Papaya Breakfast Bowl. This bowl is so pretty, it is hard to eat it! Just a reminder that even in the dark of winter, we can still enjoy delicious breakfast bowls that are healthy and light. Add all the delicious superfoods–papaya, goji berries, blueberries , hemp seeds, figs, cacao, sliced banana coconut chips, dried figs and hemp seeds. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free.
Super Alkaline Salad. If you have spent any time at all reading this website, you know that I believe that healthy food is medicine and the key to long term health. My motto is, “I want food to nourish and sustain me, not just entertain me”. So, with that tall order, I try and stay away from donuts, cupcakes and other processed foods that have no, (or actually negative,) nutritional value. For me, I don’t feel as good when I eat meat, dairy, processed foods and high carb sugary foods. I love green food, brightly colored food, crunchy food and that usually means fruits and vegetables.
Super Alkaline Salad
I decided to make a salad with several ingredients on the list of most alkaline foods, and add a super healthy dressing. I came up with this deliciousness. Whether you are a fan of the alkaline/acid diet theory or not, one can’t deny that eating these alkaline foods will be good for your health. After eating this salad, you too, will be a believer! I chose cucumber, avocado, baby broccoli, raspberries, toasted almonds, baby kale, papaya and watermelon–you can use these 8 foods, or add some of your own favorites. I have already eaten this salad as I write this post, and I can say, it was awesome!
Growing My Own Vegetables and Herbs
I am growing some of my own vegetables and herbs on my patio with my organic patio garden tower. It makes it so much easier to adhere to a primarily alkaline diet. I use the vegetables and herbs the in salads, dressings, smoothies and in many of my vegan recipes. I love that it takes up only 4 square feet, and is perfect for those of us with limited space for growing healthy and organic food. The compost tube which houses the worms, allows for nutrient rich food growing. I think this is the key to the fast and healthy growth of my plants. This is my organic patio garden after only 23 days! I love that kale, one of the most alkaline foods available. Check it out here.
Immune Boosting Salad Dressing
In addition to the hearty goodness of the alkaline foods that comprise the salad, I put together an immune boosting dressing, using The Master Tonic as the base, and adding olive oil, goji berries and dates to create the dressing. I want to drink this dressing!
Mango Kiwi Chocolate Chia Dessert, a vegan, gluten free, dairy free treat. Looking for a dessert that you can make with whatever you have around the kitchen? This is it! If you have chia seeds and nut milk, you can whip up the chocolate chia pudding. Layer with whatever fruit you have, some coconut yogurt and top with the superfoods that you love. Healthy and sweet:) Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Superfood Breakfast Bowl. Breakfast is the perfect time for a bowl of superfoods, full of flavor and nutrients. It will help you start your day off right, with energy and focus. Chia seeds, goji berries, coconut with kiwi, almond milk and a little chocolate makes for a yummy breakfast with protein, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. If you are feeling sluggish, you can also whip up this bowl any time of the day for a nutrition boost. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free.