Alkaline Lime Smoothie

July  7, 2015
4.7 Stars
Photo by Erin Kunkel
Author Notes

This tangy, refreshing blend (I love adding ginger) is my go-to breakfast. Potent detoxifiers, limes are acidic, but alkaline when metabolized, thanks to their mineral salts—which help liver function and cleanse the colon. This blend is healthy heaven in a glass, but drink it fast, before the stevia develops an aftertaste. —Tess Masters

  • Serves 2
  • For the smoothie:
  • 3/4 cup (180 milliliters) coconut water or water
  • 1/2 cup (90 grams) young Thai coconut meat or 1 tablespoon creamed coconut
  • 2 cups (86 grams) firmly packed baby spinach
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lime zest
  • 2 limes, peeled and halved
  • 20 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste
  • Pinch natural salt (optional, to bring out flavors)
  • 1 1/2 cups (190 grams) ice cubes
  • Optional boosters:
  • 1 tablespoon blanched raw almonds, soaked
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
In This Recipe
  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

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2 Reviews

Alejandralxndr November 30, 2016
Can honey be substituted for the liquid stevia?
Author Comment
Tess M. December 1, 2016
Yes, absolutely.