3 Easy Alkaline Meals You Can Cook in Under 15 Minutes!

By Su

Start alkalizing your body right away. By the time you finish reading, you’ll know one easy recipe for each meal time so you can try every day, eating the alkaline way.

Breakfast

Quinoa is one of the world’s healthiest foods. It is high in plant-based protein, contains small amounts of healthy fats and also contains anti-oxidant substances that reduce inflammation in your body. A substitution of your daily oatmeal porridge with the quinoa porridge is highly recommended, because of its fiber and protein content, in small amounts can be very filling.

Quinoa porridge (serves 2)


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½ cup quinoa

½ cup water

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

1 pinch of salt

Grated nutmeg to taste

3 tbsp of sunflower seeds

4 tbsp of bioyogurt (plain yogurt with live bacteria)

½ cup of pomegranate

 

Method:

Rinse the quinoa with cold water and drain.

Add the quinoa to the water and almond milk in a pot. Bring it to boil and then simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, roast the sunflower seeds until they turn golden brown.

When all is ready, serve the quinoa, topped with the bioyogurt, the sunflower seeds, the nutmeg and the pomegranate.

 

Lunch

Soups are a great way to boost your nutrient intake. When you cook vegetables at high temperatures, it destroys the enzymes and some nutrients. That’s why slow cooking, simmering and lightly sautéing is a great way to save nutrients when preparing your food. Also, don’t forget blended food which is predigested, meaning the nutrients are released and made available to your body much more efficiently.

Green soup

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 1tbsp coconut oil

2 cloves garlic sliced

2 cm ginger sliced

½ tsp coriander

¼ tsp turmeric

1 pinch of sea salt or Himalayan salt

1 cup sliced zucchini

½ cup broccoli head

100g fresh kale

1 lime

3 tbsp fresh parsley

500ml of vegetable broth (homemade)

 

 Method:

 Sauté the spices lightly for 2 minutes: chopped garlic, ginger, coriander, turmeric and salt, using the coconut oil. After this, add moisture with 2 tbsp of water.

Add the zucchini slices. Continue to heat lightly for 3 more minutes.

Add 400ml of the vegetable broth and simmer for 3 minutes.

Add the broccoli, kale and lime juice. Slow cook for another 3 minutes or until all the vegetables have a softer texture and the kale has wilted down.

Remove from the heat then add the parsley.

Blend all on high speed until it becomes silky smooth.

Then it is ready to serve and taste. You can add chickpeas or another alkaline grain to add more protein.

 

Dinner

Potatoes and sweet potatoes are a great example of alkalizing carbohydrates. When you leave their skins on, it will not only increase the fiber content, but it also lower’s their glycemic index. The glycemic index ranks the carbohydrates according to how they affect the sugar levels in blood. Low glycemic index carbohydrates are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolized, meaning there’s no spike in the blood sugar level, and therefore is healthier for you. Another way to keep the glycemic index low is by combining them with healthy fat and proteins, like in the sauce of the following recipe.

Baked vegetables with mint sauce (serves 2)

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Baked vegetables

2 potatoes

1 sweet potato

2 parsnips

1 carrot

2 small onions (peeled)

2 small beetroots

2 tbsp of coconut oil

1 pinch of sea salt or Himalayan salt

 

Method:

Wash the vegetables, leaving the skins on. Cut them into pieces or wedges.

Pre-heat your oven at 400 F

Lightly sauté the vegetables with half of the oil for 3 minutes.

In a closed oven dish, put the vegetables and coat them with the other half of the oil and the salt.

Bake for 15 minutes or longer until fully cooked.

 

Mint sauce

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1 cup of fresh mint leaves

4 tbsp coconut milk powder

1 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp lime juice

1 pinch of sea salt or Himalayan salt

1 tsp of honey

½ cup warm water

1 tsp organic soy sauce

 

 

Method:

 Wash mint leaves and let them drain.

Blend all the ingredients until having a smooth mix.

Chill to thicken.

Pour into a serving jug or add it directly to the baked vegetables.

We hope you enjoy your day, eating delicious and nutritious food, the alkaline way!

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