Alkaline Breakfast? But what the Heck Do I Eat?
I hear this all the time: “I would like to eat more alkaline, but I find it very hard to organize myself first thing in the morning”, or “This sounds like a great way of eating and living, but it’s not practical for most people” or “I can do it on weekends but with all the work and family obligations I find it hard during the week” or: “I don’t have time”. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Simple solutions are always the best. This short post will provide you with easy and nutritious alkaline breakfast recipe ideas and other tips that will help you change your mindset about the alkaline diet and lifestyle. While my previous post: Alkaline Cooking for Busy People contains very useful preparation tips, this one focuses on one of the biggest roadblocks- alkaline breakfasts. Read on to find out what to do to have awesome energy, mental focus and the feeling of alertness and positivity. Without having to depend on caffeine. From the moment you wake up until the moment you go to bed. How you start the day…
Alkaline Breakfasts- Tips and Recipes- Simplicity is the Winner
Our minds tend to make it much more complicated than it really is. But in fact, there are many easy and nutritious alkaline-vegan meals that only take a couple of minutes to create. They are all healthier versions of more traditional breakfasts that are not always that healthy and alkaline…Not saying you can never have a cheat meal, in fact, when it comes to alkaline way of eating and living, you don’t have to be 100% perfect. Try to be 70% awesome and 30% relaxed. Perfectionism kills motivation. “It has to be all or nothing” is the worst enemy. Plus it creates stress (“I gotta stick to this DIET!”). And stress is very acid-forming…
It’s not about STICKING TO A DIET.
It’s about creating a flexible, healthy lifestyle that you enjoy and that pays you back with energy and holistic wellness!
Use the following recipes as templates to create your own:
Recipe #1 Easy Green Alkaline Porridge
Very easy recipe on the go and great alternative for those who don’t have the time to make a smoothie or do juicing first thing in the morning.
- Simply grab a mix of nuts and seeds (I love almonds and chia seeds, but if you are allergic to any of these ingredients try something else, like for example sunflower seeds) and pour over some coconut milk (you may also go for almond milk or chia seed milk- so yummy).
- Add some barley grass powder (very nutritious and alkaline plus it doesn’t have a strong taste like spirulina), mix well and enjoy!
- Chia seeds will keep you full until lunch!
Keep experimenting with all kinds of nuts, seeds and dairy-free milk so that you don’t get bored with this one.
Recipe #2 Easy Avo Tost
This one is good if you wake up hungry!
- Go for some healthy, wholesome grain bread or gluten-free bread and toast it.
- Sprinkle over some olive oil and fresh tomato zest.
- Place some fresh avocado slices and cilantro on top.
- Season with Himalayan salt.
- Have it with a glass of fresh grapefruit juice (yes I know this fruit tastes acidic, but it actually has alkaline-forming effect on the body..why? Because it’s low in sugar and high in minerals, this is why it is listed as an alkaline-forming fruit.
Recipe #3 Veggie Wrap
This one is super easy if you make sure you always have some fresh veggies that are already washed and chopped (it all comes down to preparation).
Dinner leftovers can help too!
Use them to make a nice, veggie wrap. Add some hummus for more flavor!
Yum! Great as a take away brekkie!
Recipe #4 Yummy Toast + Cocoa Vegan Milk
This option is not super alkaline, it’s moderatly-alkaline/neutral but very tasty and nutritious… I suggest you keep it and try it as a healthier version of traditional toast with butter thing.
Use it whenever you get up with a sweet tooth…
- Grab a slice of a wholesome grain, or gluten-free bread of your choice (I like spelt bread but it’s not gluten-free) and toast it.
- Spread over some coconut oil (yum..) and some home-made marmalade…
- Have it with some warm almond milk (add in some raw cocoa and maca powder; again cocoa is not a super alkaline ingredient but it’s still a healthy option).
- You could also have some almond milk with barley grass powder.
Recipe #5 Beans with Zucchini
This one is great for cold winter mornings.
- Simply stir-fry spiralized zucchini and cooked beans in some coconut oil (low heat). Spiralized zucchini is very quick to cook (but don’t overcook it, you want it to be crunchy).
- Add some spices of your choice to warm up!
If you don’t have a spiralizer device yet, check out this one by Yany Kitchen.
Start with the recipes suggested above and take it from there.
Baby steps! If you can add a glass of alkaline juice or smoothie first thing in the morning, you will see that you will no longer depend on caffeine for energy.
- Create your evening routine and try to plan your breakfast. It could be as easy as preparing a bag of almonds and a banana (again this is not a super alkaline fruit, but to be honest it’s one of my fave fruits; it’s all about balance) or other fruits to keep in your bag so that when you go to work you have some back up plan even if you oversleep and skip breakfast at home.
- I know that busy schedule makes it harder. It’s a fact. What you need to understand is that there are many people who, just like you, are on a busy schedule, yet manage to find the ways to keep healthy and organized. Accept your situation and be proactive not reactive.
- be good on yourself; it’s not about religiously sticking to a diet or going for the all or nothing approach to achieve this lifestyle fast. Big changes take time. It’s all about moving forward. Be a holistic warrior. Think like a holistic warrior. If you gotta crawl- crawl, but crawl the best you can just to move forward. Small step is better than nothing. Don’t compare yourself to other people. It’s your transformation and everyone needs a different approach. If you are new to this, try with a simple goal- for example add one alkaline meal a day, or one alkaline smoothie a day. Rome wasn’t built in a day and it’s not about perfection but about progress.
- If you really think you don’t have time for a healthy breakfast, try to do it on weekends or when you are off work and make it your habit. Then, try to do it once a week on a working day. Baby steps!
- Have a big glass of water (or 2) first thing in the morning. Add some lemon juice if you wish.
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