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Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #7

We have curated over 800 alkaline recipes on our Pinterest board and are now curating full day meal plans in this alkaline meal plan series for those who want to eat alkaline but don’t know where to start.

Remember to soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes for best results as well as to use 9.5 ionized alkaline water whenever water is called for in a recipe including to boil with.

Alkaline Meal Plan – Day 7:

Breakfast

 

 

Grapefruit Avocado Ginger Smoothie 

 

 

Lunch

 

Kale Salad with Avocado, Carrot and Ginger Red Pepper Dressing

 

 

 

Snack/Appetizer

 

Black Eyed Pea Salad

 

 

 

Dinner

 

Black Bean Cakes

 

 

 

Side Dish

 

Garlic Rubbed Cabbage Steaks

 

 

 

Dessert

 

Luau Fruit Salad

 

 

 

TIP: If you get hungry in between meals you can snack on pre-soaked almonds or a green juice. And remember to drink half your body weight in Chanson ionized alkaline water daily.

NOTE: You do not need to be a member of Pinterest to access these recipes. Simply click on the link and then click the “website” button or the photo on the resulting page, and you will be taken to the full recipe.

Look for a new alkaline meal plan next Monday, check out our previous recipes, and our alkaline foods series.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

Alkaline Meal Plan Series – Day #4

We have curated over 800 alkaline recipes on our Pinterest board and are now curating full day meal plans in this alkaline meal plan series for those who want to eat alkaline but don’t know where to start.

Remember to soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes for best results as well as to use 9.5 ionized alkaline water whenever water is called for in a recipe including to boil with.

Alkaline Meal Plan – Day 4:

Breakfast

 

Alkaline Cleansing Smoothie

 

 

Lunch

Zucchini, Carrot & Cashew Salad Rolls (veggie sushi)

Snack/Appetizer

 

Spicy Asian Slaw

 

 

Dinner

 

 Kale Rolls with Quinoa & Chickpea Stuffing

 

 

Side Dish

 

Garlic Ginger Baby Bok Choy

 

 

Dessert

 

Sugar-Free Dairy-Free Cauliflower Pudding

 

 

TIP: If you get hungry in between meals you can snack on pre-soaked almonds or a green juice. And remember to drink half your body weight in Chanson ionized alkaline water daily.

NOTE: You do not need to be a member of Pinterest to access these recipes. Simply click on the link and then click the “website” button or the photo on the resulting page, and you will be taken to the full recipe.

Look for a new alkaline meal plan next Monday, check out our previous recipes, and our alkaline foods series.

Click here to grab your free Chanson Water Alkaline/Acid Food Charts!

How to Save Time and Money on Your Juicing & Smoothie-Making

Juicing and homemade green smoothies have become a global phenomenon, and a healthy daily routine in many households. And for good reason: they pack an abundance of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients in each glass, and are a great way to start the day.

But as Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy says in the film Cancer is Curable NOW, “Juicing isn’t easy.” Unfortunately, daily juicing and cleanup can be quite messy and time consuming, and it’s not always easy to keep a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables on hand, or to consume all produce you do have before it goes bad or you get tired of it.

Green smoothies are slightly more forgiving since most blenders are quicker to clean than juicers, and smoothies can usually be poured in a glass instead of having to be shaken up in a container with a lid.

But while some people revert to quadrupling juicing and smoothie recipes and storing the leftovers in the fridge for a few days to save time, the truth is that fresh juice and smoothies need to be consumed within 8-12 hours for best results.

Our solution?

Freeze it.

The next time you juice or make a smoothie, try doubling the recipe and pouring the excess in ice cube trays (before adding Chanson water or non-dairy milk to dilute it). When frozen, transfer the cubes to a freezer-safe bag and label.

They’ll be ready for you the next time you are short on time and/or ingredients. Just pop 6-8 cubes in the blender along with some 9.5 Chanson alkaline ionized water for juices or unsweetened non-dairy milk for smoothies, blend, and you’re good to go!

This method works great for using produce that would otherwise go bad in the pantry, and being able to add seasonal ingredients to your juices and smoothies year-round.

The result will be rather slushy, and separation may occur which is why we recommend using a glass with straw or a container with a lid in order to stir or shake. If you’re really short on time you can just add the cubes as you would ice to flavor your Chanson water.

We recommend that you drink at least one juice or green smoothie a day, and enjoy them fresh whenever possible. And keep in mind that you can always add a combination of fresh juice or produce to your frozen cubes for variety.

See 5 other ways you can use Chanson alkaline ionized water to enhance beverages and try our juice and smoothie recipes! Chanson water ionizers are available at www.chansonwater.com.

Alkaline Recipe: Green Machine Smoothie

Green Machine Smoothie

Serves 1

While parsley may not be your first choice to add to a smoothie, it’s packed with nutrients and this recipe helps to mask the taste. Trust us, we didn’t care for parsley either, but we love the taste of the Green Machine Smoothie.

Fun fact: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is rumored to dislike parsley so much that she learned how to say “no parsley please” in some six languages!

Ingredients:

  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 2 frozen bananas, peeled
  •  1 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 piece fresh pineapple (1″ thick)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2-4 oz. Chanson ionized alkaline water

Directions: Soak spinach and parsley in a bowl of8.0-8.5 pH Chanson ionized alkaline water for 10 minutes. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender (using fresh Chanson water – more for a thinner smoothie, less for a thicker one). Serve.

Tip: To make frozen bananas, peel and chunk into 1-2 inch pieces and place in ice cube trays. Freeze for at least 6 hours. You can put any remaining frozen bananas in a freezer safe bag to keep on hand.

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.

4 Tips to Shift Your Eating Habits

Remember the Lay’s potato chip slogan “Betcha can’t eat just one?”

Well, it’s more than just a slogan, it’s a scientific fact that processed foods are designed to make you crave more of them by depriving you of the nutrition your body needs. Scientists in labs literally work to design foods which leave you feeling unsatisfied, so that you’ll consume more of the products the major brands they represent produce.

You Are What You Eat

It’s no wonder that our country is now facing an epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases like obesity, diabetes and cancer. Americans are bombarded with more processed food choices than ever, and the lure of the convienent fast food drive thru and dollar menu is on almost every street corner. Food can be a drug and it’s time that we start recognizing unhealthy foods as such.

Even animals are not immune to the addiction of processed foods, as evidenced in this funny video: Sam the Shoplifting Seagull Is Addicted to Doritos.

Taste is a Learned Response; Not a Fixed Response

Fortunately, taste is not a fixed sense and can be reprogrammed to get you craving the right type of foods that your body will thrive on instead of the foods that may ultimately destroy it.

According to Anna Coutler of Better World Cuisine, “Taste preferences will change with time and support your new way of eating. The understanding that enjoying a food can grow on us is absolutely true. After we have eaten a new food about a dozen times, the body will call for it again and it will become one of the preferred foods. By habitually stretching your palate, the tolerance and enjoyment of healthy foods will increase. The more one eats high-nutrient foods, the less one craves low-nutrient foods. Over time, wanting less fat, protein and carbohydrates happens naturally, and the fabulously healthy foods become our favorites.”

4 Tips to Shift Your Eating Habits

1. Introduce New Alkaline Foods Into Your Diet – It’s easier to add foods to your diet than to subtract them, so an easy tip is to try adding one new alkaline fruit or vegetable to your shopping cart each week. Examples include avocados, kale, spinach, cucumber, broccoli, asparagus, coconut, grapefruit and lemons.

2. Start Your Day With a Green Juice or Smoothie – According to raw food expert Karen Knowler, whatever type of food you eat upon rising (sugary, starchy, healthy, etc.) is what you are likely to crave for the remainder of the day. So by starting each day with a nutritious green juice or smoothie, you are setting yourself up for success.

3. Drink More Water – Oftentimes when we feel hungry, we are actually dehydrated. Try drinking a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily in order to stay properly hydrated and to ward off food cravings. Chanson alkaline ionized water is able to hydrate and detoxify without leaving a bloated or waterlogged feeling. Visit us at www.chansonwater.com for more information.

4. Switch Your Sweetener – Sugar is highly addicting and has been linked to cancer, and artificial sweeteners are loaded with toxins that make them even more damaging to health. Instead, try stevia or xylitol. Both are natural sweeteners with a low glycemic index that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Alkaline Recipe: Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This actually has a very mild flavor, with the spinach giving it a bit of a kick. You can try purchasing bags of frozen strawberries to have on hand when not in season. (Produce which is intended for freezing is usually less pesticide-ridden than fresh.)
 
Serves 1
Ingredients:
  • 1 Large banana
  • 4 Strawberries
  • 1 Handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1 Cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 Scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder (avoid powders which contain whey and/or artificial sweeteners)
  • Crushed ice (preferably made with alkaline ionized water
Directions: Soak spinach and strawberries in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes. Add all ingredients to blender and serve immediately.

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.