In a world of endless smoothie recipes, it can be tough to find one that not only tastes amazing but also is packed with nutrients that boost your energy and support your pH balance.
Often they are either low in nutrient content, or high in sugar (you can’t tell me a smoothie with 2 bananas, 1 orange, 1 apple, 1/2 a pineapple i.e. with more fructose than a can of cola is good for you)…OR low on flavor….
And rarely do they tick the boxes of:
- Anti-inflammatory, and
- Antioxidant-rich (i.e. the Triple-A)
But, today I have just the thing…
The Alkaline Energy Smoothie is the perfect blend to revitalize your body. This smoothie is not only alkaline and vegan but also packed with ingredients known to increase ATP production and ignite the energy factor inside your body.
What is ATP?
ATP, or Adenosine Triphosphate, is a molecule that carries energy within cells. It is the main energy currency of the cell, and it is an end product of the processes of photophosphorylation (adding a phosphate group to a molecule using energy from light), cellular respiration, and fermentation. All life uses ATP as the primary means of energy transfer.
ATP consists of adenosine – composed of an adenine ring and a ribose sugar – and three phosphate groups. The bonds between these phosphate groups are high-energy bonds. When one of these bonds is broken, energy is released, which can be used to perform various functions within the cell.
Several nutrients are known to support ATP production:
- Magnesium: It is essential for the proper functioning of numerous enzymes that are involved in ATP synthesis.
- Phosphorus: It is a component of ATP molecule; without phosphorus, ATP cannot be formed.
- B Vitamins: Particularly B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), and B3 (niacin) are essential in energy metabolism and the production of ATP.
- Iron: Essential for the proper functioning of cytochromes and enzymes that are part of the electron transport chain which drives ATP synthesis.
- Copper and Zinc: These minerals are required for the proper functioning of enzymes involved in the electron transport chain.
- Alpha-lipoic acid: This antioxidant is involved in mitochondrial energy metabolism.
Again, these are all ALKALINE-FORMING nutrients, and this smoothie contains them all! PLUS a whole bunch of other nutrients essential for supporting the 3 stages of energy production.Print
Alkaline Green Energizer Smoothie Recipe
2 cups spinach leaves
1 cup kale leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
A handful of ice cubes
Optional: a small handful of blueberries
Optional: a teaspoon of green powder
Start by washing the spinach and kale leaves thoroughly.
In a blender, add the spinach, kale, and almond milk. Blend until smooth.
Add the avocado, lemon juice, almond butter, flaxseeds, and powder to the blender.
Add ice cubes to make it chilled.
Blend until smooth and creamy. If using blueberries, add them last and blend briefly.
Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately.
The Alkaline Energy Smoothie is more than just a tasty drink; it’s a nutrient powerhouse designed to energize and nourish your body.
If you start the day with this smoothie, you will FEEL the difference right away…and throughout the day!