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A is for Avocado + Alkaline Recipes to Try

Today marks week one of our alkaline foods series, where we will highlight an alkaline food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

A is for Avocado

Alkaline diet pioneers Dr. Robert and Shelly Young consider the avocado to be “nature’s butter” and a perfect food, believing that you should consume 2-3 avocados per day!

While some people shy away from avocados mistakenly believing them to be fattening, science has shown that they contain mostly healthy fats, provide fuel for the body, and are easy to digest. Avocados are also a fruit, not a vegetable, despite their non-sweet taste.

Avocados are rich in nutrients, with vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, H, K and folic acid. They also contain magnesium, copper, iron, calcium, potassium and many other trace elements which help buffer acids. They provide all 18 of the essential amino acids plus 7 fatty acids, including omega 3 and 6. At 70-80% water, avocados are hydrating, contain more protein than cow’s milk, and more potassium than bananas.

Consuming the vitamins, minerals and amino acids found in avocados have shown many health benefits including: lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, ability to inhibit the growth of tumors (particularly prostate tumors), defends against diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and cancer, slows the aging process, protects against eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration, aid in red blood cell regeneration and the prevention of nutritional anemia.

Avocado recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with A:

  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Amaranth
  • Almonds
  • Avocado oil

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board.  Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: B is for Broccoli.

Alkaline Recipe: Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Yields 6 burgers

These tasty black bean veggie burgers are vegan, alkaline, and baked instead of fried. The challenge of  most homemade vegan veggie patties is getting them to stay together, but baking instead of frying helps alleviate that problem. These can be served “protein-style” with a lettuce wrap instead of a bun for maximum alkalinity.

Veggie Patties:

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Wrap and toppings:

  • 6 Large lettuce leaves for wrapping
  • 2 Avocados, sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Red onion, sliced
  • 1 Cucumber, sliced
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Sprouts

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson ionized alkaline water for 10 minutes. Combine all patty ingredients in food processor and blend (may need to do in two batches depending on size of processor). Pour mixture onto greased cookie sheet into six patty-sized drops. Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes carefully turning once with spatula. Arrange on lettuce leaves with remaining toppings and serve.

Look for new alkaline recipes every Monday, check out our previous recipes, and visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information about the health benefits of Chanson alkaline ionized water.

11 Alkaline Recipes – Beverages, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Rather than just give you one alkaline recipe this week, today we’re giving you 11!

Click here for Chanson co-owner Nedalee Ruiz’s 11 recipes for Beverages, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert.

Look for new alkaline recipes every Monday, check out our previous recipes, and visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information about the health benefits of Chanson alkaline ionized water.

Alkaline Recipe: Veggie Mexican Lasanga

Veggie Mexican Lasagna

Serves 6-8

Got an upcoming potluck or having people over for dinner? Try our crowd-pleasing Veggie Mexican Lasagna! It’s vegan!

Ingredients:

  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 yellow crooked neck squash, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 chives, chopped
  • 1 8 oz. can black beans
  • 1 large can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 2 8 oz. cans black olives
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Guacamole to top (try mashing avocado, fresh lime juice, onion powder, pepper and seasoned salt together)

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson ionized alkaline water for 10 minutes.
Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish, and line the bottom of the pan with one layer of six corn tortillas and set aside. Mix enchilada sauce, marinara sauce and cumin together in a large bowl. Add all other ingredients (including soaked and drained veggies) to a separate bowl (except guacamole, chives and green onions). Arrange a layer of veggie bean mix on top of the tortillas and cover with sauce. Top with tortillas and add another layer of veggies and sauce. Top with olives and bake (uncovered) for 45 minutes to an hour. Whip up a batch of guacamole towards the end of the cooking time. Add chives and fresh guacamole when the dish is out of the oven and serve.

Look for new alkaline recipes every Monday, check out our previous recipes, and visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information about the health benefits of Chanson alkaline ionized water.

Alkaline Recipe: Stuffed Eggplant

Stuffed Eggplant

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant (look for those with shallow grooves on the bottom, they have less seeds and are not as bitter)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 8 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 8 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Sea salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and thyme to taste
  • Olive oil for sautéeing

Directions: Soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes. Cut eggplant in half lengthwise, remove pulp and set aside, leaving a scooped-shell. Place the eggplant shells cut-side down and cook for about five minutes in a large skillet coated with olive oil. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. With tongs, transfer shells into a baking dish face up. Add more olive oil to skillet and sautée onions and garlic for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add coarsely chopped eggplant pulp and remaining ingredients and cook over medium-high heat until the majority of the moisture evaporates and you are left with a stew-like mixture. Next, stuff the eggplant shells with the mixture, and bake for 15 minutes.

Look for new alkaline recipes every Monday, check out our previous recipes, and visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information about the health benefits of Chanson alkaline ionized water.

Alkaline Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Marinara

Spaghetti Squash Marinara

This is a great alkaline alternative to heavy pasta dishes!

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 Spaghetti squash
  • 1/2-3/4 jar Favorite marinara sauce (or make your own)
  • Pepper to taste
  • Basil leaves to garnish

Directions: Soak spaghetti squash and basil in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for ten minutes. Cut 1″ slits in spaghetti squash all the way around. Place squash in a small glass baking dish and either bake in oven for about an hour at 375 degrees F, or microwave for 12 minutes, turning once. Allow to cool and cut in half. Scoop out seeds and discard. Use a fork to scoop out “noodles” onto plates and season with pepper. Heat pasta sauce over stove and pour over “noodles” and garnish with basil. Enjoy!

Look for new alkaline recipes every Monday, check out our previous recipes, and visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information about the health benefits of Chanson alkaline ionized water.

Alkaline Recipe: Veggie Faux Hamburger Helper

Veggie Faux Hamburger Helper
A quick and yummy dinner.
Ingredients:
1 package meatless ground (artificial ground beef)
1/2 package taco seasoning
Fresh baby spinach leaves
1 Fresh tomato
1/2 White onion
2 Garlic cloves
Directions: Soak produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes. Prepare meatless ground according to directions, and add taco seasoning. Add all but spinach to skillet and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes. Add spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes. Serve on its own or atop brown rice.

Look for new alkaline recipes every Monday, check out our previous recipes, and visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information about the health benefits of Chanson alkaline ionized water.

Alkaline Recipe: Cabbage Salad

Cabbage Salad
This delicious salad is an easy way to get more alkaline vegetables into your diet and is easy to prepare.
Serves 2
Ingredients:
 
Salad:
1/4 Red cabbage, shredded
1/4 Chopped cucumber
1/4 Green pepper, diced
1/4 Red onion, chopped
1/4 Avocado, chopped
Dressing:
1/2 Lemon, juiced
1/4 cup Chanson 9.5 alkaline water
1/4 cup Olive, grapeseed or flaxseed oil
Onion powder, sea salt, pepper to taste
Directions: Soak produce (with the exception of avocado) in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes. Prepare dressing in small cup. Toss all ingredients together and chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Look for new alkaline recipes every Monday, check out our previous recipes, and visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information about the health benefits of Chanson alkaline ionized water.

Alkaline Recipe: Eggplant Marinara

Eggplant Marinara

Try this twist on traditional eggplant parmesan as a main dish. By omitting the parmesan and not frying the eggplant before baking, you will have a more alkaline–but just as delicious–meatless dish the whole family will love. You can even make it vegan if you use vegan mozzarella.

Serves 4

Ingredients: 

1 eggplant
2 jars favorite marinara sauce (or make your own)
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese or vegan mozzarella
1/2 pkg fresh basil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup fresh baby spinach
Olive oil
Pepper, to taste
Sea salt

Directions: Soak vegetables in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water. Slice eggplant, salt on both sides and leave to drain on a wire rack for one hour with aluminum foil and heavy items on top, then dab excess water with paper towels. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of a 13 inch glass baking dish with one jar of marinara sauce, top with eggplant, drizzle olive oil on each slice. Top with the remaining marinara, garlic, basil, spinach and cheese (may need to do more than one layer depending on size of eggplant). Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with pepper. Allow to cool five minutes before serving.

Look for new alkaline recipes every Monday, check out our previous recipes, and visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information about the health benefits of Chanson alkaline ionized water.

Alkaline Recipe: Vegan Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Serves 2
This easy and delicious soup could make a great starter or main course for a home-cooked Valentines meal.
Ingredients:
  • 1 Large fresh tomato
  • 1 14.5 oz. Can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 Pkg. Fresh basil (remove stems & chop)
  • 2 Large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • Onion powder, sea salt & black pepper to taste
Directions: Soak tomato, basil and garlic in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes. Combine all ingredients except lemon juice and spices in blender and blend. Add all ingredients except spices to large pot and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spices, stir and serve.

Look for new alkaline recipes every Monday, check out our previous recipes, and visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information about the health benefits of Chanson alkaline ionized water.