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4 Essential Alkaline Recipes

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)

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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11:09AM PDT on Jun 17, 2015

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.

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6:48AM PDT on Oct 14, 2014


4:46AM PDT on Jun 26, 2014

Balancing what we eat

7:57AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

I love to snack on pumpkin seeds!

1:35AM PST on Mar 8, 2014

Thank you :)

1:51AM PST on Feb 15, 2014

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

8:09PM PST on Feb 3, 2014

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

7:24AM PST on Dec 17, 2013

Love this information, Thanks!

6:46AM PDT on Nov 2, 2013


12:22AM PDT on Oct 14, 2013

Yum, thanks!

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