Here, we are going to give some simple ideas for 10 food recipes high in alkaline that take less than 5 minute to prepare.
Many people “on the go” can find it challenging to find the time to prepare a healthy alkaline meal.
But, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, there’s lots of awesome alkaline recipes which you can prepare in no time at all.
There are loads of alkaline foods that you eat either raw or even as a quick snack.
If you only have 5 minutes to prepare your food and want to eat alkaline …
Health Benefits of Eating Alkaline
Here, at Living Phit, we are huge proponents and a big fan of the alkaline diet. Many studies have linked our modern diet to the onset of disease.
A low carb diet with lots of alkaline based foods has been shown that you can improve and avoid a lot of health issues that plagues your lifestyle.
Far too much of our American diet is acidic in nature.
Our diets lead to obesity and a plethora of health issues which we can avoid and even eliminate simply by focusing on an alkaline low carb diet.
The health benefits of eating alkaline are impressive because it may help you to:
- Reduce acidosis and restore the pH of your body
- Lose weight
- Lower cholesterol
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce joint swelling such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Avoid and significantly reduce Diabetes 2
If you want to get healthy – focus on eating an alkaline using 80/20 alkaline to acidic diet. (Some acidic foods do have a lot of nutrients and we do need some fat in our diet)
If you need help with sticking with a diet that focuses on an alkaline low-carb diet, then take a look at our #1 recommended alkalizing mineral drops
Reasons an Alkaline Diet is Easy to Make
Now, I would first start by saying that a big chunk of alkaline food can be easily found in the produce section in any supermarket.
We recommend organic foods as best, but regular produce will do as well – just remember to always wash it well because of the use of insecticide and herbicides.
Perhaps the best and most alkaline foods can be described simply as leafy greens.(1)
… which leads us to our first recipe.
10 Food Recipes High in Alkaline (That Take < 5 Minutes to Prepare)
- Eat Raw Leafy Greens
Simple! Pretty much all leafy green vegetable can be eaten raw! Or, you can blend several together which we all know as…
What could be quicker and easier to prepare. You can use Kale, various types of lettuce such as Romaine, spinach, cabbage, mustard greens, broccoli, celery, avocado … well any type of leafy green you like.
Give your salad some extra jazz by adding fresh garlic, radishes, tomatoes, fresh thyme, mint or basil.
…and of course…onions.
Other zesty options include peppers of any color such as green, red or yellow…
Squeeze on some lemon/lime, or apple cider vinegar as an alternative to acidic dressings.
And, don’t neglect other vegetables or fruits because most of them also happen to be very alkaline.
You are only limited by your imagination in making endless combinations to give you variety.
- Steam Your Veggies
If you prefer your veggies such as cauliflower and broccoli somewhat softer, you can always steam them quickly.
You will likely want to want to steam or roast many other vegetable such as Brussels sprouts, asparagus, green beans and others.
And, lets not forget the tuber vegetables and other firmer vegetables such as new potatoes (best type for an alkaline diet), carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, peas, etc.
Of course there’s also zucchini, leeks, eggplant and beets.
- Raw Alkaline Snacks
Many of the above vegetables and fruits can be eaten raw as a snack or can be a mainstay for lunch. (2)
But, there’s a host of other alkaline foods which you can also eat as a snack.
A grapefruit for breakfast is a fantastic substitute for cereals or toast. Although you might think this is an odd alkaline food because it tastes so sour and acidic.
Grapefruit (and here we include lemons and oranges) may appear acidic taste-wise, but they both become VERRRY alkaline when they metabolize.
When in season, most definitely don’t forget the berries. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and whatever berry grows in your region are a great snack.
Berries are not only very alkaline they also contain fantastic antioxidants and other nutrients.
And, let’s not forget the avocado which is well renowned for its potassium – a crucial mineral which is sorely lacking on our diet these days.
Some nuts are also surprisingly alkaline (most aren’t). But a few you can snack on include are almonds and chestnuts.
Almonds are stellar when it comes to an alkaline food and are a really tasty snack.
Phit tip: Raw Almonds can be a healthier option over roasted.
Here are the Raw Almonds we recommend:
Also considered as moderately alkaline are cashews, macadamia nuts and pumpkin seeds.
Many alkaline foods can be easily prepared and eaten raw or lightly steamed.
Alkaline Recipes You Can Prepare in Under 5 Minutes
Okay, we’ve talked a bit how easily you can eat a multitude of alkaline foods. This can be either in their raw state or using a simple process such as steaming them in the microwave.
I would also state that if you Google search items such as:
- Easy alkaline recipes
- Quick alkaline meals
- Alkaline recipe ideas
You will find a huge abundance of creative and tasty alkaline meals you can make quite quickly.
But, here are a few more recipe ideas to get you in the groove to go alkaline every day.
- Blackberry Smoothie
Phit Tip: Having a good blender is an essentail kitchen tool. While a Vitamix 5200 Blender, Professional-Grade, 64 oz. Container, Black is a great, high-quality option, not everyone can afford to spend that much.
Here is a good low-cost blender we recommend:
Start with a bunch of dark leafy greens and 1 ½ cups of coconut milk and add into the blender. (3)
Then, add the remaining ingredients consist of:
- 1 cup blackberries (frozen)
- ½ cup strawberries (frozen)
- 1 lime, fresh juiced
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- ½ tsp. vanilla (or 2 drops of Medicine Flower Vanilla)
- Optional: 1 tbsp. of raw almond butter
Blackberries are a fantastic source for calcium.
This powerful combination will fight acidity, add strength to your bone and nourishes your body at the same time.
This smoothie has a fabulous array of flavors.
It’s a perfect alkaline combination!
Phit tip: Go for a coconut milk that doesn’t have any addatives or preservatives. Only ingredients should be coconut and water.
Here is the brand we use:
- Millet – A Grain with Amazing Alkalizing Power
Never tried Millet?
I bet many of you haven’t even heard of this extraordinary grain! (4)
This grain is not overly familiar to many North Americans.
Millet has a sweet nutty flavor. It is loaded with vitamins, nutrients, minerals and healthy organic compounds. It also is a decent source for protein.
It is also GLUTEN FREE!
It makes a fantastic porridge and be used as a snack and makes a really great tasting bread.
This versatile grain can be used in any dish that uses quinoa or rice. It’s also great for casseroles, soups stews and for stuffing.
It’s a bit bland so you might have some appropriate herbs or spices to enhance its taste.
Millet needs to be cooked.
For your morning porridge recipe, you will want to include some cinnamon and maybe some diced fruit.
Phit Tip: Ceylon cinnamon is the healthiest variety and a better option than the more commonly found cassia variety.
Simply add 1 cup of millet to around 2 ½ cups of water and about a ½ teaspoon of sea salt.
Cook on medium heat until its golden brown and stir constantly.
- Veggie Wraps
This one is super quick and easy to make for any meals. (5)
All you have to do is prepare a few vegetables chopped and wrap in some broad leafy greens.
It’s also a great way to use leftovers and you can even add something more exotic like hummus.
You can prepare a bunch in only a few minutes time.
8. Stir Fry Beans with Zucchini
You can use regular zucchini or spiralized zucchini and any type of cooked beans.
Simply cook in grass-fed butter, ghee, or coconut oil.
Flavor your mixture with mint, basil, cumin, garlic thyme or onions.
Add anything else that will stir-fry quickly to make numerous variations of this simple but tasty recipe.
Here is the spirializer we recommend:
- Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios and Lemon
This one is quick and easy and will leave feeling energized and full. (6)
Heat 2 tbsp of grass-fed butter in a skillet or wok.
Add ¾ cup of pistachios and some lemon zest and sauté for 1 minute.
Add around the leaves of 16 Brussels sprouts (NOT the whole sprouts) and toss until bright green (About 5 minutes)
Squeeze the juice from the lemon where you took the zest and add some salt and pepper (or other herbs) for taste.
This tasty little treat is loaded with minerals and vitamins and is very alkaline.
9. Avocado, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad
You can’t get much easier than this nutrient-packed meal. (7)
Dice 2 Avocados into small pieces.
Season with a little salt and pepper.
In a separate bowl combine 1 diced tomato, ½ of a diced red onion and ½ of a Jalapeno pepper.
Add ¼ cup of finely chopped cilantro or parsley. Add 2 tbsp of extra virgin oil, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tsp of cumin.
Add and mix on top of the avocados.
Avocados contain 20 vitamins and minerals along with oleic acid which makes you feel full. Cilantro is a heavy metal cleansing herb that helps you rid your body of toxins.
Red (and yellow) onions have quercitin which lowers cholesterol, thins the blood, and fights atherosclerosis along with infections.
- Lemon Water
Want a healthy thirst quencher?
This one beats sodas and pop any day of the week. (8)
Do you like Lemon-Aid?
Almost everyone does. This is lemon aid BUT without the sugar!
Squeeze the juice of a sliced lemon to 2-4 cups of water. Add some Stevia to taste. Stevia is a great sugar substitute.
Living Phit Tip: Go for high-quality stevia that is organically grown and NOT sourced from China.
Here is the stevia we recommend using that is coming from organic farms in Brazil:
Don’t cheat with sugar because there is a reason why many nutritionists call processed sugar as “The White Death.”
Lemons taste acidic but digest and metabolize as alkaline. They are also high in vitamin C and B6. You also get potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium along with pantothenic acid, riboflavin and thiamine. WOW!
Simple Alkaline Recipes to Get You Started
Cooking alkaline doesn’t have to be a lengthy or challenging process. (9)
We just showed you 10 alkaline easy recipes which you can do in around 5 minutes.
An alkaline diet can be as versatile as any other acidic based meal plans.
There are THOUSANDS of alkaline recipes that will help you detoxify and load your body with an amazing array of minerals, vitamins and nutrients.
Just Google it!
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