Eating Clean and Green
Looking for some supercharged alkalising foods to give your body a green boost? If you’ve recently come aboard the ‘green movement’, the following foods are some of the best alkalising sources to set you in the right direction…
Avocados are an excellent source of the alkalising mineral, potassium. They are also rich in vitamin E, providing added antioxidant benefits. Avocados are extremely versatile – their creamy texture makes a great addition to raw food dishes. What’s more, the subtle flavour of avocado lends itself to either sweet or savoury meals.
Spinach is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll and provides an abundant amount of alkalising minerals including magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and manganese. It can easily be incorporated to any type of savoury dish, enjoyed on its own as a side salad or thrown into a green juice or smoothie.
Broccoli contains a powerhouse of nutrients including key alkalising minerals potassium, magnesium and calcium, plus the added nutritional benefits of fibre, vitamin C and folate. Add to a stir-fry, blend in a puree or steam on its own for a super alkalising dish.
Although not always green in colour, capsicum still provides a healthy dose of alkalising potassium, making it an alkaline food source. Capsicum is also rich in vitamin C when raw, so try to keep heating to a minimum to preserve this valuable nutrient.
A source of potassium, calcium and magnesium, green peas are the perfect alkalising accompaniment to your lunch or dinner. Make your peas more interesting by blending them into a puree for a smooth and creamy texture.
If you’re time poor, you might like to try a greens powder containing a concentrated blend of the above types of alkalising foods to pop into a shaker bottle or smoothie. Try to add a green addition to your breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and enjoy the many benefits of eating clean and green!