If you want to have more energy and vitality you should incorporate more alkaline foods to your daily diet.
For good health your blood needs to be more alkaline than acid.
Eating more alkaline foods will help with digestion, improve skin tone, better memory and concentration and reduce cravings for sugar.
Alkaline-forming foods to add to your everyday meals:
–root vegetables; they are rich in more minerals than other vegetables. Look for beetroot, carrots, turnips, parsnips
–cruciferous vegetables; they are rich sources of sulfur containing compounds choose from broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, arugula and watercress
–leafy greens; these include spinach, Swiss chard, turnip greens. Spinach is the best pick here known for its rich vitamine K and folate content
–lemons; while containing citric acid lemons have a very high content of the strongly alkaline minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium,phosphorus, copper, manganese. These minerals have a very alkalising effect on the body.
Alkaline recipe – Cauliflower with basil-lemon sauce
For the basil-lemon sauce
zest and juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup fruity extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium red onion, finely diced
1 medium head cauliflower, stalks and stems discarded, florets finely diced
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup basil-lemon Sauce
1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped for garnish
1. Combine the basil, lemon zest and juice, oil, and raw honey in a blender. Blend and transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for about 7 to 10 days.
2. Melt the butter with the olive oil in a chef’s pan or wok large enough to hold all the cauliflower over high heat. Add the onion and saute until the onion softens, about 2 minutes.
3. Add the cauliflower, stir thoroughly, salt and pepper liberally, and cook until the cauliflower softens, about 10 minutes.
4. Add 2 tablespoons of the sauce and cook until tender and fragrant, another 10 minutes. Adjust the salt, add the remaining 2 tablespoons sauce, mix thoroughly, and transfer to a serving bowl. Top with the chopped basil.