An Alkaline Christmas
Many of you will be wondering what’s to be done about Christmas…the time of indulgence. I know you are really motivated to give alkalising a go, but the thought of the repercussions of asking for a vegetable based Christmas meal seem to bring into focus some of the social and cultural challenges that lay ahead.
But fear not my alkalizing friends help is at hand! We want to give you the best chance of success on your alkalising journey, so we have come up with a few ideas so you can enjoy the festive season with ease.
Remember, we want a balance of alkaline and acidic foods in the diet and so too in Christmas lunch. Try to pick your most alkalising foods to accompany your meal, such as salads, steamed vegetables and more fruit based desserts.
If you are having a celebratory meal and you want to turn vegetables into something a bit special that aren’t too far off the beaten track, here are some ideas:
Soup (i.e. broccoli, carrot and coriander or pumpkin)
Crudités (vegetable sticks) served with dips
Serve up your meal with a large salad. There is nothing wrong with cooking up your festive roast turkey so long as you follow your 80/20 rule and back it up with a deliciously festive salad.
If your keen to try something a little more off the beaten track, why not try a Nut roast or a raw pie
Alkaline cocktails- why not get everyone alkaline this Christmas with one of our delicious smoothie recipes, check out our recipes section for ideas
Below is a recipe for a delicious ice cream that even the biggest skeptic will enjoy…
1 ½ cups coconut water
1 ½ cups coconut meat
¼ cup of honey, coconut or agave syrup
3 Tbsp coconut butter
½ tsp lemon or lime juice
¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
Seeds from ½ vanilla bean (alternatively you can use 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and purée until a silky smooth consistency is obtained.
Pour the mixture into serving bowl, cover it and place in the freezer.
When set scoop out like regular ice-cream.
Makes a delicious accompaniment to a fresh mango cheek and some crushed nuts.