In the UK, we’ve heard many stories about the delicious, and often nutritious, fruits that are made with alkaline water.
The idea of making a smoothie is a popular one for many, and we’ve featured many different types of alkaline smoothies in our posts.
In this article, we’ll explore the most popular alkaline juices for smoothies, including apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice, lemonade and lime zest.
These juices have been around for quite some time, so you might already be familiar with them.
If not, then you’re probably more than familiar with some of the more recent flavours we’ve picked up.
And for a more in-depth look at alkaline juice, we suggest you check out the full review on Amazon.
And to make sure you don’t miss any of our favourite alkaline flavour blends, we have also included the best of the best in this post.
If you’re looking for a full-fat alkaline, non-dairy drink, then we also have a section on alkaline-flavoured drinks.
But first, let’s talk about alkaline drinks.
What is an alkaline drink?
The term “alkaline” is used to describe an alkali solution of water or other ingredients that has the ability to release a range of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.
For instance, a water-based alkaline will have a pH that ranges from 6.0 to 6.8, meaning it’s neutral and has low or no acidity.
An alkaline lemon juice will have slightly higher acidity and a pH of 6.7.
Some alkaline liquids contain water, and some alkaline products are naturally sweetened.
Many of these juices are naturally alkaline due to the presence of certain plant-derived sugars.
Some also contain alkaline minerals, such as calcium and potassium, which are naturally present in fruits and vegetables.
So, for those who are looking for an alkalising drink, the best option is probably the fruit-based, nonhydrogenated versions of alkalises.
For those who prefer to make their own, there are several brands that are available to make your own.
And if you’re worried about whether a particular flavour will work, there’s no need to worry too much.
There are also products available that are both naturally alkali and are made from natural ingredients such as ginger, garlic, citrus, beetroot and other herbs.
What are the benefits of an alkalyzer?
For those that like to eat an alkalezable drink, a natural alkaline is often a better choice than a synthetic one.
And those that are keen to reduce their sugar intake and still have some energy, can also find an alkalkaline smoothie a great way to do so.
And while there’s plenty of research that has been done on the effects of alkalyzers on health, we’re not quite there yet.
The results from a study in 2014 found that drinking a mixture of alkalinisers can reduce the risk of heart disease by around 50%.
But a 2017 review of these studies found that a small number of participants did experience heart attack and stroke complications.
So while there may be a slight reduction in the risk from drinking an alkaliniser, it’s likely that a mix of different alkaline fluids will still be better for your health than a simple drink containing water alone.
A few examples of alkali drinks include: Lemon juice: Contains citrus juice, calcium, magnesium, potassium and a variety of antioxidants, including lignans.
Contains the same water content as a standard alkaline.