Alkaline Recipe #226: Thyroid Restoring Smoothie

thyroid restoring smoothie

The Thyroid Restoring Smoothie

This fat-rich, anti-inflammatory, high-alkaline smoothie is not only absolutely delicious (and quick to make), but it’s absolutely perfect for your thyroid health.

Whether you’re struggling with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism (or any other endocrine imbalance, this is amazing for your adrenals, pancreas, bones and brain too!) this smoothie will give your body a big helping hand in regaining that balance and restoring the ability of your thyroid to receive the correct signals and create and regulate T3 and T4 and all of it’s other critical functions.

Note the need to soak the almonds if you don’t have a powerful blender such as a Vitamix or Nutribullet. If you forget to soak your nuts (yes, very funny) and don’t have a high-power blender, just leave the nuts out and have them as a snack after!

Thyroid Restoring Smoothie Recipe
Serves 2

[Note: if you’re making this for yourself, keep the 2nd serve in an airtight container in the fridge and save it for tomorrow!]


1 avocado
1 dessert spoon coconut oil
1/2 bunch parsley
1/2 inch of fresh turmeric (or 1/4tsp dried)
200ml coconut milk (from a carton – the dairy replacement version, not the thick canned version)
100ml filtered water
1 handful spinach
1/2 cucumber
1/2 cup of almonds (soaked overnight)
2 tbsp chia seeds


1) Blend all of the ingredients together until totally smooth! That’s it!

If you have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix or NutriBullet than you donโ€™t need to soak the nuts, but if you have a regular blender try to soak for at least 6 hours.

If youโ€™re totally out of time, leave the nuts out and just eat them as a side-dish ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. michelle Reply

    Hi Ross, I just posted a few minutes ago regarding angioedema issues. I forgot to mention the fruits that I am sensitive to which are: all citrus, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, kiwi and pears (all high histamine). Thank you!

  2. michelle Reply

    Hello Ross, Love your book…bought it when it first came out. I am celiac and have followed a GF, DF diet for over 10 years now and past 2 years have been dealing with a diagnosis of idiopathic angioedema. Prior to my angioedema diagnose, I had been a green juicer since the 1990’s, have regular smoothies, high veggies, daily salad eater, fresh fruit, no processed sugar, green tea, minimal organic grass fed meats, good fats (avocado, flax oil, coconut oil, olive oil), plenty of nuts and seeds, tons of filtered water with lemon, etc. In order to control my angioedema naturally, I have been trying to stay on a low histamine diet which unfortunately requires me to avoid so many healthy foods. I also have been avoiding night shades due to tests showing sensitivity. So many alkaline/anti inflammatory foods are high histamine and/or night shades. Do you have any suggestions on substitutions or how I go about getting around this issue? Should I just go for it with a complete alkaline diet and not worry about avoiding foods that are high histamine or that I have tested high sensitivity or allergy (mainly citrus, spinach, avocado, nuts, tomatoes, fish)? According to low histamine diets I am also to avoid most vinegars, green tea, fermented foods, fish, legumes, so many fruits, leftovers, canned/bottled foods, etc. There isn’t much information about angioedema out there and main stream medical in US only treats with pharmaceuticals. I’m going nuts trying to find recipes/cookbooks that include nutrient dense, low histamine, alkaline, allergy friendly foods that are low in animal products. Any advise is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

  3. Daniela Edwards Reply

    Thank you Ross I’m trying right now. It does look your angel as well interested in the smoothy as well. I made few times smotthes but they are so so thick and make me feel sick I couldn’t drink but I’m making this now.

  4. Evelyn Chetty Reply

    Hello, this is my first time here. I have hypothyroidism n I’m looking for a natural way to give my body what it needs. I want to juice n have smoothies to get energy n help with weight loss instead of taking multivitamins and exercising is difficult since I don’t have the energy. Please help me

  5. Aloysius Ochiamu Reply

    This is awesome. Can this be combined with other medications about the thyroid gland?

  6. Linda Beymer Reply

    Greetings Ross,
    I recently completed the ARC twice and am having amazing results. I love the food and I considered myself pretty healthy before the cleanse. I was particularly impressed in reading your book,(ARC), with your statement that your body actually felt happy. I had never really known that experience…..until having completed the cleanse…both times! It’s incredible! Thank You!
    So, I actually do have a question. I recently went in for my annual physical(I’m 59), and my blood calcium was flagged as high when I got my labs back. I did some research and for my age my blood calcium number should be in the 9’s or at least lower than 10. I went back and looked at my blood calcium number for 2016-present. 2016 was the only year in the last 3 years it has been lower than 10. I know labs have different range values for numbers, and given that their range was 8.6-10.4mg/dl my number was 10.6, and that is the highest it has been in that 4 year history. What do you know about parathyroidism in relation to the ARC way of life which I am fully committed to now?!!! Thanks ahead of time and I am going to write a review in praise of your book for Amazon.

    • Lynne Reply

      Can I substitute almond milk for coconut milk in any recipe?

      • ross Reply

        Yep, absolutely

  7. Chery Wright Reply

    Can the coconut milk be substituted with homemade cashew nut milk? I make it with cashews, water, vanilla, dates and a pinch of salt. If any of the ingredients should be left out, I can make it with just the nuts and water since Iโ€™m not drinkng the milk alone.


    • ross Reply

      Yep – happy for you to use any nut milk.

  8. Marcia Reply

    Hi Ross,
    Do you do the 7 Day Alkaline Diet over and over again?
    Can I eat meat?
    I’m not sure I understand how this whole things works.
    Also, I live alone. It looks like your breakfast juice is a lot of juice. Do you only have one cup? Can you keep it for later, to have the rest, or will the vegies loose their effectiveness?
    What is 2 ml in cups?
    Thank you for answering my questions.

  9. Christine Straub Reply

    I must have missed this info somewhere but notice that you’re using a lot of parsley in everything. Can you tell why or refer me to the info. Thanks, Christine

  10. Lynn Baillie Reply

    Hi Ross – I made this today and saved the other half for tomorrow. The smoothie made me feel more alert which was great. Chia seeds don’t seem to agree with me so I left these out – is there something I should use instead so I get the full benefit of the smoothie? Also, should I take this every day and if so for how long? Thanks.

  11. TracyBowering Reply

    Hi Ross

    I live in the UK what time will it be for me


  12. Leanne Bedford Reply

    Hi Ross
    I have enrolled in your Thyroid Seminar
    at on 13 th
    But I live in Victoria Australia what time is it for me thank you
    I appreciate all that you do and research

    • ross Reply

      Google is great for things like this ๐Ÿ˜‰


  13. Carrie Reply

    Hi Ross l have been trying to drink water with lemon but I think I have an allergy as I keep getting hives on my hands ,think it may be a histamine problem . What alkaline foods & drink can I have if it is ? Thanks also my hair is coming out and thinning ,I am on thyroxin which is stable at the moment but wondered if any foods could cause this to happen ?

  14. Linda Reply

    Should I drink this (8-oz.) every day? Will this help get rid of my hypothyroidism?

  15. Janlee Reply

    Hi Ross, I really appreciate all your doing. The question I have is relating to coconut milk. It seems to really make me bloat. Is this something I need to push through or is there an alternative I could use ?

    • ross Reply

      You can use almond milk, that’s no problem.

  16. Cynthia Stroud Reply

    What fruit can be added to make the smoothie sweet and still be good for ones thyroid and bones?


    Hi Ross
    My daughter has had to have her thyroid gland removed because of cancer and is now on life long thyroxine. Will this smoothie interfere with her meds?

    • ross Reply

      Hi – you need to discuss that with her consultant. Even if I knew which meds she was on I can’t legally make comment on that.

    • Jack Reply

      Hi ross, can one substitute coconut milk with soy milk?

      • ross Reply

        Yes, but I’d rather almond milk to be honest.

  18. Esther Downes Reply

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  19. Michelle Clark Reply

    Hi Ross. Is this similar to the leptin balancing smoothie? thanks Michelle ๐Ÿ˜‰