Summer Foods for Alkaline Diets
Summer is just around the corner. That means vacations, beach days, and cookouts! But sometimes, getting together with friends means you don’t always get to follow your usual eating habits.
While every food is virtually harmless in moderation, even one meal can affect you if you’re used to keeping up a certain diet. For example, if you usually follow an alkaline diet and you fill up on processed foods at your neighbor's cookout, odds are your stomach won’t agree with your choices.
But don’t worry!
We have a few tricks up our sleeves that have helped us stay on track towards our healthiest selves - and they’re sure to help you too!
The key to enjoying some of your favorite summertime eats - without putting your body through the wringer - is to bring a few dishes of your own to share with the party and add healthier alternatives to the menu!
Here are 8 tasty ways to maintain a consistent alkaline diet while still having fun in the sun!
Lucky for you (and everyone at the party), our first recipe is already a summer staple! This healthy and delicious treat is a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth while following your alkaline diet. Plus, fresh fruit is perfect for hot summer days!
It’s important to note that some fruits are acidic, so make sure you’re being picky with your choices when making your salad. We recommend adding the following:
Click here to see our list of DYLN-certified alkaline foods!
Imagine sitting by the pool, taking in the sun, and biting into a crisp, crunchy wrap with fresh vegetables and just a hint of spice.
We’re getting hungry just thinking about it!
Avocado wraps are super easy to make, fall within the alkaline diet, and taste incredible.
Just smear some avocado slices onto a lettuce leaf and top with diced tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, spinach, and some light seasoning. It’s that easy!
You can enjoy these on their own or as a side to your other cookout favorites.
This veggie is about as versatile as they come! Add them into any salad for a healthy touch of alkaline deliciousness, or have them take center stage as your meal’s main attraction.
Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy cauliflower at a cookout:
- Roasted Cauliflower - seriously, you can eat these like french fries!
- Cauliflower Tacos - take your roasted cauliflower the extra mile and throw it on a grilled corn tortilla with all the fixings of street tacos!
- Cauliflower Wings - these make a great, healthier alternative to your favorite hot wings. Keep reading to learn how to make our favorite homemade low-acid barbecue sauce!
Summer’s signature sweet beverage doesn’t come without its losses. Smoothies are oh, so delicious, but typically contain high levels of acidity.
But don’t say goodbye to your favorite frozen drink yet. There are a few changes we can make to alkalize it!
First, find a new combination!
While most berries are acidic, cherries and kiwis are alkaline-forming. This means they actually become more alkaline when digested and absorbed.
Add these two tasty fruits to your blender, along with kale, cashews, and almond milk. You’ll have a delicious super smoothie in minutes!
Get the full recipe here!
Homemade Ice Cream
In the mood for something sweet? Here’s a treat that’s popular with children and adults alike!
Everyone loves ice cream, and with this 2-ingredient recipe with low acidity you can make right at home, you’ll love it even more!
Regular ice cream is processed and uses whole milk - which is highly acidic. Not the best dessert to reach for if you’re trying to fight symptoms of acid reflux.
This healthy alternative calls for bananas, one of the best alkaline fruits out there, and almond milk, a great solution for lactose intolerance and acid reflux.
Get the full scoop on this ice cream recipe here!
Homemade Barbecue Sauce
Yet another staple of the summertime cookout, this sauce is one of the most acidic foods you’ll find in the spread. That’s why we were thrilled to find a recipe designed to limit our acid intake!
Barbecue sauce gets its acidity from tomatoes and vinegar, the two primary ingredients. So we needed a recipe that played around with the ingredient list while still delivering that tangy, spicy flavor we know and love.
Click here to learn how to make your own sauce with pumpkin puree; it makes the perfect addition to those cauliflower wings we mentioned before!
And if you’d rather leave it to the pros, don’t forget to keep your eye out for low-acid barbecue sauces at your local grocery store!
Let’s Get Cooking!
As we always say, everything is just fine in moderation. But if you want to stay on the path of health and wellbeing you’ve paved for yourself, we want to help make it easy for you!
With just a few alterations to your favorite dishes, you can enjoy this summer to the fullest while still feeling like your healthiest self. Not only will you love these recipes, but your friends will be begging you to bring them to every get-together all season long!
Who knows? You may even discover a new favorite dish.
And don’t forget to stay cool with your DYLN Bottle wherever you go.
Bonus tip: Pour some of your alkaline water into a glass with ice and a few lemon slices. It makes a great and refreshing source of low-acid vitamin C!