A Smoothie a day can keep the Acidity away :)

Our in-house nutritional coach, Nichola Flood, tells us about how a healthy PH can help us fight disease and increase our energy levels.Is your body acidic

Our blood pH should be slightly alkaline and range between 7.35 – 7.45. If our pH levels are below 7.0 this means that our body is acidic, making it prone to ailments, fatigue and disease. When the pH levels in our body’s tissue are acidic, this brings the body into a state called “acidosis”. Acidosis is one of the main causes of disease within our bodies as it creates an unhealthy environment in our cells and puts a burden on the liver, digestive tract, heart and kidneys.

The reason acidosis is rampant in so many peoples’ bodies is mostly due to the “Standard Irish Diet” (SID), which is high in acid-producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and relatively low in alkaline-producing foods such as fresh organic fruits and vegetables.
When diets are high in acidic foods the body will depend on its stores of alkaline reserves to meet the emergency of alkalising it as it needs to rebalance itself (to maintain a healthy PH in our bodies we must be at 7.0 or above). However if we don’t have enough alkalising compounds the body will pull from the body’s cells and create acidosis and eventually lead to illness.

How can we prevent acidosis and alkalise our bodies??
• Drink a green smoothie daily
• Incorporate Spirulina, Wheat Grass and Chlorella as daily supplements
• Consume organic fresh produce
• Eat more plant-based foods
• Eat your greens
• Drink purified water – 2.5-3 litres daily
• Avoid refined sugar
• Stay clear of processed foods
• Eat a diet full of alkaline vegetables and fruit.

I have included some alkalising green smoothies that can be incorporated into the diet as a breakfast or as a snack daily. Or check out our guide below to make your own smoothie recipes!

GO TO GREEN

Fresh smoothie of avocados, vanilla, walnuts and limes.

Fresh smoothie of avocados, vanilla, walnuts and limes.

Ingredients:
½ ripe avocado
½ banana
1 vanilla pod
6 walnuts/almonds
4 cups of organic baby spinach leaves
1 cup almond milk
The juice of 1 lemon
Some fresh mint
1 tsp of Udo’s oil

Method:
Place all you GO TO GREEN ingredients in your blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add some filtered water if needed for consistency.

PEACHES AND CREAM Peaches and cream

Ingredients:
1 ripe peach (remove stone before placing in the blender)
1 ripe banana
4 cups of organic baby spinach leaves
1 tsp maple syrup
250ml (1 cup) coconut water

Method:
Place all you PEACHES AND CREAM ingredients in your blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add some filtered water if needed for consistency.
MOST IMPORTANTLY TAKE TIME TO SIT DOWN RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR PEACHES AND CREAM SMOOTHIE

Alkaline Green SmoothieAlkaline
2 cups of organic baby spinach
1 1⁄2 cups almond milk
½ cup cucumber
3 cups of pineapple (frozen are great to make it nice and cold)
2 tbs coconut unsweetened flakes

Method:
Place all your Alkaline GREEN SMOOTHIE ingredients in your blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add some filtered water if needed for consistency.
Make your own concoctions using this handy chart as a guide!

Smoothie Steps CYHD

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