An alkaline diet has many health benefits including weight loss, increased energy, and brighter skin. Laura Wilson brings you five easy alkaline diet recipes to get you started
Following an alkaline diet or simply incorporating more alkaline foods into your daily meals (such as leafy green vegetables and fruits) can yield great benefits on your health.
Many people find that when they alkalise, they lose weight effortlessly, look and feel brighter and more energetic,
Many people find that when they alkalise, they lose weight effortlessly, look and feel brighter and more energetic, and start to see improvements in any health issues, minor or major.
Here are 5 simple, tasty and easy-to-make alkaline recipes that you can easily work into your life.
- Alkaline ‘activator’ green smoothie
Activate your body’s energy with this superb green smoothie.
This recipe is from my book ‘The Alkaline 5 Diet’.
– 1 lime
– 2 apples, chopped
– 1 inch slice of cucumber
– 1⁄2 celery stick
– Handful of spinach or kale
– 1 inch slice of pineapple,
– wheatgrass powder, 1 teaspoon
– water, as desired to thin consistency
-1⁄2 tsp spirulina powder, (optional)
-1⁄2 avocado, (optional)
Wash ingredients, place all in blender. Blend, pour, drink, enjoy! Activate your body’s energy
Serves 1 (350 calories or 450 with avocado)
- Creamy delicious almond milk
Almond milk is a wonderful dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk and is much healthier for you. Cow’s milk is highly acidifying and contains casein, which us humans cannot easily digest, since we don’t produce the enzyme rennet that cows do. This is one of the reasons why many people are lactose intolerant.
Here’s a great almond milk recipe – by making your own almond milk, you can save a lot of money and you can avoid the unhealthy stabilisers and thickeners like carrageenan which are added to commercially-sold almond milk.
You’ll need a high speed blender and a straining cloth.
– 50g almonds or sliced almonds (it’s best if you’ve soaked them for a few hours beforehand)
– 1 litre filtered water
– 1 tsp sunflower lecithin granules (optional)
– 2 medjool dates with stones removed (optional)
– few drops of vanilla extract (optional)
Put all the ingredients in your high speed blender and blend for 1-2 minutes. Pour the milk through a straining cloth and into a container. Store the milk in the fridge – it will keep for up to three days.
You can use the almond pulp left over in the straining cloth to add into cake or brownie mixes.
Makes 1 litre (350 calories total)
- Chia cardamom breakfast pudding
A lovely and Indian-inspired alternative to porridge. Vegan and highly alkaline, this pudding has a good amount of protein and Omega 3 fats.
– 50g chia seeds
– 4 cardamom pods
– 10g hemp seeds
– 10g almond flakes
– 200ml almond milk
– 1 tbsp agave syrup
– A few goji berries for decoration
Put all ingredients (except the gojis) in a bowl and mix thoroughly until all the chia seeds are covered well with the almond milk. Leave for an hour or two overnight so that the chia seeds expand and go gelatinous.
Remove cardamom pods and top with the goji berries. Serve and enjoy.
Serves 1-2 (400 calories total)
- Alkaline mint-chooclate ice cream smoothie
This recipe is such a beautiful alternative to dairy ice cream. It’s so unbelievably delicious and sweet that you’d never believe that it’s actually super-healthy for you. It is low fat, packed full of nutrients and very energising.
This recipe is such a beautiful alternative to dairy ice cream.
The key to this recipe is always having some really ripe frozen bananas in your freezer, ready to make your ice cream with and also having a high speed blender, that will make your ice cream really smooth.
– 4 very ripe, frozen bananas
– 4 small dates or 2 large medjool dates
– 1 tsp of carob powder
– 200ml almond milk
– A few sprigs of fresh mint leaves
Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 1-2 minutes. Add more almond milk for a thinner consistency or less milk for a thicker ice cream.
Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Serves 1-2 (600 calories total)
- Creamy kale salad with avocado and tomato
This recipe is about as alkaline and healthy as it gets. It just so happens that it is very tasty and filling too.
– 2 large handfuls kale
– 1 ripe medium avocado
– 2 ripe tomatoes
– Juice of 1 lime
– 1 clove crushed garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tbsp agave syrup or honey
– 1/2 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Wash and roughly chop the kale and tomatoes. Place in a large glass or mixing bowl.
Peel the avocado and add to the bowl. Juice the lime and add all remaining ingredients to the bowl. Massage all the ingredients together. Serve and enjoy.
Serves 1-2 (400 calories total)
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Laura Wilson is an experienced health coach and competitive athlete. She is a trained nutritionist, has researched nutrition and health for over 15 years, and truly knows the simple secrets to achieving optimum health and energy, no matter what the starting point. Find out more about Laura on her website.