4 Essential Alkaline Recipes

Having a balanced alkaline/acid diet is critical for optimum health.

With proper balance in your body, you can look forward to:

  • Elastic, youthful skin.
  • Deeper, more restful sleep.
  • Abundant physical energy.
  • Good digestion.
  • Less arthritis.
  • Reduction of candida (yeast) overgrowth.
  • Increased mental acuity, mental alertness.
  • Legal natural high.

Read more about alkaline balance at:  Benefits of a Properly Alkalized Body and 10 Tips for Creating an Alkaline-Acid Balance

Creating that balance in our diet is challenging because all the quick, easy foods are acid-forming – like bread, cakes, hamburgers, etc.

What we all need are some alkaline-forming foods to add to our diet. Here are three recipes using alkaline-forming foods: lemons, millet, spinach and pumpkin seeds. All four are powerfoods too!

Seed Topping For Rice or Vegetables

This is a quick way to add some extra flavor to your grain or steamed vegetables or just for a snack. Also, pumpkin seed are the only seed that is alkaline forming.

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds*
1  – 2 tsp. tamari or soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos

1.    Dry roast seeds in frying pan.
2.    Stir constantly until golden brown.
2.    Remove from heat.
3.    Add tamari or soy sauce or Braggs.
4.    Sprinkle on top of rice or vegetables.

*You can use sunflower seeds instead; they are not alkaline-forming.

Lemon Water (AKA Sugar-free Lemon Aid)

The most alkaline-forming food you can eat is a lemon. Here is a simple way to get some quick alkalizing going into your body. Lemon juice has great digestive qualities so symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are often relieved. Lemons also help cleanse the body of toxins.


  • 1 lemon
  • Water
  • Stevia


  1. Wash lemon well
  2. Cut lemon in half, horizontally
  3. Squeeze each half of a lemon
  4. Add to 2 – 4 cups of water. The lemon juice can be diluted more according to taste.
  5. Add stevia to taste.

Nutrition Tip: Fresh lemons are high vitamin C and dietary fiber. They also have vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron and magnesium, and are low in calories.

To learn more about the health benefits of stevia click here: Sweet Benefits of Stevia

Another Lemon Recipe: Light Herb Lemon Oil Salad Dressing

How much lemon to drink:

For a weight of less than 150 pounds, 1 whole lemon a day.
For a weight of over 150 pounds, 2 whole lemons a day.

Power Spinach Salad

Greens are the highest alkaline-forming foods and they are full of vitamins A, K, and D. Adding spinach to your meal is an excellent way to alkalize your diet.

This very simple and tasty salad is full of powerfoods. Everyone I have served it to enjoys it very much.


  • 1 pound fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • A few drops of stevia
  • Tamari or Bragg Liquid Aminos to taste
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, roasted until golden
  • 2 mandarin orange sections


1.    Wash and trim spinach; pat dry with paper towels.
2.    Combine lemon juice, oil, stevia and Tamari or Braggs in large bowl; add avocado cubes, coating well with the dressing.
3.    Toss spinach and walnuts with avocado and dressing.
4.    Add mandarin orange sections and toss spinach salad again.

To learn all the health benefits of spinach, click here:  Spinach: The First Green Powerfood
To learn the health benefits of walnuts, click here:  Walnuts: The Crinkly Powerfood

Millet: The Alkalizing Grain!

Millet is the only alkalizing grain and it provides many nutrients (15 percent protein), has a sweet nutty flavor and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available, and of course it is one of the powerfoods.

It can be a little tasteless. When I first discovered millet 35 years ago, what we did as hippies was to lightly toast it and that has made it a favorite grain of mine!


  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt


1.    Add millet to a pot with a tight-fitting lid.
2.    Dry sauté on medium high heat till golden brown, stirring constantly.

3.    Add water and sea salt.
4.    Cover with lid, bring to a boil and simmer for 25 to 35 minutes, until all the water is absorbed (millet should be dry).

5.    OR (this only works on an electric stove) Cover with lid, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes, then turn off the heat.
6.    Leave on electric stove burner that you have been cooking on with lid on (do not peek). Leave for 30 minutes; all the water will be absorbed (millet should be dry).
7.    Enjoy!

To discover all the health benefits of millet click here:  Millet: Alkalizing Powerfood

Another great millet recipe: Millet and Buckwheat with Sunflower Seeds (not as alkaline)

Love This? Never Miss Another Story.


Mike H.
Mike H.5 months ago

You have to know that transition to a more alkaline healthy diet requires a shift in attitude towards food. The important point to remember is that small changes go a long way. Add more alkaline foods to your diet gradually.

Very useful article you can read at: http://bestsuggestion.net/alkaline-diet.html

Amy D.
Amy D.about a year ago


Fi T.
Fi T.about a year ago

Balancing what we eat

da c.
Past Member 1 years ago

I love to snack on pumpkin seeds!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen1 years ago

Thank you :)

Pogle S.
Pogle S.1 years ago

I already do spinach and lemon but it looks like I'm going to add millet and pumpkin seeds too!

Carole R.
Carole R.1 years ago

Wow ... I had no idea alkaline could do so much. Thanks for the information.

irene fernandez
irene Fernandez1 years ago

Love this information, Thanks!

Rolden Josic
Rolden Josic2 years ago


A F.
A F.2 years ago

Yum, thanks!