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Alkaline Recipe: Almond Avocado Smoothie

Don’t be turned off by this unusual combination. The banana naturally sweetens the smoothie, the avocado is very mild and the almond milk and almond butter round it out with a nutty flavor. This is a filling smoothie that’s a great way to start your day or enjoy in place of a meal. The fact that it doesn’t require a juicer or any pre-soaking makes it quick and convenient.

Yields approx 1 glass

Ingredients:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp Almond butter
  • Crushed ice (preferably made with alkaline ionized water)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender and enjoy within 12 hours.

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R is for Radishes + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 18th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

R is for Radishes

Radishes are rich in vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, folate, B vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, sodium, copper and zinc.

Radishes promote health in many ways. They:

  • Rebuild tissues and blood vessels
  • Maintain health of bones and teeth
  • Fight cellular damage
  • Lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, diverticulitis and cancer
  • Are purifying and detoxifying
  • Are a natural diuretic
  • Combat inflammation and infections

Radish recipes to try:

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M is for Millet + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 13th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

M is for Millet

Millet is one of the few grains that is alkalizing to the body. It is also gluten-free, non-allergenic, has a low glycemic index and is rich in protein, magnesium, calcium, niacin, copper, manganese, fiber and antioxidants.

Millet promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Aids in digestion
  • Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Fights constipation
  • Has a calming effect
  • May help prevent cardiovascular disease
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Can help reduce the effects of migraines and heart attacks
  • Acts as a prebiotic

Millet recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with M:

  • Mung beans

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: N is for New Baby Potatoes.

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B is For Broccoli + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the second installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

B is for Broccoli

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable rich in potassium,  magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, protein, beta-carotene, zinc, selenium, carotenoid lutein, Vitamin B6, glucoraphanin and folate.

The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in broccoli promote health in many ways including:

  • Helps maintain a healthy nervous system
  • Optimizes brain function
  • Promotes regular muscle growth
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Helps the skin to detoxify and repair itself
  • Bolsters the immune system
  • Protects against cancer
  • Boosts liver function
  • Aids in digestion
  • Prevents constipation
  • Maintains low blood sugar
  • Curbs overeating
  • Helps prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts
  • Reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke

Broccoli recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with B:

  • Beetroot
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Bell peppers
  • Brown rice
  • Butterbeans
  • Borage 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: C is for Cucumber.

Alkaline Recipe: Raw Zucchini Salad

Raw Zucchini Salad

Salad ingredients:

  • 1 zucchini
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 handful chopped red onion

Dressing ingredients:

  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed oil, or grapeseed oil
  • Sea salt, pepper, and onion powder to taste

Directions: Soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 min. Slice zucchini lengthwise into six strips. Sweat zucchini by sprinking sea salt on both sides and placing over a glass dish on top of a wire rack for one hour. Remove excess salt and water with paper towels, then chop zucchini. Combine salad ingredients in an 8 1/2″ X 11″ glass baking dish. Combine dressing ingredients in a food processor and process. Pour dressing over salad and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before draining excess oil and 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: Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

A fresh and delicious alternative to preservative-packed store-bought salsas.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Roma tomato
  • Handful chopped white or yellow onion
  • 3 Tbs. Chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Pepper, sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder to taste

Directions: Soak all produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, 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.

Alkaline Recipe: Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Horchata

Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Horchata
Here’s an alkaline twist on a traditional Mexican drink. Instead of white rice, regular water, cow’s milk and white sugar, we have substituted alkaline ingredients for better nutrition in a version that’s just as delicious.
Yields 6 cups
Ingredients:

Directions: Pour the rice and water into a blender and blend until the rice just begins to break up, about 1 minute. Let rice and water sit at room temperature for three hours minimum. Strain the rice water into a pitcher and discard the rice. Stir remaining ingredients (with the exception of the ice) into the rice water. Chill and stir before serving over crushed ice.

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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.

Alkaline Recipe: Raw Summer Salad

Raw Summer Salad

Serves 1

Kick off summer with this quick and refreshing salad.

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 large cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • Pinch sea salt

Directions: Soak cucumber and onion in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson ionized alkaline water for 10 minutes. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, toss, and serve immediately. Consider serving on a bed of greens or adding fresh mint and/or watermelon for variation.

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 Pita Pizza

Veggie Pita Pizza

Serves 4

A fun, quick dinner that’s a nice alternative to greasy delivery or frozen pizza. One pita pizza per person is substantial if served with a nice salad.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Pieces pita bread
  • 1 jar spaghetti or pizza sauce
  • 4 Handfuls mozzarella cheese or vegan mozzarella (optional)
  • Green peppers, diced
  • Red onion, diced
  • 1-2 Handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tomato, diced
  • 1/2 Avocado, diced
  • Olives (optional)
  • Fresh pineapple chunks (optional)

Directions: Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Soak produce in 8.0-8.5 pH Chanson alkaline ionized water for 10 minutes. Warm up pita bread in oven for one minute on a greased cookie sheet. Add sauce, cheese and toppings (except avocado). Bake for 8 minutes. Add avocado when it comes out of the oven, slice, 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.