Alkaline Breakfast Recipes – The Ultimate Guide
When you first start to live the alkaline diet and you go through your list of alkaline foods to work out what to eat, one of the first questions that you will ask is “what am I going to have for breakfast?” – what on earth can you eat if you’re having an alkaline breakfast?!
At first glance I can understand why!
Alkaline breakfasts, without guidance, can seem impossible – but I tell you what – they are actually really easy when you know how….and the good news is….I know how.
And the better news is…I’m going to teach you how to make delicious alkaline breakfasts in under five minutes!
And what’s more in this article I will also be giving you an EXACT, step-by-step, day-by-day transition from wherever you are now to eating scrumptious alkaline breakfasts every day.
Oh and I’ve got a bunch of alkaline breakfast recipes there for you too…! Who says I don’t give you my best stuff eh?
“Change Your Breakfast, Change Your Life”
Changing your breakfast habits is one of the key, fundamental, life changing lessons I learned from Joseph McClendon. Joeseph is an absolute genius and here is why:
Hundreds of studies have proven that there is a direct correlation between an insufficient breakfast and the quality of your health – including your energy, excess weight and even aging.
Have a think now, and write it down if you like (I encourage you to):
— what have you had for breakfast for the past week?
Most people will fall into one of three categories:
- Breakfast 1: nothing for breakfast
- Breakfast 2: the fast (barely there) breakfast
- Breakfast 3: the standard Western (acidic) variety
Each of these has it’s own issues, so let me take you through them one-by-one:
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Bad Breakfast 1: Having No Breakfast Makes You Fat, Slow and Low
When you have nothing for breakfast you’re getting your body off to a terrible start – shocking stuff. After a 7-10 hour fast (while you sleep) your body is absolutely crying out for nutrients and your metabolism has ground to a halt.
This starts a vicious cycle immediately in your day. Not only do your cells start to cannibalise to get the nutrients they need (including breaking down bones and muscle) but your body trains itself not to expect food in the morning, so your metabolism gets even slower as your body goes into ‘starvation mode’ – clinging onto any fat it can for energy.
Too many people skip breakfast and it sends your blood sugar and energy levels on a roller-coaster that will end up in snacking, poor diet choices and binging – sending you blood sugar and energy levels spiraling even further out of control. Breakfast eases your metabolism into action, keeping you steady and stable and reducing the likelihood of poor food choices.
Please, please, please don’t skip breakfast.
And don’t let your kids do it either! This research paper which analysed 36 scientific studies on the outcomes of a habitual breakfast found that having a breakfast every day led to vastly increase academic performance and behaviour.
Bad Breakfast 2: The Fast Breakfast…aka the Fast Track to Fatigue and Fat
You’re in a hurry and you grab whatever you can on your way out of the door, or worse, on your commute. Have a think about these foods – coffee, toast, bagel, sausage roll, pastry…
Do you think these are going to energise your body?! Do you think these are alkaline and energy giving? Absolutely not. And to compound this, we then eat these foods while we’re on the move which totally messes with your digestive system.
Bad Breakfast 3: The (Low) Standard Breakfast
When you think about the typical western breakfast what do you think of? Do you think of ingredients such as eggs, bacon, sausages, cereal, toast, jam, orange juice, milk, fried toast, french toast, pancakes, syrup, coffee, tea…
All, yes, ALL of those foods are very acid forming, will zap your energy, send your blood sugar spiraling out of control and leave you feeling that 10-11am slump, if they don’t already have you snoozing on your commute to work.
Can you imagine how GREAT it would be if you actually felt vibrant and alive in the mornings?!
Grains are especially problematic at this time of day as they contain a starch known as ‘amylopectin A’ – which spikes your blood sugar like nothing else. And when the blood sugar spikes…it then plummets, leaving you with zero energy and a craving for sugar, carbs and anything else to try and get back to status quo.
In this 1989 study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, subjects were fed a diet of 70% amylose or 70% amylopectin.
The participants who were in the amylopectin group had higher glucose and insulin responses after each meal. What does this mean? Chronically elevated insulin levels leads to inflammation, visceral fat accumulation, digestive issues such as leaky gut and more.
And if you’re suffering any hormonal imbalance with your thyroid, adrenals etc then cutting grains might be a good idea for you regardless.
How an Alkaline Breakfast will Kick Start Your Day to Ignite Your Energy & Weight Loss…Immediately:
The Alkaline Breakfast
Now I know that you might be thinking that after ruling out the foods like eggs, toast, cereal, milk etc. there is nothing left to eat!
But I am here to tell you that there is.
There are still SO MANY great, healthy breakfast choices and all of those acid, energy robbing ingredients are only common to breakfast because we have been conditioned that way.
Here is the plan…I’ll make it really easy to start eating alkaline foods for breakfast every day:
Firstly I am going to give you a list of breakfasts for the next two weeks. Then I am going to give you the guidance that will help make it a reality, but here is what I want you to do first.
Right away I want you to stop reading this, grab a pen and paper or open up Word and write down how your life would be different if you were waking up at 6am, naturally, each day, full of energy – able to jump right out of bed and then feeling on top of the world, full of vitality all morning.
What could you get done with the extra time in the morning? How would it make you feel?
- Maybe you would be able to start that exercise you’ve been wanting to do but never had the time or couldn’t get yourself out of bed in the morning.
- Maybe you get to spend a few extra hours a day with your partner and children.
- Maybe you get to go for a walk and watch the sun rise.
- Maybe you can start to meditate or do yoga.
- Maybe you can use these few hours to work on that business idea you’ve been putting off because you didn’t have time
Giving yourself the gift of time and energy will do more for your life than 99% of anything else you could do. So please follow this short exercise. Doing this is one of the most powerful lessons Joseph taught me, and it worked so well.
Step One: Your New Alkaline Breakfast Menu Plan
I will start you gently, but what you are moving towards here is a nutrient dense, energising, alkaline breakfast that will have you feeling just awesome in no time:
(note: where the recipes are not obvious, I have linked to these below)
Day 1: Organic oats, quinoa or a combination cooked in a 50:50 mix of water and milk (preferably almond, coconut or soy milk), topped with berries, if needed a little stevia or coconut syrup and flax seeds
Day 2: Organic oats, quinoa or a combination cooked in a 50:50 mix of water and milk (preferably almond, coconut or soy milk), topped with berries, if needed a little stevia or coconut syrup and flax seeds
Day 3: Slices of avocado, cucumber, tomato and alfalfa sprouts on a slice of sprouted bread, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper
Day 4: Scrambled Tofu Mega-Brekkie (see recipe below)
Day 5: Alkaline Transition Muesli (see recipe below)
Day 6: Slices of avocado, cucumber, tomato and alfalfa sprouts on a slice of sprouted bread, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper
Day 7: Organic oats, quinoa or a combination cooked in a 50:50 mix of water and milk (preferably almond, coconut or soy milk), topped with berries, if needed a little stevia or coconut syrup and flax seeds
Day 8: Quinoa & Apple Warmer (see recipe below)
Day 9: Alkaline Transition Muesli (see recipe below)
Day 10: Slices of avocado, cucumber, tomato and alfalfa sprouts on a slice of sprouted bread, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper
Day 11: Alkaline Power Smoothie (see recipe below) – a smoothie of blended avocado, cucumber, spinach, green pepper and more
Day 12: Organic oats cooked in a 50:50 mix of water and milk (preferably almond, coconut or soy milk), topped with banana, a little honey and flax seeds
Day 13: Alkaline Power Smoothie (see recipe below) – a smoothie of blended avocado, cucumber, spinach, green pepper and more
Day 14: Slices of avocado, cucumber, tomato and alfalfa sprouts on a slice of sprouted bread, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper
A NOTE ON THE NON-ALKALINE INGREDIENTS INCLUDED
Please note that this is a transitional plan – this means that you are not trying to be perfect from day one. In all of my experience, when people try and be perfect straight away they just end up giving up after 24 hours and feel worse than before. (See here for a video on this)
So, yes, I am saying you can have a little fruit (shock horror!) and I am giving you a few transitional muesli recipes. That’s because all of these are still at least giving you a 70% alkaline breakfast recipe and this is miles better than the standard breakfast stuff like toast, jam, fried foods etc.
This is a transitional plan that I think that EVERYONE can stick to and enjoy.
And after this two weeks you will be having an alkaline breakfast more often than not and still enjoying your food.
PLUS these recipes are fast and easy to make! It’s win-win-win.
The Alkaline Breakfast Recipes:
Here is your action plan:
- Do the visualization exercise I gave you. Do it, do it, do it!
- Print the Alkaline Breakfast plan and put it on your fridge or kitchen cupboard
- Prepare your shopping list and shop for these ingredients one week at a time – that way you will have everything you need, ready to go – with no excuses.
- Start on a Saturday or Sunday so you can get into the routine at a leisurely pace without the pressures of work
- Take some snacks with you to work, such as fruit (pref low sugar fruit such as grapefruit) just in case you don’t get the quantity right to keep you going
- Reward yourself at the end of each successful day
- Read your vision each night before bed and then when you wake up in the morning before you get out of bed – doing this will guarantee you will succeed – so if you seriously want to achieve this then doing this step will guarantee it. 100% guarantee.
Now go for it!
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