After indulging in what felt like a toxic acidic orgy and love fest with Mr Darcy, I have decided to lovingly offer a detox with one of my favourite alkaline green smoothies. What better day to share this delicious green smoothie recipe than today, which is International Green Smoothie Day. I know, I know, there is a holiday for every single food on the planet these days. But I am going to champion the cause of this green smoothie holiday with gusto, as I believe everyone should be including green smoothies in their daily eating regime.
That, and it is another excuse to champion my beloved Vitamix and the power of s'blended raw green foods. To learn more about the power of green smoothies head to my green smoothie page in the resources section where I talk in detail about the healthy benefits of drinking green smoothies and how I came to include them in my health regime.
Green smoothies are such an important part of my daily life that It has been remiss of me not to have shared more green smoothie recipes with you sooner. Apologies for that!
I will add a little disclaimer here: Some of the green smoothie recipes I will share will be to your liking and some won't . In other words, some are for fun, and some are more hard core. We all have different taste buds so what works for one person won't be palatable to another. Let me also stress the importance of rotating your greens in order to achieve a balanced nutritional profile in your green smoothies. I received a few emails recently asking me about why I use so much spinach and questioning me about excessive consumption of oxalic acid. I do not use spinach in my green smoothies every day. I rotate my greens to include kale, carrot greens, turnip greens, beet greens, dandelion greens, silverbeet, parsley and many others.
The only reason why I often include spinach in the recipes is that it appeals to the majority of people. Spinach is a very mild tasting green that is widely available. It also blends with a multitude of sweet and savoury flavours for mainstream appeal. I thought it best to ease more cautious foodies into the concept of green smoothies, in the hopes they will get passionate about the power of live greens and start branching out with more exotic blends.
I first tasted a version of this smoothie when it was made for me by Doctor Robert O Young and Shelley Redford Young at the Beverly Hills Library some time ago. I had followed Dr Young and his work for many many years, and the chance to finally meet him in person was exciting. Since then, I have been lucky enough to spend some time with Dr Young and the staff at The PH Miracle Center and it has been life changing.
I asked Dr Young if I could post this alkaline green smoothie recipe and he graciously gave his permission. So here is a version of Dr Robert O Young and Shelley Young's famous green alkaline sweet smoothie.
Happy Green Smoothie Day!
This recipe published here with permission from Dr Robert O Young.