This post was created in partnership with Jovē Alkaline Water. All opinions are my own.

Ever notice how your skin dries out in the winter? Even in Florida, I can feel it if I’m not staying hydrated and moisturized. One way to increase your water intake is with this hydrating alkaline smoothie. For my latest recipe, I’ve packed the blender full of fruits and veggies with high water content and alkaline properties.

alkaline smoothie

You see, this is not just any green smoothie. It’s a super-duper healthy green smoothie that is low in sugar and high in fiber and alkaline thanks to ingredients that are naturally high in pH levels. If you try to consume plenty of alkaline ingredients to neutralize acidity, this smoothie is for you!

Table of Contents
  1. Why Use Alkaline Water
  2. Acidic vs. Alkaline
  3. Hydrating Ingredients for Alkaline Smoothie
  4. FAQs
  5. More Hydrating Smoothies
  6. Hydrating Alkaline Smoothie Recipe

Why Use Alkaline Water

Studies suggest that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. This can lead to feeling irritable, sluggish, having poor sleep and dry skin. As we age, the level of hydration in our body can decline, which is why we really need to chug the water!

Alkaline water can benefit us at the cellular level. Cellular hydration supports our mitochondria (the power plant of our cells), cellular metabolism and the release of cellular waste. Staying hydrated leads to happy cells, and happy cells lead to a happy body.

I was first introduced to alkaline water by my dad back in 2005. We’d drive to a small unmarked store next to a natural foods store. I remember carrying five-gallon empty water jugs and filling them up with freshly created alkaline water. Getting them back in the car was a real workout!

Nowadays, you can find alkaline water on most grocery store shelves and even sold through Amazon. It’s remarkable how far the wellness industry has come in the last decade!

green alkaline smoothie

Acidic vs. Alkaline

Alkaline water is made with the help of an ionizer that changes the pH level of water to be more alkaline. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “pH extremes in either direction in your system, whether too acidic or too alkaline, can cause health problems.”

Because typical diets tend to lean more acidic due to the heavy amount of sugars and processed ingredients, consuming more alkaline ingredients can potentially help neutralize it. Of course, the body is remarkable and tries to maintain a healthy pH balance on its own, but sometimes we can use extra help.

Jovē Alkaline Water

Bottled Alkaline Water

Jovē Alkaline Water is one of the latest bottled alkaline waters to hit the market. They are using liquid silica (a mineral) to create an insanely smooth water taste that has a pH level of 9.5+. They use an “Advanced Cellular Hydration Technology” that’s clinically shown to provide real hydration for your skin and cells.

I appreciate how accessible (and affordable) Jovē has made alkaline water for my family. I can buy it at my local Publix, which is two minutes from my house (and I live in a pretty small town in central Florida). You can also find it on Amazon, Giant and Earth Fare.

Adding alkaline water to a smoothie is as simple as swapping out normal water. It won’t alter the taste of your smoothie and could even provide health benefits.

hydrating smoothie ingredients

Hydrating Ingredients for Alkaline Smoothie

As we age, hydration and overall health become more of a concern for many of us. I’ve included hydrating plant-based veggies in this alkaline smoothie recipe for the following reasons:

  • Spinach: improves bone health and lowers risk of cancer
  • Dinosaur (lacinato) Kale: slightly sweeter than curly kale and loaded with vitamin A
  • Lime: loaded with vitamin C to support a strong immune system
  • Cucumber: 96% water and rich in antioxidants
  • Frozen Peaches: gives this smoothie a creamy, cold finish

Make sure to blend your leafy greens and water first, until there are no chunks left. Dinosaur kale is a bit tougher than spinach, so give that blender time to do its job.

Add the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. I lightly peel the lime so there’s still a white pith around it (so many nutrients there!).

green alkaline smoothie

FAQs

Are smoothies typically acidic or alkaline?

It depends on what you put in them! If you want a non-acidic smoothie, then use high pH produce like citrus fruit, bananas, watermelon and avocado with leafy greens like kale and spinach. You can use alkaline water as a great base to increase the pH of the smoothie.

Are smoothies good for GERD?

They can be. Make sure to fill your smoothies with non-acidic foods like spinach, kale, cucumber and lime. Using alkaline water as the liquid base also helps.

What fruits are alkaline?

Cantaloupe, bananas, watermelon and avocado are all considered alkaline. These low-acidic fruits can be blended into smoothies or enjoyed as is.

More Hydrating Smoothies

The foods we eat majorly contribute to skin health. If you’re looking for more alkaline smoothie recipes, try one of these:

delicious smoothie recipe

I’d love to hear how this smoothie turned out for you. Will you rate + review this recipe once you try it?

4.89 from 9 votes

Hydrating Alkaline Smoothie

Give your skin a spa day with this deliciously hydrating alkaline smoothie. Refresh and rehydrate thoroughly through plant based ingredients.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Beverage, Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Blend leafy greens and Jovē Alkaline water until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Video

Notes

  • Use at least one frozen ingredient for a refreshingly cold smoothie.
  • Use spinach or kale if desired, or any leafy green of your choice.
  • Swap alkaline water with filtered water or coconut water.
  • Peaches give this smoothie a slightly sweet taste while also making it super creamy.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 23mg, Potassium: 700mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 3099IU, Vitamin C: 51mg, Calcium: 116mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. Can you leave the lime out if you are having acid reflux and problems with your stomach being too acidic and the dr said stay away from citrus??

    1. Hi D,

      I’m sorry if you’re experiencing acid reflux. Smoothies with ingredients like banana, watermelon, avocado, leafy greens, and cucumber will help to alkalinize the body. You can absolutely skip the lime and other citrus foods, per your doctor’s recommendation.

  2. 5 stars
    Very refreshing, even though I forgot to add the Peaches (whoops). I’ll just have to make it again, next time, Peaches included.

    1. Ooopsie! Yes, def give it another go with peach, but so glad you love the accidentally yummy version you created too! 🙂

  3. 4 stars
    I bought my first bottle of Jove Alkaline Water because of this recipe. The was pretty good, but I like my smoothies a little bit sweeter! I finished the rest of the bottle of water after blending – it was amazingly refreshing. I’m definitely convinced that there’s a noticeable difference betwee regular bottled water and alkaline water now.
    What could I add to this smoothie if I wanted to sweeten things up a little bit, but still keep the alkaline benefits?

    1. Love it when rawkstars try new thing, Cassandra! Way to go you! To make this one a touch sweeter, you could add 1/2 banana or a Medjool date. Let us know whatcha tried and whatcha think!

  4. I’m interested in trying this recipe for the hydration boost. Would you peel the cucumber?

    1. Peeling the cukes is totally up to you here, yet we like to leave the peels in place because that’s where a lot of the good nutrients are.

  5. 5 stars
    This is great! I’ve never added alkaline water to a smoothie before, so I’m glad to know it won’t alter the taste

    1. For sure Erin! It totally tastes the same as regular water, yet you get that health benefit to balance your pH.