have a alkaline diet that you feel may reverse MS?

    Thanks!
    Paula

  11. Maria June 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Hi Laura,
    I have watched your recipie and my question is this: can you make it in the morining and eat it a few hours later at the office or will it loose its vitamins?
    Also, I usually read your e-mails and website at home with my ipad, but I can not watch the videos… could you upload them at You tube too?
    Kind regards,
    Maria

  12. Taunda Thomas June 22, 2012 at 2:32 am - Reply

    I am hoping that this alkaline diet will help me to feel better. I think it is time for a change, and this one sounds great

  13. Patricia Bouchard June 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Thanks for all the resources. I would love to know how long it takes to the body transform completely alkaline?

    • laura_wilson1@me.com June 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Surprisingly quickly in most cases – you’ll feel better after a matter of days

  14. Peter Buckingham May 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Laura,
    Came to your seminar at Dartington and , apart from speakers who had financial themes , felt that the talks by Tao Earl and the other long haired speaker were so powerful and empowered me to commit myself to a complete alkaline diet lifestyle which I have been playing at for the last 19 years since my traumatic brain injury near Totnes in 1993.
    When I am able to follow this diet , I feel so much better and sharper that I would recommend this to any of the millions of brain injured people that are stuck with a standard western diet.
    You can quote me on this as I feel they should all be aware of it and I know this would be a USPS for you.
    Thanks again,
    Peter Buckingham

    • laura_wilson1@me.com June 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Peter, that’s wonderful news!!

  15. Alison April 30, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    What are the pros and cons of Smoothies versus Juicing? I have a very good juicer but not a blender. Obviously can’t juice avocados, but am happy to eat those with a spoon..it’s as close to dessert as I get these days.
    Second question: how do soups fit into the alkaline diet lifestyle: it is winter here in Tasmania.
    AB.

  16. Curtrina Lewis April 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    I love the information your site offers. I have just begun alkalizing and it is already started to pay off. Everyone is noticing how healthy I look. I was experiencing dry skin patches and rashes all over my skin. Since I started using the recipes you give on the site I have experienced smoother skin. All the spots have healed and the rashes are barely noticeable. I feel much healthier and have tons of energy now. As a special needs teacher and a single mother of one 7 year old girl, I need all the energy I can get.

  17. olivia March 28, 2012 at 9:15 am - Reply

    How do I put on weight with an alkaline diet? I have osteoporosis and have been trying to follow an alkaline diet for some weeks now, but do not want to lose weight.

    • laura_wilson1@me.com April 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Good question! Monitor your calorie intake and expenditure and make sure the former exceeds the latter. It’s easy on a raw and veg/fruit based diet to not eat enough

  18. Iris Thieme March 8, 2012 at 5:05 am - Reply

    I have been diagnosed with Meneire’s disease, which is a disease of the inner ear that causes hearing loss, dizziness, vertigo episodes which come along with severe nausea, vomiting, etc. After doctor visits and an MRI, a friend who had the same thing referred me to a chiropractor to adjust my ears. The guy I went to did adjust my ears and my hearing was restored. He also told me to lay off dairy, sugar and grains and talked about acid in the body and such. At first, I didn’t know what he was talking about, but I started researching and found the websites that describe the alkaline diet. I have been on the diet (not absolutely strict, since I have 5 children and a husband at home that are still eating the foods I love) for about 3 weeks and my energy levels have increased noticeably and I don’t feel dizzy as I did before. I do find that some days I am able to stay strict on the diet and some days I crave sugar and unhealthy things. I am still learning and know that I do not want to feel like I did just a few weeks ago! Our whole family is making changes, although slower than me. Thank you for your research and tips!

  19. Michelle March 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Where can I purchase the smoothie blender? Love your videos and information.

  20. Kym Stewart January 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    thank you for the green drink recipies. another friends daughter has breast cancer and she is drinking green, as well as her small children………they let grandma know if she forgets the green:)!

  21. Diane Clarke December 26, 2011 at 9:36 am - Reply

    I really love to cook, any recipes will really be apprecialted, thanks again for the fabulous website

  22. antoinett December 21, 2011 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Hi there,

    To be alkaline is to be healthy. Thanks for all the tips and recipies.

  23. Mario Allmon December 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I have a question about the product called Quorn. It is a protein sub that is made of: mycoprotein, rehydrated egg white, malt extract. I am looking for better sources of protein so pls tell me what you think of this product. I contains no soy.

    • laura_wilson1@me.com December 8, 2011 at 10:34 am - Reply

      Quorn is ok but classed as acidic. Better than meat in my view but I’d go for oily fish such as mackerel and salmon over Quorn.

  24. Mimi November 13, 2011 at 3:56 am - Reply

    I just tried this, for dinner, and it is amazing! As I was drinking it, I thought, “Why is it so sweet? And good?” I just smiled. I’m impressed. With your recipes like this, I can be on my way to an alkaline diet without sacrificing taste! Thank you, Laura!

    • laura_wilson1@me.com December 8, 2011 at 10:51 am - Reply

      Ahh Mimi, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it so much! πŸ™‚

  25. Michael November 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Hey Laura just a quick question. How would this type of diet integrate with going to the gym and gaining muscle to aid in fatloss and health ?

    • laura_wilson1@me.com December 8, 2011 at 10:50 am - Reply

      It integrates very well – follow the alkaline diet and you’ll likely see quicker recovery, endurance and strength at the gym, like I and many others have

  26. Linda November 12, 2011 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Everyone talks about losing weight. What if you are 22 years old, been a diabetic for a year on a raw food diet for the year, only weigh 106 and are 5 foot 8 inches. How do I gain weight. Just started the alkaline diet because blood sugar started rising. It’s back into the 90’s but need to gain some weight.

    • laura_wilson1@me.com December 8, 2011 at 10:49 am - Reply

      Hi Linda,
      Yes you’re right – most of us are looking to shed weight and little thought is ever given to people who want to gain weight – especially women! I’d say, start drinking my activator smoothie – it is high in calories (around 700) and full of good nutrients that will help you gain weight, if under, and also lose weight if over. I.e. it helps to balance out your weight. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

  27. Mark Rouphine October 5, 2011 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Hello i liked your video i related to some of the Alkaline Greens, i use in my in meals like barley grass and wheat grass.
    Since i have came across your alkaline presentation i feel uplifted to make my days more fun and feeling content eating healthy with plenty of energy too use.
    Im very glad to find what i need from you and being able to share recipes that i can also share with others,that can save many lives from unhealthy Conditions.
    And i will be looking forward to watch your future video presentations.on new tips on the best way we can help each other improve are lifestyles in 2011.

    Hope to hear from you soon

    Thanks

    Mark

  28. Shirley Gekler October 4, 2011 at 12:45 am - Reply

    I know this is a smoothie I would very much like. I only have an older blender and would really like one like you used on the video. I am thinking that I could load the blender in reverse order to what you did in the video. The fruits being used to sweeten the blender. — I have used a very good purchased green drink which while not as tasty as yours is very healthy. I believe that you referred to using alkaline water.

  29. Lyn September 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Just found your site….new to all of this and am looking forward to learning and knowing more…will be trying your recipes!
    Many Thanks!

    • Laura October 6, 2011 at 7:36 am - Reply

      Great, thanks Lyn πŸ™‚

  30. Sue Hillary August 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Hi, just started watching your videos, they are great and very informative, I am definately going to give the alkaline diet a try as I suffer from weight gain, bladder infections and IBS.

    After years of going backwards and forwards to the GP without success I am sure that a change of diet is the way forward.

    Thank you

    • Laura October 6, 2011 at 7:37 am - Reply

      Yes, this is a much better approach, may of my subscribers have reported improvements in their health, having previously had the conditions you mention. A friend of mine’s IBS has significantly eased.
      Best wishes,
      Laura

  31. Dew August 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    How much alkaline water do i need to drink per day ?
    Would the alkaline water be able to offset the acidity of Chemo therapy ?
    Thanks

  32. Eva J July 16, 2011 at 6:04 am - Reply

    Hi Laura, I really appreciate your recipes your nutrition info in them. I have a problem seeing your videos I can only hear your voice, is there something wrong, I click on video and the arrow butnothing happens, I have downloaded all the recipis you have sent I really like them they are simple, healthy and great. I love that you do so much follow up, ii is great!

  33. denise kennedy July 15, 2011 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Hi Laura,
    Due to health problems (nothing major) just aches and pains as we all become older and i felt tired all the time, I knew i had to do something ,so i looked at changing my diet. I started with breakfast : sprouted wheat bread with superfood powder and slice tomato and within a few days the pain in my joints and muscles had gone,I have been on this now three weeks. Now I am looking at changing my lunch and then my evening meal. Doing it slowly suits me. Temptation and falling back into old patterns is not too much of a challange doing it that way. Thanks to your free downloads i have some great ideas to follow. I am aware about the law of attraction and i found your lovely website to kick start my change. thanks you so much its exactly what i asked for.

  34. Debra Land July 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    My mother has been suffering from candida for years now.
    Is their an smoothie she could drink that would help this situation?
    Thank you
    Debra

  35. Julie Really June 4, 2011 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Grat website and excellent information. Thankyou for sharing

    • Laura June 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome Julie

  36. Julie Really June 4, 2011 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Great green smoothie recipe. Have been following a predominately alkaline diet for four months now. My psoriasis started to clear after 2 weeks and then completely went. I can still see the scars and they are a good reminder not to start straying too much. Thanks for all your tips.

  37. Sue Miglino May 19, 2011 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    I am just getting started with the Alkaline Diet and have found your resources to be wonderfully helpful.

    Thank you,

    Sue

  38. Thomas Hickey April 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    This looks like an awesome recipe. I am going to have to try it. I am a newbie at the alkaline/acid thing and just really learning about it. Thanks for the great video.

  39. Heather April 20, 2011 at 2:31 am - Reply

    I was just diagnosed with cancer and am trying to find ways to make my body fight it. I am getting chemo but I have noticed between switching to an alkaline diet as well as some all natural supplements i have been taking that my energy level is higher and I feel healthier…even while doing chemo.
    I have looked at a ton of sites as far as alkaline diets are concerned and I think yours is the best.Very straight forward. Thank you!!

  40. Heather April 20, 2011 at 2:26 am - Reply

    Amazing smoothie….All my friends like it too. I am surprised how full I stay sometimes til dinner. πŸ™‚ Thank you!!!

  41. George fox March 31, 2011 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    How muck baking soda should I put into the water?

    • Laura April 11, 2011 at 8:52 am - Reply

      A pinch

  42. vicky March 31, 2011 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I have just set up my Alkaline Water and will be moving my eating habits into Alkaline Foods. I so enjoy the water and I’m looking forward to some really good recipes for an Alkaline Diet. Thanks so much for the help you are giving us all.

    • Laura April 11, 2011 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Very welcome Vicky, glad you’re finding it valuable

  43. Joy Newlin March 18, 2011 at 2:07 am - Reply

    I have just begun the alkaline diet. I have some health problems, and I’m hoping that this new way of eating (for me) works for me. thanks for the help.

  44. Teresa February 28, 2011 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Hi,
    I had lyme disease about 4 yrs ago. I suffered off and on with very stiff and sore knee joints. I discovered that the alkaline diet was good for sore joints. To my amazement it really does help with stiff joints and inflammation which is common with lyme. Thankyou for the alkaline recipes!!
    They are great in keeping alittle variety in my diet.

    • Laura April 11, 2011 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Ahh great news Teresa! πŸ™‚

  45. dee February 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    The smoothie tasted MUCH better than I expected it to AND it kept me from being hungry for a very long time. However, I really don’t like pineapple and am wondering what I could substitute that would provide the same nutrition without the pungent tartness of the pineapple. I think that being resolved, it will be my favorite afternoon treat!

    Thanks!!!

    • Laura February 15, 2011 at 11:08 am - Reply

      Hi Dee,
      Glad you like it – you can substitute pineapple for apples – works very well too!
      Laura

  46. pam February 13, 2011 at 9:32 am - Reply

    how does the smoothie taste like?
    uhm.. we’ll be having an exam regarding the diets. and i’ve been chosen to present alkaline ash diet. i still haven’t got a recipe to present the diet, could you suggest some?? πŸ™‚
    your response will be so much appreciated.

  47. Cathy Cimino February 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Dear Laura,
    Thank you so much for this valuable information. I have been learning more and more about the importance of an alkaline diet. The green smoothie recipe interests me but I am curious about mixing fruits with vegetables. I’ve read that fruits should always be eaten alone and at least 1-1/2 hrs. before or after a meal. Also, acid fruits should not be combined with alkaline fruits. Please tell me your thoughts.

    Thank you,
    Cathy

  48. Ismar February 5, 2011 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Hi Laura,
    Yes your recipe book is pretty very useful. I have tried some of recipes and I have to say they are very delicious. I have make some of modifications to recipes, like add avocado and almonds to salads and it is just amazing….Now total conversion on alkaline food is going in step by step procedures. I mean I was eating and drinking a lot of junk crap before, but last few months, I have changed almost everything, including incorporating ionized water in all day regime. So, I have to say I am doing OK, but of course aiming higher (like latin saying ad astra).

    I was actually wondering when I watched your video 3 with smoothie, you have included regular water in recipe, also majority of recipes also including regular tap water for food preparation.
    What is your thoughts about alkaline water, that incorporates alkaline diet.
    Also so far I am on alkaline water so far a few months and actually accepted an dealer for Tyent water ionizers.

    Ismar

  49. Ismar February 5, 2011 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Hi Laura,
    I have tried your green smoothie…I have to admit an fantastic taste, I have put some additional things like crashed almonds in it and actually it tastes really fantastic….:-) πŸ™‚
    Thanks Laura

    • Laura February 5, 2011 at 12:09 am - Reply

      Crushed almonds too – oooh I may try that, cheers Ismar πŸ™‚
      Laura

  50. Robert Logan February 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Laura
    I have started using the activator shake for breakfast ,I last till morning tea without feeling
    hungry a time of 4 hours, I make a lemon drink from fresh squeezed lemon a little honey, a dash
    of apple juice concentrate naturally derived for taste and filtered water to replace tea and coffee
    I received your Diet recipe book thank you, I can see a few challenges ahead, I do enjoy a small
    steak a couple times a week .
    I am feeling well and looking forward to feeling even better.
    Regards Robert.

    • Laura February 3, 2011 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you like The Activator smoothie Robert, I had one yesterday, filled me up all morning too!
      Thanks for your feedback,
      Laura

  51. Bridget O'Donnell January 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Laura

    Have made your activator smoothie several times now and it is fantastic.

    Difficult to get organic spinach at the moment so I used cabbage once and watercress twice and both worked really well.

    Thank you for a great service as it helps to be reminded frequently how important it is to keep my body alkaline because of a cancer diagnosis 7 years ago. Now feeling much healthier with more energy than I have ever felt in my life prior to my diagnosis. All my family are also now buying into ways to achieve optimum health.

    Best wishes

    Bridget

    • Laura January 18, 2011 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Hi Bridget,
      Thnak you for your feedback, I am so glad you like my smoothie recipe! πŸ™‚ Yes, it can be abit much for one person, I often half it too, or save some for mid-morning.
      Wow, I am surprised to hear that watercress and cabbage both work well instead of spinach, great news! I will try this too, thanks for the tip.

      Well done on overcoming cancer. Your story is very similar to many other people who write to me, saying that following an alkaline diet has helped to reverse their disease and they feel better than ever. Definitely a great testament to the healing pwer of the alkaline diet, I am so glad it’s worked well for you and your family.

      Best wishes,
      Laura

  52. Erika January 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    I’ve heard that kale inhibits thyroid function and makes it act like an underactive thyroid, any thoughts on that? Also I see agave appearing in lots of “healthy” recipes but yesterday I heard that it’s not really any better than sugar. I’m confused now!!

    • Laura January 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      Hi Erika,
      I am not sure about kale but yes, agave is essentially a sugar, so just like honey, fructose, molasses and other ‘natural’ sweeteners, it is still acidic (although not refined and processed). They are fine to have in moderation and are preferable to refined white sugar but just don’t be misled into thinking that these natural sweeteners are ‘good’ for your body and alkaline.
      Hope this helps πŸ™‚
      Laura

  53. Maree January 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Hi Laura,
    I have recently stated on an alkaline diet which was recommended to me. On the whole I am finding it great and I feel better with more energy. You website is great and the videos are excellent. My question to you is about spelt bread. I have been researching recipes to make this and have found most have milk or yeast in them. What happens to these ingredients when they are used in cooking. I notice that spelt flour is slightly acidic but where does the baked spelt bread sit.
    The Smoothie is just a bit much for me so I am going to try it again with halving the recipe.
    Thanks.

    • Laura January 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Maree,
      Thanks for your kind comments and feedback and glad you’ve got more energy from following the alkaline diet, lovely to hear πŸ™‚
      Anything with milk and yeast is acidic – some spelt breads do not contain these, which is why they may be listed as being alkaline. Hope this clarifies it for you.
      Yes the smoothie is filling – can easily have for breakfast and as a mid morning snack and keep you full til lunch.
      Great health to you!
      Laura

  54. Ann Barber January 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Thankyou for an interesting series of information. I find it very useful for my own practice and research program. We all enjoy the recipes that we can decipher because the quality of the videos seem to be quite bad that they are impossible to watch. Distorted sound and the picture comes over as a a series of stills.

    Thankyou again for caring. Happy new year and hoping it will be kind to you in all ways.

    Warmest regards

    Ann Barber

    • Laura January 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Hi Ann,
      Thanks for your feedback and kind words. The videos are working fine but I am sorry that you are experiencing problems watching them. I tried to make the video file sizes as web-friendly as possible so they stream easily, so it’s pity you can’t view them properly. Make sure you turn your sound on and have got a good internet connection. If you are still unable to access the vids, do download the associated PDF slides. I hope this helps.
      Wishing you the best of health,
      Laura

  55. Maryla Guzinska January 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Hi Laura,

    Had breast cancer about five years ago and was fairly good with my diet until recently where I have been cheating a lot, i.e. eating dairy now and again and chocolate etc.

    I would really like to get a copy of your Alkaline Recipe book for me and also possibly some more copies for members of my family. Could you let me know how much it costs etc.

    Many thanks.
    Maryla

    • Laura January 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Hi Maryla,
      Thanks for your comments and well done on a pretty good diet following your cancer. Yes, it can be hard to stay off of dairy and choc. Have you tried raw cacao? It’s a very nice non-dairy, ‘non-naughty’ version of choc, in fact it’s a superfood and has all the anti-oxidants and raises seratonin levels like normal chocolate does but without the stripped nutrients and sugar and dairy. It is quite sumptuous and great witha trail mix of nuts, seeds and berries.

      There is full details of my Alkaline Diet Vitality Recipe Book in the next video. Prices will be indicated on there with a link to buy.
      Wishing you great health this year and beyond,
      Laura

  56. nancy baker January 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    this is one of the most delicious smoothies i’ve ever made !!!! i’m sharing it with friends, telling them about the alkaline diet, and sharing your site with them. thank you so much. laura. i feel like dancing all night!

    • Laura January 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Ahhhh thank you Nancy, you’ve made my day! I’m glad I can be of help and that you enjoy it!
      Keep dancing! πŸ™‚
      Laura

  57. Rachel January 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    This is even better than the one I’ve been enjoying since you’ve added the apples. πŸ™‚ My naturopath really wants me to eat blueberries, and I’m wondering if that’s something I should truly be doing w/ their sugar content. (I’m trying to nip some DCIS in its early stages so that’s why he encourages the blueberries.) How about adding a little coconut powder to this as well? And perhaps some kiwi? It can be a bit confusing w/ list overlaps as to what is acceptable and not, yet I do recognize your ingredients as being the most alkaline, and I eat these same ingredients each day. Since I do need more protein, in addition to all of the seeds and powders and avocado, I’m including some beans and lots of fish (salmon and trout prepared w/ olive oil and lemon, canned sardines and herring in water or olive oil – I can’t seem to find these two fresh anywhere.) Winter mornings are a bit more challenging, yet yesterday I made a broccoli “soup” that was perfect. (Just lightly steamed and then blended w/ other raw alkaline veggies, + garlic, fresh ginger and turmeric.) You and your site are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing and lifting our spirits while promoting our energy and great health!

    • Laura January 13, 2011 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      Hi Rachel,
      Great feedback, thank you.
      You can add spirulina to the smoothie for added protein and yes, coconut powder is a fine addition – coconut is pretty alkaline and coconut oil is great stuff to use in cooking.
      Kiwi is not strictly alklaline but would be fine to use instead of the apples to sweeten the smoothie.
      Your brocolli soup sounds lovely!
      Thanks again for your kind comments, appreciated.
      Laura

  58. Woodie January 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the email, this is what I am into at the moment. It is important – instead of buying that greasy burger spent a little on your health.

  59. Teresa Trettin January 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Living in the midwest all the foods you reccommend are available but is very hard to find recipes to know how and what to do with them. I’m limited right now as far as just using smoothie recipes but sometimes you just want something comforting(when it’s below zero and snowing, as it is now) or something to really sink your teeth into! Love the foods list and just really hope you can put out some recipes as well!

    • Laura January 13, 2011 at 10:17 am - Reply

      Hi Teresa thanks for your comment. Watch for the next video. I’ll be discussing my new Alkaline Diet Vitality Recipe Book and programme, whcih I think you’ll love. I have lots of new recipes, some of which are warm and feel like ‘comfort food’ but are actually surprinsingly alkaline and very healthy!…Who says we can’t have the best of both worlds hey? πŸ˜‰
      Best wishes,
      Laura

  60. Keith January 11, 2011 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Hi Laura, I know I’m bound to be a fan being your Dad :O) but I’m probably one of your earliest converts (since you bought me the smoothie maker) and drink smoothies every day. I use different ones from your book and love them all. I occasionally use small amounts of one or two different ingredients if I havn’t got the specified ones or I fancy something different….blackberries. strawbwerries etc in season, however I always use a good handful of spinach and/or kale as a basis. I learnt from you that these and other green leaf vegetables are such an important part of a healthy diet. The amazing thing is there is very little taste with them raw and you don’t even know that they are there in your delicious smoothie. I’m 66 next month (don’t forget my card Laura lol) and still play badminton once or twice a week, walk on Dartmoor every sunday…8 to 10 miles and I’ve just bought a treadmill and am using it for an hour every day (I can recommend retirement). I can honestly say that since drinking smoothies and changing to a more alkaline diet I have more energy when doing all exercises. Thank you Laura, love you lots, Dad xxx

    • Laura January 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Keith (DAD!! πŸ™‚ x),
      Thank you very much for your comment. Well, I have to say, you’re such a great success story. To go from a smoker, meat eater etc of many years to a smoothie drinking, alkaline convert is amazing. I am so pleased and you look fantastic for your age! I sometimes forget that you are getting on for 70 (ok well 4 years to go yet, soz lol) and I’m sure your friends at badminton think the same when you beat them!

      You’re right, the addition of things like cucumber, kale and spinach in smoothies, are actually very paletable and you cannot taste them in sweet pineapple smoothies etc. but they do add a nice bit of body.

      Well done Dad, love you lots and thanks for your support and open-mindedness,
      Laura xxx

  61. Karen Fabrizi January 11, 2011 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Ive now been doing the alkaline diet now since just before New Years Eve. Although my tummy feels less bloated Im not losing any weight.
    I am having barley grass twice a day, have swapped to gluten free seeded bread (haven’t found yeast free yet), cut back on the meat, dairy and fruit.
    I thought I was doing pretty well, eating more veg, especially green, salads with avocados, nibbling on seeds and almonds….but…how long will it be before I notice any difference? I am drinking between 2-3 litres of water a day
    Help!! Im getting frustrated now.

    • Laura January 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      Hi Karen,
      Thank you for your comments and feedback on the alterations you’ve made to your diet. Firstly, well done for making some very positive changes!
      Hopefully the following info may help you to feel more positive about your experience so far…

      From my own and other people’s experience and backed up heavily by most of the literature out there on detox and making positive dietary changes, one thing is clear:
      It is perfectly natural to feel a bit WORSE before you feel better. When we go into detox (as you probably are by following the natural and alkaline diet that you describe), our bodies say ‘wow, a chance to throw all the rubbish in our system out and eliminate it!’ We eliminate waste by expiration (breathing), filtration/urination, elimination (bowels) and perspiration (skin).

      Therefore, for a little while, we may experience headaches, spots, no weight loss, aches etc whilst we are ‘cleaning house’. BUT and it is a big BUT – this is only for a relatively short period and then we should be on an upward curve of energy, health and vitality.

      So stay patient and stick with it. Let me know how you’re feeling again in week.

      Another thing, it does seem strange that you have lost NO weight at all thus far. it might be a good idea to keep a food diary for a week or so to check the amount of calories you are consuming. If it’s more than 2,000 per day then it is unlikely that you’ll lose weight (unless you’re doing a lot of physical activity).

      Thanks, hope this helps,
      Laura

  62. cindy paolozzi December 30, 2010 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Hi laura
    can you tell if goat’s butter and milk are ok since feta is ok to take
    many thanks
    cindy

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