Simple Alkaline Breakfast (Alkaline Recipe #197)

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The easiest, perfectly balanced alkaline breakfast recipe

Starting the day with a quality breakfast is not only important – it’s critical. Study after study has proven that a consistent breakfast:

  • Increases cognition
  • Mental performance and behaviour
  • Helps balance hormones
  • Increase metabolism
  • Mobilise unwanted visceral fat
  • Build muscle
  • Improves digestion…
  • And so much more!

And this is my most simple alkaline breakfast. It’s nutrient dense, alkaline, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich and importantly – quick and easy to make!

I’m wondering why I didn’t share this one earlier! I must have thought I already had!

As you can see there are now 197 free alkaline recipes on this site, so I can be forgiven for forgetting one or two (not to mention the almost 200 recipes and meal plans in my Alkaline Recipe System).

[See Also: The Ultimate Alkaline Breakfast Recipes Guide]

Why This Is My Perfect, Simple Alkaline Breakfast

A brilliantly balanced breakfast will give you:

  1. Proper quantities of macro-nutrients: carbs, fats & protein
  2. Huge quantities of micronutrients: vitamins, minerals etc.
  3. A big hit of greens
  4. A feeling of fullness and satisfaction
  5. A source of steady, sustainable, enjoyable all-day energy
  6. TIME! It should be quick and easy!

And this simple breakfast recipe gives you all of that!

You get abundant quantities of healthy fats from the avocado and flax oil, a solid 25g protein from the quinoa, greens, nuts and seeds, 2-3 serves of green foods, a huge range of antioxidants from the greens, broccoli and tomato and of course it’s warming, filling, delicious and FAST!

This truly sets you up for an energized, engaged, focused, positive, alkaline day!

The Ultimate Simple Alkaline Breakfast

Simple Alkaline Breakfast Recipe Overhead

Serves 2

50g uncooked quinoa
1 big handful of spinach leaves
1 big handful of kale leaves (removed from stem)
12 cherry tomatoes or 2 large tomatoes
1/2 capsicum
1 handful of broccoli florets
1 avocado
Flax oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Himalayan salt
Black pepper

Optional: mixed nuts and seeds


Start by getting the quinoa cooking. To do this, simply rinse it in a sieve under cold water and then add to a saucepan in the ratio of 1:1.5 (so approx half a cup of quinoa and 3/4 cup of water – BUT – I’d recommend cooking 1 cup of quinoa (and thus 1.5 cups of water) so you have some left over for later to put in a salad etc.).

Bring this to a boil and then turn down to the lowest simmer and cover. Leave this for 8-10 minutes but keep checking back. You know it is done when the quinoa gets their little curly tail and the water is gone.

Once it’s done, let it rest for another few minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking get the broccoli onto a super light steam just for 4-5 minutes so it’s still crunchy, but is giving the meal a little extra warmth.

Now slice up the avocado into cubes, thinly slice the spinach and kale, halve the cherry tomatoes, slice the capsicum and if you’re using nuts (such as almonds, cashews etc.) bash these with the flat side of a knife, or slice up roughly.

Once the quinoa and broccoli are done, simply put everything in a large bowl and drizzle with olive/flax oil and the lemon juice. Season and enjoy!

Nutrient Content Per Serve for the Simple Alkaline Breakfast

nutrition label for simple alkaline breakfast

Enjoy and if you have any questions please leave them below in the comments!


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  1. Rebecca Reply

    I added some things and changed a little. I used sesame seed oil, instead of flax. I added snap peas, and roasted jalapenos. OMG who knew eating healthy could taste so delicious.

    • ross Reply

      Roasted Jalepenos!!!! YES!

  2. Karen Reply

    My situation is completed. I have lupus, diabetes, cancer and renal failure. With that said the alkaline diet seems complicated

    • ross Reply

      Not complicated at all. Check out the guide at the top of this page (the Alkaline Food Chart) as there’s a step-by-step to getting started. And check out Juanita’s story here – she is managing lupus wonderfully with the alkaline diet:


  3. Anita Reply

    Hi Ross,
    I can’t eat tomatoes and I find them in a lot of recipes is there an equivalent nutritiant rich option that I can use?

  4. Madeleine Reply

    Dear Ross,
    We are – my entire family – watching Tom O’Bryan’s extrordinarily important and life changing 7 part documentary series BETRAYAL at the moment, and have completely changed our ways, for life.
    Your recipes are perfect so I think I’ll make this recipe for dinner tonight rather than breakfast.
    I hope you’re watching it too, isn’t it great?
    Kind Regards

  5. Rosalie Hosking Reply

    Hi Ross This sounds great. I am already a fan of the Avocado on the go breakfast, so being able to gets more greens in and protein is great. Could you substitute Udo’s oil for the olive/flax??

    • ross Reply

      Hey Rosalie – absolutely – you can sub Udo’s in any time. And if there is ever a recipe that asks for Udo’s and you don’t have any – you can always use flax 🙂