Healing and Comforting Alkaline Drinks
Keep Hydrated with Extremely Simple Alkaline Drinks (perfect for busy people)
Are you looking for alkaline drink recipes that are easy to make, healing and nutritious? Something you can add to your busy schedule without feeling overwhelmed with too many ingredients or complicated juicer/blender routines? If your answer is yes, you will love the ideas included in this post. I know what it’s like when you feel like you don’t have the time to eat (or in this case- drink) in a healthy way. The problem is that we very often associate healthy lifestyle with complicated rituals. While there are also many “advanced” recipes that I promote and that I enjoy preparing in my free time, I am also a big fan of SOS recipes. It’s always good to have them in your alkaline wellness toolbox so that you don’t indulge in unhealthy temptations. Most unwanted food cravings, headaches and the desire to just drink coffee are mostly due to one problem- being acidic and dehydrated. Alkaline drinks serve us to solve this problem and feel naturally energized. With more energy we can enjoy the sense of joy and wellbeing and we feel more motivated to stay healthy. So let’s get down to it (as the recipes are still fresh in my mind, lol)…
SOS Alkaline Drinks for Optimal Hydration and Wellness
1. Rooibos Infusion
I usually add 1-2 tablespoons (1-2 tea bags) for 1 cup water, but feel free to experiment to see what works for you.
To make it more alkaline and anti-inflammatory, I add a few small slices of ginger. Rooibos is naturally sweet, which is great!
You can can also add: coconut milk (thin), rice milk, or almond milk. It’s up to you.
Sometimes, I put in half teaspoon of matcha. Now, matcha, even though it’s green and full of antioxidants is not considered super alkaline as it contains caffeine. But I always say- all is good in moderation.
Rooibos + some plant based milk + bit of matcha can be a nice treat on a cold winter morning, especially if you get up early. It’s something to look forward to. I love it with my morning meditation and journaling…
Rooibos tea is rich in alkaline minerals that help restore energy and balance. It contains calcium, iron, potassium, copper, fluoride, manganese, magnesium, and zinc. It’s caffeine free, and can be served both warm and chilled with some ice cubes. I also like it with my smoothies or smoothie bowls (topic for another day).
In case, you can’t find rooibos and matcha locally, you can get them from Amazon:
2. Grapefruit juice + Coconut (or almond milk).Wow, it’s such an easy and re-energizing drink! You can squeeze in some fresh grapefruit juice by using a basic lemon squeezer,no need to set up a professional juicer or anything.
Since some people don’t like the bitter taste of grapefruits (or grapefruit juice), adding some rice milk, or coconut milk, or even coconut water (fantastic after working out) should do the trick.
Of course, follow your taste intuition. Don’t force yourself into eating/drinking something you know is not for you.
Personally, I am a real grapefruit freak (I know it’s weird). My dad got me used to it (thanks Dad!).
In case you’re new to the alkaline diet- grapefuits even though acidic in taste are alkaline-forming fruits. It’s because they are low in sugar and full of alkaline mineral, this is why, once digested they help alkalyze the body.
A glass of grapefruit juice, helps boost your levels of Vitamin C and strenghten your immune system. It’s also packed with potasium, calsium and phosphorous.
I find it great as a natural remedy to relax my mind but re-energize my body at the same time.
3. Simple ginger or turmeric anti-inflammatory water (amazing for hydration!)
All you need is a small hand blender and few small slices of ginger or turmeric and filtered alkaline water.
Just blend it and enjoy!
A few words of warning though- turmeric water doesn’t taste super nice (Ok, you can do it for health, but if you want to make it into something tasty, I think I have some ideas that can help you).
You can also blend in a few slices of orange with your turmeric.
or..you can just blend a few slices of lemon and ginger and sweeten it with stevia (which is alkaline approved).
You can also use turmeric/ ginger water with your alkaline teas as well as smoothies.
I hope this short post gave you a few ideas, I know you already know hydration is important, we all know this.
The question is to actually do it and keep on track.
This is why I am such a big advocate of alkaline drinks. Sometimes, we may get pressed for time, things happen, or maybe we get off track for a few days.
But alkaline hydration can quickly restore balance and energy.
Whenever I get unwanted (=unhealthy) food cravings I first ask myself, OK…are you hydrated enough Marta?
Seriously this is one of the most important things to take care of…and luckilly it’s not that hard…
To your health- enjoy!
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