Super-Magnesium Smoothie Bowl (Alkaline Breakfast Recipe)

Super-Magnesium Smoothie Bowl (Alkaline Breakfast Recipe)

Magnesium is SUCH an essential mineral, and SO many of us are deficient. Studies suggest that in the developed world up to 90% of us are chronically deficient.

JUST fixing this would do WONDERS for our health!

Magnesium is essential. Its roles include:

  • Protein synthesis
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Nerve function
  • Bone health

Worryingly, magnesium deficiency is implicated as a serious risk factor in:

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.   Anecdotally, someone I know who runs an oncology clinic in California has reminded me on several occasions that the number one consistent thing she sees in every single cancer patient she treats is magnesium deficiency.

It is just too important to be lacking.

Getting Magnesium In the Diet

If you live alkaline, with a diet rich in alkaline-forming foods, you will be absolutely fine.

The foods highest in magnesium include:

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  •  Spinach
  •  Swiss Chard
  •  Sesame Seeds
  •  Black Beans
  •  Quinoa
  •  Cashews
  •  Sunflower Seeds
  •  Beet Greens
  • Cacao
  • Blueberries
  • Avocado

All plant-based, alkaline-forming foods. And all delicious too!

But to make it super easy to start your day right, and get all of your daily needs for magnesium in one delicious hit, here’s my Super-Magnesium Smoothie Bowl.


Super-Magnesium Smoothie Bowl (Alkaline Breakfast Recipe)

  • Author: Ross Bridgeford


  • ¼ cup cashews (soak for at least 2 hours, but best soaked overnight)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 date
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk


1. Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture is super silky and smooth

2. Pour into a bowl and top with extra nuts, seeds, blueberries and a dollop of coconut yoghurt!


You will definitely want to soak the cashews for at least 2 hours, unless you have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix.

Feel free to adjust the nut milk to get your desired consistency too.

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  1. Denise Absalom Reply

    Yum! Loved it.

  2. Kim Wagner Reply

    Yes thank you. It’s my all-time favourite smoothie recipe. Luv your cookbooks which I recommend whenever control of one’s health through diet comes up (last time was to a couple of befuddled ladies at the hairdresser), which is surprisingly more and more frequent anymore. Such conversations with friends are usually followed up with my serving up both your energy balls or seedy alkaline bread and this same smoothie in short order. Just sending a big hello and an appreciative👍👍 for your ongoing wisdom.

  3. Denise Absalom Reply

    Talk about thick and delicious! This was so good. I should have enough fuel to go all day on this. love it 💕

  4. janhavi Reply

    thanks for the nice magnesium list