Alkaline Diet Recipe #81: Big Bad Green Drink

Article by ross

ross green drinkHey everyone.

This is THE definitive Alkaline Green Drink that I have been making as a staple in my life for over 11 years and it rocks!

Packed full of alkaline veggies, this nutrient-dense green juice will nourish your entire body from top to bottom!

It is my basic-green drink, but really, you don’t need to get any more complex than this – it is a phenomenal hit of greens, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and alkalinity!

Ross’ Ultimate Alkaline Green Drink

Serves 2

Green Drink Ingredients

One stalk of kale (or a handful if you buy it off the stalk)
4 sticks of chard/silverbeet
2 big handfuls of baby spinach leaves and/or watercress
2 sticks of celery
1 (1/2 if its a biggie) cucumber
5 broccoli florets
1 inch of raw root ginger

Ideal but optional dependent on availability: 1 inch of raw turmeric


Juice it all through your juicer, putting the ginger in with something that is high-water such as the cucumber.

Enjoy immediately and feel the buzz!

This is an incredibly alkaline, delicious and refreshing green drink and it’s what I have almost every day to get my greens.

Just imagine how AMAZING you will feel getting over 7 serves of green vegetables every morning before you even leave the house!

This WILL make a huge difference to your life, even if this is all that you do.

I recently wrote a blog post showing what one serve of each alkaline-rich food looks like, and for fun I measured the weight of my average green drink (in terms of raw ingredients) and found that using the globally accepted 80g = one serve measurement – my green drink was over 7 serves of fresh green vegetables!

Put that in your juicer and feel the power!

Have a great week

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  1. alkaline foods Reply

    wow thats some serious green cocktail of good stuff, ive done the green smoothie before but not with the broccoli, will give it a go

  2. Hal Reply

    your green drink looks like a good way to start/ revive the day, but raw broccoli, cabbage etc reduce thyroid activity, an under active thyroid is bad enough without reduced activity, would par-steaming the broccoli first to get rid of the goitrogen spoil the mix?
    Regards Hal.

  3. Neil Asher Scam Reply

    This green drink looking good. it will be helpful for the thyroid activity.

  4. BarbS. Reply

    I’m not familiar with chard. What is it?

    • Ross Reply

      Its a green leafy plant, similar to silverbeet.

  5. Marianne H. Reply

    Remove my email address from your list.
    I will not subscribe to anyone no matter how much I like the alkaline diet if they endorse Tony Robbins…his group from Arizona are crooks, stealing money from people for seminars they never held.

    • Ross Reply

      Hi Marianne, you just have to hit the ‘unsubscribe’ button on any of my emails.


  6. fielker Reply

    hi Ross,i have the same question like Hal thanke you.

  7. ciara minahan Reply

    Hi Ross, I just want to double check that the green juice is ok without all the pulp and fibre? I have a juicer and this will remove all of the flesh, so just want to make sure that the green juice is also as good as the blended green smoothie drinks i read alot about.

  8. Randy Reply

    Hey Ross ,
    I battle gout all the time do you think this drink would help with my problem, please help.
    Thanks Randy

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  16. sheila Reply

    My favorite green juice is spinach, kale, cucumber, and apples – sometimes I add a pear.
    How bad is it that I’m adding apples to my green juice? It really makes it easy to drink.

    • Energise Ross Reply

      Hey Sheila

      I’d try to transition away from it – reduce to 3/4 of an apple, then 2/4 and apple and so on. The fructose, without fibre is really acidic.


  17. Yong Siew Wah Reply

    Can cabbage leaves be mixed with broccoli when blending or will it be too high in goitrogen?

    • Energise Ross Reply

      It’s fine to mix cabbage and broccoli, but you can stay on the safe side if you like. There are lots of alkaline foods to choose from.

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    Hi Ross,
    Excellent website and very informative, however the most annoying thing is that every couple of minutes I keep getting interrupted by the Take the Quiz pop up. As I do not feel fatigued the initial questions are not relevant. Is there any way I can stop this happening ??

    • ross Reply

      Hey Phillip

      It was pretty buggy. Have just deleted it.


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  28. Robyn Reply

    I have a under active thyroid, what can be substitute that is best for the people that have this same problem.?
    I want to try smoothies but this worries me.

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    It is beneficial to drink alkaline water? I’m considering joining an alkaline water club from my local holistic health dealer.

  32. Karaline Reply

    What kind of juicer do you tecommend?

  33. Gabrielle Reply

    Spinach kale etc have a high content of oxalic acid, which can affect people, ie when I was juicing these it caused a terrible burning sensation in my throat, have since read this happens to others. Would love to be able to tolerate juiced greens….what do you suggest?

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  36. Kyle Ann maystead Reply

    Do I have to use a juicer or can I use a nut rivulet to process the greens?

  37. Solenn Reply

    I’d like to know what do you use to make your smoothies or alkaline juice with all the green leaves and other beautiful ingredients? A juicer or an equivalent to a “nutri bullet” or something else ?

  38. Jeff Reply

    I just had my first kidney stone at age 61 Now I’m told I have to follow a low, or non oxalate diet. Problem is loads of your alkaline foods are also high in oxalates. I don’t want to have any more kidney stones.

    How can I follow your diet/lifestyle when I see it contributing to me having more kidney stones?

  39. Ashley Reply

    Hi Ross – How many calories are there in the big bad green drink? Just curious. We make this recipe often. Thanks for sharing it.