An alkaline body is a happy body, and when the body is comfortable and the skin feels good. The Alkaline Smoothie contains foods that promote an alkaline intestinal system, which is anti-inflammatory and boosts your body with vitamins and minerals.
All skin types benefit from an alkaline smoothie – delicate, sensitive, reactive skin especially, including skin with eczema and other dermatologically challenged skin.
This recipe makes about ½ litre of smoothie
The fruit and vegetables used can be frozen or fresh
- 1/3 of a cucumber
- 1 handful of cabbage
- 1 dl peas
- ½ avocado
- 1 slice of pineapple, about 2 cm thick, without peel. Use the core too.
- Juice of ½ grapefruit
- ½ apple
- 2 dl water, coconut water or cold herbal tea*
- 2 teaspoon pumpkin seeds
- 1 teaspoon linseed oil
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
If you like spicy ingredients add anti-inflammatory chili or cayenne pepper.
/ Put all of the ingredients in the blender except for the oil. Blend until the smoothie is creamy with no lumps.
/ Add the linseed and olive oil and blend for another 10 seconds until the smoothie is ready to drink.
Other good alkaline foods
Orange juice, basil, celery, broccoli, lemon, pomegranate, carrots, turmeric, kale, lime, mandarin, mint, olives, pepper, rhubarb, raisin, beetroot, spinach, zucchini, tomato.
*Tip / Make a pot of tea in the evening before going to bed. Let it cool overnight so it will be ready to add to your smoothie in the morning. Get more tips for making smoothies here.
To make it easier to get started with your new smoothie habit, we have some practical suggestions as to how to prepare your smoothies more efficiently here.
We recommend caring for your skin inside and out
Sensitive and stressed skin needs calming, strengthening and protective skincare. Read more about our redness-reducing 02 skincare range here. Or look more closely at the labels on the individual products.
Another good morning ritual that stimulates our skin and energy levels is dry brushing. See our selection of effective dry brushes here.