Spare yourself the emotional stress of calorie counting. Energize your body and mind and feel like bouncing off the walls. The most successful people in the world, like Tony Robbins, follow the Alkaline Diet Lifestyle. Take the holistic approach and nourish yourself with alkaline, plant based foods. Read on and embrace alkalinity; create long term health success you deserve!
Keep Hydrated with Extremely Simple Alkaline Drinks (perfect for busy people)
How to Lose Weight, Have More Energy and Beat Sugar Addiction
If you are looking for long-term health success and you are sick and tired of diets that don’t work, unrealistic cleanses or torturing yourself with exaggerated workout routines, this article will help you. Overcoming sugar cravings is not as simple as going cold-turkey without having any solid plan to fall back on. The problem is that we very often perceive problems such as: weight gain, lack of energy, moodiness (and even anxiety) and uncontrolled sugar addiction as separate problems that require separate solutions- usually quick fixes or, in some cases, swallowing the pill that can make things worse…The truth is that the real holistic solution has been hidden from us. Main stream marketing makes us go for other things (let’s call them fads, OK?) so that we stay sick and tired (some people create entire businesses around people who are sick and tired). Read on to discover the simple solution that has helped me lose weight, beat sugar addiction and even cure a weird auto-immune disease that was provoking a really serious eye condition (uveitis)… Continue reading
3 Beautiful Plant Based Ideas for Different Ocassions
People always ask me: I want to try to eat “more alkaline” but what the heck do I eat? Well, the good news is that following the alkaline diet is not as hard as many gurus make it to be. First of all, it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress. Also, the alkaline diet is not about eating 100% raw (unless of course you want to). There are many different ways to go about it (for example, some people go fully vegan, some don’t, some go vegeterian and some simply decide to add more plant based foods into their diet and reduce animal products at the same time). It’s up to you what you decide to choose. My goal is to provide you with simple, easy and nutritious recipes that don’t require spending hours in your kitchen. These are also fantastic to detox and help you add more fresh raw or almost raw foods into your diet. Whatever it is that you eat, always try to serve it with a big bowl of salad. You can never go wrong with that! So there we go ladies and gentlemen, some of my latest recipes! Of course, remember that nothing is set in stone. Feel free to use your imagination and transfrom those recipes if you want (especially if a recipe calls for an ingredient you can’t stand or doesn’t work well for you). And yes, as the title of this post says, these recipes are fully plant based, as it is our goal- we want to enrich our diets with beautiful plant based foods and actually enjoy it (doesn’t have to be gross…) Continue reading
Date and Cashew Bars with Coconut (Vegan, Paleo, Raw + Gluten-Free)
Dates are a great source of dietary fibre and are rich in the essential nutrient iron; they are also a very healthy sweet treat that won’t add to your waistline making them a great option for a guilt-free snack. Cashew nuts are also high in essential minerals, protein and cholesterol lowering fats. Coconut adds a distinct yet complimentary flavor to these bars while also bringing along some extra fibre and healthy fats. They are also a great addition to your lunch box or handbag for those moments in between meals when you need a little healthy, low GI energy boost. This recipe is super easy to make, great for busy people. Moreover, it fits in vegan, paleo, raw and gluten-free lifestyles. Totally compatible with an alkaline lifestyle as well. Add it to your healthy recipes repertoire. You will love it! Date and Cashew bars are also great for breakfast or as a quick after workout snack. Continue reading
Easy and Nourishing Alkaline Lunches for Hot Summers
If you are looking for easy alkaline lunch recipes to energize your body and mind, you have come to the right place. This post contains 3 fully plant based recipes that are great for beginners. They will help you add more green alkaline foods into your diet, not to mention adding more raw foods- these are always great! The recipes use what I call common-sense superfoods, that, in most cases are really easy to find in most grocery stores. Depending on where you live, nori may me a bit more difficult to find, but, on a positive note, nori is becoming more and more main-stream and therefore easier to find. At the end of this post, I included some Amazon recommendations, in case you are not able to find all the ingredients locally. Here’s to your health- alkaline, vegan and full of life. Pick up the recipe and get started! Continue reading
Easy & Refreshing Alkaline Soup Recipe Anyone Can Make!
What makes this soup special? It’s easy, fresh, extremely alkalyzing and great for warm days! Cucumbers are very good for flushing out toxins from the body and therefore aiding weight loss, they also help to provide the skin with essential minerals such as magnesium, potassium and silicone (this is what makes them super alkaline!). Garlic not only adds great flavour to this soup, but it is another great food for detoxing your system, and the capsicum in the chili adds to the immune-boosting benefits of this soup. Lime juice helps to improve digestion and so it further aids in detoxing the system and boosting weight loss. Coconut water is high in electrolytes and is known to be the ultimate thirst quencher. Fantastic after streneous workouts! This cold alkaline soup is incredibly refreshing on a hot afternoon. It can also be combined with some cooked food, as a side dish, it’s up to you! Continue reading
Curried Butternut Soup with Almond Milk (Alkaline, Vegan, Gluten-Free friendly recipe)
Butternut squash is high in dietary fibre and potassium which is important for bone health, it also contains a significant amount of vitamin B6 which is essential for the proper functioning of both your liver and immune system. Almonds are great for detoxifying your liver; their high vitamin E content is known to help clear out fatty deposits that may be lurking in your liver after a long winter of comforting, heavy foods. Turmeric is another great liver detoxifier due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The garlic and ginger are also known for their liver detoxifying abilities as well as their anti-inflammatory properties. This is an incredibly flavorful soup, although it is spicy, and can be enjoyed at anytime of the day either hot or cold. Continue reading
Carrot, Lime and Coconut Smoothie with Cashew Nuts, Tahini and a Hint of Chili
Carrots are a great source of vitamin A and C, while lime juice also is very high in vitamin C making both ingredients very good for the maintenance of a healthy, youthful skin. The coconut milk and cashew nuts contain high doses of healthy fats that will help to moisturize your skin from within; these healthy fats are also very good for maintaining strong and well nourished hair. The Tahini adds a sesame flavour to this smoothie as well as a creaminess that is further boosted by the addition of the banana, which makes a great smoothie base. The hint of chili adds a spicy kick as well as the immune-boosting capsicum that it is so rich in… Continue reading
Super Green Apple and Spirulina Smoothie
Green apples are known to be an excellent anti-ageing ingredient due to their high fiber and anti-oxidant properties; they help maintain healthy, supple skin. Green apples are also great for nourishing the skin due to their vitamin density and are also great for skin whitening and brightening. If organic, apples are best eaten with the skin on as it contains a large amount of the apple’s nutrients. Spirulina is a super food that is made from algae and is known for its immune boosting properties. If you don’t want to use spirulina in this recipe, you can also use barley grass. Ginger is another great addition as its anti-inflammatory properties also help to boost the immune system. The addition of banana to this smoothie gives it a potassium rich base and the Brazil nuts not only add some protein and healthy fats, but they are also high in selenium, which is essential cognitive function, fertility and the immune system. Ground cinnamon is known for its ability to stabilize blood sugar levels, rounding off this smoothie combination as a great option for breakfast. I really recommend this smoothie for beginners as it tastes great and is really easy to make. Continue reading
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…