Alkaline Diet

Alkaline Diet Essentials: Recipes & Shopping List

If you’re thinking of trying the Alkaline Diet, you might find yourself feeling intimidated by all the rules involved. So to help you get started, we’ve put together a must-have Alkaline Diet shopping list – plus a choice of delicious and wholesome recipes to make alkaline eating a pleasure.


1. Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl




  • Add quinoa, almond milk, cinnamon, allspice & raisins in saucepan; bring to the boil, then cover with a lid & reduce to low heat.
  • Simmer for 5min, then stir in chopped apple. Simmer for approx. 5-7min longer.
  • Stir until most of the remaining liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat & allow the mixture to rest for 5min in the covered saucepan.
  • Add stevia or agave to taste.
  • Top with walnuts, sunflower seeds, blueberries & remaining chopped apple. Add extras like raspberries & strawberries. Enjoy!

2. Power-Packed Coconut Smoothie




  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend well, adding additional coconut water if needed.
  • The avocado makes the mixture smooth and creamy – no dairy needed!


1. Butternut Squash Hummus




  • Pre-heat the oven to 175°C.
  • Chop the butternut in half & remove the seeds. Place on a baking tray; drizzle with avocado oil. Bake for 40-50min until soft.
  • Carefully remove the skin from the baked butternut. Blend in a food processor, combined with 1tsp sumac & all remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  • Garnish with the remaining sumac & some finely chopped coriander.

2. Green Gazpacho




  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor & blend until completely smooth.
  • Chill before serving, or blend in 3-4 ice cubes & serve immediately.


Mushroom & Goat’s Cheese Pancakes with Kale & Cashew Pesto


For the pancakes:


For the pesto:

  • 50g kale
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 45g raw cashew nuts
  • 14g basil
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • 10g parsley
  • ¼cup water
  • ¼cup olive oil


For the filling:

  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ½tsp sunflower oil
  • 3 large Portobello mushrooms
  • 130g cherry tomatoes
  • 200g spinach
  • Pinch salt & fresh black pepper
  • Squeeze of lemon




  • Put the flour into a bowl & make a well in the centre; whisk the egg in a separate bowl, then drop it into the well in the flour.
  • Whisk the mixture together, slowly adding the almond milk.
  • You should now have quite a runny mixture. Leave to rest for 20min.



  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  • Add a little more lemon juice to taste. Set aside.



  • Sauté the sliced onion & garlic with some coconut oil on a medium heat for 4-5min until the onions are soft.
  • Slice the mushrooms lengthways; toss with the onions & tomatoes for 2-3 minutes until soft & juicy.
  • When the mushrooms are almost done, stir through the spinach until wilted. Remove from the heat while you prepare your pancakes.


Pancakes: Melt ¼tsp coconut oil in a pancake pan on a medium heat. When the pan is hot, cook each pancake until golden-brown on both sides. To serve, spread a tablespoon of the pesto over each pancake, pile on the mushroom mixture & crumble over the goat’s cheese. Roll up the pancake & serve hot with a side of green salad.

Your Essential Alkaline Diet Shopping List:

  1. Chia seeds
  2. Brown rice
  3. Chickpeas
  4. Buckwheat
  5. Lentils
  6. Quinoa
  7. Sprouting seeds
  8. Miso soup
  9. Coconut water
  10. Raw almonds
  11. Sunflower seeds
  12. Macadamia nuts
  13. Dates
  14. Wakame
  15. Buckwheat & sweet potato noodles
  16. Green smoothie mix
  17. Coconut oil
  18. Desiccated coconut
  19. Coconut flakes
  20. A Vogel Multiforce Alkaline Powder
  21. Hemp seed protein powder
  22. Flax meal
  23. Raw cacao
  24. Himalayan salt
  25. Chicory
  26. Almond nut milk bag
  27. Flax crackers
  28. Turmeric
  29. Mustard seeds
  30. Agave sugar
  31. Spirulina powder
  32. Probiotics
  33. Omega oils
  34. Lucuma
  35. Maca powder
  36. Wheatgrass powder
  37. Vegetable stock


Happy shopping!


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