Alkalizing Smoothie

by Hugh
(Fairfax, CA)

This purple (vitamineral green turns it green) wonder is an amazing alkalizer with figs being one of the most alkaline fruits. The lettuce is also very alkaline and a good source of chlorophyll. I add the grapes for water content and they are alkaline as well. This makes a thick creamy sweet smoothie loaded with excellent nutrition. If you’re looking to alkalize this smoothie is for you.

2 baskets of ripe figs

1 head of romaine lettuce

½ pound of red grapes

1 handful of fresh sunflower sprouts (optional)

1” chunk of fresh ginger root (optional)

1 tablespoon of super green powder like Vitamineral Green (optional)

The vitamineral Green is very alkaline also. This is great for traveling when you're not sure about the availability of fresh greens or you just want to make you're alkalized to balance out the acid nature of the stress from traveling.

Nutritional data:

Figs – highly alkaline, highly mineralized, laxative, intestinal cleanser, B1, B5, B6, beta carotene, calcium, copper, manganese, iron, calcium approx. 300 calories per pound

Lettuce (romaine, red leaf, butter, etc.) – vitamin rich, vitamin E, folate, vitamin C, B1, B2, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, calcium appprox. 100 calories per pound

Grapes -(seeded varieties best) research today shows that grapes are a profound heart and blood vitalizing food. Red grapes contain the most resveratrol, antioxidants, quercetin and other polyphenols, which also keep blood platelets from sticking together, and they are also a great source of boron to prevent osteoporosis. Grapes contain anti-cancer phytonutrients and have been praised to help with varicose veins, inflammation, anemia and rheumatoid arthritis. Detoxifier, cleansing, iron, magnesium, boron, anti viral, cancer-preventative approx. 300 calories per pound

Sunflower sprouts - super food, rich in minerals, fats, complete protein, immune builder, vitamins D, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6

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