It’s already December and this time of the year we sometimes forget to stay healthy this Christmas Season. But here’s a post to remind you to keep our pH level neutral. pH balance is rangers 0-14 and 7 is the neutral. The lower level indicates high acidity and the higher means highly basic or alkaline. Our eating habits can cause this acidity which usually leads to health issues that can cause discomfort.
We need to eat foods that can help us to maintain our pH balance this holiday season. Here are some alkaline recipes that you can make at home.
Cauliflowers is a good source of antioxidants that helps protect our body’s cells from harmful inflammation and radicals. It also contain vitamin C, fiber, manganese, vitamin K, folate, choline, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and biotin.
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
FOR THE RAGOUT:
Blend the cauliflower and garlic in a blender or food processor. If needed a little water to make a smooth paste.
Add the salt and flour – 1/4 cup at a time – and continue to process until a soft dough is formed. Add a little more water, if needed.
Then, take out on a floured surface and knead until dough is smooth and soft. Cut dough into four pieces. Take one and cover the remaining three (You can cover it with a damp tea towel). Roll dough out into a rope more or less to 3 cm, then cut into 3cm pieces. Press each piece down with a fork, then set aside. Repeat until done.
When ready to use, place the olive oil or coconut oil in a non stick pan or pot, and fry the gnocchi until lightly browned on both sides.
For the ragout, place the olive or coconut oil in a non-stick pot over a medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, garlic, and courgettes and fry until starting to colour and soften. Add the tomatoes, vegetable stock and sugar, reduce to a medium heat and allow to gently simmer for 15 minutes – until the vegetables are tender. Season to taste.
Serve the ragout with the warm cauliflower gnocchi on top, scattered with basil leaves
This dish will provide low in calories. Bell peppers are a great alkaline food because it contains high in vitamin C, folic acid, and beta carotene.
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Heat up olive oil in a pan with a medium heat.
Then and add onions and bell pepper, stir.
Use a garlic crusher for the garlic, add and stir.
Add vegetable stock and season with herbs and parsley as well as salt and pepper to taste.
Cover the pan and cook for about 15 minutes.
Carrot is particularly good source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. This recipe is very quick and easy.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Add all ingredients through white wine vinegar to a large a mixing bowl. Then set aside
In a separate bowl, add salt, vinegar, honey, , pepper and Dijon mustard. Blend until well combined. Pour over reserved salad and stir well.
Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with more pumpkin seeds, chopped parsley and grated coconut, if desired.
Kale contains vitamin K, copper, vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, and vitamin B6, fiber, calcium, and potassium and a lot more. In one bowl, that’s a lot of nutrients.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Heat chickpeas lightly in a pot with a little water along with a pinch of sea salt and curry powder. At the same time, steam the kale and Swiss chard so they soften.
Put the chickpeas in a bowl and top them with the steamed kale and Swiss chard. Sprinkle them with the sesame seeds and almonds. Drizzle the olive oil and freshly-squeezed lemon over top, and season with fresh ground black pepper.
Avocados contains a lot of nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, dietary fiber, copper, folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin E. Also, they are rich in potassium which regulates blood pressure, and the fatty-acids lower your cholesterol.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Scoop the avocados and cut all veggies in small pieces.
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
Serve chilled and enjoy this nutritious and healthy alkaline soup recipe!