Alkaline Diet Recipe #143: Sweet Potato Pasta

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sweet potato pasta: alkaline recipeSweet potatoes. Yum. While they are not the most alkaline of vegetables, they’re certainly more alkalizing than normal white potatoes and you know what – they’re delicious, full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and fibre.

It is important to have a little healthy fat with sweet potato (as this helps the body’s intake of the beta-carotine present) so we add a little olive/flax or other health oil to this dish at the end.

Sweet Potato Pasta

Serves 2


1 sweet potato
2 Roma tomatoes
¼ cup raw almonds, soaked (presoak for 2-4 hours or overnight)
7 sun-dried tomato halves
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp basil
½ tsp salt
dash of red pepper flakes


Firstly, place the sun-dried tomatoes in warm (not hot) water to start them softening and then set aside.

Now this is the pasta making part so peel the potato (if you want, you can leave the skin on, it’s up to you) and then shred into lengthy strips using the small side of a standard shredder or use a spiral slicer. IF you don’t have a shredder or spiral slicer use the thick part of a cheese grater. Now set this aside.

Dry your presoaked almonds and place them in a blender or food processor and blend into a flour-like consistency. Add the lemon juice, olive oil/flax oil, and seasonings. Blend until mixed, adding a splash of water as necessary.

Chop Roma and sun-dried tomatoes and then add these to the sauce base. Blend into a thick, creamy alkaline sauce.

Divide sweet potato noodles into two servings and top with tangy tomato/almond sauce. Garnish with additional red pepper flakes if you wish and top with a drizzle of oil.

NOTE: if you’re transitioning and don’t want to go raw quite yet you can simply roast the sweet potato and either add at the end or blend into the sauce and then serve on top of buckwheat pasta.

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  1. Jeremy Reply

    Awesome recipe!

  2. Jeremy Reply

    Awesome recipe Ross

  3. Kahleelah Lowenthal Reply

    Do you have a recipe book?

  4. vijaya Reply

    I,ll really try this recipe and give you my feedback

  5. Leslie Lilien Reply

    Hi Ross, thank you for this it sounds great.I am transitioning at the moment. My hardest time is breakfast. Not sure what raw
    proteins there are besides nuts. Can you help?

  6. prakash Reply

    My kid has got Type 1 diabetes and he loves this kind of food.
    please share more recipe, which is suitable to my kid.

  7. Paul Telling Reply

    I would love to try this yummy recipe. Surely my children would love this. Thank you again for this great info.

    Paul Telling

  8. Lisa Reply

    Hi Jenn! Rather than deplete the nutrients why not add a dash of cayenne to the tomato sauce. This gets the blood flowing a bit faster and really helps you to not feel the cold so much. It will be delicious!
    Wishing you great health!
    Lisa ;o)

  9. Jenn Reply

    Yum. Can’t wait to try this! I live in a cold climate – my tendency would be to warm the potato noodles in hot water for a minute or two. Would that make them mushy you think?

  10. Elizabeth Reply

    Hi there, like the sound of this recipie, what can I use instead of the almonds? Are the almonds needed to create the texture and consistency of the sauce or can I just miss them out?
    Many thanks for all these ideas 🙂

  11. diolene marsh Reply

    hi ross
    im from south afrika upington thank for the recipe .
    i did not get the alkiline water recipe can you email it please.
    thanks diolene

  12. rodney pollock Reply

    Question – does the sweet potato need to be steamed or can it be raw? Thanks

  13. roosen evelien Reply

    OVE IT!

  14. Carole Reply

    Dear Ross,
    I’m really fascinated by the alkaline diet and I’m starting to implement it in “baby steps” as you recommend. However, I’m a bit concerned as to where I’m going to get the requisite amount of calcium from if I’m going to avoid dairy produce. My doctor recommended I should drink two pints ofskimmed milk a day to keep my bones strong (I’m 55). I probably have about a pint, but eata yoghurt every day too.
    What can I eat or drink to gain the calcium needed?
    Best wishes,

  15. Yvonne Reply

    Thanx Ross Im sure i will enjoy.