Greens are super foods for energy. Our blood is alkaline and our body loves all foods that keep us in the alkaline zone. When we eat acid forming foods such as fizzy drinks, sugar, refined grains and processed foods, our body has to steal alkalising minerals from our muscles and bones to stabilise our blood. This results in tiredness, weakened bones, cellulite and muscle wastage. Cellulite occurs when the body puts a fat layer over our cells to try to protect them from the acid burn in the blood. muscle wastage, sagging and weak bones occurs when minerals are pulled from the muscles and bones.
A 80% alkaline diet will ensure that your blood is happy, your muscles and bones remain firm and strong and cellulite disappears. Greens are wonderful for supporting alkalinity in the blood. Doubling your intake of them is a perfect start to achieving optimal health. When consumed in the form of smoothies you hardly notice you’re eating them.
This green smoothie is simple, refreshing and a great way to get those beautiful greens into your body. Its also perfect for reclaiming your energy in the afternoon and halting sugar cravings.
- 1 bunch (a double handful) of greens (bok choy, spinach or kale)
- 1/2 a fresh pineapple
- 2 cups of water
- Blend and serve
- Makes 4 (half for smaller portions)
Recipe and photography: Abby Soares
Registered Nurse | Nutritionist | Health Coach
Nourish Holistic Health & Nutrition Ltd
027 276 6268