This Alkaline Smoothie is a great way to start your day with a high pH! Great for those who suffer from acid reflux, indigestion, or GERD.
What is an alkaline smoothie?
An alkaline smoothie is a smoothie that has a high pH level and shouldn’t cause acid reflux or GERD symptoms. Smoothies can be loaded with acid once you add in things like berries, and juices. It’s important to make sure that you’re not just consuming an acidic smoothie if you easily suffer from indigestion. I definitely suffer after consuming coffee. Almond milk has an alkaline composition which helps neutralize your stomach acid, so I always have that in the house, especially for smoothies.
If your doctor suggests a change in diet, consider The Acid Watcher’s Book by Dr. Aviv. It contains a 28 day diet program that may help your reflux/GERD symptoms. After reading many books which were supposed to help, this one actually did.
What is in our alkaline smoothie
we load it up with tons of high pH fruits and greens so we use the following:
- melon – they are high pH (for example watermelon pH level 8.8 or cantaloupe pH level 8.5)
- mango or banana for creaminess (mango pH level 5.8 and banana pH level 5.6)
- choice of berries (we use these for antioxidants but they need to be neutralized with non-dairy milk)
- choice of greens (kale, spinach, etc)
- choice of non-dairy milk (this is used to neutralize the berries and also bring up the pH of the smoothie)
- super seeds like hemp, flax seed, or chia.
This is also a vegan smoothie!
A smoothie makes for a great addition to your breakfast. I like having a toasted English muffin with avocado, tomato, and cracked pepper & salt with my morning smoothie.
When trying to reduce acid reflux you’ll want to try to avoid acidic food, trigger foods, spicy foods, fried foods, processed foods, caffeine, and chocolate.
Stick to eating smaller meals about 5-6 per day, ones that don’t make you feel overfull. Once you feel full your stomach contents will rise up into your esophagus. Raising your bed by the headboard and not eating 3 hours before lying down for bed also helps some.
Skip sodas, coffees, teas, and opt for water. We drink high pH water, evamor or essentia when drinking water on an empty stomach.
Ensure you’re eating fresh fruits and vegetables with a pH level of 5 and above (more veggies than fruit).
Prevent smoothie from turning brown
When you mix greens and berries you’ll have a brown smoothie. Both smoothies above have the same exact ingredients, we just blended some of it separately.
To keep your green smoothie green and pink smoothie pink blend the greens separate from the reds and purples.
You can make a layered smoothie by making the smoothie thicker, or just mix them together in the same glass before drinking.
If you liked this smoothie recipe you may also like our breakfast smoothie or our banana smoothie with yogurt!
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- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup watermelon cubed
- 5 strawberries frozen
- 1/2 small banana
- 1 handful spinach fresh
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 cup ice
- Place the ingredients into the blender as listed.
- Blend the smoothie until combined.
- To prevent a brown smoothie, mix the greens with the banana, chia seeds, half of the ice and half of the almond milk.
- Then blend the watermelon strawberries, almond milk, and ice together.
- Pour the smoothies into the same glass and enjoy.
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I wish I had this recipe before I had my reflux surgery! But it will still be delicious now lol! I hate bananas… any suggestions for a substitution? Thanks!
How’s your acid reflux been after surgery? Just found out I have it.
How is ur reflux been after the surgery as am suffering from gerd too
WHAT KIND OF SURGERY YOU UNDERGO?
My brother just started speaking to me about alkaline rich food, thank you for reminding me and for the recipe!
So healthy and delicious – thank you for a great recipe!
This was so educational! And looks so yummy, thanks for sharing!
Thank you for telling me to blend separately for the color, I would have dumped everything in at the same time. I’m dying to try this!
Wow this looks so good and healthy! I plan to start juicing more and this is on my to-try list!
Can you us frozen fruit?
Hi! I am allergic to nuts, what could I use as a substitute for almond milk?
You could also use Oat Mlik, we have a recipe for this as well. https://www.knowyourproduce.com/oat-milk-recipe/ You can also purchase at the store, but keep in mind many contain preservatives, gums, and thickening agents.
So you need two blenders to keep the smoothie green?
No, not at all, we make one half then the second half. 🙂 It’s like making two smoothies, but you could absolutely make together, it would just be brown in color.
This is good and it has greens in it! Usually when I see the greens I think this ain’t gunna be good, but this is. I only put 12grams of spinach in which is a handful and cannot taste it. Will be my daily breakfast now, thank you. I’m on an alkalising journey to get my health back. Thank you for the recipe. 🙂
So glad you enjoyed!It’s definitely a favorite here too 😀
Thanks for sharing. Will definitely give a try.
We hope you enjoy!
I have lichen planus, an autoimmune that often makes my mouth super sensitive. Citrus can really burn. I just mixed up smoothie and forgot about the sensitivity-It’s a new thing for me. I added lemon juice and found out it was a poor choice. My smoothie was nearly identical to this recipe except I had coconut milk and some Greek yogurt also. I never knew there was a term “alkaline smoothie” and am now glad I found this article. Thanks!
Oooh, that is a new diagnosis I haven’t heard of, I hope you’re finding relief!
I see you put strawberries in this smoothie, which can be acidic. I have trouble eating whole strawberries and blueberries due to GERD. If you blend acidic fruit, does it have a less acidic effect of the body? I’m having trouble eating many foods that I once enjoyed. I don’t want to have to eliminate all the good fruit if I don’t have to. I don’t mind making smoothies if I know it is less irritating to my body.
So, that’s the theory of the acid water diet depending on the foods and the stages of your healing that you can mix some acidic foods with alkaline foods to balance it all. It has helped me tremendously.
I’m giving it two stars because it was drinkable. My Vitamix blender made easy work of it but the flavors didn’t blend well. I blended the greens separately from the reds and filled the glass with the greens first then the reds. If your stir the mixture gently in the glass it will turn brown. I didn’t think the smoothie had much flavor. It wasn’t for me but thank you for giving us LPR/GERD sufferers something to try.🙂
This is definitely more of a healing smoothie rather than a flavorful smoothie. Unfortunately, most smoothies are more acidic and can hurt your gut and throat when trying to heal. You can play with the flavors by using your preferred high-alkaline fruits and veggies. 🙂