Alkaline Recipe #23 Alkaline Avocado Power Shake

Alkaline Avocado Power Shake

alkaline green smoothieThis is such an important recipe in my life! Not only do I have it most days but I also rely upon it so heavily as I know it:

  1. Fills me up for hours
  2. Tastes great, smooth and creamy
  3. Gives me 4-5 serves of fresh, raw, alkaline vegetables in one hit

I crave this stuff and urge you to try it and bring it into your life!

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Alkaline Avocado Power Shake

Serves 2

1 cucumber
2 tomatoes
1 avocado
1 handful spinach leaves
1/2 lime, juiced
½ red bell pepper (a.k.a capsicum)
½ teaspoon vegetable stock (pref organic and gluten-free)
50ml filtered, warm water

Totally Optional:
Extra leaves (lettuce, kale etc)
Herbs (basil, parsley, coriander)
Spices (ginger, turmeric, cumin)


Wash all of the ingredients thoroughly and then chop the cucumber, tomato, bell pepper and avocado roughly.

Dissolve the vegetable stock in a small amount (50ml) of warm water.

Place the avocado and stock in the blender and mix into a paste.

Next, add the high water content ingredients into a blender and blend until they are becoming more liquid.

Finally add the spinach, lime and supplements and blend until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Serve in a tall glass.

The optional extras are not mission-critical, just add these types of extra ingredients if you happen to have them and like them. And feel free to experiment too! There are no wrong decisions you can make with these types of foods – just don’t add fruit!


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  1. Jenni Serbert Reply

    Hi Ross
    What types of herbal teas do you recommend?

  2. Natalie Forbes Reply


    Thank you for all this invaluable information.

    I really want to try these recipes, but I have acid reflux and have been told that tomatoes (and also red peppers) are acidic and I should stay away from them.

    Im wondering why they are included in a lot of your recipes?

    Many thanks


  3. Marcia Maraj Reply

    Good morning Ross,
    thanks much will try this soon.

  4. Treana Reply

    My tongue is very sensitive to acid. Once i ate too much ketchup over a months period of time and it burned a hole in my tongue (maybe called an ulcer), the same thing happened on a 28 day juice cleanse i was on. It hurts so bad and remains sensitive for years (still can’t use minty toothpaste). Is it necessary to put lemons/limes in the smoothy/juice to get the benefits?

  5. Mandy Miles Reply

    Hello dear

    I’m 53 years old and still and nearing the end of menopause.. I swim 5 days a week.. i take the grandchildren on a friday swimming .. and now i am on this life changing journey with you .. will these foods help me lose weight and balance out my hormones please .. I’m at a loss .. i am 5.2 height .. 10 2

  6. Jeanne Browning Reply

    Dear Mr Ross,
    I have started learning about the alkaline diet. I am starting with
    “Alkaline Beginner’s Start Here, The Alkaline Diet 101”
    I am so grateful that you are willing to share this info with others.
    I have a question:
    Do you have a vegetable stock recipe?
    And do you share it with others?
    Thank You very much,

  7. Dee Martin Reply

    Hi Ross,
    What do you think about eating the avocado seed/pit?

  8. Vida Booysen Reply

    Hello Ross
    Thank you for your interesting and mych appreciated infirmation.
    I am trying to eat a lot if alkaline foods , including spinach which I grow in my garden. I have been using spinach in my morning smoothie but read recently that it is not healthy for kidneys when eaten raw. Is thrre any thruth in this, besring in mind that I was
    diagnosed with CKD.( since eating a lot if raw food , upping water intake and no red meat, this, luckily, has
    been reversed!).
    I would appreciate your valued opinion.
    Thank you
    Vida Booysen.

  9. Mary Bagorio Reply

    This process of alkalinizing your body makes a lot more sense to me now. Basically, acidic foods if you were to test the pH of the particular foods in question could be acidic on the pH scale but they are alkaline producing in your body if I understand you correctly. I would like to make sure that I understand you correctly and this process correctly because it is important. I am also curious what your comment would be on black tea. Thank you for your input.

  10. Sue Reply

    How many calories in this drink?

  11. Uhuru Reply

    What about Coconuts and sugar cane? alkaline or acid forming

  12. Karen Reply

    I need to gain weight, about 10 pounds. What are some healthy foods I can eat or drink?

    • ross Reply
    • Sue Reply

      This is for Karen: I have the same challenge. Trying to gain 5 or better 8 pounds. Avocados are high in calories and are alkaline according to ross. Loaded with nutrition. I never ate them until now. I have them with my two boiled eggs in the morning. I don’t mix them of course. I enjoy my eggs then I treat the avocado as my alkaline source.

  13. Rena Reply

    Hey, I have noticed that you tend to use some soy products, I find that odd, because I have heard that soy is not good for you at all. Do you not feel that way or am I missing something here.

    • ross Reply

      Hi Rena

      I don’t believe soy is harmful in moderation. I probably consume soy products once a month but once a week wouldn’t be the worst thing. I don’t use soy milk – that is one thing I should point out. Coconut or almond is preferable for nut milk.

      I believe the benefits and dangers of soy have both been blown WAY out of proportion by people with ulterior motives.


    • Sue Reply

      If you don’t know how it is grown, don’t eat it. I do avoid soy. It was at one time a clean good food but just like the rest of the foods grown in the United States excluding organic it has been adulterated.

      One food I would never eat is corn, popcorn, soy, regular olive oil (there is an olive oil mafia, there mission is to scare the olive oil producers to mix inferior oil into the olive oil, hence making more money for an inferior product). To test whether your olive oil is fake or not this is what you do
      Two Step Olive Oil Purity Test
      Pour 2-4 tbsp of olive oil into a clean glass jar. Seal the jar.
      Put the jar in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
      If the oil solidifies, it’s monounsaturated and is olive oil.
      If the oil remains a liquid, it is polyunsaturated and is NOT olive oil.
      Two Step Olive Oil Purity Test Using Your Fridge

  14. Gail Reply

    my doctor told me on an alkaline diet not to eat tomatoes and he told me I could have egg whites?

    • ross Reply

      With all due respect, your doctor isn’t understanding what the alkaline approach is all about.

  15. Robin Reply

    I can’t have tomatoes. what would you suggest for an alternative?

    • ross Reply

      Hi Robin – for this recipe, you could just omit them.

  16. Kelly Reply

    Hiya. Thanks for sharing so much knowledge, what kind of veg. Stock? I’ve o my heard of that as a liquid, in a can. Which, I don’t imagine, is what you mean.
    Thanks. Have a good day,

  17. ESTER Reply

    Hi Ross,
    It’s Ester here! I have a quick question with regard to your “Fill-Me-UpLunch” Alkaline Smoothie. Can I make the smoothie 2 days ahead of time and keep the rest a day or two or I have to consume it the same day I prepared them.
    Thank you and take care,

  18. Caterina Reply

    I’m also following Dr. D’Adamo on the eat for your blood type. I’m cross referencing that with your book-recipes. I can’t have tomatoes, what can I replace those with?
    Ps. I love the Oat pancake recipe…love nuttiness. I eat them with honey. Yum!!!


  19. Joanna Reply

    Is this something I can make in advance and freeze for later?

    • ross Reply


  20. Andrea Birchall Reply

    Hi Ross
    I signed up and paid then was really ill with Candida so do not even download anything bit I have forgotten what I need to do with my Candida brain, sorry. Also I cannot remember my log in either!

    Please can you advise how I go back to the beginning and get get started with the original downloads.

    I wrote to you before for help but you did not reply.
    Please help me this time. Thanking you kindly

    • ross Reply

      Hey Andrea – I don’t have that email – can you email me again on [email protected]


  21. Ann Lamontagne Reply

    What about people who form kidney stones on a high oxalate diet? Everything alkaline is high in oxalates. Suggestions.

  22. collin Reply

    Hi i have serious gout. flares up on my knees, both elbows, ankles. I recently detoxed and it only seemed to help my ankle. Some white stuff oozed out. I’m still in considerable pain. Please help

    • Joanna Reply

      Have you tried firma energy wear? It’s great stuff. I don’t have any links to offer you but so a Google search and see what you can find .

  23. Donnie Reply

    i’m allergic to avocado for some odd reason. Should I replace it with something else or not put in anything to replace it

    • ross Reply

      If you use coconut milk or cream it will add the creaminess and you can just leave out the avo.


  24. Densua Williams Reply

    When you say “add a lime” do you mean a whole lime, including the peel, or just the juice of a lime?

    • ross Reply

      Hey Densua – sorry should be more specific. I mean add the juice of a lime.

  25. Chris Storment Reply

    I have a tumor in the cecum part of my colon and 6 spots showing up via PET Scan in my liver now.
    I have a lung disease that prevents me from going under anesthesia. So, I need to treat this naturally and with God’s grace. I’m only 49 years old and have a STRONG desire to live and serve God. Can you help me with any advice on juice recipes that might shrink or kill this Adenocarcinoma cancer (they’re 95% sure this is the type) or can you direct me to someone who can help me live please? Thank you in advance for any help you can offer me and may God bless you and your family!
    Sincerely, Chris Storment

    • Shela Reply

      Look up Dr. Senior on youtube

      • Shela Reply

        L meant Dr. Sebi on youtube

    • Kim Reply

      I would highly recommend Alkaline water and lots of it.

    • Diane Arnold Reply

      This is for Chris Storment. My husband went on a high alkaline diet when he got colon & prostate cancer. That was 5 years ago! ! No chemo or radiation. Do anything that your can do or tolerate. …something is better than nothing. To this diet my husband added a small baking soda drink… 1C water, 1tsp Black Molasses, 1Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar, & 1 tsp Baking soda in that order. Stir & chug. Drink this 3Xs a day along with your version of this amazing smoothie. Purchase some pH test strips fron your local pharmacist (about $12) & aim high for your alkaline level, maybe 8.1 or so. Keep it as high as you can. You may get headaches but that’s a small price to pay. I’m not a doctor and I’m not prescribing a cure for you. You should resesrch the topic of alkaline vs. Cancer. You want to eliminate things that cause your body high acid such as red meats, caffeine, dairy, sugar, & stress. I’m going to try and find you on FB. God bless you Chris. STAY POSITIVE if possible. You can reach ne at [email protected].

  26. Bob Reply

    Hi, I tried this and there is a bitterness I am trying to identify. It did not say to but I removed the alvacado seed I assumed you are supposed to? I wondered about lime if I was supposed to just squeeze juice in or put entire lime in? The lime peel might be what I’m tasting. Ross can you please clarify cause without the bitterness thinking I would really like this.

    • Energise Ross Reply

      Hi Bob

      Definitely remove the avo seed and don’t include the lime peel. That should fix it.


  27. sarah Reply

    I was wondering what exactly do you use for the vegitable stock. I am in US and most everything that doesn’t come in a can has msg. I assume you wouldn’t use something like that so I was just wondering what you used. I was also wondering why do you like to put it in. I am just starting off this new way of eating and want to learn as much as I can get my hands on. I am starting the green drink today (which I have named mr. greens!ha) but I am not going to have the vegi stock right away. Thank you so much for your info and your time!

  28. graziella Reply

    Hi, I would like to know what to replace avocado and capsicums (peppers) with as I cannot digest them and get sick each time I try to include them in my juicing or salads. Also would drinking water with lemon juice throughout the day be ok as I live in rural land and our water is bought water from bottles.Tanking you look forward in hearing from you. I also suffer from severe aches and pains throughout my body mainly legs and feet and am constantly tired. Any suggestions?????

  29. Kayla Reply

    Where can I buy Mega Greens, Super Soy Sprouts and Udo’s Choice?

    • Energise Ross Reply

      Hey Kayla

      Not sure which country you’re in but if you’re in the UK, EU or USA you can get them here:


  30. Joy Lorden Reply

    Ross I am 63, very active,eat an alkaline diet, but unfortunately had injuries on my fingers and now have arthritis, what is the best drink to make everyday for this ailment.

    • Energise Ross Reply

      Hi Joy – it’s more than just a drink, you need to embrace living alkaline a bit more wholeheartedly.

      Having said that…

      If you DID have a shake like this every day it would make a big difference…


  31. Becca Bonney Reply

    Do you peel the lemon/lime first? When I use my juicer I don’t but was wondering when you are using a blender. I know having a vitamixer would solve the whole issue, but if you are using a regular ol’ blender, would you peel the citrus first? Thanks!!!

    • Energise Ross Reply

      Yep, I’d always peel first 🙂

  32. remedies for rosacea Reply

    Does any one else get Rosacea flare ups a result of bourbon?

    • brutus Reply

      Errrrrrr don’t think this is the place for you to find other bourbon drinkers…lol

    • Dianne Reply

      What are you doing drinking Bourbon? Of course alcohol is going to cause rosacea to flare up. Alcohol is the worst thing you can put in your body, along with smoking. Yuk.

  33. supanee Reply

    Excellent site, useful information thanks

  34. Tanya Reply

    hmmm i left the pit from the avocado. it made a lot; i weigh 114 and saved some. it may need more flavor though delicious…

  35. soma for pain Reply

    I like the taste though, I think it needs more color on it.

  36. Dave Reply

    how come mine not green? mine come brown taste like lick dirt.

  37. Scott Brady Reply

    Really been enjoying this actually.

    Have added carrots, ginger & radishes too. A few times some black grapes (I know!).

    Also added some hemp protein powder today; was great.

    I don’t have a juicer, but do have a Magimix, so this is just right for it.

  38. Ross Reply

    Hey Scott

    Sounds awesome! Lemons would be just as good as limes, if not better – just down to personal taste prefs really!

    Great addition with the flax and almonds – must have been a proper thick shake!

    Have a great day mate

  39. Scott Brady Reply

    Really nice. Drinking it while I’ll type!

    Didn’t have any limes left so used a lemon; seems fine though.

    I also “powered” mine up with a tablespoon of milled flaxseed & a tablespoon of ground almonds.

    Thanks mate